OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the “PA-N Relay”, and will launch the product in April 2016. The new product has been developed to comply with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards and is certified to the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc.’s standards for programmable logic controllers used to control production facilities at factories. The product achieves a high breakdown voltage of 3,000V, as well as showing excellent shock resistance and low power consumption. It is expected to assist PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) manufacturers to develop products that are compatible with the new standards.
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|This material has the following advantages.|
|1.||Compatibility with the changes to be made in the IEC standards and the UL standards will assist PLC manufacturers to develop new products that meet the higher standards.|
● Breakdown voltage: 3,000 V (Panasonic’s conventional product*: 2,000 V)
● Sufficient insulation distance between the coil and the contact:
|Clearance: min. 5.29 mm, Creepage distance: min. 5.35 mm|
|(Dimensions: 5.0 x 20 x 12.5 mm)|
|Panasonic’s conventional product*: Clearance: 2.36 mm, Creepage distance: 3.05 mm (Dimensions: 5.0 x 20 x 12.5 mm)|
|2.||High breakdown voltage and excellent shock resistance prevent malfunction of industrial equipment and contribute to improved safety and reliability.|
|3.||Reduction of coil power consumption by approximately 10% from the level of Panasonic’s conventional product* contributes to the enhancement of energy efficiency of industrial equipment.|
|* Panasonic’s conventional product: Relay for PLCs (PA relay)|
Output from programmable logic controllers, industrial equipment, etc.
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