Scalable computing for IoT data

Industrial companies that want to use Industrial IoT (IIoT) data to make better business decisions must first make sure workers can access that data when and where they need it. This scalable compute offering can give decision makers access to real-time data to solve analytical challenges and adapt to changes at every level of an

Modular Motion Control System from ACS Shortens Lead Time for a Fully Custom and Tailored Motion Control Solution

ACS Motion Control has developed a modular rack-mounted motion control system that quickly and easily integrates up to eight universal motor drives with power supplies and an optional EtherCAT motion controller to deliver a customized solution. The complete MP4U control system simplifies the development cycle and shortens the lead time for implementing a tailored solution.

HEIDENHAIN’s Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

TNC contouring controls from HEIDENHAIN are popular with users thanks to their workshop-oriented operational design and conversational programming. And now, HEIDENHAIN’s compact TNC 620 control combines its advantages of field-proven HEIDENHAIN contouring controls with the latest in touchscreen technology. The TNC 620 control with touch screen is operated by gestures, similar to smartphones or tablet PCs. The operator

New CP6906 Control Panel from Beckhoff Expands Entry-Level Product

In order to provide high-quality industrial display solutions to cost-sensitive applications, Beckhoff has introduced the new CP6906 Control Panel display. Offering a 7-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 WVGA resolution, and a robust housing consisting of an aluminum bezel and sheet steel rear cover, this passive display is the ideal solution to answer applications with

Contactless Thumbwheel Roller Works in Joysticks and Industrial HMIs

Curtiss-Wright Industrial division has announced the launch of the JC050, a Hall-effect thumbwheel roller that is suitable for integration within joystick hand-grips and other in-cab human-machine interfaces (HMI) in specialty off-highway vehicles. Designed by the Corporation’s brand family of Penny & Giles, the JC050 features a low under-panel depth of 23mm and return-to-center functionality over

Profinet Communication for SC26-2 Safety Controllers

Banner Engineering, a provider of technology for process and industrial automation, announces the addition of PROFINET communication to their popular SC26-2 and XS26-2 safety controllers. The SC26-2 is a versatile, easy-to-use, and configurable safety controller used to monitor multiple safety and non-safety input devices, providing safe stop and start functions for machines with hazardous motion.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Redundant Control System

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has paired its proven iQ-R Series integrated control platform with a redundant function module to create a redundant process control system for applications that require highly reliable control. The iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is designed specifically for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and building automation with applications that

New Graphite Edge Controller for Extreme Industrial Environments

Red Lion Controls announced the new Graphite® Edge Controller. The compact rugged industrial controller offers highly scalable I/O and combines networking and data visualization with industry standard IEC 61131 control capabilities in a small, easy-to-deploy footprint. The Graphite Edge Controller is ideal for process and factory automation customers who require a rugged industrial controller with

Six New Vises For 5 Axis And Production Workholding At 2017 EASTEC Show

Visitors at EASTEC will want to stop by the Kurt booth to see this amazing lineup of robust and versatile vises for aggressive 5 axis machining including high precision production machining. The new MaxLock™ HP Series of self-centering vises for maximum 5-axis workholding rigidity, these products combat jaw deflection and part lift with AngLock® design

Compact controllers provide precision to lab technology

By Terry Persun, Contributing Editor Tomtec has over forty years of experience in the designing and manufacturing of automated liquid handling equipment. Their Quadra4 is the latest to receive upgraded design components for a liquid handling workstation for life science workflows. The workstation is designed using a fixed-head, air displacement syringe design, which services a

PLC+HMI unit powers next generation of biodefense

Jim Robinson • Senior VP Product Development at AeroClave EMTs, ambulance workers, fire fighters, and more are often exposed to invisible pathogens and the threat of infection. In these settings, decontamination is critical for everyone’s safety. Hygienic routines to clean and disinfect surfaces contaminated with biological materials must be quick and easy to use. To

