B&R features automation advances to maximize packaging productivity at PACK EXPO 2017

Highlights include HTML5 based HMI, Industrial Internet of Things connectivity, flexibility, open robotics integration with SuperTrak™ industrial transport, Augmented Reality and networked safety. At this year’s PACK EXPO International show, September 25- 27, Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas, NV, B&R Industrial Automation Corp. will exhibit automation technologies that are trending in packaging machinery design

ecom instruments: The Rise of Mobile Apps in Hazardous-Area Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects people, machines, plants, logistics, products, processes, and systems. Mobile devices and smart HMI systems form the cornerstone of this new industrial age. But the real advantage of digital and mobile solutions emerges from the integration of mobile applications into industrial processes. With its intrinsically safe mobile devices, ecom

Software improves visibility of manufacturing operations

Mitsubishi Electric Automation recently released MC Works64, a PC-based supervisory control and data acquisition software suite that improves the visibility of manufacturing operations. Graphical user interfaces, alarm and event management, and data logging and trending are core features supported by the MC Works64. Other key features of MC Works64 include: vector-based 2D and 3D graphics

OMEGA Introduces Soil Moisture Data Logger OM-CP-SMR101A

Omega introduces its new series of soil moisture data loggers. The OM-CP-SMR101A series is a small, battery powered, soil moisture data logger in a weatherproof enclosure with high accuracy sensor and fast response time. It features a 4 Hz reading rate, a multiple start/stop function, ultra-high speed download capability, 1,000,000 reading storage capacity, optional memory

HEIDENHAIN Metrology DROs Shine with New LED Screens

SCHAUMBURG, IL – HEIDENHAIN’s line of highly successful metrology digital readouts (DROs) has now received an upgrade. New LED screens are now being released on QUADRA-CHEKs (models ND 1100 and ND 1200) and the GAGE-CHEK model ND 2100, previously all with LCD screens.  LED screens have been shown to be longer lasting and provide greater

Product Designs Require Careful Calculations

When QSI Corporation, now Beijer Electronics, decided to redesign a small human-machine interface (HMI) terminal, a team headed up by design engineer Bill Devenish sought to develop a simpler product to help the company become more profitable. They used Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) software to compress development cycles and identify ways to lower

USB Data Acquisition Module from Omega

Omega’s new OM-DAQ-USB-2401 series of USB 2.0 full speed thermocouple/voltage input data acquisition modules are fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports. This module is user programmable for type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N thermocouples or voltage input and features 8 Differential or 16 Single-Ended Analog Inputs, 24 Bit

HUMLOG20 Data Logger from E+E Elektronik

The new HUMLOG20 data logger from E+E Elektronik does not need to hide in any application. The state-of-the-art, elegant housing and the large display make the data logger a real attention-grabber. The current measurement values can be read off easily thanks to the large display, even from a distance of several meters. The price-performance ratio

Red Lion Modular Controller Series Approved for use in Hazardous Locations

Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces their Modular Controller series has been approved for use in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations, allowing the product to function in places where explosive gases, vapors and/or liquids may be present. Already deployed in a broad range of applications for data-acquisition and remote asset management, the successful Modular Controller

Yokogawa DXAdvanced Touch Data Acquisition and Display Station

Equipped with a new touch screen operator interface, the Yokogawa DXAdvanced Touch is a new model series of the highly capable DXAdvanced R4 data acquisition and display stations. The pressure-sensitive touch screen gives users a faster and more efficient way to navigate the display screens and normal operating modes of the unit, and it does

CAD and PDM Combo Facilitate Success

Swiss-based icotec AG developed industrial applications for a composite flow molding method using a fiber composite made of high-tech plastics that is strengthened with more than 50% carbon fibers. Highly resilient products can be made from it. They are corrosive-free, can be electrical and thermal isolating, and do not cause signal errors. These properties are

SNAP-AITM-4i Thermocouple and Millivolt Input Module from Opto 22

Opto 22 has introduced the SNAP-AITM-4i thermocouple and millivolt input module for industrial temperature monitoring and data acquisition, helping automation engineers and technicians achieve more accurate temperature readings, speed installation, and eliminate the need to purchase thermocouples with expensive, built-in isolation. The new module accepts up to four inputs from a wide range of thermocouples

Transmit Remote Data with 900 MHz

The TWE-Basic (RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD/B) transmits Ethernet data from remote locations, even in high interference environments. The “basic” indicates the removal of the standard RS-232 and RS-485/422 ports. It is a “slave-only” device, so it must be used in conjunction with a standard TWE or TWE-BUS radio acting as the master. Like the other Trusted Wireless radios,

