Three wire inductive, capacitive and photoelectric sensors are the most popular types of sensors in use today. Power and signal connections are required for each sensor, and so, without a special sensor connection terminal block like the ASIDIK1.5, the customer is forced to use 3 separate terminal blocks, requiring a considerable amount of space in the panel and taking much more installation and wiring time. The 3-wire sensor terminal block from ASI solves this problem by conveniently providing all three connections in one terminal block and by having a jumpering system that connects together the power leads. At the end of each assembly of sensor terminal blocks the customer simply installs a 3-level distribution block with provides the input of power connections to the sensor terminal blocks.
Both the sensor terminal blocks and the 3-level distribution terminal blocks are offered in both indicating and non-indicating versions. Indication is provided by a 24V DC LED which gives a visual indication of the operation of the circuit. Insulated jumpers color-coded red and blue are used to connect the sensor block power connections to the distribution terminal block.
The ASIDIK1.5 3-wire sensor connection terminal block is equivalent to the Phoenix Contact® DIK1,5, 2715966 terminal block and the ASKDIDK11.5 is equivalent to the DIKD1,5, 2715979 distribution terminal block in that the color, shape and dimensions are similar. Accessories between the two are interchangeable.
ASI offers many other products for automation and control applications and has a complete range of equivalent power supplies, interface modules, relay modules, molded cable assemblies, sensor distribution boxes to Phoenix Contact® and other suppliers.
Finally, if you are seeking a more modular approach to your sensor connections, ASI has a complete offering of molded cables and sensor distribution boxes. Engineering Disclaimer: On all cross-references it is the customer's responsibility to confirm that the suggested equivalent meets all of the requirements of the application as there may be slight differences.
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Distribution DIN Rail Mounted Terminal Block
Three level terminal block that is typically used as the power feed terminal block for the ASIDIK1.5 sensor terminal blocks.
Power is brought into the lower and middle level and then bridged to adjacent terminal blocks while the upper level on all blocks provide the signal connection.
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