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Apr 22, 2016
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Panasonic developed the "PA-N Relay" that will help PLC manufacturers to develop products that meet new safety standards. The new relay will contribute to improved safety and reliability of industrial equipment.
Osaka, Japan - 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 3,000 V, 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.
Industrial equipment used in factories needs to be safe and reliable. Changes are planned to be made to the European IEC standards and the UL standards of the United States to impose further safety requirements on PLCs, such as securing better insulation to prevent accident. PLC manufacturers are urgently developing products to meet the new standards, and highly reliable products compliant with the new standards are being sought for relays that control the output from PLCs. In response to these developments, Panasonic has modified the internal structure of its relay to improve its breakdown voltage from 2,000 V to 3,000 V, to make it compatible with the new standards.
Output from programmable logic controllers, industrial equipment, etc.
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