Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Mass Flow Controller delivers instant-on, real-time operation.

May 16, 2016

Designed for original equipment manufacture and process integration, 20SLPM BASIS™ model controls gas flow rates. BASIS series, featuring instant on technology, offers models with FS at 100 cm³/min and 1 or 20 Lpm. Models perform at full accuracy within 70 msec, and 100 msec control response enables real-time reaction to upstream fluctuations. Multi-gas and single-gas units offer NIST-traceable accuracy of ±(1.5% of reading + 0.5% FS) as well as multiple communications options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services

Trimble Offers a Free App for AMERICAN Flow Control Water Valves and Hydrants

May 13, 2016

Trimble Unity AFC Mapper App Allows Customers to Map and Capture Data on Hydrants and Valves using Trimble Handhelds, Smartphones and Tablets SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the release of its AFC Mapper App, a free, standalone Web and mobile app that can run on the latest version of the Trimble® Unity software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for managing critical... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services

Sciaky, Inc. to Highlight its Patented IRISS(TM) Closed-Loop Control for its Groundbreaking EBAM(TM) Metal 3D Printing Technology at Rapid 2016

May 13, 2016

CHICAGO – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that it will highlight its patented IRISS™ closed-loop control, which powers its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems, at the Rapid 3D Manufacturing Event in Orlando, Florida.     IRISS,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller improves high-speed application performance.

May 13, 2016

CompactLogix 5380 controller supports high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. When combined with Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 msec. Event triggers from I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution, while dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports DLR topologies or use of multiple IP addresses. Built-in system and field power terminals as well as multiple security features are standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

OEM Controller supports fiber optic signaling sensors.

May 13, 2016

Containing transmitter and optical receiver, which operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link, Model MR380-0 provides turn-key solution for OEMs integrating MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors into their product. Transmitter sends constant light level via transmit fiber which is interrupted when fiber optic switch activates or sensor beam is broken. Operating from 5–24 Vdc, controller provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output for activating external relays. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics

AMAG Technology and March Networks Deliver Integrated IP Video Surveillance and Access Control Solution

May 12, 2016

OTTAWA and TORRANCE, CA - March Networks® and AMAG Technology are pleased to announce the certified integration of the March Networks Command™ Enterprise video management solution with AMAG's Symmetry™ Access Control system. The integration provides organizations with a single, unified IP video surveillance and access control solution that enables better situational awareness, improved... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Patch Panels increase network flexibility.

May 10, 2016

Keeping cables secure and in identifiable order, patch panels terminate all cable runs coming in from various rooms to one main location. Design facilitates network re-configuration and troubleshooting when desired/necessary. Models include 12- and 24-port, Cat5e and Cat6, shielded and non-shielded versions. Along with ABS plastic housing, features include SPCC metal frame, and gold-plated RJ45 port contacts. Products are 110/Krone punch down tool compatible.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electronics Chassis Manager provides intelligent control.

May 10, 2016

IQCM-20 Intelligent Chassis Manager provides diagnostic, management, and control functions for electronic chassis. Supporting VPX, VME, and other types of chassis, stand-off mounted solution features 20 analog and 8 digital sensors in addition to GUI; fan controls; Ethernet, USB, and/or RS 232 interfaces; and field-upgradable firmware. Capabilities include datalogging, monitoring of up to 8 voltages, and data password protection.<br /> Read More

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

Automation Torque Control System increases productivity.

May 9, 2016

With digital adjustable torque setting, variable torque and speed control, and multiple I/O options for integration with PLC, SH-Series helps manufacturers optimize assembly area, reduce labor, and increase productivity. Windows®-based software allows customization for each fastening application, and multiple fastening strategies can be implemented for sensitive or difficult to assemble joints. Robotic fastening system also features built-in error proofing and screw counter. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Green & Clean

Pulsation Dampener supports AODD pump applications.

May 9, 2016

Constructed of 316L stainless steel with PTFE diaphragm, AODDampener is specifically designed to eliminate pulsations in air operated double diaphragm pump applications. Unit employs automatic air control that utilizes existing compressed air source in AODD pump system for charging. As fluid line pressure increases, air charge in dampener is increased to match it. When line pressure drops, dampener bleeds off charge, keeping dampener optimally charged for maximum dampening effect. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital Valve Controller supports Profibus protocol.

