TURCK Inc  

3000 Campus Drive
Plymouth,  MN  55441-2656

United States
763-553-7300
https://www.turck.us/
  • Booth: A1533

As a specialist in sensor, connectivity, and fieldbus technology - Turck offers rugged and reliable solutions for machine tools applications, including welding and metal fabricating.  From weld nut detection to custom connectivity, to die tracking and hybrid safety I/O, Turck is a leading manufacturer of products that are ideal for machine tools.  Solutions from Turck uphold uncompromising standards for longevity and functionality. With more than 4,500 people working in 30 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and our willingness to take on engineering challenges that others won't.

At Turck, we know you need more than just a product. You need the answer to your problem, precisely optimized to deliver the durability, functionality, and performance that your application demands; nothing more, nothing less.


 Press Releases

  • Turck has expanded its line of PT2000 pressure transmitters with the release of a variant for use in hydraulic systems.


    “With a list of features that includes an SAE fitting, stainless cell, gel filled housing, and an integrated snubber to reduce the damaging effects of pressure spikes, these transmitters provide an ideal solution for demanding hydraulic applications,” explained Rich Tallant, product manager for sensors.  


    “The SAE #4 and SAE #6 process connections are particularly important, as they are commonly used for hydraulic equipment in North America.”


    The new transmitters, which offer a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility, have no elastomer seals and all wetted materials are 316L stainless steel. Additionally, the housing is more compact than existing solutions, suiting it for applications with space constraints. The transmitters are available in multiple pre-scaled pressure ranges from 30 to 14,500 psig.


    The new variant also offers multiple output signals, allowing the sensor to adapt to users’ existing control circuitry, including 4-20 mA, 0-10 V, ratiometric, 1-6 V, and 0-5 V. Additionally, it carries an IP67 rating and works with media temperatures up to 135 °C.

  • To meet the ever-shrinking dimensional needs of devices on the factory floor, Turck has developed a compact TBEN-S-RFID interface with an IP67 rating.


    The multiprotocol devices bring data from RFID read/write heads in the HF and UHF frequency band to the controller, via PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP. Due to their ability to connect actuators and sensors to RFID read/write heads simultaneously, the block modules are ideal for retrofitting RFID applications. Additionally, thanks to their high degree of protection, cabinets are unnecessary and keep the wiring effort at a minimum, saving users time and money.


    “The new TBEN-S-RFID interface offers our customers the perfect combination of our long-standing RFID interfaces,” said Don Eichman, Product Manager. “The advanced features of our RFID-A module and the simplistic integration of our RFID-S module are now wrapped up in one rugged and versatile little package.”


    The ultra-compact TBEN-S-RFID module eliminates complex PLC integration with its conventionally mapped RFID data. In addition to two RFID ports, the TBEN-S offers four configurable digital I/O points for external devices. Despite its compact design, with a width of only 32 mm, the TBEN-S-RFID interface offers highly efficient performance. The detection of over 100 UHF tags can be carried out just as quickly and easily as the reading and writing of 8-kilobyte HF tags. The power supply and network connection are implemented via M8 connectors.

  • Metal detection in the automotive industry re-quires more compact sensor technology to manage constant change in metals and application variations as parts move through the line. Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require a reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various vehicle components.


    Like the other sensors in this family, Turck’s new low-profile design uses magnetic inductive technology and can be simply programmed to detect the presence of a metallic nut. An optional teach pendant can be used to program the sensor to differentiate between the sheet metal material and the weld nut. When the nut is properly placed, the sensor sends a signal to the PLC, which allows the robotic welder to weld the nut to the sheet metal.


    “Turck’s existing weld nut sensor offering is widely used and now we are introducing a more compact design optimized to sense weld nuts with diameters between 5 and 10 mm,” said Andrew Fritz, Product Specialist at Turck. “They’re also able to fit more confined applications because they are 30-40 percent shorter than existing solutions.”


    Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor measures 61 mm, with a probe tip diame-ter of 4 mm to accommodate down to a 5 mm weld nut. The sensor has a titanium nitride coated probe for greater strength and protection in harsh applications. The cable version includes a robust TPE-style jacket with a molded M12 connector for flexible mounting possibilities, and a four-way LED for visibility from multiple sides. 


    Other sensors in this series will sense nut diameters of 6-12 mm and 10-20 mm, respectively, and are available with integral M12 connectors. All Turck weld nut sensors are IP67 rated.

  • As an industrial innovator of factory and process automation solutions, Turck announces the Reelfast™ Bulk Cable program, which provides customers with a convenient solution to their cabling needs. Turck offers the broadest industry specific cable platforms with a wide variety of agency approvals, including UL, CSA, MSHA, IEEE, IEC and ABS. Each cable is specifically designed with quality, performance and durability in mind to ensure your application demands are met.


    Turck stocks more than 5.5 million meters of wire and cable for industrial and process automation applications ensuring quick delivery to our customers. Additionally, the Reelfast Bulk Cable program is sold per meter - with no minimum or maximum length - allowing users to order the exact amount required.


    “Cable is the essential link between devices in industrial automation, equipment manufacturing and process automation,” said April Ankrum, Senior Product Manager for Turck. “This connection is relied on to withstand harsh environmental conditions such as grease and oils, cleaning agents, extreme temperatures, abrasive surround-ings and continuous flexing. The introduction of the Reelfast Bulk Cable program allows us to work closer with our customers to provide off the shelf solutions for all their cabling needs.”


    The cables have been organized into unique platforms to make it easier for cus-tomers to locate the desired products. Each platform has its own specific UL, CSA and other appropriate agency approvals, as well as specific cable jacket materials, conductor insulation materials and wire size ranges.

    Platform Types:

    ■Instrumentation Tray Cable
    ■General Purpose Cable
    ■Instrumentation Tray/Exposed Run/Direct Burial Cable
    ■Power Tray/Exposed Run/Direct Burial Cable
    ■Industrial Ethernet Cable
    ■Fieldbus Technology Cable
    ■Extremelife™ Cable
    ■Flexlife™ Cable
    ■Weldlife™ Cable
    ■Armorfast™ Instrumentation Cable
    ■Flexible Service Cable
    ■Washdown Cable
    ■Halogen Free Cable/Low Smoke Cable
  • Turck is pleased to announce the addition of the CIP Safety Hybrid Safety Block I/O module to our industry leading lineup of fieldbus technology products.


    The hybrid safety concept from Turck combines both safety I/O and general purpose I/O in a single, rugged, on-machine, remote I/O device. The CIP Safety (TBIP) module expands the existing hybrid safety offering, which already includes an option for PROFIsafe over PROFINET.


    Both IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the actual signal requirements of an installation through the use of configurable input/output points and by leveraging the flexibility of IO-Link. On the safety side, the hybrid modules offer two safety inputs for connecting safety sensors, such as light curtains or emergency stop buttons. Two additional safety channels can be used as either inputs or outputs. The general purpose (non-safety related) side includes four configurable discrete inputs/outputs capable of switching up to two amps when used as outputs. Two IO-Link master ports are also available, which offer an additional 32 points of configurable discrete I/O when used with Turck IO-Link hubs.


    These devices can be used as remote safety I/O, or even operated as a standalone safety controller for local safe I/O; this allows the implementation of safety functions without the need for a safety PLC while still providing safety diagnostics and general purpose I/O data to a higher level non-safety PLC.


    The high IP65/IP67/IP69K degrees of protection allow use in the most demanding environments. Decentralized plants and modular machine concepts can be implemented without the need for additional control cabinets.

  • Turck is now offering its uprox3 sensor in an IO-Link-capable version.  Turck’s uprox3 sensor line offers the longest sensing distances of all factor 1 sensors on the market, and now coupled with IO-Link capabilities, allows for more flexibility and intelligence to be integrated into sensing applications.


