Spirol releases new solid pins design guide

SPIROL is pleased to announce the release of their new Solid Pin Design Guide. SPIROL recently overhauled their previous Solid Pin catalog to make it an informative design guide with many easy-to-read schematics and diagrams to support each key section. Rather than simply providing specifications, this design guide provides valuable information including: Guidance as to


Advantech launches full support of Microsoft Windows 10 enabling the IoT

Advantech is pleased to announce its support of the newly released Windows 10 IoT. Windows 10 IoT will power a range of intelligent connected devices from smaller equipment such as gateways or mobile point-of-sale units to industrial devices like robots and specialty medical equipment. Designed to connect through Azure IoT services, Windows 10 IoT offers


POSITAL announces new programmable incremental rotary sensors

POSITAL has launched a new line of incremental rotary encoders for the motion control and industrial automation markets. These devices are programmable, which means that performance characteristics such as resolution (number of pulses per turn) and incremental pulse direction (A before B or B before A) can be modified by simply changing firmware parameters. The

Proto Labs launches rapid magnesium injection molding service

Proto Labs, Inc. has introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This advanced injection molding process enables product designers and engineers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. In addition to prototypes, Proto Labs will offer production parts in quantities of up to 5,000+ with


AutomationDirect adds more Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures

AutomationDirect has added over 360 NEMA 4/12 and 4/4X/12 enclosures. The Ultimate Series enclosures are designed to house and protect electrical and electronic components from harsh, dirty environments. Streamlined designs include models with slope top, windows, as well as 1-point and 3-point latch heavy-duty handles; models are available in heavy 14 gauge steel with ANSI


Mitsubishi Electric Automation adds option card and programming software to 800 Series VFDs

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the FR-Configurator2, a new generation of variable frequency drive (VFD) programming software, plus plug-in type option cards and stand-alone accessories for its FR-A800 and FR-F800 series inverters.  These additions are designed to provide flexibility in order to maximize the inverters’ performance and application efficiency. The stand-alone and shared accessories include


FactoryMation announces addition of FMX’s new enclosure offering

FactoryMation announces the recent addition of FMX’s new modular component enclosures. FMX modular component enclosures offer a versatile solution for mounting and installing industrial components. FMX modular component enclosures are designed to fit a variety of industrial control products including supplementary protectors, SG2 programmable relays, and other DIN 43 880 standard profile devices such as


B&R streamlines IP69K connectivity

Stainless steel motors from B&R meet strict hygienic design standards and are now easier than ever to use. Employing a special connector, the motor can be connected and disconnected in the field. This connector meets the same strict hygienic design standards as the previous variant with a fixed mounted cable. The new connector technology makes


Leine & Linde 900 series encoders now with EtherCAT option

Leine & Linde’s PSE and PHE 900 series of rotary encoders are perfectly suited for heavy duty applications commonly found in the steel, mining and energy industries to name a few, and are now available with an EtherCAT interface option. With rising demands on machine efficiency and reliability, the 900 series of solid shaft and


FMX introduces a new series of signaling devices

FMX introduces BE76 series 76mm beacon lights. FMX BE76 series beacon lights are available in three model types: Bulb-type beacon lights, Integrated LED beacon lights, and Integrated LED beacon lights with integrated sound module. Bulb-type beacon lights allow the choice of an LED or incandescent bulb and are available as steady, single, double, or triple


FactoryMation expands FMX product line of signaling devices

FactoryMation announces the recent addition of FMX BE40 series 40mm beacon lights. FMX BE40 series luminous and acoustic beacon lights were engineered to supply industry leading technology for panel mounted applications. FMX 40mm beacon lights were engineered for panel mounted applications and include luminous and acoustic devices. Light modules have been engineered to deliver high


Wieland Electric adds new measuring & monitoring relays

Wieland Electric Inc., a manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its flare CONTROL Series of measuring relays with new devices that monitor a selectable voltage or current setpoint. The flare CONTROL Series measure voltage in three different ranges up to 300V; or single-phase current in three ranges up to 10A. Both series feature a wide supply voltage


