Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

FICO Decision Management Suite Rolls Out Across Shell's Chemical Plants

June 14, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. -     --  FICO® Decision Management Suite helps design and maintain advanced         control strategies that improve plant safety and profitability.     --  Advanced optimization capabilities increase the reliability of the         decisions.     --  Real-time optimization calculates the best action for every situation         while... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

High Power Modular Drives minimize necessary component count.

June 14, 2016

Unidrive M and Powerdrive F300 variable speed drives, both available in frame size 11, provide flexible method of building compact, reliable, high-power solutions. When paralleled together, Unidrive M can control asynchronous and permanent magnet motors in systems up to 2.8 MW (4,200 hp). Frame 11, as 250 kW (400 hp) module, lets system builders to create high power solutions with minimal components and offers fast current control algorithms and high switching frequencies. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Pendant Controller provides analog voltage or USB output.

June 14, 2016

Accommodating TS Series miniature proportional joystick, PC Series is suited for controlling unmanned vehicles, robotics, and other remote controlled applications. Game-style handheld unit is molded with high-impact, glass filled nylon and features modular design, enabling OEMs to configure as needed. Standard units can be specified with miniature Hall effect joysticks, snap action pushbuttons, and USB interface. Environmentally sealed up to IP67, controller withstands harsh conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital Dynamics Announces LabVIEW Support for SuperIOr® Controllers

June 13, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA - Digital Dynamics, Inc. (DDI), in partnership with AltaStream Control Systems, Inc., has announced the addition of SuperIOr Controller device drivers to interface with the LabVIEW® graphical programming measurement and simulation software. LabVIEW (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a system-design platform and development environment for a... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Galaxy Control Systems Demonstrates Advanced Capabilities and Integrations of System Galaxy Software at ESX 2016

June 13, 2016

Access Control and Management Solution Delivers Greater Control of Systems, Enhanced Situational Awareness and Stronger Overall Security Fort Worth, TX – Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, is highlighting the many advanced features of its popular System Galaxy Software here at ESX 2016. Among the capabilities the company is... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Controls & Controllers, Safety & Security Equipment

DMP XR550 with 96 Doors of Access Control Wins ESX 2016 Award

June 13, 2016

ESX 2016 Innovation Award Winner Fort Worth, TX, June 8th, 2016: As announced at the 2016 ESX Innovation Awards, the DMP XR550 with its expanded Access Control capability wins the 2016 Innovation Award for best of Controllers: Stand-alone, Networked, or Appliance-based systems. The XR550’s 96 doors capability was created to allow the already powerful commercial control panel... Read More

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

Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application

June 10, 2016

Challenge A contract manufacturing company needed help improving the quality and supply chain reliability of rigid-flex circuits for a power distribution control circuit application. The product had been in production already, but had issues with circuit failure. The existing rigid-flex circuit design also did not meet IPC standards for materials and construction. A solution was needed that... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor Controller Redesign for a Leading Pump Manufacturer

June 10, 2016

Challenge Epec was approached by a leading pump manufacturer to redesign a pump motor controller. The company produces pumps that serve the Chemical, Industrial, Food, Beverage, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Automotive industries. They were experiencing pump failures where the motor controller was overheating and damaging the pump motor. The manufacturer did not have any technical data... Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI Assembly for Portable Digital CR System

June 10, 2016

Challenge A customer requested Epec to design and manufacture a custom Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a portable digital imaging system used in industrial applications. The HMI needed to be designed so it could be mounted into a shallow pocket in their preexisting designed plastic enclosure. The maximum overall stack-up height requirement was 0.150". A secondary challenge was that the... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Large Touch Displays support precision stylus, object rejection.

