Weidmuller at interlift 2017 International Exhibition

17th-20th October, Augsburg Germany – Hall 2 – Stand No: 2229

Modern Elevator Hall Interior


The world of elevators is no different to today’s industries in that it is presently undergoing rapid change with digitalisation bringing about even faster technical transformation. Interlift is the world’s leading fair for the lift industry and this year, will present impressive displays and seminars on new solutions  for the global elevator market.

We will be presenting customised solutions for the elevator and escalator industry at  interlift. This includes the innovative FieldPower® Elevator shaft wiring system and Industrial Analytics, where they are showcasing a forward-looking analysis system for predictive maintenance.

As a partner for the elevator industry going back over many years, our team of specialists  have a broad range of skills and a great depth of understanding of customer applications. Our experts will be available on all days of the exhibition to discuss the challenges facing the market today, in addition to  demonstrating our applications and solutions.

In addition, visitors can get extensive information about the new technologies by attending our technical presentation: “Predictive Maintenance – Smart Services enabled by Advanced Analytics” that is being held at the VFA Forum in Hall 2 at 4:00 pm on Thursday 19th October 2017.

More information on our solutions can be found from our press release, and our specific industry pages.   Get your free ticket from Weidmuller today!

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Weidmuller relays and solid-state relays

D-Series relay modules – Impressively long-lasting, high performance

Panel building requires long-lasting components. Panels are becoming more and more technologically advanced but they are only as reliable as the components selected within and it is imperative for the reliability of the panel that the switching components used offer the highest reliability.

Our D-SERIES industrial relay modules are an outstanding, high-performance relay module series with long service life for numerous industrial applications. They are designed especially for demanding industrial applications and are used in situations where combinations of relays must meet exacting requirements in an industrial environment, for example high voltage levels and load currents acting on the actuators, e.g. when activating motors, solenoid valves or brakes in machine construction. In addition to having a much longer service life, the D-SERIES relay modules are highly reliable, thus minimising maintenance and/or replacement costs.

The compact DRI relays incorporate robust, industry-compliant plug-in pins.  In an industrial environment, service work needs to be carried out quickly, simply and reliably. Increasingly compact cabinets and miniaturised components in confined spaces are becoming a challenge. If components need to be replaced, the bended relay pins often cause errors which are difficult to locate. As the handling of components in practice plays an increasingly important role, DRI relays have particularly robust plug-in pins for quick and safe mounting. The test button with final locking to detect manipulation can be actuated without tools. Easily visible LED illumination of the status indicator also allows clear determination of status. Both during installation of the cabinets and during subsequent servicing in mechanical and plant construction, DRI relays are the optimum coupling element for confined installation conditions.

The DRM Series relays and DIN rail bases are available in both 2 and 4 change over contact versions with options for LED indication and diode protection and the Din rail mounting bases will accept bare wire, insulated bootlace ferrule or insulated fork lugs. They are offered with a selection of both AC and DC coil voltages to match most industrial applications. The contacts which are made from heavy electroplated silver alloy 270 microns thick, plus the use of thickly plated silver on all contact surfaces, increases the electrical life of the relay adding to life expectancy and reliability. The attention to detail even extends to hardening the relay pins to provide reliable insertion every time.

Convenient operation is ensured across the D-series portfolio by an optional LED status display (AC red, DC green) and an optional test buttons (AC red, DC blue).  Furthermore, we equip our D-SERIES relay modules with a wealth of accessories: relay bases, markers and pluggable pre-wiring (e.g. LED or free-wheel diode) to improve flexibility in use. The wide range of coil voltages from 5 V DC to 380 V AC enables use with virtually any control voltage.

The range is further complemented with models suitable for use where high voltage levels and load currents act on the actuators, e.g. when activating motors, solenoid valves or brakes in machine construction.  Demands increase when large amounts of current are used. Numerous industrial applications use voltages between 110 V and 220 V to control actuators. With load currents greater than 100 mA, these high voltages cause wear-intensive arcing on the relay contacts. But this does not happen with DRH products from  the D-SERIES relay portfolio: contact series connection, in-built blowout magnets and low-wear contacts effectively prevent unwanted arcing and ensure a longer service life. The series connection of the contacts and the blowout magnet that quickly extinguishes arcs reduce contact burn-off at loads of up to 220 V DC/10 A.

DRL power relays (1 up to 4 CO) have good wear resistance with AC loads and high dielectric strength (2000 V). DRW power relays (2 CO or 3 CO) are suited to switching high load voltages. DRH DC relays (1 NO or 1 NC and 2 NO or 1 NO/1 NC) are used to switch high DC loads. DRR power relays (2 CO and 3 CO) are suitable as 8/11-pole relays with a switching capacity of 2500 VA.

