Controls & Controllers

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Compact Controllers target series production machines.

March 4, 2015

Combining CPU with I/O in one enclosure, Simatic S7-1511C is 85 mm wide with 32 digital IO ports and bit performance of 60 ns, while S7-1512C is 110 mm wide with 64 digital IO ports and bit performance of 48 ns. Both can be expanded to include additional connections using signal modules if required. Functions such as metering, measuring, and positioning are integrated into hardware. For integrating into networks, both models have Profinet connection with 2 ports and integrated Web server. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP Wireless MCU Platform enables battery-less IoT connectivity.

March 3, 2015

SimpleLink™ fosters development of battery-less designs with energy harvesting or multiple-year, always-on, coin cell-powered operation. Supporting Bluetooth® low energy (BLE), ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN, Sub-1 GHz, ZigBee RF4CE™, and proprietary modes up to 5 Mbps, platform provides flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless connectivity standards using one chip and identical RF design. Components include ARM® Cortex®-M3 MCU, Flash/RAM, ADC, peripherals, and sensor controller. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Stand-Alone HVAC Matrix Drive offers low harmonic distortion.

March 3, 2015

With 0–400 Hz output frequency and integrated input fusing to provide 100 kA SCCR, Z1000U comes in NEMA 1 models with ratings of 1–100 hp (208 V) and 7.5–350 hp (480 V). Matrix technology, which employs 9 bi-directional switches, eliminates need for rectifying circuit and DC bus while reducing THD to less than IEEE compliance standard of 5% without reactors and filters. Resulting current waveform smoothness reduces stress while improving displacement power factor to 0.98. Read More

Software, Controls & Controllers

Payment Processing Software suits health and fitness industry.

March 2, 2015

With MYiCLUBonline Premium, health club members can upgrade their agreement online without assistance from health club staff. Members sign with mouse or finger on mobile device, and copy of completed agreement is emailed to member as well as stored in DataTrak and in ABC's imaging system. Based on finger biometrics, cardless check-in system allows user to know who is in club at all times and insure only paying and current members are accessing facility. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Alarm/Pump Control Panels issue high-level alerts.

February 27, 2015

Intended for single-phase pump applications under 1 hp, Simple Simplex™ (SSP-X) UL-Listed panels feature lockable, 8 x 6 x 4 in., NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure. SSP-1 and -2 feature 2 or 3 float operation, high liquid level alert, and control capabilities for 120/208/240 V pumps, while SSP-3 Plugger provides high liquid level alert and includes 120 V receptacle to facilitate installation of pump/pump switch. High liquid alarm features include red beacon light, 85 dB buzzer (@ 10 ft). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

MicroTCA.4 System suits data acquisition applications.

February 25, 2015

Intended for large control and data acquisition applications, NAT-MCH-PHYS80 addresses requirements for high bandwidth to both AMCs and rear transition slot of MCH as well as for optical and copper uplinks in PCIe-based MTCA.4 systems. Board provides PCIe bandwidth of 128 Gbps to local main CPU; supports cascading of MicroTCA.4 systems to increase number of PCIexpress slots to 24, 36, 48, etc; and provides external PCIexpress access via 128 Gbps optical or copper uplinks. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Coupler Control System is designed for attachment versatility.

February 25, 2015

Offering standard and bypass operating sequence choices, Geith hydraulic quick coupler control system has minimized component design and meets current as well as proposed safety standards (ISO/DIS 13031). While dust- and water-resistant control box features 4 buttons (power, unlock, lock, and hydraulic pressure signal/bypass), mounting bracket accelerates and facilitates installation of compact control box via suction cups or small screws. Safety features include audio warning signal. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Configurable XMC Modules feature Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.

February 25, 2015

XMC-7K series feature reconfigurable Xilinx® Kintex™-7 FPGA and 128M x 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM. Eight-lane, high-speed serial interface on rear P15 connector for PCIe Gen 1/2 (standard), Serial Rapid I/O, 10 GbE, and Xilinx Aurora implementations are supported. While rear I/O provides 4- or 8-lane, high-speed serial interface on P16 XMC port, select I/O or LVDS pairs plus global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P4 or P16 port. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Graphical User Interface features modular design.

February 24, 2015

Able to be customized according to individual requirements, modular flexx-GUI features capacitive touchscreen, 1 mm cover glass with custom print, and temperature range of 0–70°C. Unit is based on 454 MHz ARM926EJ-S CPU with 64 MB RAM and 4 GB SD flash card. Enclosed in solid aluminum, device has 4.3 in. display with 480 x 272 pixel resolution and 16.7 million colors. External interfaces include 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45, and 1 x Mini USB for power supply. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Controls & Controllers

Sequencing Oligos optimize target sequence assembly.

