New from Weidmuller – Klippon Connect A-Series modular
 terminal blocks featuring push in technology

Weidmuller introduces their Klippon Connect 
A-Series Universal modular terminal blocks. The Klippon Connect A-Series Universal range includes feed-through, multi-tier distribution, PE, fuse, test disconnect and neutral conductor disconnect terminals blocks. In addition to the new A-Series Universal range, Weidmuller is launching a new A-Series Application range of products designed specifically for use in recurring control

AutomationDirect adds more touch panels to the C-more HMI line

AutomationDirect’s C-more EA9 series of touch screen HMIs now includes a 10-inch widescreen model and a 15-inch base model touch panel. The new C-more 10-inch full featured EA9-T10WCL widescreen color TFT touch panel ($685) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one slot for SD memory card and audio line

SPIROL introduces molded-in aluminum threaded inserts for plastics

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Molded-in Inserts are designed to be placed

Save time and improve productivity with the digiVIT advanced digital signal conditioner from Kaman

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announces the digiVIT digital variable impedance transducer. With its user-friendly new graphical user interface (GUI) for easier setup and connectivity, and cloud-based data access/monitoring, the digiVIT offers a wide array of networking capabilities ideal for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. It is a good choice for position,

SmartFlex helix conveyors from Dorner

Elevate the performance of your conveyor system with the new SmartFlex® Helix Conveyors from Dorner. The tight turns and small footprint of the SmartFlex Helix Conveyors provide facilities with greater flexibility in layout for applications such as accumulation, buffering, cooling product and more. The SmartFlex Helix Conveyors’ infeed and outfeed can be positioned at any

New from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution

Weidmuller introduces a new portfolio of selected energy monitoring components for energy consumption measurement, monitoring and integrated quality analysis of electrical supply networks. Designed for production facilities both large and small, Weidmuller’s modular and scalable solution provides energy monitoring at all levels from the grid connection to production lines and machines, down to the individual

New PCIe bus interface boards economically monitor and control up to 48 digital devices

Acromag announced today an addition to their PCIe-based AcroPack Series. The AP471 offers 48 general-purpose, bidirectional I/O points to economically monitor and control a large quantity of digital devices. Inputs and outputs of the AP471 are CMOS and TTL compatible. Programmable polarity event interrupts are software programmable for change-of-state, positive or negative input level transitions

Advantech partners with five global leading companies to create “Edgecross Consortium” to accelerate global Industry 4.0 growth

Advantech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan, and Oracle Japan to establish the “Edgecross Consortium” to overcome boundaries between companies and industries in order to realize collaboration between factory automation and IT. The objective is to create new value centered on edge computing. The joint press conference to announce the establishment of

JW Winco offers metric size, steel safety indexing plungers with push button click-type lock

JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, announced it now offers GN 414.1 Metric Size, Steel, Safety Indexing Plungers with Push Button Click-Type Lock and pin in the retracted position. The GN 414.1 safety indexing plungers with click type lock are used when the plunger pin is to be briefly prevented from protruding. When the pin

Bulgin introduces the M-Series – a diverse range of industrial automation connectors

Designed to decrease downtime and increase production efficiency, the new M-Series range of circular connectors from Bulgin provides reliable and uncompromised data, signal and power transmissions for industrial automation systems in harsh environments. Featuring an M-style threaded locking nut, the M-Series offers an extensive choice of robust industry standard interconnect solutions for automation and control

New Slim IO-Link Master from Balluff

Balluff is pleased to introduce a new breed of IO-Link masters that enhances their broad portfolio of IO-Link masters & devices. The new IP67 protection rated, machine-mount, 4-port slim IO-Link master has the same functional features as the popular Balluff 8-port IO-Link master series in a more compact format. This module is available on three

Schneider Electric boosts capacity and flexibility with PowerPact B addition to I-Line Series circuit breakers

Schneider Electric announced the addition of the PowerPact B-frame to its existing PowerPact family of I-Line molded case circuit breakers. PowerPact B replaces the legacy FA/FH series with upgraded features, including an expanded amperage range of 15-125A, and field installable accessories, while keeping the same mounting space dimensions to ease retrofit and expansion of existing

SenSet Field Programmability Trademarked by Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce its “SenSet™ Field Programmability” technology is now a standard feature in its LR, LRS, LV, MR-7, SS-7, MHP-7 and ME-7 linear position product lines. SenSet™ allows a user to perform a field calibration to adjust for mechanical tolerance variations with the ease of pushing a button or grounding

