AutomationDirect Takes Embedded Help to a Whole New Level

With the launch of the newest Do-more! controller, the BRX PLC, AutomationDirect released an enhanced version of the Do-more! Designer programming software. Do-more! Designer 2.0 has many new features added to improve programming efficiency. A new, user-friendly dashboard was added for easy navigation to important features/functions, but one of the more popular additions is the

Siemens introduces NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 wall-mounting kits for its G-series drive platform

Siemens announced today the availability of wall-mounting kits for its Sinamics G120C and G120 PM240-2 modular drives. These low-cost kits allow easy, fast installation of the drives and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards for interior applications. These wall-mount kits are designed in accordance with UL 61800-5- 1 standards for AC drives.

High Tech Measurement Feedback in a Small Package

HEIDENHAIN’s new LIP 6000 miniature linear encoder system, consisting of a scanning unit and glass scale, has the unusual capability to measure to 2 nm resolution with high speed of 4m/sec at long lengths of scale. This encoder was developed with large mounting tolerances, small interpolation error and low noise levels, thereby making the encoder

Advantech’s Latest NVMe Servers and Storage Solutions

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is announced the launch of a new series of NVMe servers and storage solutions in 1U to 4U form-factors that fulfill today’s industrial server requirements for high performance storage applications. Industrial servers differ from general servers and require special consideration for the varied environments they are found in such as transportation,

Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s All-in-One Ethernet Drives Now Offer Ethernet Connectivity as a Standard Feature

In a move to give plant managers and engineering managers an edge in the highly competitive manufacturing market, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., announced the introduction of Ethernet-connected versions of its popular FR-A800 and FR-F800 Series variable frequency drives (VFDs). The new FR-A800- E and FR-F800- E VFDs provide Ethernet connectivity as a standard feature, allowing

New EPIC Covers and Products Provide Superior Corrosion Resistance

Lapp Group USA has introduced enhancements to its EPIC® ULTRA rectangular connector housings with new covers and models aimed at the food and beverage industry or any other application that requires electrical connectors with high levels of corrosion resistance. EPIC ULTRA H-A ¾ This corrosion-resistant HA ¾ family of housing is UL-50 Type 4, 4x

State of the PM Industry in North America—2017

The powder metallurgy (PM) industry continued its moderate growth track in 2016, and most indicators signal a repeat performance for North America in 2017. The year opened on a positive trend, as expected with the changes in Washington, but business levels are returning to a modest growth level as forecast by most informed observers. Conventional

Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards Announced

The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s (MPIF) Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2017 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award that recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and, in the minds of their peers, deserve special recognition. 2017 Award Recipients (Company name

Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts

The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component

APMI International Names Fellows

APMI International’s most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2017 Fellow Award recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at the POWDERMET2017 conference in

ROLEC conFORM EMI/RFI Shielded Enclosures Now In 14 Sizes

ROLEC conFORM enclosures – which offer built-in EMI/RFI shielding without the need for expensive gaskets – are now available in 14 sizes (3.11” x 3.30” x 1.73” to 10.55” x 6.61” x 3.93”). These tough diecast aluminum enclosures are designed for heavy duty industrial applications where EMI/RFI shielding is critical. They are ideal for electronics

New Valveless, Fluid Transfer Pump For Analytical Instrumentation

The valveless Fluid Transfer Pump from Fluid Metering, Inc. delivers precision fluid control for analytical instrumentation. FMI’s Valveless, Fluid Transfer Pump integrates CeramPump® pumping technology with the long life performance of a brushless DC motor and integral driver electronics. All that is needed is a simple 24VDC input power supply making FMI’s Fluid Transfer Pump

New C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with built-in Ethernet from AutomationDirect

Two new C-more Micro touch panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator. Priced at $198.00, The EA3-S3ML C-more 3″ Micro touch panel has a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and twelve selectable LED-driven backlight colors. It features a 128

Advantech Launches High-Performance Scalable Fanless Control Cabinet PCs

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of the UNO-3283G and UNO-3285G high-performance fanless control cabinet PCs. Equipped with a 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Intel QM170 PCH chipset, rich I/O including six USB 3.0, two GigaLAN, two RS-232/422/485, and one RS-422/485 (pin header) ports, as well as DVI-I and HDMI

