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

Slim IO-Link Master

Compact, Rugged, and Reliable 4-Port IO-Link master for EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT networks IO-Link masters, rated for IP67 protection, can be machine-mounted. This 4-port slim IO-Link master has the same functional features as the 8-port IO-Link master series in a more compact format. This module is available on three popular industrial networks: EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and

What’s the security rick for industrial networks?

According to a cyber security study, many industrial networks connected to the internet and rife with vulnerabilities including legacy Windows boxes, plain-text passwords, and lack of anti-virus protection. CyberX, the industrial cybersecurity company safeguarding ICS infrastructures worldwide, announced its findings in its “Global ICS & IIoT Risk Report,” a comprehensive review of the current state

What’s new about the Industrial IoT?

Alan Griffiths, Principal Consultant, Cambashi Cambashi recently completed a research project into the industrial application of the Internet of Things (IoT).  The aim was to establish the market’s structure and direction based on interviews with major players combined with desk research. Many of the technologies that make up Industrial IoT are well established in their

Encoders meet the needs of electric automation

These encoders suit a range of electric based applications, including semiconductor, robotics, medical technology, and drive technology. The ECI 4000 absolute inductive rotary encoder is for hollow shaft diameters of 180 mm. It is robust and accurate and has a modular system with a scale drum and a separate scanning unit. Mounting characteristics make them suitable for

Ensure medical imaging stays cool

Medical imaging systems provide detailed pictures on the structure of a body in multiple topographies. Detailed contrasts are visible between the different soft tissues and are useful in neurological, cardiovascular and oncological analysis. CT and PET scanners use ion radiation created by X-rays to capture topographical images, while MRI equipment use magnetic and radio frequency

Actuators for when space is limited

Tool and die, work-holding, specials manufacturing, and plastic injection molding industries need actuators that can fit into tight spaces. The Compact Hydraulic actuators save space without sacrificing performance. This new product family offers two series: Medium (CMH) and High Pressure (CHH). The CMH offers pressures up to 2030 PSI (140 Bar) whereas the CHH offers

Sensor handles harsh environments

The TopworxTM GO Switch Model 52M is a 12 mm proximity sensor for applications in outdoor, and challenging industrial environments. The new sensor is well suited for material handling, mobile equipment, industrial equipment, and food and beverage processing applications. The GO Switch 52M is durable and does not require power. It operates across a wide

Smooth and safe motors

These stainless steel motors meet the extreme environment needs of the food and beverage industry. Food Safe motors have smooth contours and sealing that exceeds IP69K for water to maximize motor life in high pressure, sanitary cleaning environments. The high ingress protection rated enclosures offer fully encapsulated windings, sealing the motor inside and out. Combined

Researchers take a step closer to using graphene in electronics

Graphene is a carbon consisting of one layer of carbon atoms. It is said to be an excellent conductor and thus offers potential in the electronics industry. Plus, it is said to be one of the strongest materials ever tested. And, it’s nearly transparent. But, according to those who have worked with this material, once

SPIROL launches eCommerce for Coiled Spring Pins

SPIROL now offers a new, secure, and easy-to-use eCommerce platform at While all of SPIROL’s engineered components will eventually be available for purchase through, the first product available for online purchase is the Coiled Spring Pin. As the inventor of the Coiled Spring Pin in 1948, SPIROL has set the industry standard for this

Advanced electronic overcurrent protection in compact 12 mm EtherCAT terminals

Beckhoff announced the new EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional, inflexible stand-alone systems. With an extended range

Beckhoff EL922x EtherCAT I/O for system-integrated overcurrent protection

Beckhoff now sells EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional, inflexible stand-alone systems. With an extended range of

Flat cabling for a round cable world with Cicoil

Download Cicoil Ebook Not your father’s flat cable Innovative design enhancements make flat cables strong candidates for applications where round cable was once the natural choice. Register to download this ebook now.

HEIDENHAIN’s new “Connected Machining” catalog highlights digital networking solutions for industry 4.0

As worldwide manufacturing trends towards connectivity and digital networking, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION continues to meet this need with control solutions and options now summarized in its new “Connected Machining” catalog.  Available for download here, this new HEIDENHAIN catalog details solutions that place the TNC operator at the center of digital order management and networked with all production-related areas.

More productivity2000 PLC discrete I/O modules added by AutomationDirect

The AutomationDirect Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available. New DC discrete I/O modules (starting at $50.00) include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and

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

Balluff’s new photoelectric BOS 21M ADCAP is at the forefront of innovation

Balluff is excited to announce the release of the new technically advanced BOS 21M ADCAP photoelectric sensor.  Configuration of this multi-function sensor is accomplished via IO-Link.  This sensor enhances Balluff’s industry leading portfolio of photoelectric sensors which includes all standard sensing modes & miniature sizes.  In addition the BOS 21M ADCAP satisfies the requirements of

WAGO adds 3-phase ECO to EPSTIRON® power supply portfolio

WAGO extends the EPSITRON Power Supply offering with the new addition of 3-phase ECO Power Supplies. These new versions are equipped with levers and Push-in CAGE CLAMP technology for fast, tool-free wiring. Integrated test slots allow for simple testing and a third negative terminal on the output side allows for direct grounding. While the ECO

Beckhoff expands ultra-compact industrial PC series with the new C6030

Beckhoff today announced the release of a new, ultra-compact Industrial PC (IPC), the C6030.With highly flexible application options, the new series of space-saving Beckhoff IPCs that first launched with the C6015 has proven to be extremely successful in the marketplace. With the addition of the new C6030 IPC, the advantages of dramatically reduced space requirements,

Mitsubishi Electric Automation new CNC dealer locator tool

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has added a new feature on its website to make it easier for end users and others in the machine tool industry to locate OEMs and dealers who offer CNC machine tools that use Mitsubishi Electric controls. Through the new CNC Dealer Locator, customers can easily find dealers or OEMs by location

New incremental Linarix draw wire sensors

POSITAL is expanding our incremental encoder family to add our line of draw wire sensors. These new programmable linear sensors allow for even more versatility to our ever expanding LINARIX series. A unique Internet-enabled configuration management system for programmability lets our users update and program these sensors on the spot. Variety of measurement lengths, from

CLPA highlights growth of CC-Link IE development solutions

The CLPA displayed a variety of industry standard development solutions for CC-Link IE, CC-Link IE Field Basic and their fieldbus counterpart CC-Link at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017. The group also launched new IEFB development solutions by two key CLPA partners, Hilscher and Texas Instruments (TI). The Hilscher solution is an extension of their industry standard netX platform

Industrial IoT using artificial intelligence

Alchemy IoT, a provider of IoT Asset Intelligence for industrial applications, today launched with $4 million seed funding from Aweida Venture Partners and several angel investors. The startup’s cloud-based application, Clarity helps users achieve a greater return on their industrial assets and competitive advantage. The product introduces a “no-code” approach to IoT Asset Intelligence that […]

PTDA 2018 Leadership Development Conference

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is now taking registrations for the PTDA 2018 Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 22-23, 2018, at the Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas. PTDA members continuously seek ways to educate their future management teams so they can step into a supervisory role ready to excel. The PTDA […]