Control Engineering June 2014-CE : Page-92

ADVER TISEMENT WAGO: Innovations that make industry safer and more efficient clamping force automatically adjusts to the size of the conductor being terminated, it provides a highly reliable, maintenance-free connection that is independent of operator skill. The end result is a safe, secure, vibration proof, corrosion resistant, temperature cycling resistant, and cost saving connection every time – wire it once and forget it. The beginning of the 1990s signaled a shift from centralized control to decentralized control. Recognizing this and building on the success of its’ modular terminal blocks and electronics with CAGE CLAMP spring pressure technology, WAGO launched the industry’s first finely modular, slide in, fieldbus independent input/output system in 1995 – known globally today as the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM (US patent 5,716,241). Since then, the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM has grown to include programmable controllers, support for more than 16 fieldbus networks, and offers 400+ digital, analog, and special function I/O modules. An Automation Company is Born As the innovators of the world renowned CAGE CLAMP ® concept, WAGO ® is the global leader in the design and manufacture of Electrical Interconnect and Automation products incorporating this screw-less, spring pressure, wire termination technology. Today, WAGO ® offers an unrivalled range of products including PCB mount terminal blocks and connectors, PUSH WIRE ® splicing connectors. chassis mount terminal blocks, DIN rail mount terminal blocks, relay modules, signal conditioners, interface modules, power supplies, HMIs, as well as PLCs, bus-couplers and I/O modules – a.k.a. the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM. CAGE CLAMP® an Industry Changing Concept 1951 marks the beginning of WAGO’s success story. In this year, the first terminal block with spring pressure termination technology was born. This innovation led to the first PUSH WIRE ® connection in 1968, and then in 1977 to the industry changing termination technology known as CAGE CLAMP ® -the universal connection technology for solid and stranded conductors. In contrast to traditional screw-type termination technologies, WAGO’s screw-less, spring pressure termination technologies reduce wiring by up to 75%. Even more important is the fact that, because the For eXTReme Applications… The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 XTR Not resting on its’ laurels, WAGO continues to develop new innovative electrical interconnect and automation products. Recent developments include; the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM XTR for eXTReme applications such as -40° C to -70° C operating temperature, Perspecto – PLC + HMI all in one solution, and more. Recent Innovations I 800-DIN-RAIL I input #60 at

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