Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Hosokawa Alpine Implements New Zone Temp Control, HMI to Boost Production on Blown Film Lines

June 28, 2016

Machine builder utilizes Siemens hardware, software and communications platform on lines up to 9 layers of co-extrusion; achieving <1ºF of temp variation Hosokawa Alpine American (Natick, Massachusetts) is a leading supplier of blown film extrusion systems to the North American plastics industry; with standard lines ranging from single-layer to 9-layer co-extrusion. The company recently... Read More

Automatic ID, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Biometric and Card Readers provide contactless access control.

June 28, 2016

Employing state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, MorphoAccess SIGMA Series Readers deliver quick user identification and advanced anti-fraud features. Units include color touchscreen and buzzer for advanced interactivity, can be used with any electronic device with Web access, and support Prox, iCLASS, MIFARE, MIFARE Plus, DESFire, and NFC cards. Suited for high-traffic, high-security applications, touchless MorphoWave Tower Readers can capture and match 4 fingerprints with single hand movement. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

ABS Upgrades Studio, Control Rooms as Part of HD-SDI Upgrade For TVW

June 27, 2016

SEATAC, WA — With design and installation from professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), TVW, the Washington Public Affairs Network, has converted its entire plant to HD-SDI to better serve its cable and online viewers. The $3.4 million project included an overhaul of three existing control rooms and master control, plus the addition of a fourth... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Safety & Security Equipment

Wireless Burglary Control Panel supports up to 232 Z-Wave devices.

June 24, 2016

XTLplus&trade; includes all features needed for residential or small commercial applications, including Z-Wave Plus&trade;, dual communication (Cellular and Wi-Fi®), and 48, 2-way, 900 MHz zones. While distributed wireless system makes it difficult for intruders to disable system, flexibility of core location maximizes performance. App used to control system from smartphone, tablet, or browser facilitates operation. Average installation time of 30 min or less, and panel handles up to 6 areas. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Future Electronics Promotes Zilog's ZNEO32! Line of 32-bit Cortex-M3

June 23, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of ZNEO32! 32-bit Cortex-M3 based programmable motor controllers from Zilog. Zilog's ZNEO32! uses high performance 32-bit computing, 3-phase PWM generators, and high speed ADC units to provide an effective,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Control Unit enables non-retroactive parallel operation.

June 23, 2016

EPCOS VIP-3-TP Touch Panel facilitates intelligent coupling of 3 reactive power compensation systems. In conjunction with EPCOS BR7000-I/S485 power factor controller, unit permits completely non-retroactive parallel operation of systems with 3 feed-ins and coupling switches. At same time, unit enables symmetrization and visualization of measured values. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Programmable 2-Button Keypad enhances wireless lighting control.

June 23, 2016

Supporting installation in new and retrofit lighting projects without running new wires, Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II provides full scene control for transition areas, such as corridors and hallways, in residences, hotels, and offices. Scalable design simplifies incremental system expansion, and wireless 2-way communication protocol provides fully synchronized on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads. Keypad also supports multi-event programming and control of discreet loads/scenes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Sensorless 3-Phase Motor Controller aids BLDC implementation.

June 22, 2016

Supporting 5.5&ndash;20 V operating range (4.5&ndash;40 V transient), AEC-Q100-qualified LV8907UW enables streamlined solutions for driving 3-phase brushless motors. IC, in base configuration, can operate without external MCU and does not require any programming. Open- and closed-loop speed control are possible. For more complex applications, LV8907UW can support MCU via integrated linear regulator, LIN transceiver, and watchdog timer. Integrated dual-stage charge pump allows 100% duty-cycle operation. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Magma Thunderbolt and PCIe Expansion Systems Validated with Matrox Video Wall and AV-over-IP Solutions

June 20, 2016

System integrators can now quickly and easily create high-density encoding and decoding mobile command centers MONTREAL — Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced that Magma Thunderbolt® and PCIe® expansion systems have been tested for reliability and functionality with the complete range of Matrox PCIe-based video wall and AV-over-IP product lines. The new collaboration facilitates rapid... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller supports industrial IoT.

