Controls & Controllers

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

Controls & Controllers

Extrusion Control System utilizes Windows CE-based HMI.

February 13, 2015

Featuring Allen Bradley and Ifix systems, MAX Extrusion Control System provides integrated line control for all extrusion applications including pipe, profile, tubing, sheet, fiber, and film. System also allows for control of temperature, speed, amperage, and pressure of extrusion system via 17 in. HMI touchscreen. In addition to logging of up to 100 variables to USB memory stick in .CSV file format, system supports printing of customized production data screens and unlimited recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Lead Acid Battery Controller features DIN-Rail mount design.

February 12, 2015

Featuring redundant inputs for two independent sources, modular TSP BCMU360 Series provides management system with which to charge and monitor external lead-acid battery. These 360 W, shockproof and vibration proof units, intended for uninterruptible 24 and 48 Vdc bus voltage, operate from -25 to +70°C and incorporate battery protection system for over-voltage, deep discharge, short circuit, and reverse connection. Other features include alarm signals, remote on/off, and metal casing. Read More

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

Sealed Linear Encoder is designed for motion feedback.

February 12, 2015

With scale cross section of 14 x 10 mm and glass scale to carry measuring graduation, MSA 170 suits motion applications in various industries as well as CNC applications. Features include graduation of 20 micron and scanning carriage that operates on reflected light principle. Integrated in scanning unit, encoder electronics are available with 1 Vpp or digital TTL output signals with resolution to 0.1 micron. Max measuring length is 520 mm, and + 5 or +3 micron accuracy grades are available. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Automatic ID, Controls & Controllers

Biometric Card interoperates with iCLASS and ProxCard readers.

February 12, 2015

By integrating Zwipe Access Biometric Card, HID Global's iCLASS® and 125 kHz ProxCard® users can authenticate themselves without having to add biometric readers to existing security system. On-card fingerprint scanner with 3D capacitive technology ensures only authorized cardholder can activate card communication with reader. This eliminates problems associated with lending or borrowing ID badges to access buildings, university labs, hospital pharmacies, and data centers. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Security System Interface App offers Geofencing capability.

February 11, 2015

Supported by Apple® and Android™, DMP Virtual Keypad™ App offers Geofencing capability that lets users create virtual fences using cellphone-based location services (GPS). Alarm system recognizes fence exit/entry, triggering Favorite to automatically activate lights, locks, or thermostats. Also, customers can receive Smart Arming Reminder if they are last to leave premises. Solution enhances security and convenience while reducing energy expenditure for residential and commercial accounts. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Wireless 6 in. Touchscreen supports voice command recognition.

February 10, 2015

Along with 5.7 in. capacitive touchscreen, widescreen display, and H.264 streaming video, TST-602 offers 15 customizable tactile pushbuttons as well as ability to use voice commands for control. Primary touch screen functionality is supported via Crestron ER wireless communications, which can be used in combination with Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) in dual-mode operation. Incorporating field replaceable Li-ion battery, unit supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security protocols. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Vibration Cancellation System uses voice coil technology.

February 5, 2015

Integrating serial-type architecture of STACIS® technology with voice coil technology, frame-mountable Stage-Base™ 450 offers vibration and motion cancellation technology for semiconductor tools that incorporate high-precision motorized X-Y stages. Commercial solution provides active floor vibration cancellation starting at 0.6 Hz increasing to 10-to-1 reduction by 2 Hz with voice coil technology. Optional voice coil motors with feed-forward control enable even faster settling time. Read More

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

Microcontrollers suit home appliances and factory automation.

February 4, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor, Models TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG can operate at up to 120 MHz. Both MCUs incorporate 2 modules, each containing programmable motor driver, 12-bit AD converter, and Vector Engine technology, which consists of hardware-based vector control processor for motor control applications. In addition, TMPM475FDFG incorporates CAN controller. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP100 package with 0.5 mm pitch, both devices operate at 4.5–5.5 V. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Lighting Control targets public service providers.

February 3, 2015

Combining lighting control module and software, VantagePoint™ enables public service providers, such as cities, municipalities, and utilities to remotely monitor and control street and area lights. Radio transceiver allows reporting of actual energy consumption for each streetlight. Designed to fit into all NEMA standardized socket fixtures, module includes self-discovery feature that identifies type of light and adjusts to accommodate its capabilities, such as dimming or flashing. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Machinery & Machining Tools, Controls & Controllers

Wireless DNC Unit also connects via USB.

February 3, 2015

Able to communicate directly to CNC that comes from manufacturer, Wireless USB DNC (Distributed Numerical Control) Unit can connect directly to USB port on machine tool while communicating via wireless network. Users, without running CAT5 cabling, benefit from all tools provided by eNETDNC, such as file rev. control and 20,000 V of surge protection, while still being able to control the DNC from office. Operators can also view directory listing at CNC Control and transfer files. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starters feature push-in connection technology.

January 30, 2015

Requiring no tools for installation, PT versions of CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 offer mixture of forward and reverse motor operations, adjustable overloads, and emergency-stop function. When properly optioned, one motor starter can provide up to 4 motor control functions in single unit, while also providing safety solution up to SIL 3 PLe. Hybrid motor starters feature wear-free operation, DIN rail mounting, and both low-voltage and line-voltage control configurations. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Controls & Controllers

Web Guide Controller features lighted, 4.3 in. touchscreen.

January 30, 2015

Along with operator panel that displays icons for controlling basic web guide functions, EVO 150 offers EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and discrete I/O communication protocols that facilitate integration with existing PLC controls. This 24 Vdc controller features 150 W of power with ability to control brushed and brushless actuator motors. Web interface allows uploading/downloading of guide system settings and performance parameters, and controller can be DIN rail mounted in existing control panel. Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

HVAC Monitoring System integrates Internet of Things.

January 30, 2015

Powered by Intel® IoT Gateway along with Intel® Decision Solutions: Trend Analytics Module, Intelligent Equipment™ enables HVAC systems to be monitored and controlled remotely from any mobile device, allowing quick adjustments to correct ineffective systems. Solution lets HVAC systems deliver financial summaries of energy savings; sync with weather forecasts; intuitively adjust for occupant comfort and energy efficiency; and give users direct access to power usage levels and CO2 use. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Gear Reduction Starter combines IOCP and IMS features.

January 30, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13 L engines, Delco Remy® 38MT+™ (P/N 8200977) features Integrated Over Crank Protection (IOCP) via built-in circuit breaker that protects starter from thermal damage and automatically resets at safe operating temperature. Integral Magnet Switch (IMS) reduces voltage drop and ensures solenoid receives max available voltage in any starting condition, while electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear to promote reliability. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Temperature Process Controller provides dual LED displays.

January 29, 2015

With J, K, R, and S thermocouple inputs, CN243 Series 1/16 DIN Controller can monitor and control temperature or process applications using PID or on/off control. Dual LED displays provide local indication of process value and setpoint value. Controller also features process inputs, RTD and thermistor inputs, alarm functions, 3-step ramp and soak, digital input, and password protection. Unit is suited for factory automation, refrigeration, semiconductor line heating, and plastics processing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electric Thermostat uses Meshscape® wireless mesh technology.

January 28, 2015

Designed for retrofit to existing HVAC infrastructure without disruptive rewiring, Wi-Stat IIIe replaces existing manual, analog, or programmable thermostats. Wireless/standalone thermostat can support most single or dual stage conventional heating and cooling systems as well as heat pump systems. Unit is suitable for large multi-zone buildings as part of centralized Building Automation System, or can act as conventional digital 5/2 day programmable thermostat. Read More