Machine Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Drum Tumbler Control Options help optimize safety.

February 10, 2016

Designed to rotate plastic, steel, or fiber drums with corner-over-corner action, DrumTumblr™ offers selection of controls and enclosures with safety interlock. Supporting rotation speeds from 2–20 rpm, AC Control Package NEMA 4/12 for Non-Hazardous applications includes mast and box with adjustable timer, start/stop buttons, Emergency Stop button, 24 Vdc supply, and wire terminals to connect safety interlock switch. Explosion-Proof AC controls, NEMA 7/9 are available for hazardous areas. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Smart Tooling System helps maximize factory efficiency.

February 5, 2016

With Tool-ID System, user can transfer tool data from pre-setting devices to machine tool and evaluate parameters that are run on machine. Data is assigned to tool via identifier, such as laser-engraved data matrix code, called up using scanner, and automatically transferred to machine control unit. Tool also provides production information in form that can be read by machine. Using this information, tool life or presetting data, as well as individual production steps can be monitored/controlled. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Panel PCs use projected capacitive touch technology.

January 7, 2016

Available in 15.6, 18.5, and 21.5 in. sizes, Widescreen Panel PCs feature NEMA 4X/IP66 compliant stainless steel front bezels with corrosion and chemical resistant surface for harsh industrial environments. Premium and Standard Smart HMIs are powered by Intel® Core™ i7 and Atom™ processors, respectively. Supporting gesture and multi-touch operation with up to 5 fingers simultaneously, projected capacitive touch technology allows designers to eliminate need for keyboard and mouse. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Rewind Tension Controller utilizes load cell feedback.

December 30, 2015

Designed for rewind tension zones utilizing load cell feedback for tension measurement, Z4-RL comes in circuit board only, enclosure, or remote installation configurations. Features, such as 7 in. HD web tension control interface and 7-day trend storage capability for recording production run data, maximize production capabilities. Other offerings include user-defined units and scales, variable wrap angle, integrated tension indication, and various compensations.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers

Programmable Relay handles up to 60 I/O.

November 9, 2015

Suited for small- to medium-sized OEM machine control applications, FL1F SmartRelay features built-in web server for browser-based remote access from smartphone, tablet, or PC. CPU module has 8 discrete inputs and 4 discrete outputs. Up to 12 I/O expansion modules can be added to CPU, expanding I/O capacity to 60 I/O. LCD operator interface can display 6 lines, each with up to 20 characters, and up to 20,000 data sets can be logged and stored to Micro SD card. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Benchtop Tool Presetter features full CNC capability.

October 29, 2015

For operator-independent measuring results, Speroni MAGIS offers fast movement and repeatable positioning of X and Z axes and spindle, delivering full CNC measuring with uncertainty of 2 linear axes of ±1 µm. System has standard X axis range of -2.00 to +14.00 in. and is available in 3 column sizes, with 16, 20, and 24 in. travel in Z axis. Equipped with high-accuracy telecentric optics, progressive scan CCD camera provides virtual magnification of 45x — with zoom function up to 120x. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Ball Runner Blocks offer high travel accuracy.

October 28, 2015

By reducing pulsation when placed under load, BSHP Ball Runner Blocks optimize accuracy of cutting machine tools, measuring machines, and glass machining equipment. Steel inserts elastically adapt to operating load so that balls can enter entry zone smoothly, without pulse-like stresses. Available in sizes 15–65, runner blocks feature high dynamic load capacities that extend service life and are interchangeable into existing profiled rail applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Magnetic Particle Brakes target clean room environments.

October 27, 2015

Available in shafted or thru bore models, MP-B Series provides torque ranges from 0.4–8,851 lb-in. Magnetic particle brakes deliver smooth, repeatable performance with silent operation and are suitable for applications that require torque independent of speed. Offering long, maintenance-free service life, space-saving units are available as standalone brakes or with optional passive or forced air cooling. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Load Moment Indicators provide graphic display of crane info.

October 19, 2015

Equipped with 4.3 in. and 7 in. color display, respectively, qSCALE I2  and qSCALE I3 provide operators with graphic display of crane's current load and geometric information, including actual and allowable load, boom length, boom angle, and load radius. Console was designed with IP66/67 protection rating which is suitable for use in both non-cab and in-cab applications. Setup of crane parameters and LMI functions is done through Configuration Tool. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Industrial Touch Panel PCs offer customization options.