May 9, 2016

Available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications, Fisher&trade; FIELDVUE DVC6200p with Device Type Manager software supports control valve startup, commissioning, and diagnostic activities. Failsafe option enables users to set instrument to hold its last value or position to actuator fail, based on process needs. Incorporating control logic, module assignment, and linkage-less, non-contact sensor technology, controller and DTM provide plug and play capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Stage handles payloads up to 22 lb.

May 9, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 1, 2, and 4 in. and velocity to 0.8 ips, Model L-406 delivers smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Recirculating ball bearings ensure optimized guiding accuracy with minimum backlash. Compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers higher velocity. Mounted on motor shaft, integrated rotary encoder sensor provides position feedback. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Control Chips offer direct upgrade paths.

May 9, 2016

Series PCD46x1A features single-axis (PCD4611A), dual-axis (PCD4621A), and quad-axis (PCD4641A) models. With respective QFPs of 48, 64, and 100 pins, chip package and terminal allocation of all three models are compatible with those of PCD46x1 series. Series PCD46x1A can also mount on same boards as previous chips. Functionality lets CPU connect to chips with 8-bit parallel bus connection or 4-wire serial interface. When connecting with latter, terminals D0&ndash;D5 can be used as GPIO ports. Read More

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

Siemens to Provide Con Edison with Mobile Resilience Transformers

May 6, 2016

  • More compact, lighter and environmentally-friendly transformers allows Con Edison to reduce transformer replacement time from months to days
  • First transformer of its kind worldwide
  • Transformers for quick replacement in response to extreme weather and unexpected events
Siemens is providing Con Edison, the utility that powers New York City and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

NEXCOM Digital Signage Software PowerDigiS Boosts Customer Satisfaction for SMB Retailers

May 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan – NEXCOM has released the free edition of its digital signage management software, PowerDigiS, to help enhance customer satisfaction and boost sales revenue for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the retail industry. NEXCOM's PowerDigiS software features a web-based remote management console and a user-friendly interface, allowing SMB retailers to manage digital... Read More

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

Cryptography-Enabled 32-bit MCU adds security to IoT devices.

May 6, 2016

Supplied in 144-WFBGA package, CEC1302 (Part No. CEC1302D-SZ-C0) allows for pre-boot authentication of system firmware to ensure it is untouched and uncorrupted. This prevents such attacks as man-in-the-middle, denial-of-service, and backdoor vulnerabilities. Also, MCU can be used to authenticate any firmware updates and thereby protect system from malware or memory corruption. Features include ARM® Cortex®-M4 core as well as private key and customer programming flexibility.<br /> Read More

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

ABB FACTS Solution to Help Maintain Grid Stability for TVA as Power Generation Mix Changes

May 5, 2016

ABB – ABB FACTS solution to help maintain grid stability for TVA as power generation mix changes Dallas, Texas – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest public utility in the US, is installing ABB’s static var compensator (SVC) technology to help ensure system reliability as fossil fuel component of total energy mix declines. SVC’s enhance grid stabilization and at the same... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Configurable Caliper Set makes critical QC measurements.

May 5, 2016

With TigerSPC Caliper Set, users can make critical quality control measurements for parts up to 16 ft long, with accuracy to ±.006 in. Snap-on jaws accommodate end to end, miter to miter, hole to hole, hole to center, and hole to end measurements without recalibration. Accommodating both standard and custom attachments to meet specific application, TigerSPC is available with optional TigerStop table system for mounting TigerSPC in various sizes, from working length of 4&ndash;16 ft. Read More

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

Monitor/Control System optimizes chemical injection process.

May 5, 2016

Integrating into existing tank, pump, and electrical systems, SignalFire Chemical Injection Monitoring and Control Package provides control, operational visibility, and diagnostics for chemical injection process. Closed-loop control enables precise daily dosage, and operational visibility of tank levels, temperature, and pump status allows early detection of issues. Along with auto volume and auto production modes, features include local and remote monitoring/control support. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

MPU-Based Motor Controller extends device run time.

May 4, 2016

Suited for mobile equipment and linear actuators, DCR Series provides control of PMDC motors. Ability to maintain variable speed control while batteries discharge increases run time for battery-powered devices. Along with 12&ndash;48 Vdc input and 1/100&ndash;7.5 hp ranges, this 4-quadrant drive features microprocessor-based design that offers flexibility for customized OEM solutions with multiple I/O configurations, wired and wireless control capabilities, and packaging options. Read More