I/O Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Beckhoff IoT Pavilion at Pack Expo 2016 to Showcase Smart Factory Solutions

October 17, 2016

Booth N-6125 will be cloud-connected for continuous data acquisition and analysis throughout the show SAVAGE, Minnesota– Beckhoff Automation will continue to showcase system-integrated solutions for IoT and Industrie 4.0 this year at Pack Expo International. In booth 6125 (North Hall), advanced IoT hardware and software technologies from Beckhoff will combine to demonstrate practical...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, 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

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

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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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

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, 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™ 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™ 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

I/O Controller supports PLC applications.

December 30, 2015

Able to run IEC 61131-3 programming languages such as ladder diagram or structured text, PLC-programmable SuperIOr Controller can be integrated via Ethernet or EtherCAT. Unit consists of Master Controller Module providing precise coordination of up to 16 configurable Remote I/O Modules distributed throughout tool. Any RIM can be located up to 250 cable ft away from MCM. Up to 1,000 mixed-signal inputs and outputs can be simultaneously monitored at scan rate up to 8 kHz. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules, Controller operate in harsh environments.

December 18, 2015

With 5g vibration resistance and -40 to +70°C operating range, PFC200 controller is available in several harsh environment XTR variants. Various communication interfaces – Ethernet, RS-232/RS-485, CAN, CANopen, and PROFIBUS-DP-Slave interfaces – are available, and DNP3, IEC 61850 and IEC 60870 protocols support use as Smart Grid controller. Also, available, 3-phase power measurement modules help reduce energy consumption by monitoring total power consumption, power factors, harmonics, and more. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Configurable Ethernet I/O Module has embedded cyber security.

November 27, 2015

Supporting multiple means of securing Ethernet I/O, SIO4.E plugs into Bedrock™ pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Black Fabric™ cyber security protection. Each of 5 I/O channels is independently software configurable, and supported Ethernet protocols include Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, and OPC UA on TCP IP. All channels are also PoE-capable, and module delivers Ethernet as secure I/O at Purdue levels 0 and 1 with sensor, actuator, and process control logic. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Process Controller manages distributed oil and gas assets.

November 17, 2015

With Model RTU2020, operating companies in oil and gas, mining, and other process industries can manage complex remote automation and control applications. Modular unit, optimized with native redundancy, expanded I/O modules, and wireless I/O, provides complete visibility into most efficient utilization of distributed assets through remote monitoring, diagnostics, and asset management. Controller’s 28 channels of onboard I/O can be extended by adding one or more 28-channel mixed I/O modules. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DIO Controller offers positive logic, over-current protection.

November 10, 2015

In addition to positive logic and over-current protection on all outputs, 48-channel IA-3125-U2i features isolated USB port that isolates board from host PC to better handle EMI/RFI noise. Other features include operating pulse outputs, built-in sequencer for handling short time pulses, and system expansion capable of handling several controllers while using one USB PC port. Outputs are capable of handling 0.7 A each, and current protected output enables operation of several outputs per load. Read More