Modules connect CompactLogix controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks

Molex has introduced its SST PB3-CPX Modules to connect Rockwell Automation CompactLogix L2, L3 and L4 controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks. The modules enable high-performance, low-cost solutions for industrial automation applications and are compatible with Master DP-V0 Class-1; Master DP-V1 Class-1 and Class-2; and Slave DP-V0 protocols. SST PB3-CPX Master/Slave Modules can be

RAM 9000 receives ATEX approval

Red Lion has announced that the Sixnet series RAM 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. Features of the RAM 9000 include: NEW data logging capabilities: record I/O registers on SD Card or internal memory High-density on-board I/O: lowers total system

High density E3 I/O modules

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the availability of its new rugged E3 I/O module platform, a set of 17 high-density I/O modules with hardened metal enclosures and powerful communication options. This versatile platform marks Red Lion’s first rugged I/O modules configurable using

Red Lion Controls wins Telit award

Red Lion Controls has announced that the company recently won the “2016 Device Partner” Award from Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), at the Telit IoT Innovation Conference in Fort Lauderdale. This achievement follows Red Lion’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hardware integration and certification with Telit’s deviceWISE platform. “The industrial

Everything is really in the drive

For almost two decades, Dunkermotoren has pioneered brushless DC motors with fully integrated control electronics at a power range up to 550 W. With the BG 75 DMC (Direct Mains Connection), Dunkermotoren has succeeded in making an external power supply unnecessary by incorporating it into the motor housing. The 550W BG 75 DMC contains the

New analog signal conditioner features flexibility and accuracy in diverse applications

Weidmuller introduces the newest addition to its extensive line of user configurable analog signal conditioners– the new ACT20P-PRO DCDC II. This universal input analog device offers secure isolation and precise conversion of current and voltage signals for applications ranging from machine panel control to process automation and fossil fuel energy technology. Weidmuller’s ACT20P-PRO DCDC II

Single-phase proportional output controllers features selectable switching modes

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of their new Single Phase RGx1P Proportional Output Controllers. With a typical solid state relay, the output from measuring or monitoring devices is an analog signal that needs to be converted to a discrete signal to control a ‘common’ solid state relay. This can be costly, complicated

AutomationDirect adds Lower-Resolution Analog Modules to Productivity2000 line

AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line now includes 12 and 13-bit resolution current and voltage analog input and output modules for cost-conscious applications. The Productivity2000 programmable controller line is also available with eight or sixteen channels for receiving 0–20 mA signals. Additionally, a dual-voltage power supply is available to provide isolated power to the Productivity2000 base

New harsh environment modules maximize uptime & productivity

New additions to WAGO’s XTR line of harsh environment (-40 °C to 70 °C extreme temperature and 5g vibration resistance) I/O, provide added functionality, delivering Performance Class PLCs, Smart Grid technology and energy The compact and powerful PFC200 controller is now available in several new harsh environment XTR variants. Featuring modules with: Varying communication interfaces

Powerful WAGO Controller now ANSI/ISA hazardous location certified

WAGO’s compact, performance class PLC the PFC200 750-82xx is now ANSI/ISA12.12.01 certified for operation in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations. Besides multiple network and fieldbus interfaces, the controller supports all digital, analog and specialty modules found within the 750/753 Series. The PFC200 features: A high speed processor: 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 Multiple fieldbus

Software based controller

Siemens Simatic® S7-1500 software controller offers the advantages of the Simatic S7-1500 standard controller on industrial PCs.  The new software-based controller is easy to use and engineer with Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal. Scalable performance features include integrated system diagnostics with a mouse click, motion and security functions and know how protection. The software

Browsing function for OPC UA

The new browsing function block allows OPC UA clients to easily determine which variables are available on a controller. With this function block, an OPC UA client can simply browse the variables available on a controller and then add them to a subscription. This capability was previously only possible when the name and structure of