    With the use of the uprox® IO-link sensors, you reduce costs in new and existing applications. Easy configuration allows you to flexibly adapt the sensors to your needs. You can not only set the output functions and the sensing distances, but special functions are included and can be used whenever needed. Additionally, each adjustable switching distance can be run sequentially in combination with an IO-Link master. Also, the sensors include all standard uprox3 benefits such as factor 1 with the longest sensing distances and an excellent magnetic field strength. The reduction of variants streamlines the ordering of the product, and also minimizes the storage and administrative costs for customers.


    In IO-Link mode, the sensor is operated on an IO-Link master. This enables access to all parameter and evaluation functions. The intelligent data retention with IO-Link 1.1 allows a sensor to be exchanged without having to reset parameters. The process data uprox3-IOL provides further analysis options such as application-specific switch points, temperature limits, etc., or an identification number. These can be used to identify 256 different nodes. The sensing of targets and their simultaneous identifica-tion can then be implemented with a single sensor. 


    Turck is initially offering four variants of uprox3 IO-Link: an M12, M18, and M30 barrel style, all in a chrome brass housing, as well as PTFE-coated variants for welding appli-cations. Additionally, a rectangular, CK40 style is also included in the series.

  •  Turck announces its new range of 8 mm barrel inductive proximity sensors. The technology of the ferrite core sensors has evolved,  increasing the sensing range by up to 50 percent. As a result, flush mounted solutions can now be offered with an extended sensing range of 3 mm as well as with the conventional sensing range of 2 mm. The non-flush sensors are likewise available with a 3 or 5 mm sensing range. Thanks to the newly developed sensor electronics, Turck is also now able to produce devices with an ultra-short 15 mm design. 


    The modular development approach of the sensor series has led to a broad range of variants that allows users to find the ideal 8 mm barrel sensor for their application, without having to compromise. The sensors are available in 15, 22, 30 and 40 mm lengths. On the connectivity side, Turck is offering M8 or M12 connectors as well as sensors with a cable outlet, which in turn can be ordered with a 3- or 4-wire connec-tion as NC or changeover contacts.


    The sensors with a cable outlet are provided with a cable suitable for E-chain use, and a semi-transparent LED ring at the sensor end, which shows the sensing state from any viewing angle. The sensors are IP67 rated, and have an operating temperature of -25 °C to 70 °C.


 Products

  • Reliable Low-Profile Weld Nut Sensor from Turck
    Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various metal components....

  • Metal detection in the machine tools industry often requires more compact sensor technology to manage constant change in metals and application variations as parts move through the line. Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various metal components.

    Like the other sensors in this family, Turck’s new low-profile design uses magnetic inductive technology and can be programmed to detect the presence of a metallic nut. An optional teach pendant can be used to program the sensor to differentiate between the sheet metal material and the weld nut. When the nut is properly placed, the sensor sends a signal to the PLC, which allows the robotic welder to weld the nut to the sheet metal.

    Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor measures 61 mm, with a probe tip diameter of 4 mm to accommodate down to a 5 mm weld nut.

  • Reliable Low-Profile Weld Nut Sensor from Turck
    Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various metal components....
     

  • Metal detection in the machine tools industry often requires more compact sensor technology to manage constant change in metals and application variations as parts move through the line. Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various metal components.

    Like the other sensors in this family, Turck’s new low-profile design uses magnetic inductive technology and can be programmed to detect the presence of a metallic nut. An optional teach pendant can be used to program the sensor to differentiate between the sheet metal material and the weld nut. When the nut is properly placed, the sensor sends a signal to the PLC, which allows the robotic welder to weld the nut to the sheet metal.

    Turck’s low-profile weld nut sensor measures 61 mm, with a probe tip diameter of 4 mm to accommodate down to a 5 mm weld nut.

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