Weidmuller’s NEW combined load monitoring and potential distribution in one complete solution

Weidmuller introduces a new addition in the Klippon Connect portfolio of products and services for panel building– maxGUARD. With maxGUARD, the electronic load monitoring ELM devices combined with distribution terminal blocks can be customized to provide selective load protection in 24V DC power distributed systems for industrial automation applications. With combining load monitoring and potential distribution

SoftDEL launches BACnet Stack with Protocol Revision 18

To keep up with the speed of revisions in the BACnet Standard, SoftDEL expands its BACnet stack portfolio by making a state-of-the-art BACnet stack with protocol revision 18 available to OEMs within building automation ecosystem. The BACnet stack with PR-18 supports most of objects as defined in BACnet standard; including network port objects, lighting objects,

Self-Learning 40Hp Soft Starters with Integrated Overload Protection

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of the new compact, 45mm wide RSGD Series Soft Starter. The RSGD is an easy to use soft-starter for 3-phase induction AC motors, needing just three settings. The self-learning algorithm adjusts the soft starter parameters to work with different applications and varying load conditions. It is active

More Sensor Mounting Brackets from AutomationDirect

32 new sensor mounting brackets from Wenglor have been added to AutomationDirect’s sensor accessories offering. New brackets are available for inductive, magnetic, capacitive and ultrasonic proximity sensors, along with photoelectric, laser and fiber optic sensors, and in 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sensor sizes. New mounting bracket configurations include right-angle plastic brackets

Advantech Launches Solution-Ready Platform Series

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group announced the launch of its SRP-FPV240 series of application-oriented solution-ready platforms. With the arrival of Industry 4.0 and the resulting trend for increased automation and data communication in manufacturing; technology solutions that can centralize management and streamline data visualization have become essential. To address the need, Advantech created its SRP-FPV240 solutions

Modicon M241 PLC Delivers Best-in-Class communication, While Reducing Installation Time, Cost

Schneider Electric delivers with a solution that enhances control and communication, while reducing installation time and cost. Designed for high-performance compact machines incorporating speed and position control functions, the Modicon M241 programmable logic controller is well suited to control multiple machines by leveraging dual channel communications for handling both upstream and downstream communications simultaneously. The

EZLogix, Modular Rack PLC with IIoT, USB Data logging, and Wifi Ready

The EZLogix automation controller is a low cost, advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) that is IIoT and Wifi Ready, has USB data logging up to 64 GB, unparalleled Free programming software and simulator package and much more. It is an American manufactured rugged modular rack din-rail mountable PLC with incredible features and prices with a

AutomationDirect adds new line of Precision Limit Switches

AutomationDirect has added a new line of high precision limit/position switches from Metrol. Traditional limit switches and even electronic proximity sensors are limited in terms of accuracy and repeatability. These cost-effective, ultra-precise mechanical limit switches have repeatability down to 10, 5, 3, and even 0.5 microns (µm) depending on the specific model. Along with their

More Beckhoff PC-based Controllers Earn Microsoft Azure Certification

Ultra-compact C6015 Industrial PC and DIN rail mounted CX5140 Embedded PC are now Azure™ Certified To provide plants, factories and machine builders with even more system-integrated solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Beckhoff Automation has announced Microsoft Azure™ certification for the C6015 Industrial PC (IPC) and CX5140 Embedded PC. All certified devices from Beckhoff

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 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

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

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

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

Mitutoyo America announces grand opening of Novi Solution Center

Mitutoyo America Corp. has announced the grand opening of the newest M3 Solution Center in Novi, Mich. This new 8,455 sq-ft facility is conveniently located for customers to schedule appointments for product demonstrations, assistance with application challenges and metrology solutions, as well as product and educational training seminars. The M3 Solution Center is located at 46850 Magellan Dr.,

Red Lion Adds Innovative Control and Expansion Options to Rugged Graphite Platform

Red Lion Controls announced its rugged Graphite® platform has been expanded to include a new Graphite Core Controller and Graphite Crimson® Control Module that combine communication and control capabilities to reduce cost and ease operations. Both hardware offerings leverage an enhanced version of Red Lion’s powerful Crimson 3.0 software with added Crimson Control functionality to

The IoT and Cloud security measures — not as well developed as needed

Staff Report Will a fight break out over who’s responsible for securing data? Maybe. Will companies start taking security seriously? Not sure. Will design engineers need to address security before corporate management? A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the cloud; that group of services

Energy efficient a/c combines two different cooling modes

Controls inside industrial cabinets now stay cool efficiently thanks to a combination of a conventional air conditioner and a new take on evaporative cooling. Leland Teschler Executive Editor When industrial controls enclosures and server racks get hot enough to demand their own cooling means, the usual approach is to give the enclosure its own air

Maintenance free hazardous duty brakes

The MagnaShear hazardous duty brakes use oil shear technology to provide longer service life with virtually no maintenance or adjustment. These brakes now meet Class I and Class II Div. 2 specifications (Div. 1 in process with approval forthcoming). With spring set torque ratings from 3 to 900 ft-lb available, these motor brakes can be

Industrial switches drive network optimization

WAGO’s configurable Industrial Managed Switches reliably network Ethernet devices ensuring reliable access to system data. Ring redundancy technologies with 300ms or 50ms recovery times and dual power supply connections help ensure system reliability. See why managed switches from WAGO are the ideal data distributor for your network: Fully managed switches with Web-based management or CCI

Online change for safe automation now possible

The function “non-persistent online change” now means that individual changes in user programs can be transferred to the control system. This function is available in Release 13 of the automation system PSS 4000 for safety applications. User programs and software blocks of a control system are often only put through final testing during commissioning, when

Two-part stage aligns fibers in photonics

Computer-controlled fiber aligners help boost throughput in photonics-packaging applications. Before the telecom boom at the end of the millennium, fiber alignment in the manufacture of photonics products was a tedious manual task. Here’s a summary of the first designs to automate the job and what’s possible with today’s technology. Analog gradient search: The analog-phase demodulation

HD Ultra Slim Multi-Touch Monitor targets industrial uses

Advantech’s IIoT iAutomation Group is pleased to announce the release of the IDS-3118W, an 18.5” multi-touch open frame touch monitor. The IDW-3118W is specifically designed to meet “end users’ needs” in terms of ID design, operating interface, and installation. The product features a wide viewing area (16:9), a more intuitive operating interface with P-cap touch