Controls & Controllers

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

IE4-Rated EC Motor features integrated VFD.

February 10, 2016

Featuring IE4 Super Premium efficiency rating, U.S. MOTORS® brand 3–10 hp Electronically Commutated Motor is integrated with tuned Variable Frequency Drive. Brushless permanent magnet motor and drive are designed with ferrite magnets rather than rare earth magnets and have integrated user interface for setup. Design eliminates cabling between motor and separate control while minimizing EMI and corona. Motor is IP54-rated and mounts in all standard NEMA or IEC mechanicals/constructions. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Wireless/USB Interface collects data from multiple sensors.

February 10, 2016

Using LabQuest Stream™, students can collect scientific data from multiple sensors with mobile device, Chromebook™, or computer. Five sensor ports support variety of Vernier sensors for conducting multi-variable experiments and data-logging activities. Students can use LabQuest to collect up to 10,000 samples/sec using Bluetooth® wireless functionality or up to 100,000 samples/sec via USB connectivity. With high-capacity, rechargeable battery, multiple lab experiments can be conducted daily. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Drum Tumbler Control Options help optimize safety.

February 10, 2016

Designed to rotate plastic, steel, or fiber drums with corner-over-corner action, DrumTumblr™ offers selection of controls and enclosures with safety interlock. Supporting rotation speeds from 2–20 rpm, AC Control Package NEMA 4/12 for Non-Hazardous applications includes mast and box with adjustable timer, start/stop buttons, Emergency Stop button, 24 Vdc supply, and wire terminals to connect safety interlock switch. Explosion-Proof AC controls, NEMA 7/9 are available for hazardous areas. Read More

Vision Systems, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Joystick/Touchscreen Videoscope aids remote HD visual inspection.

February 10, 2016

Featuring ergonomic joystick and 8 in. HD touchscreen with 720,000 resolution, JT Alpha offers 4-way probe articulation up to 170° in each direction with automatic reset function. Touch trigger on joystick allows capture of still images or videos, and touchscreen can also serve as alternative to joystick regarding file capture. Along with high-intensity, adjustable LED illumination, features include 1.5 and 3 m insertion probes with protective solid multi-layer tungsten coating. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Wireless Controller supports IoT applications.

February 5, 2016

Available with internal Sure Cross DX80 Wireless Gateway or MultiHop Data Radio, Sure Cross® DXM100 connects local wireless networks with Internet and/or host systems. Cellular modem option eliminates need for IT infrastructures to connect remote equipment, while integrated wireless radio option enables Modbus connectivity to equipment. With interactive, programmable interface, operators can access system status and setup, view selected events or data, and perform site surveys. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Tooling System helps maximize factory efficiency.

February 5, 2016

With Tool-ID System, user can transfer tool data from pre-setting devices to machine tool and evaluate parameters that are run on machine. Data is assigned to tool via identifier, such as laser-engraved data matrix code, called up using scanner, and automatically transferred to machine control unit. Tool also provides production information in form that can be read by machine. Using this information, tool life or presetting data, as well as individual production steps can be monitored/controlled. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive/Motor Combination targets HVAC applications.

February 4, 2016

Available in 2 variants, VLT® DriveMotor includes features designed specifically for OEMs. VLT® FCM106 consists of 0.55–7.5 kW drive mounted as factory package on either induction or permanent magnet motor, while VLT® FCP106 utilizes same 4X drive, and, when purchased with adaptor plate, can be mounted on customers’ motor. With removable memory module, user can store motor database, drive software, parameters, SIPV files, error logs, and sensorless data. Read More

HVAC, Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Temperature Control System targets outdoor kiosks.

February 3, 2016

Using impingement flow to transfer heat, AA-230 Series cools objects via convection. Air-to-air thermoelectric assembly has 230 W of cooling power at ΔT=0°C. Heat is absorbed and dissipated through custom designed heat exchangers with high aspect ratio. Dual cold side air ducts can be oriented in any direction to accommodate obstructions and maximize circulation. Mounting horizontally to accommodate tight spaces, system provides solid state operation with non-CFC refrigerants. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Touch Thermostat controls electric floor heating.

February 3, 2016

Designed to control Danfoss LX Floor Warming Mats, LX Floor Warming Cables, or TX Thermal Trace electric heating products, LX205T Programmable Touch Thermostat can switch heating system on and off at predetermined times to help save energy. Unit features 3.5 in. smart touchscreen with intuitive control, high-resolution color display, built-in wizard, and energy log. Thermostat programming is based on 6 event days, and schedules can be copied from one day to another with single operation. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Custom Touchscreens can be redesigned as technology advances.