Opto 22 Enhances Power Monitoring Modules

Opto 22 has enhanced the capabilities of its most widely used power monitoring modules to give customers broader voltage input ranges and better resolution for their three-phase power monitoring and energy management applications. Now the SNAP-AIPM-3 and SNAP-AIPM-3V can each monitor 480 VAC, 3-phase electrical equipment without the need for a potential transformer. Both modules

Verify the Degree of Cure

The Loctite® AssureCure™ System lets you quantitatively and cost effectively assess the degree of cure of light-cure adhesives.  A simple in-line process, it includes new adhesive technology, fiber optic light sources, a light detector unit, and software that tie into your PC or PLC. The system will confirm cure inline on 100% of production in

FLEETlog: High-Precision Data Logger

IPETRONIK, Inc has announced The North American market introduction of FLEETlog, a high-precision data logging device offering cost-effective mobile data recording capabilities. The logger is expressly designed for use within heavy vehicle fleet management applications, such as data acquisition and predictive maintenance; in-vehicle driver response and endurance tests; external vehicle measurements; statistical research; fuel efficiency

Ethernet-capable Optical Data Couplers Enables Live Video Communication

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces LS680 Series Optical Data Couplers. With speeds from 33 up to 50 times faster than competitive models, the LS680 is uniquely capable of transmitting signals, such as live video and other communication information, that were previously unavailable in material handling applications. Additionally, the LS680 has no operating controls such as push buttons, switches,

Custom Data Retrieval

This USB Solutions Kit eliminates data logging, graphing, and calibrating. It replaces the need for amplifiers, filters, and power sources with its plug-n-play design, making it suitable for strain gauge data retention. It handles load, force, pressure, and torque measurements. The software enables continuous data logging, live graphing, system calibrating, mathematical computing, and other configurations

Mobile health device links patients and healthcare professionals anytime, anywhere

As more health monitoring devices are rolled out to meet the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) changeover, the question is which technologies will take hold. Between the proliferation of health apps for smart phones and the first Continua Certified smart phone, Cambridge Consultants see an opportunity to drive a new market and lower health care costs

Laser Design Now Reseller of Renishaw Products

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Laser Design Inc. announced that it is now reselling Renishaw metrology probes and machine tooling, plus professional “Repair by Exchange,” and also used equipment. Renishaw products lead the industrial metrology market in accuracy and selection. Offering the Renishaw multi-axis motorized and manual heads and touch-trigger measurement probe systems for CMMs adds another

Advantech Introduces Two New I/O Modules

Cincinnati, OH – The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces two new I/O modules, an 8-channel Resistive Thermal Device (RTD) module (APAX-5013) and a 12-channel High Speed Analog Input module (APAX-5017H). These new modules provide advanced functionality for factory production, data acquisition, environment monitoring and facility monitoring applications. The APAX-5013 is designed for temperature data

HEIDENHAIN’s new Portable Interface Box Eliminates Need for PC Cards

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The new EIB 741 now available from HEIDENHAIN Corporation is an external interface box for precise position measurement. It is a network-capable measuring solution that removes the requirement of a PC interface card that is usually necessary when connecting measurement apparatus to an industrial PC or laptop.   The EIB 741 is

Will you be Advantech’s 1 Millionth ADAM Remote I/O Module Customer?

Get ready to celebrate 1 million ADAM modules sold worldwide with Advantech.  Advantech’s ADAM Remote I/O series delivers complete solutions, featuring a compact size, rich I/O interfaces, reliable operation and a wide temperature range for any industrial application. ADAM-6000 Ethernet I/O ModulesThrough Advantech’s GCL (Graphic Condition Logic) and Peer-to-Peer functionality, the ADAM-6000 series can act

Six Fiber Ports

Line of switches includes four new models—the 110FX2, 111FX3, 112FX4 and 114FX6. The switches handle communications in industrial data acquisition, control, and Ethernet I/O applications. Each model offers a combination of copper and fiber ports. The new additions use IEEE 802.3 Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseTX switching technology. The switches auto-negotiate the speed and flow of data

Siemens IT Solutions and Services Announces Teamcenter Based Content Management Solution

Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. and Siemens PLM Software, announced an integrated Teamcenter software based PLM content management solution. The new integrated service offering – PLM Driven Content Management – developed for the manufacturing industry sector will help customers to better support technical publications writing in development, service or after-sales business. The PLM Driven