Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Safety & Security Equipment

Lockheed Martin Advances Modernization of Current GPS Ground Control System for U.S. Air Force

December 3, 2016

CUP2 Operational Control Segment Upgrades Now Fully Operational

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 1, 2016 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation.

The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step in...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

SAKOR Technologies Selected to Build Test System for Dream Chaser Atmospheric Flight Control System

December 1, 2016

Test system acts as spacecraft emulator to test overall system performance

SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in the implementation of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, announces that it has supplied a test system to Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) to be used to test the atmospheric flight control system for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft. Dream Chaser...Read More

Controls & Controllers

Rockwell Automation to Showcase Plantwide Control Solutions and Technology at POWER-GEN International

November 30, 2016

Company to showcase methods for achieving higher levels of reliability while reducing operational costs

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 28, 2016 - Rockwell Automation will feature a suite of solutions for the power generation industry to enhance efficiency, optimize plant operations and meet regulatory requirements at POWER-GEN International from Dec. 13 to 15 in Orlando, Florida.

At the...Read More

Controls & Controllers

NEMA Elected Michael Pessina as chairman of 2017 Board of Governors.

November 29, 2016

Michael Pessina, co-CEO and president of Lutron Electronics Company is elected as chairman of 2017 Board of Governors. Immediate Past Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester of Current powered by GE and first Vice Chair and Treasurer David Nord of Hubbell Incorporated, were included as additional officers. Michael Pessina was appointed as president in 2011 and held his current position since July 2015. Michael is member of Lutron’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

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Construction Equipment & Supplies, Controls & Controllers

ZX220X-5 GCS900 Grade Control System uses total station technology.

November 24, 2016

Using GNSS, GPS, laser, sonic or total station technology, ZX220X-5 GCS900 Grade Control System accurately positions the blade or bucket in real-time. Available in either 2D or 3D configuration, device suitable for earthworks that makes design surfaces, grades and alignments accessible to the operator on a display inside the cab. System significantly reduces material overages and improves contractor's productivity and efficiency.

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Controls & Controllers

Champion Thermostat provides maintenance alerts.

November 24, 2016

Featuring hexagon interface touch screen, Champion Thermostat is capable of connecting seamlessly to HVAC system using smartphones. Providing quick heat and cool, unit offers easy installation and energy efficient performance. Designed for high capacity cooling and heating, device sends alerts to homeowner when maintenance is required and provides contractor contact information through app.

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Controls & Controllers

Siemens Process Control System First Product with IEC 62443 Security Certification

November 24, 2016

• TÜV SÜD certifies that the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 process control system conforms with the security standards IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-3-3

• Simatic PCS 7 is the first product to be certified by TÜV SÜD according to IEC 62443

• Comprehensive security measures and functions to protect plant operation Siemens is the first company to obtain security certification...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

TPCxxCA Suppressors are available in AEC-Q101-qualified versions.

November 23, 2016

Designed to protect sensitive electronics against electrostatic discharge (ESD) and voltage transients induced by inductive load switching and lightning, TPCxxCA Series 1500W PAR® transient voltage suppressors provide temperature range of -65 °C to +185 °C. Offering breakdown voltages from 11 V to 36 V, unit exhibits clamping capability from 15.6 V to 49.9V. Meeting MSL level 1 standards per J-STD-020, device measures height of 1.1 mm typical.

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Controls & Controllers

Trapped Key Interlocks Protect Workers at HV Substations

November 23, 2016

Kirk access interlocks increase safety in switchgear applications, prevent arc flash

North Canton, Ohio (November 21, 2016) - KIRK interlocking products provide safe access to switchgear within HV substations. Trapped key access interlocks and key exchange units restrict physical entry and prevent dangerous operating conditions, ensuring that personnel operate equipment according to...Read More

Controls & Controllers

DNF Returns to NAB Show NY with a New Control Panel for Live Production

November 21, 2016

Easy-to-operate 2-Channel on-air Controller Joins DNF's Wide Range of Simple-to-Sophisticated Configurations

Northridge, Calif. - DNF Controls - the award-winning and acknowledged leader in Human-to-Machine and Machine-to-Machine interfaces, announced its return to NAB Show® New York. The company will show an array of control solutions, including the new MRP-200SE, a 2-channel...Read More

Controls & Controllers

Coleman Thermostat provides maintenance alerts.