June 9, 2016

As optically-bonded, 84 in. 4K interactive display, 84-inch SANTE ProTouch module features fine-tip stylus capability and anti-glare cover glass. Optical bonding, without any visible lines on screen, promotes optical clarity and display contrast. As projected capacitive solutions available for 32–84 in. touchscreen applications, SANTE ProTouch modules also offer object and water rejection function for touch tables and precision stylus capability for interactive displays. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Glebar Develops Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Process for Fuel Injection Nozzle Valves

June 8, 2016

Single Disc Roller Application Reduces Lead Times and Tooling Costs; Supports Fast Track Development Projects and Long-Term Production Runs RAMSEY, N.J. – Glebar (www.Glebar.com) has developed a centerless grinding process on its GT 610 CNC for automotive manufacturers that expedites the development process of fuel injector nozzle valves, leading to... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Matrox Unveils Mura IPX 4K IP Decode and Display Card at InfoComm 2016

June 8, 2016

Matrox Unveils Mura IPX 4K IP Decode and Display Card at InfoComm 2016 High-density IP decoding and four 4K outputs on a single card provide the power and versatility needed in control rooms for operator workstations, personal video walls and multiviewers The Matrox Mura™ IPX 4K IP decode and display card is a cost-effective, easy-to-integrate multiviewer for control rooms and AV... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Matrox MuraControl Video Wall Management Software Now Available for Matrox C-Series Multi-display Video Cards

June 8, 2016

Intuitive apps for Windows and iPad provide an easy way to manage video walls for digital signage, corporate and control room applications Matrox MuraControl video wall apps for Windows iPad provide an easy way to manage video walls for digital signage, corporate and control room applications. MONTREAL — Matrox® Graphics today announced that its popular MuraControl™ video wall... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Protected Motor Controllers protect multi-motor applications.

June 8, 2016

Series KTV7 combination motor controllers are intended for use with VFDs featuring output frequency of 400 Hz or less in multi-motor installations for such industries as food and beverage, material handling, and factory automation. With fixed magnetic trip and interruption ratings available up to 65KaIC at 400 and 480 V, these current limiting devices provide disconnect function for motor branch circuits, branch-circuit short-circuit protection, and manual (ON/OFF) switching. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Transportation Industry Products

AGC Control Platform does not require reflectors or markers.

June 8, 2016

Compatible with all AGV types, NDC8 platform consists of navigation, hardware, and software components. This complete and scalable system, via its natural navigation capability, eliminates need for reflectors or markers to existing environment and offers OEMs as well as integrators freedom to arrange and rearrange way AGVs move in warehouse or factory. Multi-navigation support is useful when serving storage space using one type of navigation and production area using another. Read More

Controls & Controllers

US Navy Selects UEI to Provide I/O Controller for LCAC SBC4 Upgrade.

June 7, 2016

Walpole, MA — United Electronic Industries (UEI) is pleased to announce the US NAVY has selected the company’s DNR-MIL series I/O control chassis in conjunction with its VxWorks BSP as the new Command, Control, Computers, Communication and Navigation (C4N) SBC4 Control, Alarm and Monitoring System (CAMS) for the LCAC fleet.  UEI’s DNR-MIL chassis was selected as it was flexible enough to... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

DNF Controls Brings New Level of Controls to InfoComm 2016

June 7, 2016

LVCC North Hall #N762 Manufacturer to feature simple “Go-To” solutions designed to save time and budget and meet everyday needs of Pro AV applications Northridge, CA -- DNF Controls – the award-winning and established manufacturer of Human-to-Machine and Machine-to-Machine interfaces - is bringing 26 years experience designing off-the-shelf and custom control solutions to InfoComm. ... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

B&R to Present Integrated Machine Control Platform and Advanced Technologies at IMTS 2016

June 7, 2016

Modular automation solution unifies CNC, PLC, HMI, robotics, safety and more At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, BR Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,... Read More

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

Solid-State Light Source Driver digitally controls 20 sources.

June 6, 2016

Powered from universal VAC input, 5000B-500 independently drives, controls, and modulates up to 20 different solid-state sources, including combinations of LEDs and LDs and IR VCSEL arrays. USB and Ethernet interfaces are used to control intensity, pulse width, and duty cycle of each solid-state source. Unit provides constant current control up to 4 A per source channel, any given number of like channels can be paralleled together, and 24 Vdc output supports operation of cooling fans. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Control and Monitoring System operates obstruction signals.

June 6, 2016

With universal 24–48 Vdc input, A0/A1 Red Controller System operates Vigilant Low (L-810) and Medium (L-864) Intensity Red Obstruction lights on meteorological or cellular towers where solar/battery or generators are used as power source. System offers steady-on mode as well as configurable flash rates of 20, 30, or 40 flashes/min to meet FAA requirements. Monitoring system measures current flow into marker lights, triggering report or alert via contact closure if voltage is out of spec. Read More