The CPO's compact PVC housing measures
just 60 by 109 mm and features an ABS plastic cover. The CPO Series employs a
top-mount ground pin, preventing loose metal objects such as conductor strands
from shorting hot and neutral pins together. For varying termination needs, the
CPO Series offers either color-coded CAGE CLAMP Spring Pressure termination or
MCS Pluggable Connectors. Regardless of connector selected both provide clearly
marked input terminals and integrated test ports for troubleshooting.
The CPO Series consists of 26
variants including: Duplex, GFCI, Isolated Ground and Switch models, as well as
PCB-mount outlets. Specialty configurations, such as surge-protected and
European "Schuko" outlets are also available. Depending on CPO
variant selected, ratings range from 120-250V and 15-20A.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.