The JUMPFLEX® Family Adds Four New Members

WAGO has added four new signal conditioners to the JUMPFLEX® 857 Series. Packed into industry leading 6mm housing, these new modules save space but don’t sacrifice on safety or power. The Loop Powered RTD module converts RTD and resistive inputs to standard analog signals without the need for an external power supply. The dual channel

Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with United Silicon Carbide, Inc.

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces a global distribution agreement with United Silicon Carbide, Inc. (USCi), a manufacturer of high-efficiency silicon carbide (SiC) products. USCi technology and products enable affordable power efficiency in key markets, including wind and solar power, transportation, smart grid technology, and motor control. The USCi product line available from Mouser Electronics includes 650V

DeviceMaster ® RTS 4-Port DB9 2E

The DeviceMaster RTS 4P2E is the 4-port model of Comtrol’s popular line of industrially-focused DIN-rail mount serial device servers.  Packaged in a compact, rugged housing, the RTS 4P2E model provides four serial ports via standard DB9 male connectors with the additional benefit of a two-port Ethernet switch to support a variety of network installations.  Featuring

High Power, High Efficiency (1000 Watt) VITA 62, 6U AC/DC VPX Power Supply

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) announces the availability of its latest 6U rugged VPX power product – the VPX56H-6. Ideally suited for rugged military and aerospace applications, the VPX56H-6 provides up to 1,000 watts of power (CC4 temperature range, full load) with five outputs and is compliant with MIL-STD-704F. Other features include current share, remote error

What you need for fast and easy bottling machine implementation

Creating a fast bottle labeling (or cupping) machine requires the design and execution of complex and dynamic ECAM movements. There are many challenges involved in operating more than 60 integrated motor/drives on a fast rotating platform and transferring high-power and high-speed EtherCAT communications through slip rings. This type of design would require manipulators using the

Networked, Panel-Mount Piezo Drive for Coordinated Motion between Piezo Stages and Servo Axes

Aerotech’s Ensemble QLe™ panel-mount nanopositioning piezo drive is designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers. The QLe connects to any Ensemble controller network enabling coordinated motion between piezo stages and servo axes at much higher rates than other controller or drive products. It is ideal for applications ranging from demanding

Red Lion extends PAX®2C PID control by adding FlexBus™ support

Red Lion Controls announced the integration of FlexBus™ technology to its PAX®2C proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller portfolio. By inserting field installable FlexCard™ modules, users can now populate PAX2C PID controllers in more than 150 configurations to monitor and control multiple application processes on a single display. Red Lion’s advanced PAX2C modular platform provides an easy upgrade

AMETEK MICROjammer Blowers offer precise control of air flow for your air-pillow packaging equipment

AMETEK’s MICROjammer™ series of high-performance, variable-speed brushless DC blowers may be a near-perfect choice of air mover for your air pillow packager. Historically the most compact and efficient unit in its class, the latest state-of-the-art version with full-wave controller allows an unparalleled amount of end user functional control, integrated directly into the blower itself. No

Direct drive rotary indexing table cuts cycle time to 0.3 seconds

Werner Geissler GmbH has been producing precision turned parts for 40 years, predominantly for the automobile and automotive supply industry. Geissler recently sought out a solution to accelerate cycle times for a test bench that performed the final inspection of precision turned parts. At the heart of the system was a pneumatic rotary indexing table

RDEN DC input EMC filter is rated at 50A

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the DC input TDK-Lambda RDEN-048050 EMC filter to complement the existing R series of AC input EMC filters. The RDEN-048050 filter can accept an input voltage of up to 76VDC, and is rated for currents up to 50A. Enclosed in a metal case, connections are made via rugged M5

New AC Digital Drive: Model KBWK-23D

KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, introduces a new AC digital drive to their current product line. The new KBWK-23D operates with either a 115 or 230V AC line, is housed in a NEMA 1 / IP 20 enclosure, and features

Mitsubishi’s PowerGate 66 / IP66 NEMA 4 Decentralized Drive

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. enters the decentralized drive market with the introduction of the PowerGate 66 IP66 / NEMA 4 variable frequency drive (VFD). The stand-alone VFD is an engineered solution incorporating a version of the Mitsubishi Electric E700 VFD into a custom made NEMA 4 (water resistant) enclosure for use in harsh environments. The

