In the detailed engineering of automatic control systems, the coordination and interaction of initiators, actuators and the terminal boxes used for distribution is an essential factor. Space problems need to be taken into account here amongst other things, as there is generally only a little room available for the electrical installation. Indeed, it is often situated in hard-to-reach spaces. Weidmüller is creating practical solutions with the space-saving ZIA initiator and actuator terminals.
Last but not least, the connection system with TOP connection and tension clamp technology facilitate assembly with very short cable duct distances, thus promoting the use of a thin, low housing.
Distribution strips as the core of the modular system
“ZIA is testament to the fact that we consistently design our modular terminals to suit the needs of practitioners, as they can also be used and handled under cramped and complex installation conditions,” sums up Product Manager Wolfgang Weltermann.
Integrated into standardised distribution boxes at the machines, the ZIA modular terminals enable Hymmen to save time during assembly and modification work
Use in terminal boxes underneath transport and vacuum tables
“Where we previously used Weidmüller’s modular terminals with screw connections, we are now relying on variants featuring a tension-clamp system. The ZIA modular terminals mean that we can save time during assembly and modification work – which is also due to the system’s clear colour coding,” explains Herold.
“The distribution strips in red/brown, blue and yellow/green create a clear assignment between the conductor and terminal point. The precise marking options provide an additional overview. We can attach up to eight designations for the modular terminals and signal connections on two marker tag holders arranged at an incline.”
Reliable contact security
Installed in standardised distribution boxes on the machine, the ZIA modular terminals help save time during assembly and modification work
Published in August 2015Picture: Hymmen