New Spiral Chutes from Dorner Provide a Gentle, Economical Way to Move Product Down to a Lower Level

Gravity has never been more useful! The new Spiral Chutes from Dorner are an economical way to gently move product down to a lower level…with gravity doing all the work. As product enters the Spiral Chute, gravity takes over to safely slide packages down to the lower level. Spiral Chutes’ patent-pending stair step design ensures

Pepperl+Fuchs’ Acquisition of ecom Expands Its Portfolio of Industry 4.0 Solutions

Pepperl+Fuchs purchased ecom instruments of Germany in late 2016. The integration of ecom’s cell phones, 4G smartphones, and tablets into Pepperl+Fuchs’ intrinsically safe product portfolio adds to a comprehensive range of products that cover all aspects of electrical explosion protection. “In addition to an expanded product portfolio, we can see new opportunities arising along our

EBTEC Corporation, a Division of EDAC Technologies Acquires Three LASERDYNE Laser Machining Systems In A Major Expansion — Provides EBTEC Competitive Advantages With Newest Complex Laser Processing Technology

EBTEC Corporation, a division of EDAC Technologies LLC (Cheshire, CT), has acquired three LASERDYNE Fiber Laser Machining Systems. Once installed at EBTEC’s new expanded 83,500 square foot facility in East Windsor CT, this new laser technology expands the company’s four existing fiber laser system output to meet the growing needs of its aerospace and commercial

HEIDENHAIN’s New StateMonitor for TNCs Makes CNC Connectivity Easier Than Ever

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announces the availability of the new StateMonitor for CNC manufacturing personnel who are implementing connected systems as part of the Industry 4.0 initiative. This new state-of-the-art software is an option with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and connects with PC systems to allow the user to view data and evaluate control processes remotely and in

Advantech Wins “ROI Industry 4.0 Award China” for Its Digital Factory

Advantech received an award from ROI Management Consulting for its Industry 4.0-compliant digital factory. The “ROI Industry 4.0 Award China” was given to Advantech at the awards ceremony in Shanghai to honor its Industry 4.0 achievements as a pioneer in the practical implementation of “real-time equipment and resource monitoring.” Timo Schneemann, Vice-General Manager of ROI

New smartCUTTER Increases Convenience of smartPRINTER

The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting. The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Doubles Clean Room Manufacturing Capacity At Its Litchfield, Minnesota Facilities

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced that it has doubled its clean room manufacturing capacity at its Litchfield, Minnesota facilities. The expansion is in response to rapid growth of the company’s medical and pharmaceutical business. As a leading molder of high performance elastomers and thermoplastics to the medical device industry, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics added a

Weidmuller’s New Unique W-Series Power Distribution Blocks

Weidmuller announces the expansion of their line of IP 20 Power Distribution (WPD) Blocks. The design of the new blocks incorporates finger safety and offer reduced installation cost, when compared to conventional terminal blocks, by joining individual blocks to create small bus modules in the control cabinet. The new compact, single bus modules have the

CC-Link IE, the ‘Missing Link’ in Industry 4.0

Much of the promise of Industry 4.0 is based upon seamless interconnectivity between production machines, enterprise systems and sources of data in the wider world. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a key foundation of that interconnectivity, providing low cost, easily integrated sensors, actuators and systems. Yet in most production environments today, true integration

Remote Connectivity Among Features of Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Newest Widescreen HMI

Demand for operational efficiencies such as greater visualization into a factory’s automation solutions portfolio has prompted Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. to introduce its latest human machine interface (HMI). The GT25 Wide HMI is an interface that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen that connects to equipment such as PLCs, VFDs and servos.

Advanced New Instrument Enclosures Now With Bail Arms

METCASE’s advanced new TECHNOMET instrument enclosures can now be ordered with bail arms for portable electronics applications. The bail arm is comfortable to hold and also doubles as a desk stand which can be indexed in 30o increments. The 5.90” high desktop models also feature recessed side handles as standard. Applications for TECHNOMET include medical

New HEIDENHAIN SPECTO Gauge for In-Process Measurement Offers Time & Cost Savings

HEIDENHAIN is pleased to introduce the new HEIDENHAIN-SPECTO ST 3087 RC length gauge, optimally designed for measurement applications in harsh environments, e.g., in metal-cutting production areas. It has an IP 67 level ingress protection to allow parts to be measured directly at the grinding, cutting, or forming location, instead of removing them to quality islands