June 20, 2016

Combined with Honeywell&rsquo;s Experion® Process Knowledge System, ControlEdge&trade; PLC provides secure connectivity and tight integration to devices from multiple vendors. Unit uses OPC UA protocol and built-in cybersecurity for smooth integration. PLC offers Universal I/O, providing remote configuration and late design change flexibility. ControlEdge PLC is focused on process industries requiring discrete control, such as water treatment, terminal automation, and coal/ash handling. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Thermal & Heating Equipment

LEWCO Designs Vertical Conveyor Ovens for Drying Soil Samples

June 17, 2016

SANDUSKY, OH. - LEWCO, Inc. was recently challenged to design two conveyor ovens that could not only handle a high production rate of a soil testing laboratory but also accommodate their limited floor space.  The result:  two custom electrically heated, vertical conveyor ovens.  The ovens will be used to dry moisture from the soil samples prior to testing.  The samples will be carried by... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Motion Control Influence at IMTS

June 17, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN, the international leader in precision measurement components and systems, comes an opportunity to view not only its newest motion control breakthroughs to the world at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 show this Fall (Booth #E-5226 / Quality Pavilion), but also see highlights from two of its many internationally-owned... Read More

Controls & Controllers

DVI Awarded Patent for Volt/VAR Optimization

June 17, 2016

- Volt/VAR control methodology expands on previous voltage conservation patent - Patent expands DVI's reach into integrated distributed generation, storage, photovoltaic, microgrids RICHMOND, Va. - Dominion Voltage, Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D), today announced that it was recently awarded a patent related to its proprietary Volt/VAR... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motor Drivers boost powertrain performance.

June 17, 2016

For powertrain applications, Model DRV8305-Q1 features programmable slew-rate control and operates down to 4.4 V to support start-stop functionality. Three-phase brushless DC gate driver operates from -40 to 150°C, meeting AEC-Q100 Grade 0 automotive specification. For design flexibility, 100 V Model UCC27211A-Q1 half-bridge gate driver supports brushed and brushless DC motor applications. Device features propagation delays of 15 ns, rise and fall times of 7 ns, and 4 A peak gate drive. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Advanced HMI/Operator Interface

June 16, 2016

Direct Device Access The NS Series touch screen HMIs offer built-in Ethernet communications, exceptional alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing direct resetting of faults, these HMIs save time and effort in troubleshooting and quickly return your lines to production. The NS Series achieves flexible data access to a variety of devices.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

B&D Technologies Adds IMO Automation as a New Vendor

June 16, 2016

This partnership expands BD Technologies’ solar product offering and provides customers with access to a leading global innovator. Macon, GA – B&D Technologies has partnered with IMO Automation to bring solar and automation controls to its product line offering. IMO Automation is at the forefront of control component technology specifically developed for the renewable energy market. Its... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Hybrid Drives suit commercial and industrial applications.

June 16, 2016

Part of ACCU-Series&trade; line of variable speed and inverter duty products, U.S. MOTORS® brand Hybrid Drives&trade; are off-the-shelf digital AC drives that typically require no programming or commissioning, and can be up and running in 10 minutes. Units are rated 1&ndash;10 hp and come with analog interface. Available as IP20, NEMA 1/IP20 and 50, and NEMA 4X/IP65, drives can be equipped with basic enclosures as well as those used for indoor and outdoor watertight applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Industrial Panel PCs with Modular Design Platforms Include a Wide Range of Embedded PCs and Touch Displays Solutions for Automation and Control Systems Applications

June 15, 2016

AIS’s Modular Panel PCs Offer Customers Flexibility, Scalability and Customization with their Choice of Intel® Core™ i7 and Atom™ based IPCs, and 12.0” to 24.0” Monitor Components for both HMI and SCADA Applications IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Operator Interface... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Emerson Honored by Frost & Sullivan for Driving Customer Success in Capital Projects

June 15, 2016

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Emerson Process Management has earned Frost Sullivan’s 2016 Growth Excellence Leadership Award for its portfolio of best practice technologies and services, which together are transforming how capital projects are executed. Through its Project Certainty initiative, Emerson is helping to deliver some of the most complex capital projects in the process industry on time and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Future Electronics Promotes Infineon's XMC4500 Microcontroller Series for Industrial Applications

June 15, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of Infineon's XMC4500 microcontroller series for industrial applications. XMC4500 combines Infineon's leading-edge peripheral set with an industry-standard ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, resulting in a power... Read More