IE-Node
Remote Sensor Monitoring for PLC's & Automation Systems
ETH-NODE1V46CAI, ETH-NODE1V4CAI, ETH-NODE2V46CAI, ETH-NODE2V4CAI

The Industrial Ethernet Node (IE-NODE) is a remote monitoring interface designed to provide sensor data to PLC’s or other automation and control systems.

Both units can be expanded to 16 sensor inputs with the installation of optional expansion boards.

The IE-NODE operates by reading its sensor inputs and sending processed data when requested by another system (e.g. PLC). The units are equipped with an RJ45 Ethernet socket and supports PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP protocols for easy integration with Siemens, Allen-Bradley Rockwell, Modicon and other PLC’s or automation devices.

The IE-NODE’s network configurator software provides a visual view of all devices on the network. It allows for easy identification of each unit on the network and allows for network settings to be changed as needed.

IE Node
Product Features
  • Sensor Interface for PLC’s & Automation Systems
  • Supports PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP protocols
  • Up to 16 total sensor inputs with available expansion boards
  • Configurator software for easy network setup and visual overview of all devices
Certification

ATEX

ATEX
Kuva

CE

CE
Kuva

CnEx

CnEx
Kuva

CSA

CSA
Kuva

IECEx

IECEx
Kuva

InMetro

InMetro
Kuva
ie-node-diagram
Part Number Description Inputs Supply Voltage CSA ATEX IECEx
ETH-NODE1V46CAI IE-NODE 1 8 Contact or NTC Temperature and 2 Pulse or Analog (4-20 mA) 120 to 240 VAC / 24 VDC Class II Div 2 Zone 22 Zone 22
ETH-NODE1V4CAI IE-NODE 1 8 Contact or NTC Temperature and 2 Pulse or Analog (4-20 mA) 24 VDC Class II Div 2 Zone 21 Zone 21
ETH-NODE2V46CAI IE-NODE 2 10 Analog (4-20 mA) 120 to 240 VAC / 24 VDC Class II Div 2 Zone 22 Zone 22
ETH-NODE2V4CAI IE-NODE 2 10 Analog (4-20 mA) 24 VDC Class II Div 2 Zone 21 Zone 21
ETH-NODE-AUXI-6NTC NTC Expansion Board x
ETH-NODE-AUXI-6AN Analog Expansion Board x

Analog Expansion Board

Analogue expansion board for WDC4
Analog Expansion Board

Provides the ability to connect 4 current loop inputs (4-20 mA) and 2 voltage inputs to the Watchdog control unit.  Between 1 and 6 sensors can be installed with power and ground connections integrated into the expansion board.

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HazardMon.com®

Hazardmon cloud-basiertes Überwachungssystem
HazardMon.com®

HazardMon.com® is a secure cloud based hazard monitoring solution providing status notifications and data logging for bucket elevators and conveyors. Live system status, graphs and historical data can be viewed on any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet PC, desktop or laptop computer). Emails can be sent to notify users whenever a change in the system's health is detected. An automated maintenance feature allows site operators to verify that all sensors on the system are operational and working correctly.
Hazardmon.com works in conjunction with 4B's Watchdog Super Elite™ and T500 Elite Hotbus™ control systems for bucket elevators and conveyors. Both multi-function systems are specially designed to monitor equipment for belt misalignment, belt speed, continuous bearing temperature, pulley alignment, level and plug conditions. 

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Milli-Speed Switch

4B  Milli speed switch
Milli-Speed Switch

The Milli-Speed Switch with 4 - 20 mA output is designed to detect belt slip, belt underspeed, stop motion, low speed or zero speed on bucket elevators, conveyors, airlocks, mixers, fans, grinders and many other rotating machines.  Totally sealed and simple to calibrate, the Milli-Speed works in the harshest of conditions.

An inductive sensing device located in the nose of the Milli-Speed enclosure will detect a metal target.  This target can be an existing bolt head or device attached to a shaft, such as 4B’s Whirligig® sensor mount.  During installation, the Milli-Speed is set to the normal running RPM by simple magnetic calibration.

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M800 Speed Switch

M800 sensor inductivo de velocidad
M800 Speed Switch

The M800 Elite Speed Switch is designed to detect belt slip, belt underspeed, stop motion, low speed or zero speed on bucket elevators, conveyors, airlocks, mixers, fans, grinders and many other rotating machines. Totally sealed and simple to calibrate, the M800 Elite works in the harshest of conditions.

An inductive sensing device located in the nose of the M800 Elite enclosure will detect a metal target. This target can be an existing bolt head or device attached to a shaft. During installation the M800 Elite is set to the normal machine shaft RPM by calibrating with the magnet provided. The internal microprocessor sets the alarm and shutdown relays.

