Electro-Sensors, Inc. Has Developed The First DeviceNet-Enabled Speed Sensor With Speed Switch Functionality
New sensor is the first to monitor machine shaft speeds across the DeviceNet network
Minnetonka, MN�October 23, 2003�Electro-Sensors, Inc. has introduced the SpeedTalker DN Sensor, the first DeviceNet-enabled speed sensor with speed switch functionality. Enclosed in a rugged, explosion-proof housing, the SpeedTalker DN Sensor is designed to operate in demanding, hazardous and industrial environments�for the first time providing operating speed along with under-speed and over-speed detection for rotating shafts via DeviceNet.
�The SpeedTalker DN sensor incorporates state-of-the-art sensing and shaft speed analysis for real-time maintenance feedback and machine diagnostics,� said Brad Slye, President. �Electro-Sensors is known for the reliability, accuracy and long life of our speed switches in rugged industrial conditions.� Slye added, �Now users can easily monitor the speeds of numerous rotating shafts using DeviceNet, better control their process, and anticipate problems before they occur.�
The SpeedTalker DN Sensor conforms to ODVA specifications for DeviceNet. It features an �open style� connector, and operates in any DeviceNet network without the need for additional I/O terminals or adaptors. Straightforward to install and configure, the SpeedTalker DN Sensor is housed in a NEMA 4,7,9 enclosure with a plated steel mounting bracket.
Electro-Sensors, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of machine monitoring and motor control technologies worldwide. For more information, go to www.electro-sensors.com or contact: Electro-Sensors, Inc., 6111 Blue Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343; Toll-free: 1-800-328-6170; (952) 930-0100.