Minarik Drives Announces YouTube Video Library

Minarik Drives, a brand of American Control Electronics, is pleased to announce the release of a library of videos that answer the market’s most frequently asked questions. This library of short videos will answer technical questions about specific products, provide wiring instructions, define technical terms, and demonstrate how to make the proper adjustments to various

ACE Announcement of YouTube Library

American Control Electronics (ACE) is pleased to announce the release of a library of videos that answer the market’s most frequently asked questions. This library of short videos will answer technical questions about specific products, provide wiring instructions, define technical terms, and demonstrate how to make the proper adjustments to various switches, pots and other

Integrated drive for OEM pumps

One way to bring products to market faster is through the use of combined systems, such as the DriveSure, a panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with integrated speed controller. It is an adaptable drive for biopharmaceutical, medical device, and process analysis equipment. DriveSure features a 51:1 control ratio and a 408-8 rpm speed range.

Hegel Holdings Makes Organizational Moves

American Control Electronics (ACE) is pleased to announce that as part of its strategic initiatives, it is making several organizational moves. These moves both recognize the significant contributions of the people directly involved, as well as, better position the organization structurally for future growth. These moves will all be effective October 1st. Dan Schnabel is

American Control Electronics Welcomes Dan Orr

American Control Electronics is pleased to welcome Dan Orr as a Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region.  Dan is a University of IL graduate and earned his M.B.A. at LaSalle University.  He brings over 25 years of experience in sales, sales support, and business development in the motor and motor controls markets and is

Custom Drives Ensure Precise Farming

Precision farming management relies on observing and responding to intra-field variations. The concept uses new technology such as geospatial tools coupled with innovative agricultural equipment that maximizes returns on inputs while preserving resources. When integrated into the newest agricultural equipment, Custom Variable Speed Drives from Zero-Max make precision farming more efficient and profitable. The drives

Seven function focused motor control drives

The Unidrive M800 delivers comprehensive drive control across machines ranging between 0.25 kW to 1.2 MW. With good motor performance, individual features match system connectivity needs. Features include: Increased throughput; onboard real-time Ethernet; enhanced energy efficiency; integrated industry standard CODESYS; fast installation and start-up; safety standards (SIL3, PLe); voltage ranges from 100 V – 690

Motors and encoders ensure spacecraft perform their exploration tasks

The flawless launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22, 2012 was another successful step for maxon motor ag in the use of high precision motors in the astronautics industry. The crucial tasks of the motors in the SpaceX mission included orienting the solar arrays of the Dragon spacecraft towards the sun for

Custom Motor Drive from KB Electronics

KB Electronics offers services to customize a motor drive to the specific manufacturing needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEM). KB will develop a custom drive solution, Ready to Use “Out-of-the-Box.” “Purchasing a custom drive from KB is a cost savings for an OEM,” says Alan Bueller, vice president of sales, KB. “You can reduce your

Minarik Drives and American Control Electronics Gain ISO Certification

Hegel Holdings, parent company for both the Minarik Drives & American Control Electronics brands, announced that they have earned ISO9001:2008 Certification for the design and manufacture of electronics control solutions for industrial and commercial applications. ISO 9001:2008 certification is granted to organizations that adhere to international standards for quality management that ensure the organization fulfills

Tips for Troubleshooting Motor Drives

Reprint Info >> Getting your motor and drive to play nice together doesn’t have to be a mystery. Here are some of the most common problems and the quick solutions to get these two critical components working together. Using shielded cabling whenever possible can help eliminate noise issues in drive applications. Application engineers are often

Lenze Americas Announces Significant Growth in 2011

Lenze Americas announced strong double-digit growth in sales for 2011, highlighted by many new and enhanced products launched throughout the year.  “Customers trust our engineering expertise and have come to rely on our innovative product development. From the control system to the drive, we are the full service provider who makes motion engineering easy,” states

Minarik Drives Announces National Distribution Agreement with Kaman Industrial Technologies

Minarik Drives is very pleased to announce that it has signed and implemented a National Distribution Agreement with Kaman Industrial Technologies. This agreement will further enhance a partnership that will provide Minarik Drives with 200 new locations and will provide Kaman Industrial Technologies a premier DC drive and drive systems product line. “We are very