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Adds A New Climate Controlled Room

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its all-metal hot zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled utilizing a high quality HVAC system and is equipped with dehumidifiers and

Mallory Sonalert’s ZT Series of Audible Alarms Now Shipping from Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking Mallory Sonalert’s ZT Series of audible alarms with added visual component. This addition of an LED visual component to their popular new 22mm panel alarm series provides more options for users. This new ZT series of alarms allows for simultaneous

Enhanced DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs added by AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added two new feature-enhanced CPUs to its DirectLOGIC DL405 programmable logic controller product line. The D4-454 and D4-454DC-1 provide all the capabilities of the D4-430, D4-440 and D4-450 CPUs, using updated microprocessor technology allowing the D4-454 to be the CPU of choice for the DL405 family. Both D4-454 CPUs include a built-in power

PEM® VariMount® Fastening System Enables Use of Self-Clinching Fasteners

The PEM® VariMount® fastening system from PennEngineering® enables the use of PEM® self-clinching fasteners for attachment applications in composites, plastics, metal, and any rigid material or panel. The system integrates a self-clinching nut, stud, or standoff pre-installed permanently into a steel or stainless steel base plate. The base plate with multiple radial holes effectively becomes

New Diaphragm-Operated Pressure Switches For Tough Environments

For operation in tough environments, Sigma-Netics Inc. has added two diaphragm-operated options to its portfolio of ruggedized pressure switches. Similar products were only previously available in piston-based operations. The new 745 and 785 series of pressure switches are designed for low-pressure, high-sensitivity applications, including off-road or industrial OEM equipment, train braking systems, compactors, compressors and

New EtherCAT board enhances data gathering capability of HARTING’s MICA mini industrial computer

HARTING’s Mini-Industrial-Computer MICA®, winner of the prestigious 2016 HERMES Award for industrial innovation, now is available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, preprocessed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT. Thanks to MICA®s modular hardware concept, which allows users to

New angular housing makes HARTING Han-Modular® Twin ideal for motor connection

With its new angular housing, HARTING’s Han-Modular® Twin provides users with a particularly compact and customizable connector solution that’s ideal for applications like motor connection, especially for larger motors up to 70 A. The Han-Modular® Twin has the appearance of a small format IP65 connector. Fitted at a right angle to the motor, the 39x44mm

Model Solution Opens New Rapid Prototyping Center And North American HQ To Better Support Customers

Model Solution has built a new North American headquarters and rapid prototyping center in Silicon Valley to better support customers. Offering rapid sketch and mock-up capabilities, as well as local project management and engineering support services, the new facility strengthens Model Solution’s ability to quickly meet customer requirements. With the opening of the new Silicon

Advantech Launches High Performance Compact Fanless IPC with Intel 6th/7th Generation Core i Socket Type Platform

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of the MIC-7700 high performance, fanless IPC with the latest Intel® Core i socket-type CPU. The MIC-7700 provides flexible expansion capability and excellent computing through the i socket type processor, DDR4 memory, optional I/O modules and unique Advantech i-module products. Together, these will satisfy applications

Teledyne DALSA Expands its Xtium frame grabber series with new CoaXPress model

Teledyne DALSA announced the expansion of its Xtium series with a new half-length CoaXPress frame grabber. Teledyne DALSA frame grabbers combine industry-leading performance and feature sets, great value, and extensive camera support. The Xtium-CXP PX8 is fully supported by Sapera™ LT SDK and Teledyne DALSA’s Trigger-to-Image-Reliability™ platform. Like other models within the series, the Xtium-CXP

New SigmaLogic7 Compact puts full AOI functionality into less cabinet space

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. introduces the SigmaLogic7 Compact. This new servo amplifier makes it possible to add the exceptional precision and superior performance of a Sigma-7 servo system in machines using Rockwell Automation programmable logic controllers. SigmaLogic7 Compact builds on the legacy of the SigmaLogic, the first Yaskawa SERVOPACK to