November 19, 2016

Featuring hexagon interface touch screen, Coleman Thermostat is capable of connecting seamlessly to HVAC system using smartphones. Providing quick heat and cool, unit offers easy installation and energy efficient performance. Designed for high capacity cooling and heating, device sends alerts to homeowner when maintenance is required and provides contractor contact information through app.

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Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

1908 and 1908P Digital Multimeters provide up to 0.01Hz resolution.

November 19, 2016

Suitable for signals from 10Hz to 120kHz, 1908 and 1908P Digital Multimeters enable frequency, capacitance, and temperature measurements. Providing built-in data logging, even in remote locations, devices offer USB interface for remote control and read-back. With RS232, GPIB, and LXI-compliant LAN interfaces in 1908P, units include internal rechargeable batteries for 'use anywhere' versatility and five capacitance measurement mode ranging up to 120uF.

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Controls & Controllers, HVAC

Johnson Controls Brings Innovative New Technologies to 2017 AHR Expo

November 19, 2016

Company’s expanded portfolio advances energy efficiency and increases building intelligence

MILWAUKEE - (Nov. 17, 2016) - Johnson Controls will showcase several innovative new technologies at the 2017 AHR Expo, January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas (booth numbers C2929, C3124 and C3329). The technologies include Verasys™, YORK® YVFA chiller, YORK EcoAdvance, BlueStream™ Hybrid...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Safety & Security Equipment

Xilinx to Showcase Latest Industrial IoT Solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2016

November 19, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) will showcase the latest Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions with its All Programmable hardware, software development environments, comprehensive IP portfolio, and system-level expertise at SPS IPC Drives 2016. Xilinx's system architects and Alliance Members will demonstrate differentiated, highly integrated, and system cost...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Simotics HV HP Motor offers Short delivery periods.

November 18, 2016

Covering power of up to 70 megawatt, Simotics HV HP motor offers optimized base frame to reduce noise and vibrations. Available with gas and dust explosion protection and variety of cooling methods, unit ensures optimum interaction to Sinamics medium-voltage converters within Integrated drive System (IDS). Suitable for use in aggressive and potentially explosive atmospheres, motor meets API, TR CU, CSA and NEMA certification requirements.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Effective Protection for Electric Motors and Loads

November 18, 2016

  •  High-performance Simatic ET 200SP motor starter with new versions and functions
  •  Now particularly powerful with four adjustment ranges up to 5.5 kilowatts
  •  New fail-safe versions for a wide range of switching and monitoring tasks
  •  New functions, such as motor blocking protection and Quick Stop, for greater throughput, productivity and availability
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Controls & Controllers

Touch-Screen Thermostat features proprietary hexagon interface.

November 17, 2016

Enabling communication with both conventional and connected HVAC systems, Second Generation Touch-Screen Thermostat allows connection to the HVAC system Via smartphones or tablets. Sending homeowners alerts when maintenance is required, unit provides contractor contact information when that information is uploaded. Device offers advantage of quick heat and quick cool feature for short-term high-capacity heating or cooling to reach set points quickly.

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Controls & Controllers

Unidrive M600 Boosts Sugarcane Delivery at Thai Plant

November 16, 2016

A Control Techniques Unidrive M600 variable speed drive is helping a major sugar plant in Thailand to guarantee the efficient delivery of sugarcane between processes.First established in 1946, Mitr Phol Sugar Corp is the largest sugar producer in Thailand today, the biggest in Asia and the world’s fourth largest, producing 2 million tons of sugar a year from its various plants. To help...Read More

Controls & Controllers

Wieland Electric Expands samosPRO COMPACT-PLUS Safety Control Module Capabilities with Industrial Press Function & Support for Multiple Fieldbus Protocols

November 16, 2016

EtherNet/IP & EtherCAT support added to the programmable safety controller system, along with critical safety functions for new & existing press machinery

ONTARIO, CANADA (November 14, 2016) - Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has added six new industrial press function control blocks to its samos®PRO COMPACT-PLUS...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

GCS900 Grade Control Systems offer fewer interruptions and less machine downtime.

November 14, 2016

Using Trimble RTX™ technology, delivered via satellite, to "fill in" for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages, xFill technologies enables uninterrupted connectivity and accuracy. With more machine uptime and fewer work stoppages, technology maintains RTK-level accuracy during periods of radio or cellular interruption. Unit provides decrease in accuracy for period of 5 minutes in construction applications.

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