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Mazak Booth Draws Thousands at IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

Company spotlights new advanced manufacturing systems and SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak hosted a record number of visitors through its booth during the six days of IMTS 2016, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 12-17. The company demonstrated over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these were its next-generation HYBRID Multi-Tasking... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

FreeWave Technologies and Techneaux Announce New Intelligent Sensor Network Solution

September 21, 2016

Partnership offers IIoT hub based App for instant visualization of edge devices SAN FRANCISCO - JavaOne 2016, Booth #5212 – FreeWave Technologies (www.freewave.com), a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) wireless networking solutions, today announced it has partnered with Techneaux Technology... Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC Hardware/Software Solution enhances milling machines.

September 21, 2016

As complete package for CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters, NUMmill includes CNC hardware and software that provide scalability as well as intuitive, conversational style UI. This CNC milling machine control solution offers canned cycles suite with 3D simulation for pre-process verification as well as functions for material removal of basic pockets. Based on Flexium+ modular CNC platform, NUMmill is typically configured with 3 or 4 linear axes and one rotary axis. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Wireless Microcontroller offers dual-band connectivity.

September 19, 2016

Expanding functionality of IoT networks, SimpleLink™ CC1350 combines Sub-1 GHz transceiver and Bluetooth low energy radio, as well as ARM® Cortex®-M3 core in single, Flash-based, 4 x 4 mm QFN package. Device offers range up to 20 km on coin cell battery for building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid, asset tracking, and wireless sensor network applications. Sleep current of 0.7 µA allows for more than 10 years of battery life. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Media Gateway Controller supports multiple interfaces.

September 14, 2016

MAPS™ MGC can be configured to simulate end-to-end call between Signaling Gateway (SG) and Media Gateway (MG) by simulating SIGTRAN, MEGACO (with text- and binary-based syntax support), and MGCP interfaces in order to test hybrid TDM-IP network. Able to be integrated to end-to-end test environment for 2G, 3G, and VoIP networks, controller supports multiple commands and message templates and facilitates defining of variables for protocol fields. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular Switch Control System offers scalable solution.

August 19, 2016

With Modular Switch Control System, users can put together almost unlimited size switching system, from small matrixes to systems with multiple chassis and hundreds of switches. System is based on Controller Board that provides external interfaces and sends commands to intelligent Switch Modules via internal I2C buses. Switch Modules sit on and control user's Driver boards which can hold relays, RF switches, attenuators or provide digital I/O lines. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital I/O Controller features variable width pulse command.

August 3, 2016

In addition to over-current protection on all outputs, 48-channel Model IA-3125-U2i features isolated USB port designed to isolate board from host PC to handle EMI/RFI noise. Board also includes operating Pulse outputs, dry contact, and built-in sequencer. Outputs are capable of handling 0.7 A each. With built-in daisy chain capabilities, up to 250 modules can be controlled and managed by single USB interface. Model IA-3125-U2i can serve as Solenoid/Valve/LED controller. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Modular high-density Housing

July 12, 2016

Middletown, Pa. – With the ME-IO housing from Phoenix Contact, design engineers can create and build their own custom controllers, rather than settling for an off-the-shelf controller that doesn’t suit the application needs. A variety of widths, heights, and configurations yield a wide range of design options. The ME-IO can accommodate up to 60 connection points in an 18-mm wide package.... 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

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, 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

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

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller handles up to 126 analog I/O.

May 24, 2016

Providing power of programmable automation controller in small form factor, FC6A MicroSmart executes basic instructions in 0.042 µs and provides 640 KB program memory. There are 1,024 timers, and 6 of 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100 kHz. Available with 16, 24 or 40 I/O, controller has built-in RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. SD memory port and mini-B USB port can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating, or recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

CBK Engineering Integrate Perle in Remote Alarm Multiplexers Installed at the Rockefeller Center, Two World Financial Center and the Pepsi Building

May 17, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN — Keeping Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), HVAC and other environmental systems operational is common sense critical. If these systems fail, business operations in any affected building face a shut-down. To prevent these types of disasters, CBK Engineering was approached by an electrical contractor in New York City to design a Remote Alarm Multiplexer system. The idea was... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Compact Embedded PC is used for Ethernet communication.

May 16, 2016

As PC-based controller in compact, Bus Coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, CX8190 employs 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex™-A9 processor; hosts 512 MB RAM; and runs Windows® Embedded Compact 7 OS. Ethernet port and 2-port switch allow for real-time Ethernet or EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP), and programming is supported with TwinCAT 3 via fieldbus or Ethernet interface. Operating range is -25 to +60°C, and 1 sec UPS is provided for storing persistent data. 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

Digital Valve Controller supports Profibus protocol.

May 9, 2016

Available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications, Fisher™ 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

Controller IP targets mobile, automotive, IoT applications.

April 29, 2016

Compliant with MIPI® CCI, I²C, and MIPI I³C specifications, DesignWare® MIPI I3CSM facilitates integration of multiple sensors into applications. Master and slave operating mode support enables systems with several ICs to connect to all sensors on one I³C bus, while in-band interrupts incorporated within 2-wire interface minimize pin count. Solution supports data rates up to 26.7 Mbps, dynamic address allocation, multi-master operations, and 32-bit ARM® AMBA® APB slave interface. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

OSAI Provides CNC Control for Fabru PlastJet 3C 3D Printers Providing High Precision, Simultaneous High-Speed Operation

April 25, 2016

Chicopee, MA – OSAI announced that it now provides its OPENcontrol for the Fabru PlastJet 3C Model printers. These printers provide high precision, high-speed operation using three different plastic materials simultaneously. Designed for industrial prototype applications, the PlastJet 3C operation is based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) following a CAM path managed by OSAI’s... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller integrates PROFINET support.

April 7, 2016

samos®PRO COMPACT lets machine design engineers integrate non-safe peripheral devices into program and relay controller information back to such devices using PROFINET communication. Base controller (SP-COP2-ENI), compatible with samosPLAN5+ programming software, enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in machine or building engineering network. Along with USB and Ethernet interfaces, base controller module offers 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe I/O.
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