Wieland Electric offers surge protection for North America

Wieland Electric Inc., a manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its proven wietap overvoltage protection modules designed for North American applications. The wietap surge arrester modules for control cabinet main power supply protection (IEC Class II, Category B) include modules rated for 150V, 275V, 320V, 385V, 440V and 600V; as well as modules for sub-distribution (IEC Class


New mounting plate kits for METCASE rack mount enclosures

Mounting plate kits are now available for METCASE’s bestselling COMBIMET range of 19″ rack mount enclosures. COMBIMET is a high quality range of vented, unvented and open rack cases for networking and communications equipment, industrial computers, sound and studio systems, laboratory instruments and control technology. The new internal mounting plate kits enable multiple PCBS to

Exlar Corporation earns Governor’s Safety Award

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Exlar business located in Chanhassen, MN will be recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Exlar is one of 267 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota


Samba by Unitronics with a new 7 inch HMI panel

Samba, an all-in-one, palm-size PLC with HMI and onboard I/Os, fills a growing niche – OEMs on a tight budget who need compact controllers for simple machine control, but still want the competitive advantage of an elegant, color-touch HMI panel. The first model of Samba was released last spring; a few months later, Unitronics expanded


Exlar’s Tritex II Add On instruction

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the release of the Exlar Add-On Instruction set (AOI) and the updated Expert Software to support it.  Add-On Instructions encapsulate commonly used functions and simplify the setup of external devices within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture control platform, reducing errors and development time when configuring a device over the EtherNet/IP network. The


FT Series product line expands with new FT45

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the expansion of its Exlar® FT Series universal electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FT45 model.  The FT Series roller screw driven actuators offer high thrust, high speed, and high robustness in a compact form factor, making them an ideal alternative to hydraulic cylinders.  With continuous


EL120 explosion proof linear actuator

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Exlar® linear actuator line has been expanded to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuator meets ATEX requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and are in conformity with the EU ATEX Directive 94/9/EC as well as the IECEx Scheme. Additionally, it is rated for Class I,


Fuji Electric releases next generation compact drive for N.A. market

Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced that they have expanded their portfolio of low-voltage inverters in the North American market with the next generation FRENIC-Mini Drive (C2), which is now available for shipment to customers. As a replacement model for the existing FRENIC-Mini, these new compact inverters offer customers additional features and improved functionality while


Banner Engineering TL70 wireless tower light provides reliable remote monitoring and visual status indication

Banner Engineering introduces the TL70 wireless tower light. Combining the company’s industry-recognized tower light family with its field-proven Sure Cross® wireless technology, the TL70 wireless tower light provides superior monitoring and visual status indication for remote applications, general and machine status, mobile call for parts, mobile work stations, threshold sensing and other applications where wired solutions are not cost-effective,


New UL recognized, medical-grade USB isolators

Sealevel announces the SeaISO family of USB isolators with 4 kV of medical-grade optical isolation between the host computer and connected USB equipment. SeaISO USB isolators are UL Recognized, in accordance with EN60601-1 3rdEdition, and protect both the power and data lines of connected USB devices from harmful ground loops, damaging transients and surges commonly


DTi announces release of versatile Fast-Drop Rack Mount Fiber Array Panel

Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi) has announced the release of its Fast-Drop Rack Mount Fiber Array Panel. The product, which DTi will unveil at the annual OFC conference in Los Angeles on March 24 – 27, features an efficient, low-cost solution for connectivity applications, related fiber containment and “instant organization.” Constructed with an aluminum bracket and


Thomas 1510 – The solution pump for liquids

The fast, the consistent, the safe pump solution The new diaphragm liquid pump 1510 is designed for fast suction of liquids, even when the medium is mixed with gas. The diaphragm design ensures very consistent flow with minor pulsation. Therefore, the THOMAS 1510 fits perfectly to applications in laboratory equipment and inkjet printing. Flow Rate


Posital-Fraba announces support program for system integrators

Posital-Fraba, a manufacturer of position and motion sensors for industrial motion control and safety systems, has launched a new support program for system integrators. “System integrators are very demanding in terms of performance, price and availability,” explains Patrick Maxwell, Product Officer at Posital–Fraba. “We have strengths in each of these areas and want to help