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Publication Date: 02/1/2009
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Weidmuller Intros Modular Industrial Relays
New series of modular industrial relays.
Richmond, VA — Weidmuller has expanded and improved its line of industrial relays for the OEM and process control industries with the introduction of the Riderseries family. The new industrial relay modules and relay bases can be specified and ordered separately, or as a single part number kit that includes the relay, base, LED indicator, retaining clip and markers.

The new pre-assembled relay kits are available in all popular configurations including 24VDC, 24VAC,115 VAC and 230VAC, in SPDT and DPDT versions. Now just a handful of the company's kits can replace dozens of small items, simplifying the process of ordering and inventory management, and reducing operating costs for both the OEM and end user.

The new relays have rail-mounted relay bases with industry proven screw connections, as well as the company's unusual Push-in technology that reduces installation time up to 75 percent. With Push-in connection technology, solid and crimped conductors can simply be inserted without the need to open the clamping point. Each connection has two clamping points for conductors up to 1.5 mm2 (16 AWG). In addition to the savings in installation time, the Push-in connection technology delivers safe and secure connections for high-vibration applications.

The new relay modules include features such as heavy duty industrial pinning to prevent accidental pin bending. They also offer outstanding contact properties so that the relay can switch loads up to 16A with 24VDC or 230VAC for power or signal switching. To split the signal, simply use two changeover contacts; each contact is able to switch loads of up to 8A with 24VDC or 230VAC. Color coding on the AC and DC inputs makes for easy identification and assures correct wiring.

An integrated status LED and free-wheeling diode protect the circuit from inductive kickback damage and allow for easy and fast detection of the switching status. The test lever on each relay allows for mechanical operation of the contacts so that the output circuit can be tested without energizing the coil. The lever can temporarily or continuously lock the contacts closed, allowing for hands-free testing.

The company also offers 2-pin jumpers for time-saving cross connections. With two available clamping points on each connection point, the push-in cross connection can be made, leaving the second point free for other connections. This feature provides users with flexible and space-saving wiring options.

Contact: Weidmuller, 821 Southlake Blvd., Richmond, VA 23236 804-794-2877 fax: 804-973-2593 Web:

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