Computer & Communication Controls & Controllers

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 I3C<sup><sub>SM</sub></sup> 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.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CANopen Remote I/O Unit offers 8 I/O expansion slots.

March 25, 2016

Designed for CANopen protocol slave devices, CAN-8823 is based on flexible CAN bus technology and CANopen DSP-306. Control units, which work with ICP DAS USA analog and digital remote I/O modules, comply with CANopen specifications of DS-301 V4.02 and DSP-401 V2.1 and come with utility for dynamic creation of EDS files. Features include dynamic Process Data Objects, EMCY object, error output value, SYNC cyclic and acyclic, as well as standardized communication for real-time data processing. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Huawei's Continuing T-SDN Innovation Shines at OFC 2016

March 24, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Huawei has presented cutting-edge technologies and innovative applications in the optical communication field at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2016. One of the highlights is its Transport-software-defined networking (T-SDN). The innovative T-SDN applications mainly focus on the application and control layers. Application layer: Huawei... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

iDirect Integrates XipLink Virtual Optimization Solution with New X7-EC Satellite Remote

March 4, 2016

Integrated solution delivers acceleration, compression and optimization capabilities that enhance throughput for mobile operators and enterprise networks HERNDON, Va. - VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that the XipLink Virtual (XV) Optimization solution is a supported application to run on the new iDirect X7-EC (embedded... Read More

Controls & Controllers

I/O Controllers deliver diverse features and flexibility.

February 26, 2016

Offered in commercial and industrial operating temperature versions, SCH322X Super I/O series meets industrial and embedded computing designer needs. Each model contains different feature set, combining serial ports, parallel port, and PS/2 with flexible GPIO capability as well as temperature and voltage monitoring. Designed to operate with x86 architecture, series also incorporates hardware monitoring and optional keyboard controller. WFBGA packages range from 6 x 6 mm to 9 x 9 mm. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Smart IoT Controller broadens I/O support and promotes usability.

February 23, 2016

As control unit for use in remote logic control and monitoring in industrial applications, WISE-5231 (Web Inside, Smart Engine) offers usability-optimized Web interface that lets users implement IF-THEN-ELSE control logic on controllers without requiring any programming. I/O allows concurrent connection to XV-board, remote I/O modules, and Modbus TCP/RTU Slave modules. Other features include datalogger function, FTP capability, and support for CGI command sending/receiving function. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Siemens to Provide Electrical Equipment for Power Plant in the USA

February 22, 2016

  • Low- and medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers, motor control centers for efficient operation of Holland Energy Park
  • New distributed control system will control and monitor entire plant
Siemens has been chosen to supply critical low- and medium-voltage electrical equipment and power transformers for the new Holland Energy Park combined cycle power... Read More

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

IoT Gateways enable industrial equipment-power grid communication.

February 19, 2016

Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial devices running Modbus, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, or M-Bus and energy protocols (IEC61850 and IEC60870-5-104). Able to act as both master and slave, devices also enable connection of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), which communicate over IEC-standards, to industrial networks and allow PLC-based control. Gateways can also be used to enable remote control and management of electrical equipment in power grids. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

ABB Touts Distributed Energy Resource, Grid Resiliency Solutions at DistribuTECH

February 12, 2016

Orlando, FL – ABB demonstrates robust solutions to most pressing challenges facing the utility of the future, including communication network management, microgrid breakthroughs, outage management, IT/OT convergence and enterprise software. ABB, the world's largest supplier of transmission and distribution solutions for today's power grid, will be launching distributed energy... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules integrate networking into industrial applications.

February 12, 2016

Comprised of 17 high-density I/O modules with DIN-rail or panel-mount form factors, rugged E3 I/O&trade; module platform is configurable using Crimson® v3.0 and withstands demands of localized and distributed I/O applications. Products have hardened metal enclosures and offer one RS-485 terminal block and dual Ethernet ports that include user-selectable Ethernet modes for ring, pass through, and 2 network. Models offer up to 34 mixed I/O points, including I/O, analog/discrete, and temperature I/O. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

DENSO I/O Command-Slave Function Allows PLC or PAC Control of DENSO Robots

February 11, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. - DENSO Robotics announced that its latest RC8 robot controller features a built-in I/O command-slave function that allows DENSO robots to be controlled directly by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress. "Ease of use has always one of our chief considerations," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Communications Controller brings IoT to harsh environments.

January 14, 2016

Supporting communications via 2 RS232 serial ports, CAN port, Wi-Fi®, and optional cellular capability, HEC-Gateway Controller provides maximum flexibility when translating between different serial bus protocols, data logging, or adding IoT connectivity to existing systems. Solution is based on P-Series PLC on a Chip&trade; technology and programmed using Divelbiss EZ Ladder Toolkit in Ladder Diagram, Function Block, and Structured Text. Digital and analog I/O come standard. Read More

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

Connectivity Controller IC fosters dual-band Wi-Fi integration.

January 11, 2016

Offering balanced approach to supporting Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols, ACC1340 provides feature set and integration options that minimize external component requirements and accelerate time to market. Dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) single-chip solution for audio, video, and IoT applications supports STA, Soft AP, Wi-Fi Direct, and HotSpot 2.0 as well as concurrent mode STA and Soft AP. Packet Traffic Arbitration feature supports coexistence with Bluetooth radios in 2.4 GHz band. Read More