Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Software

Logix-based Controller offers sequencing of batch process.

July 22, 2016

Leveraging Logix-based controller platform, SequenceManager allows operators to configure, view, and obtain information about batch sequences stored in controller, optimizing visibility and accessibility to all stages of production process. OEMs can develop, test, and deliver skids as fully functioning, standalone equipment that can seamlessly integrate into site’s existing batch strategy without need to redeploy code. Product is suited for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Non-Industrial Products, Transportation Industry Products

Thomson Provides Motion Control Products for Student Tractor Design Competition

July 20, 2016

RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, was a silver sponsor of this year’s International Quarter Scale (IQS) tractor design competition of the American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE).  In this annual event, engineering students design and build garden-sized tractors and then compete in a variety of... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Danfoss Partners with New AB-QM(TM) Sales Representative for Oregon/Washington

July 19, 2016

Danfoss has announced its partnership with Johnson Barrow, which will serve as its newest sales representative organization for Danfoss’ line of AB-QM™ pressure independent control valves (PICVs) in Oregon and Washington. With offices in Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., Johnson Barrow has been serving the Pacific Northwest for more than 50 years. The company represents more than 40... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pull Cable Tension Monitor helps prevent errors for contractors.

July 19, 2016

Preventing cable overstretch that can lead to faulty cable installation, touchscreen-operated G-Series Smart Pull produces physical, visual, and audible alerts to let contractors know when pulling force of cable exceeds 80% of manufacturer recommendations. Second alert is given when pulling force has met 100% of tension limit (10,000 lb max). Stored directly in 128 MB onboard memory, information obtained during pull can be exported via onboard USB port or emailed via PullCalc app. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tension Control Solutions include controller and thin load cell.

July 19, 2016

DIN-rail mount MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Controller offers input for measuring diameter, which allows for precise taper tension; advanced stop and hold functions; and gain compensation. Also available, Thin Load Cell, which consists of European-style load cell, accommodates machine space restriction requirements and is compatible with all MAGPOWR tension controllers and amplifiers. Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

World's First 1,000 HP Low Nox Mobile Boiler Room Ready for Service

July 18, 2016

Nationwide Boiler Inc. and Superior Boiler Works complete production of one-of-a-kind mobile boiler room FREMONT, CALIF., and HUTCHINSON, KAN. – Nationwide Boiler Inc. and Superior Boiler Works have completed production of the world’s first 1,000 hp mobile boiler room. The one-of-a-kind piece of equipment is ready for service, the companies announced today. The ASME Section I firetube... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Cognitive Pump Control optimizes boiler efficiency.

July 18, 2016

Pre-engineered and fully tested, variable speed Eco Propel integrates boiler firing rate with pump speeds, optimizing boiler and system efficiency while reducing electrical consumption. Demand is calculated based on supply temperature and return temperature, and boiler firing rate is determined from outdoor air sensor, header sensor, or set-point. To harmonize operation, 0-10 V signal is communicated to pump, ensuring desired flow and constant delta T across all firing rates. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Medical-Grade Handheld Controls use frequency-hopping protocol.

July 18, 2016

Wireless handheld controls use bidirectional, 32 RF-channel protocol (2.4 GHz) that changes transmission frequency 200 times per second to provide reliability in surgical and therapeutic medical applications. Programmable sleep mode, <200 msec wake-up time, and real-time battery charge status monitoring extend battery service life and facilitate power management. Available with ratings up to IPX8 and up to 14 digital and analog control functions, controllers can be customized to application. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fully-Automated Recording of Temperature & Humidity

July 15, 2016

Fully-Automated Recording of Temperature Humidity Are you working in an HVAC application such as temperature monitoring in vents and ducts, humidity recording in greenhouses, or logging carbon dioxide levels in schools? Data loggers are an affordable way to automate environmental data collection for HVAC system validation. Compact and highly accurate, they’re ideal for monitoring indoor... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

AKUA's Secure Gateway Solution Selected by Duesmann & Hensel Recycling

July 15, 2016

Persistent cargo monitoring and tracking will facilitate improved logistics BALTIMORE - AKUA LLC announced today that Duesmann Hensel Recycling has signed a contract for AKUA's data-as-a-service to provide cargo tracking and humidity monitoring of precious metals recycled from used catalytic converters worldwide. The award is a result of a successful proof-of-concept trial conducted... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Integrated Panel Systems come in Type 4 or 4X enclosures.