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Touchswitch™

4b Touchswitch sensor
Touchswitch™

The Touchswitch is an electro-mechanical limit switch with no moving parts, which detects tracking and misalignment problems on bucket elevators and conveyors. When a belt misaligns or a pulley moves over and contacts the sensor, the built in solid-state electronic circuitry detects the lateral force of the belt or pulley and activates a voltage free solid state relay output. This output signal is used to immediately alarm and ultimately shutdown the machine.

The face of the sensor is made from hardened and annealed stainless steel, not soft brass or aluminium, so wear life is longer when a belt contacts it. The sensor is not affected by dust or material build up and will still work when completely covered by material. An external test wheel allows for quick and simple sensor/system testing. The sensors are usually installed in pairs on opposite sides of the machine. The sensors can be connected directly to a PLC input, or for greater safety, to a central independent monitoring system, such as Watchdog Super Elite, IE-Node or the T500 Hotbus system.

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ADB Series Bearing Sensors

ADB bearing temperature sensor
ADB Series Bearing Sensors

The ADB series have been designed to allow the depth of the sensor to be adjustable depending on your application. A number of versions are available with probe lengths of 50, 100, 200 and 300 mm. The sensors screw directly into a bearing housing through a 1/4” BSPT threaded grease zerk. Each sensor is fitted with a grease zerk to allow lubrication of the bearing without the need for removal of the sensor. The ADB series have NTC or PT100 type thermistors which allow for continuous temperature monitoring.

The sensor is supplied with a 3m attached cable and can be connected to a PLC or to a hazard monitoring system, such as 4B’s Watchdog Super Elite, T500 Hotbus Elite or T400 NTC Elite. The connections are not polarity sensitive therefore special connection requirements are eliminated, and the cable can be extended in the field.

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Milli-Temp Series Bearing Temperature Sensor

4b Milli-Temp bearing temperature sensor
Milli-Temp Series Bearing Temperature Sensor

The Milli-Temp series can be used on any application where bearing temperature monitoring is needed.  The Milli-Temp is a loop powered analog sensor with a 4-20 mA linear output that is scaled across a temperature range for continuous temperature monitoring.  

The sensor has been designed to allow the depth of the probe to be adjustable depending on the application. This adjustability allows the tip of the probe to be placed in the optimal position for monitoring bearing temperature.

The sensor screws directly into the bearing housing using the threads of the existing grease zerk. The body of the Milli-Temp has an integrated zerk, allowing lubrication of the bearing without the need to remove the sensor.  For surface mount applications, a lug style adapter bolts directly onto a bearing housing, motor, gearbox, or machine casing. The mounting hole is 3/8” (10 mm approx.) from the factory, but can be drilled up to 1/2” (13 mm approx.) if needed.

The sensors are supplied with a nine foot cable. The connections are not polarity sensitive therefore special connection requirements are eliminated, and the cable can be extended in the field.

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Hazard Monitoring Design Service

Hazard Monitoring Design Service

Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtimes. When it comes to monitoring your bucket elevators and belt conveyors, 4B can recommend you the ideal combination of sensors and monitoring systems to suit your requirements and budget.

4B provides an extensive range of their own ATEX / IECEx / CSA approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches and bearing temperature monitors and level controls. We can offer you anything from a replacement sensor to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system which can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to your PLC.

And if you do not want to install hazard monitoring sensors on every piece of equipment in your plant straightaway, we can offer you a scalable solution starting with carefully chosen equipment and systems that can be expanded at a later date to encompass other machines in the plant.

We can also offer you an installation service, and we do provide a competent after-sales technical service to help you overcome any technical problems with your monitoring equipment.

To get a recommendation from our engineers, please fill in the electronics questionnaire below. Please fill this form in as accurately as possible to allow us to deal with your enquiry more effectively.

Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtimes. When it comes to monitoring your bucket elevators and belt conveyors, 4B can recommend you the ideal combination of sensors and monitoring systems to suit your requirements and budget.

4B provides an extensive range of their own ATEX / IECEx / CSA approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches and bearing temperature monitors and level controls. We can offer you anything from a replacement sensor to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system which can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to your PLC.

And if you do not want to install hazard monitoring sensors on every piece of equipment in your plant straightaway, we can offer you a scalable solution starting with carefully chosen equipment and systems that can be expanded at a later date to encompass other machines in the plant.

We can also offer you an installation service, and we do provide a competent after-sales technical service to help you overcome any technical problems with your monitoring equipment.

To get a recommendation from our engineers, please fill in the electronics questionnaire below. Please fill this form in as accurately as possible to allow us to deal with your enquiry more effectively.

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