Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Weidmuller offers maxGUARD for combined load monitoring and 24V DC control voltage distribution

January 15, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Jan. 14, 2018 – Weidmuller has introduced the maxGUARD to its Klippon Connect portfolio of products and services for panel building.

With maxGUARD, the electronic load monitoring ELM devices combined with distribution terminal blocks can be customized to provide selective load protection in 24 VDC power distributed systems for industrial automation applications, describes the company. With load monitoring and potential distribution in one solution, the unit promises to deliver time-savings during installation, increased safety against failure, and DIN-rail space savings while being highly service friendly, adds Weidmuller.

The modular maxGUARD system is designed to meet specific requirements for automation control panels. It contains three main cross-connection channels: Positive, negative and internal signaling. Integrated test points in maxGUARD’s terminals and a disconnect lever for load circuit galvanic isolation helps to simplify testing and troubleshooting. Available in a range of single-channel and four-channel variations (both standard and conformal coating), maxGUARD provides application flexibility for custom solutions. The maxGUARD modules have a 6.1-mm housing and feature push-in connection technology. The rated operating voltage is 24 VDC, and the complete system has a maximum current capacity of 40 A. 


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