Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller maximizes machine uptime.

October 24, 2014

Offering output current ratings up to 4 A, samos®Pro series enables safe load switching in industrial machine safety circuits. Modular configuration can start with as few as 8 inputs and 4 outputs and scale to 384 inputs and 192 outputs. Rated for 24 Vdc input (nominal), these 22.5 mm wide DIN rail-mounted modules are available with screw clamp or cage clamp pluggable terminals. If short circuit occurs, controller only switches off power outputs from locally affected module. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Distributed Control System offers virtualization capabilities.

October 24, 2014

With DeltaV™ Virtual Studio v2.3, DeltaV DCS utilizes virtualization capabilities for implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test, and training systems. Program offers prebuilt virtual machine templates that enable virtual machine creation without software installation. Release includes high availability and disaster recovery options, as well as ability to live migrate critical applications from affected hardware to minimize downtime during maintenance. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

High-Speed Drives target vertical lathes.

October 24, 2014

Using planetary reducers, high-speed versions of DRP, KRP, and KRPX Drives simplify design of mechanical transmission systems of both large rotary tables used on vertical lathes over 2,000 m and smaller tables used on milling machines. When meshed with drive gear, reducers on TwinDrive and DualDrive solutions cancel 100% of backlash. Reducers have been hardened to allow continuous operating cycles and can achieve rotational speeds up to 28 rpm-1. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

BLDC Motor Driver reduces fan/small pump application noise.

October 22, 2014

Supplied in 24-pin, 8 x 6 mm HTSSOP, DRV10983 enables users to tune motors for reliable start-up and optimal performance using configurable, 3 A driver with integrated control logic. This 24 V brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver features 180° pure sinusoidal, sensorless operation and start-up algorithms that minimize operational noise and eliminate startup clicks/pops. Along with code-free configurability, features include integrated on-chip protections, power FETs, and sensorless control logic. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Rack Mount Computer targets compact COTS applications.

October 22, 2014

Featuring 19 in. rack mount design, 14-slot Mild to Wild System can be configured to run legacy applications ranging from Intel P4 to dual Intel 10 Core Xeon CPUs on Ivy Bridge architecture. Backplane can interface with combinations of PCI, PCI/PCIe, and PCIe across 10 slots. Four 5.25 shock-mounted storage slots are available for HDDs, SSDs, and DVD drives in fixed mount or on removable carriers. With 650 W of power, system is suited for applications ranging from process control to ATE systems. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

High-Density SFF RAID System reduces space, energy requirements.

October 21, 2014

Intended for use by SMBs, EonStor DS 1024B RAID systems feature 24 bays for 2.5 in. drives. System supports 432 TB per array with added expansion enclosures (also for 2.5 in. drives). Supported enterprise-class data services include optional 4-tier automated storage tiering. For security, systems support self-encrypting drives (SED) and remote replication disaster recovery. Snapshot, volume copy/mirror, thin provisioning, and other services are also included. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Control Panels allow safe data exchange over bus system.

October 21, 2014

Intended for swing arm systems, openSAFETY Control Panels require only bus and power connection so they can be placed where needed without cable harnesses. Users can choose different display sizes and ratios, as well as various touch technologies. Number and arrangement of buttons, switches, and E-stop buttons are also configurable. Available in housings rated up to IP65, control panels render hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode, and start buttons obsolete. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Software

Multi-Robot Controller operates unmanned ground vehicles.

October 17, 2014

Running on touchscreen tablet using Android-based app, uPoint™ Multi-Robot Control System simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation, and inspection. Virtual joystick allows users to touch and drag anywhere on main video feed to steer robot, while predictive drive lines help guide operators through tight spots. With video recording function, users can capture digital evidence and upload it to cloud or secure network where files can be managed, retrieved, and shared. Read More