February 2, 2016

Available in resistive or capacitive versions, Custom Touchscreens are able to withstand environmental extremes with no mechanical movement and can be used with active stylus. Resistive models offer durable option with top sheet that provides shard containment if broken. Typical applications include machines in medical, automotive, appliance, telecommunications, and industrial controls markets.  Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Position Control Torque Arm System automates fastening process.

February 1, 2016

Used for critical fastening sequence applications, position control torque arm system consists of torque arm equipped with encoder and position control device. Touchscreen interface, used for programming and to track movement of position control torque arm, simplifies interactions for engineers. With automation device management system and screw counting technology, error proofing system helps manufacturers detect and eliminate screw-fastening errors during assembly process. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint's line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300's 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Display & Presentation Equipment, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Interactive Flat Panel Display enhances collaboration at meetings.

January 29, 2016

Collaboration features offered by Interactive Whiteboard D6500 increase productivity at meetings by letting users manage, mark up, and share documents and other content using finger, optional pen, or tablet app. Supporting HD resolution up to 1,920 x 1,080, 65 in. HD TouchPanel display can host up to 400 attendees via 20 connected interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) and 20 connected devices (including laptops, tablets, and projectors).
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Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Digital Lighting Controls leverage Bluetooth® technology.

January 29, 2016

Available in dimmer and switch models, Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth® technology provide ability to dim and time lighting without hub, gateway, or Internet connection. Users pair device with Leviton Decora Digital Dimmer and Timer App and use on-screen menu options to control lights via Apple or Android smartphone/tablet within 30 ft range. Along with flexibility to program timed events at set or random times, features include astronomical clock and countdown sleep timer. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Programmable SoC helps develop optimized user interfaces.

January 29, 2016

Offering single-chip solution with 32-bit ARM®-Cortex®-M0 core, PSoC® 4 L-Series provides up to 256 KB flash memory, 98 general purpose I/Os, 33 programmable analog and digital blocks, USB device controller, and CAN interface. System-on-Chip offers capabilities such as dual-mutual CapSense blocks with up to 94 channels for large, capacitive-touch home appliance applications. Additionally, device provides all resources needed to create products for emerging USB Type-C market. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Frame Size AA Drive delivers high power density.

January 29, 2016

Supporting use with motor cable lengths up to 165 ft (shielded) and 495 ft (unshielded), 6.8 x 2.8 x 6.1 in. G120C FSAA (Frame Size AA) replaces G120C FSA (frame size A) in power ratings from 0.55–2.2 kW (0.75–3 hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP. Re-engineering is not required when migrating from G120C FSA. In addition to reducing space requirements, AC drive's design offers UL open type, IP20 protection. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Medium Track Motion Platform provides modular flexibility.

January 28, 2016

Suited for robots and transfer applications, IRBT 2005 accommodates rapid product changes. Flexible medium track motion platform is available with up to 2 carriages as robot track, with additional carriage plates available to carry any necessary process equipment, and up to 3 carriages as transfer track. Modular design is comprised of 1 m lengths that can be connected to form 2–21 m track. Available variants include standard with covers on rails and rack only and fully covered. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Small Screen Touch Controller enhances wearables.

January 25, 2016

In addition to round and rectangular shapes as well as thick and curved lenses, S1423 supports swipes and gestures, including Android Wear home gesture, for such wearables as smartwatches and fitness trackers as well as touch-enabled appliances. Advanced Matrix Pad (AMP) technology, which optimizes touch accuracy and sensitivity, enables this ClearPad® touch controller solution to support operation with moisture on screen and while wearing gloves. Active power draw is <6 mW. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electro-Focus Lens Control broadens large format camera options.

January 25, 2016

Electro-Focus (EF) lens control provides ruggedized, all-in-one EF-lens control solution for Prosilica GT large format camera. GenICam feature access simplifies lens control by negating need for any serial commands. When equipped with EF lens, camera can automatically focus sequentially on subjects in different distances. In addition to the changing focus, aperture and focus control adjusts lens aperture as light conditions change. EF-mount lenses support PoE. Read More

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

Portable Data Loggers protect food and beverage products.

January 21, 2016

Able to measure from -4 to +140°F and 0–100% RH, Lascar EL-BT-2 Bluetooth Wireless Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers are suitable for monitoring and documenting food and beverage temperature in storage units. Units are equipped with LCD screen for status indication and can store up to 500,000 readings. Powered by rechargeable battery, loggers allow users to quickly cycle among Current, Min, and Max recorded values. EasyLog BT app for Android™ provides wireless access to product’s conditions. Read More