October 16, 2015

Suited for OEMs and end-users in discrete and process industries, Compact Series HMI Panel PCs are available with single resistive and/or multi-touch projected capacitive displays ranging from 7–21.5 in. Power over Ethernet protects devices from power failures, while built-in UPS protects HMI/SCADA/MES systems from unexpected harmful power disruption that could cause loss of important data. By utilizing SSD and fanless cooling, systems eliminate all moving parts for optimum reliability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Controls & Controllers

EDM Machines feature unified control system.

October 14, 2015

Available on wire EDM, sinker EDM, and EDM hole drilling machines, Hyper-i Control features standardized design that enables operators to learn, adapt, and alternate between different machine platforms. Control utilizes interface technologies used by smart phones and tablets, including pinch, swipe, and spread gestures. Cutting cycle times in EDM processes, HyperCut technology achieves fine surface finishes of 16 µinRa with just 3-pass machining (1 rough, 2 skim cuts) using standard brass wire. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

HMI Touch Panel PCs include battery backup module.

October 13, 2015

Powered by Intel® Celeron® N2930 processor engine, Compact HMI Touch Panel PCs offer solution for mission-critical automation and industrial control applications. Battery backup power module provides automatic back-up during power outages, temporary disruptions, and/or system failure. Supplied in rugged, aluminum die-cast housing, series offers touchscreens ranging from 7–21.5 in. with some models available in both single and/or multi-touch screens. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Torque Controller ensures run quality in open loop systems.

September 30, 2015

Ensuring consistent quality production runs without load cells or dancer, TSC™ Torque Sensing Control System can include U4 tension controller, V or CS Series brake, TS torque sensor, US4 ultrasonic sensor or proximity switches, M4 meter, and MPC4 I to P converter. Solution provides actual, calibrated measurement of torque. Combined with roll radius measurement, system can display calculated web tension used to set and maintain precise tension throughout production – from full roll to core. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Panel PCs integrate PoE Powered Device technology.

September 21, 2015

Supplied in rugged, aluminum die-cast housing, Compact Series HMI Touch Panels come in single or multi-touch models ranging from 7–21.5 in. Combined with 3rd party SCADA control software, units offer advanced management, security, data logging, and web serving to facilitate network deployment. Modular PCs, powered by Celeron® N2930 processors, provide expanded connectivity with built-in Ethernet and CFlash card for storage. Applications range from factory floor to extreme remote plant locations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety Control Units use Safety over EtherNet/IP.

September 16, 2015

Configured with Sysmac Studio software, stand-alone NX-Series features scalable design, making it suited for compact systems with a few I/Os, as well as for larger applications that require up to 256 I/O points. Inputs support direct connectivity to any kind of safety device, while outputs support any type of safety actuator. Providing 2 EtherNet/IP ports, EtherNet/IP coupler offers communications platform that can share all system status information with other devices. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Industrial Panel PCs support intelligent factory applications.

September 9, 2015

Available in 3 models with 15.6, 18.5, and 21.5 in. widescreen displays, ASLAN Series is equipped with 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 4 standard DB9 serial ports, and DVI-I connector. Three independent RJ45 LAN interfaces simultaneously allow remote terminal connections, M2M communication, and support for company intranet and cloud connectivity. With 10-point capacitive multi-touch display, PCs are suited for collecting data streams from various sources and controlling production processes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage

Grade Control System operates on skid steer loaders.

September 9, 2015

Available for ATI's Level Best PD Series Grading Boxes on skid-steer loaders, Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System enables small contractors to work quickly on complex projects that require 3D machine control and digital designs. Control is suitable for footpaths, parking lots, sidewalks, and other surfaces that require 3D constructable model. Since system is part of Trimble Connected Site® solutions, contractors can wirelessly sync files to machine, track assets, and receive remote support. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Graphic Terminal simplifies visualization of large applications.

August 24, 2015

With CPU selected to support larger displays and complex applications, PanelView Plus 7 Performance is available with 6 screen size options, including 19 in., as well as keypad options to complement touchscreen. Embedded Ethernet switch and 2 Ethernet ports enable terminal to support device level ring (DLR) topology for single-fault resiliency. Other features include mobile connectivity, video playback support, ability to save data to SD card, MS Office viewers, and Internet Explorer support. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Placer/Spreader Machine Control maximizes paving productivity.

August 21, 2015

Available for GOMACO and Guntert & Zimmerman placer/spreader machines, Trimble® PCS900 Paving Control System v2.20 automates paving train by enabling contractors to use GNSS-based positioning, in conjunction with base station, to steer machine and control machine's elevation according to 3D model. This maximizes paving productivity while minimizing material waste on concrete road and airport surfaces. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More