July 15, 2016

Offered in variety of materials, shapes, and types, Integrated Panel Systems include HI 4050, HI 6500, HI 6500-XP, or HI 6600 series weighing instrumentation, configured with various options, mounted on DIN Rail in hinged type 4 or 4X enclosure with associated pass through glands for power, communications, up to 4 sensors, and up to 3 output cables. With advanced features such as buttons, switches, and relays built in, systems can be integrated into complex industrial manufacturing operations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat minimizes setpoint input requirements.

July 15, 2016

Wiser Air™ employs Eco IQ™ self-learning feature, which requires users to provide feedback only when uncomfortable. In doing so, Eco IQ constantly adjusts temperatures to create optimal occupant environment while maximizing energy conservation 24/7/365. Plug-and-play, Wi-Fi®-enabled thermostat also utilizes WeatherSentry™ weather forecasting service to learn how long it takes to change temperature in home during all types of weather and plans ahead to hit users' preferred target temperatures. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Efficient Unidrive AC Drive Solution Delivers Power & Reliability in a 50% Smaller Package

July 14, 2016

It is a continuous challenge for manufacturing companies to deliver greater efficiencies in production at ever-lower costs. Businesses strive to work leaner and push their manufacturing processes harder, meaning reliability, efficiency and performance are constantly under strain. Freudenberg Performance Materials understands these issues. The business, a global leader providing innovative... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Modular high-density Housing

July 12, 2016

Middletown, Pa. – With the ME-IO housing from Phoenix Contact, design engineers can create and build their own custom controllers, rather than settling for an off-the-shelf controller that doesn’t suit the application needs. A variety of widths, heights, and configurations yield a wide range of design options. The ME-IO can accommodate up to 60 connection points in an 18-mm wide package.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Dynamic Systems Inc. and Northlake Partners Announce a Joint Venture integrating their Applications to Provide a Fully Automated ERP Solution for Seafood Processors

July 12, 2016

Now Seafood Processors can manage their business in Real-Time Redmond, WA – Dynamic Systems Inc. and Northlake Partners announce a joint venture integrating their applications to provide a fully automated ERP solution for Seafood Processors that collects real-time production traceability and shipping information.  The result is a powerful system that will increase productivity, lower... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 213 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

July 12, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 213 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release spans 49 product categories and expands coverage through the 2016 model year with more than 100 million additional VIO. SMP continued to make expansions to its diesel program, with the introduction of a diesel fuel injection harness, diesel fuel... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

DDR Memory-Termination Linear Regulator suits space applications.

July 12, 2016

Available in 16-pin dual-ceramic flat package, QML Class V and 100 krad (silicon) RHA qualified TPS7H3301-SP is immune to single-event effects up to 65 megaelectron volts per centimeter squared (MeV/cm²). This double-data-rate (DDR) memory linear regulator, which integrates 2 monolithic power FETs for source and sink termination and one internal voltage reference, has 0.16 in.² footprint. Stable termination power supply ensures single-event effects do not impact read-and-write operations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

AlsoEnergy Accelerates Push into Utility Scale PV Market

July 11, 2016

America's #1 solar monitoring provider in the CI markets offers the industry's most comprehensive solutions for utility-scale PV. BOULDER, Colo. - Over the past 5 years utility-scale PV has been the fastest-growing solar power market in the US. AlsoEnergy, the leading solar monitoring provider for commercial and industrial markets in the US, has gradually added new products and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion System delivers dynamics, repeatability, stability.

July 11, 2016

With VULCANO XY as part of it is 3-piece-design stacked system, XYZ3TH consists of mechanical bearing-based platform integrating iron core linear motors. Stage is configurable and can be outfitted with module (theta, ZTheta, ZThetaTip Tilt) suited to application. Mechanical bearings provide stiffness in XY plane as well as vertically, allowing accelerations up to 2.5 g, speeds up to 2 m/s, bidirectional repeatability of ±250 nm (X and Y axes), and position stability in the nanometer range. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Gravimetric Blender Controller increases volume and speed.

July 7, 2016

Backward-compatible with earlier control systems, Maguire® 4088 enhances communications with devices in Industry 4.0 setting and offers centralized control of blending and loading. Options for operators include keypad/digital thumbwheel interface or touchscreen. Batch accuracy of blender remains at ±0.1%, but controller increases volume, speed, and reliability of data transfer. Features include 32-bit data processing speed, supported speeds from 16–120 MHz, and maximized memory capacities. Read More