The robustly configured and reliable relay modules of the D-SERIES operate in a wide ambient temperature range: DC from – 40 °C to + 60 °C and AC from – 40 °C to + 55 °C.

All D-SERIES relay modules are CE-conform and certified by the German TÜV. In addition, they have international cULus approval.


For further information,  see our product specific pages,   or download our FINAL Compact DRI Relays 12pp brochure.  Alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0845 094 2006.

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“WOW” RockStar® HDC – New Locking System

In order to meet the constantly growing market requirements, we have developed a completely new interlock system and thus creating more options for different customer applications. In addition to the high holding forces of the well-known stainless-steel locking system, we have been able to improve the shock and vibration resistance with the new locking system and now meet even the railway standard IEC 61373 Cat.2 (installation on the bogie) as well as the current standard for “Fire Protection in Rail Vehicles” DIN EN 45545-2. The bulkhead housings with the new locking latches are now available on stock in sizes 3, 4, 6 and 8:

For more information,  please feel free to call us on 0845 094 2006.

Weidmüller – electrical connection, transmission and conversion of power, signals and data in the industrial environment – Let’s connect.

This post was updated by Lesley Young from Weidmüller UK.

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“WOW” Your invitation to visit us at Offshore Europe!

We would be delighted if you can join us on the Weidmuller Stand, No 1C60, at Offshore Europe which is being held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, from 5th-8th September.

You will be able to see and discuss our latest solutions offerings in a relaxed environment.  These will include our Klippon® Connect pioneering solutions in connectivity, our Klippon® Protect enclosures for assured protection – with all approvals required for use in industrial and hazardous environments, and our high-quality standards-compliant automation solutions for onshore and offshore applications.

You can register for the event here.

Organised by the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), the show attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts to share ideas and debate the issues of the moment in the upstream oil and gas industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on any of our products or service, please feel free to visit our website or alternatively, call us on 0845 094 2006.

Weidmüller – electrical connection, transmission and conversion of power, signals and data in the industrial environment.

Let’s connect.


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Klippon® Connect – maxGUARD

Taking control voltage distribution to a new level – Load monitoring and potential distribution in one complete solution

With a combination of load monitoring and potential distribution you can save time during installation, increase safety against failure and reduce the amount of space required on the terminal rail, some of the benefits you’ll receive from using our new Klippon® Connect, PUSH IN maxGUARD electronic load monitor


Key Features:

  • Small and highly customisable solution
  • 24V / 1A -12A in a 6.1mm pitch (8-12A, 12.2mm)
  • Optional remote monitoring and reset functionality
  • Time saving, colour coded PUSH IN technology
  • Integrated control voltage distribution

Customise your solution: With our Weidmüller Configurator software it is very easy to develop customised solutions that fit perfectly in your applications

Product demonstration and samples can be requested by contacting your  local Weidmuller sales representative: http://www.weidmuller.co.uk/uk/sales/sales-contacts-by-region

You can watch the video and for further information, visit our maxGUARD information site, view our latest news ,  or see our product specific pages.  Alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0845 094 2006.

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“WoW” Weidmüller’s new Crimpfix E automatic stripper and crimper

“Our new generation of machines for the efficient processing of wire-end ferrule reel material with plastic collars.”

With our new Crimpfix E electrically powered automatic stripper and crimper,
we are providing a new generation of machines for the economical processing of wire-end ferrule reel material with plastic collars.

The new electrically powered Crimpfix automatic stripper and crimper allows for the efficient processing of wire-end ferrules with plastic collars as reel material.

Crimpfix E activates previously unused rationalisation potential, as wiring in panel building is expensive and time-consuming. One of the most expensive tasks is the assembly of cables, which involves extensive manual work.

The Crimpfix E automatic stripper and crimper allows for the efficient, stationary crimping of wire-end ferrule reel material with plastic collars in cable cross-section ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 mm2 – in the field and in the workplace.

Crimpfix E automates individual work steps, significantly increases efficiency and reduces the time/costs required for the whole process. “Optimised installation times” is the main requirement that forward-looking markets are asking of their strategic partners. Thanks to our 30 years of experience in the field, we have a convincing answer in the shape of a practical, high-performance portfolio of tools to enable the efficient processing of wire material. Crimpfix E is the latest addition to this comprehensive range of tools.

Indeed, the new Crimpfix E automatic stripper and crimper is quick, simple and flexible
for users either in the workshop or on site. After connecting the electrically
powered tool to the mains, it is ready to use straight away. Crimpfix E represents
a new generation of tools in that it has been developed to enable the complete
assembly of conductors, i.e. stripping and crimping. There is no need to change
the fittings: the combined automatic stripper and crimper is fitted with a flexibly
adjustable stripping unit and a crimping drum as standard.