February 23, 2015

Manufactured under rigorous conditions to ensure purity and low levels of cross-contamination, Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos are required for proper assembly of genome sample fragments. With cross-contamination thresholds as low as 0.25% or less, and both ISO 9001 and 13485 manufacturing available, sequencing adapters are suitable for life science research and molecular diagnostic applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Vacuum Ejector offers 2 product options.

February 23, 2015

Based on energy-efficient COAX® technology, piCOMPACT® manifold-mounted and functional ejector system is available with M8 6-pin connection option. Threaded connection withstands pull force, making it suitable for moving and vibrating applications, such as robotics. Second option is air valve with cleanroom housing for rooms that have requirements such as ISO 14644. Virtually no air or particles will leak from unit if exhaust air is piped away. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drives target OEM market.

February 23, 2015

Designed to drive servomotors rated up to 1,000 W, Luminary Series Servo Drives are suited for applications such as x-y tables, actuators, roll feeders, and any requirement where true position, velocity, and torque control are desired. Units can operate as single-axis analog drives or can be connected to Luminary Series Motion Controller for full multi-axis configurability. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Wireless Controller strengthens SMB networking.

February 23, 2015

Supporting NETGEAR business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points, ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller offers scalable, centralized solution for dense environments. Unit can support up to 200 access points in stacked arrangement, making it suitable for medium to large-sized organizations with high bandwidth multimedia needs. With Ufast™ protocol, WC9500 delivers ultra-fast access point discovery, Layer 2/Layer 3 fast roaming, and captive portal for guest access. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Grade Control System improves excavator performance, productivity.

February 20, 2015

Bobcat Depth Check system is available for use with Bobcat® E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50, and E55 compact excavators (standard or long-arm iterations). Sensor on trenching or grading bucket, sensor on arm, and sensor on boom connect to instrument panel inside cab to track precise location of bucket teeth. Accuracy of ±0.5 in. eliminates need for excavator operators to stop machine to enter and exit trench with depth measuring device. Unit also helps minimize over- and under-digging. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Motor Control Pre-Driver IC enables quiet low-power fan operation.

February 18, 2015

Accommodating 3.5–30 V input, TC78B006 series comprises single-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control pre-driver ICs available in 5.5 x 6.4 mm SSOP16 or 3 x 3 mm QFN16 package. PWM voltage and pseudo sine-wave current driving functions promote efficient and quiet cooling fan operation in data servers and home appliances, while automatic standby function reduces power consumption when fan is not in use. Additionally, IC can drive 2 external high-side Pch and 2 low-side Nch MOSFETs. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Fixed Voltage, 5 V Linear Voltage Regulators operate up to 175°C.

February 18, 2015

Ruggedized for automotive and industrial applications, CMT-ANTARES delivers up to 200 mA to output load from 5.5–30 V input. Output voltage is stabilized to 5 V ±5%, including all possible variations: initial accuracy, temperature changes from -55 to +175°C (Tj), line and load regulations. Immune to latch-up and resistant to ESD events up to 6 KV (HBM), chip is also protected against short circuits and power overloading by current limiter and has OTP triggering above 225°C (Tj). Read More

Controls & Controllers

pH Control System uses CO2 and gas injectors.

February 18, 2015

Suitable for treating very high flows in pipelines, large tanks, or treatment ponds, Model 5000B features external manifolds with Dif-Jet™ gas injectors that inject CO2 directly into circulating wastewater to lower pH. Non-fouling gas injectors do not produce back pressure over time and will last indefinitely. Powered by submersible pump, Model 5000B is controlled by PLC that is programmed to feed CO2 at certain trip point and automatically cut off CO2 feed once target pH is achieved. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Controls & Controllers

Radar Height Control offers fully non-contact solution.

February 17, 2015

Suited for header height control in agricultural market, Terrahawk™ has no moving parts, eliminating sensor wear. Because there is no sensor touching ground, it does not push crop, so there are no cables, chains, or straps needed for backing up. Sensor is compact, allowing flexibility in forward mounting while enabling operator to increase harvesting speed, even in rough terrain. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Single-Phase Soft Starter reduces startup current but not torque.

February 17, 2015

Reducing startup current while providing full start torque, SureStart soft starts single-phase compressors/motors and automatically adjusts to cover 1.75–7 hp range. Housing facilitates installation, and cover allows access to internal wiring lead terminals. Along with terminal block that uses flat-blade screws for lead connection, features include diagnostics; double-insulated, flame-retardant enclosure; and software that enhances starting capabilities in unsteady voltage conditions. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Compact AC Drive conserves energy in elevator applications.

February 16, 2015

Suited for new elevator drive installations and modernization projects, Quattro® AC Cube is all-in-one, regenerative, clean power elevator drive that maintains minimal harmonics and meets building power requirements. All drive- and regeneration-related power control components, including line and motor contactors, harmonic filters, and fusing, are integrated into space-constrained package. Voltage boost feature supplies additional voltage for operation. Read More