Crimpfix E is designed especially for small and medium series with a conductor cross-section of 0.5 to 2.5 mm2, i.e. the most frequently used cross-sections. The stationary, electrically powered Crimpfix E device is also ideal as an entry-level model. It is quick and efficient at processing conductors with standard PVC insulation and wire- end ferrules with plastic collars as reel material with a connection length of
8 mm.

Crimpfix E is robust in design, with an interior made entirely from metal. It has impressively long maintenance intervals, low wear and a long service life

Crimpfix E is robust in design – its interior is made completely from metal. The new automatic stripper and crimper has impressively long maintenance intervals, low wear levels and a long service life. Another advantage is that it is really easy to use: Crimpfix E has an adjustable stripping unit and a display showing meter readings for the day, total and servicing. The service meter shows
the maintenance intervals.

Adjusting to the relevant cross-section range is
a simple process involving just a hexagon key

It is easy to adjust to the relevant cross-section range and just requires a hexagon key which is supplied. A conical funnel makes it easier to feed in the conductor to be processed.

Crimpfix E can process different cross-sections without having to change tools. Users simply adjust the stripping blade and the crimping drum. The stripping blades are very easy to change, with a separate menu option that is simple to operate.

The built-in display shows the device setting and the various meter readings – day, total and service

Crimpfix E weighs 16 kg and has a compact design, measuring just 230 mm in height, 288 mm in width and 345 mm in depth. Crimpfix is the name given by Weidmüller to its range of automated tools covering different user
requirements, conductor cross sections and pulse times.

You can find further information on our website or alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0845 094 2006.

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“WoW” 2017 is a jubilee year for Weidmüller as it made its first appearance at the Hannover Messe 65 years ago

“In 1952, the Detmold-based electrical engineering company took part for the first time with a small stand at what is now the world’s largest industrial fair.”

The world’s largest industrial fair is taking place in Hanover in two weeks’ time. For the 70th time, companies from all over the world will convene in the capital of Lower Saxony at the end of April to present their latest products and solutions to the world. Electrical engineering specialist Weidmüller is also celebrating a small jubilee: between 27 April and 6 May 1952, Weidmüller took part for the first time in the industrial fair with a small stand. Back then, it was still known as the Deutsche Industrie-Messe (German Industrial Fair). “As a young company in the region, the aim at the time was to showcase products and new developments such as the then SAK terminal strip with patented steel clamping yoke and thus tap into a larger market,” explains Weidmüller’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, José Carlos Álvarez Tobar.

Caption 1: Weidmüller took part in the Hannover Messe for the first time with a small stand in 1952.

In 1952, the company demonstrated five different products at its stand number 703 in hall 9a – from the screw-on insulating material series terminal through cast-encapsulated and steel-encapsulated terminal boxes to multi-pin, disconnectable device terminals. “The range also included the then innovative terminals made of leakage-current-resistant pressed material, which were presented with three different connection systems and deliberately made from impact-resistant insulating material – a material which had very much proven its worth in switchgear technology at the time and which was in widespread use,” reports Álvarez Tobar.

Caption 2: In 2016, the Detmold-based electrical engineering company welcomed US president Barack Obama to its stand.

A lot has changed since then – the company now presents its innovations on two-storey stand number B58, covering nearly 650 square metres in hall 11. “Across 22 themed areas, we show our customers from all over the world our current product range and all the latest innovations,” explains Álvarez Tobar. “At the same time, there are a number of different live applications so that visitors can also experience the products, solutions and services in use. Once again this year, one of the highlights is definitely our Industry 4.0 cockpit and the link between our engineering software and ‘augmented reality’,” reports Álvarez Tobar. “Visitors can use 3D glasses to view the mounting rails designed by the software directly in the panel and receive additional information. There is also a focus on the topics of data analysis and predictive maintenance.”

“Every year, the Hannover Messe represents the perfect opportunity to showcase our company and our solutions and applications in a perfect environment and credibly and convincingly with respect to our brand values of close personal relationships, new technologies and excellent services,” explains Marion Sommerwerck, the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Weidmüller, who is responsible for global brand positioning. “The stand provides the backdrop for high-quality, exciting presentation of products, technologies and services and a platform for dialogue communication and hospitality. I am looking forward to seeing how the visitors react to our stand.”

For further information regarding Hannover Messe, you can visit our pages at www.weidmuller.co.uk.   Alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0845 094 2006.

Weidmüller – Your Partner in Industrial Connectivity
As experienced experts we support our customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. We are at home in their industries and markets and know the technological challenges of tomorrow. We are therefore continuously developing innovative, sustainable and useful solutions for their individual needs. Together we set standards in Industrial Connectivity. The Weidmüller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries. In its fiscal year 2015 Weidmüller reached sales of 696 million Euros with 4,500 employees.


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