Machine Controls & Controllers

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Robotics

HMI Computer features fanless, ventless design.

August 31, 2016

Pre-loaded with Xpress 4.1 runtime and development software, XT Xpress™ PowerStation features 1.83 GHz quad core processor and 4 GB DDR3L RAM. Unit offers unlimited tags and screens, real-time trending, and historical alarm tools. Equipped with dual-LAN, multiple USB, and configurable RS232/422/485 ports, Xpress enables remote viewing, controlling, and editing of HMI from browser. Remote capability can be extended to Android and iOS devices by downloading RemoteMgr app. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

HEIDENHAIN to Offer Daily Motion Control Presentations at IMTS Booth -See Schedule Online Here - http://www.heidenhain.us/wp-content/uploads/TakeTen.pdf

August 30, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Bringing its international expertise in the area of motion control to the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago’s McCormick Place (Sept. 12 – 17), HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION will offer five different concise presentations covering the latest in manufacturing technology at their booth (#E-5226) each day of the show.  Each presentation will last a... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hardy Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Industry's First Rockwell PLC Weighing Modules

August 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA – Hardy Process Solutions (www.hardysolutions.com) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough process weighing PLC Plug-in modules. Hardy was the first weighing company to engineer and manufacture PLC Plug-In Weight modules, which are used in applications including: batching/blending, filling/dispensing, check weighing,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

APLEX to Participate in NIWeek 2016

July 28, 2016

Launches New Technologies to Enhance Devices for Industrial Applications Santa Clara, CA – APLEX Technology today announced its participation in the 22nd annual NIWeek, where more than 3,200 innovators representing a wide spectrum of industries come to learn about the latest technologies for software-defined systems in test, measurement and control. NIWeek 2016 takes place August 1-4 at the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pull Cable Tension Monitor helps prevent errors for contractors.

July 19, 2016

Preventing cable overstretch that can lead to faulty cable installation, touchscreen-operated G-Series Smart Pull produces physical, visual, and audible alerts to let contractors know when pulling force of cable exceeds 80% of manufacturer recommendations. Second alert is given when pulling force has met 100% of tension limit (10,000 lb max). Stored directly in 128 MB onboard memory, information obtained during pull can be exported via onboard USB port or emailed via PullCalc app. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tension Control Solutions include controller and thin load cell.

July 19, 2016

DIN-rail mount MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Controller offers input for measuring diameter, which allows for precise taper tension; advanced stop and hold functions; and gain compensation. Also available, Thin Load Cell, which consists of European-style load cell, accommodates machine space restriction requirements and is compatible with all MAGPOWR tension controllers and amplifiers. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mazak to Preview Next Phases of SmartBox at Cisco Live! Event

July 5, 2016

FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak Corporation will offer approximately 25,000 technology innovators a glimpse into the next phases of its Mazak SmartBox at Cisco Systems Inc.’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas on July 10-14. In its next phases, the Mazak SmartBox cyber-secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform – developed in collaboration with Cisco – will offer the power of Mazak iSmart... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Thermal & Heating Equipment

LEWCO Designs Vertical Conveyor Ovens for Drying Soil Samples

June 17, 2016

SANDUSKY, OH. - LEWCO, Inc. was recently challenged to design two conveyor ovens that could not only handle a high production rate of a soil testing laboratory but also accommodate their limited floor space.  The result:  two custom electrically heated, vertical conveyor ovens.  The ovens will be used to dry moisture from the soil samples prior to testing.  The samples will be carried by... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Motion Control Influence at IMTS

June 17, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN, the international leader in precision measurement components and systems, comes an opportunity to view not only its newest motion control breakthroughs to the world at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 show this Fall (Booth #E-5226 / Quality Pavilion), but also see highlights from two of its many internationally-owned... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Advanced HMI/Operator Interface

June 16, 2016

Direct Device Access The NS Series touch screen HMIs offer built-in Ethernet communications, exceptional alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing direct resetting of faults, these HMIs save time and effort in troubleshooting and quickly return your lines to production. The NS Series achieves flexible data access to a variety of devices.... Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Industrial Panel PCs with Modular Design Platforms Include a Wide Range of Embedded PCs and Touch Displays Solutions for Automation and Control Systems Applications

June 15, 2016

AIS’s Modular Panel PCs Offer Customers Flexibility, Scalability and Customization with their Choice of Intel® Core™ i7 and Atom™ based IPCs, and 12.0” to 24.0” Monitor Components for both HMI and SCADA Applications IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Operator Interface... 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

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

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

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Weight Processor provides stable readings, tightens feed control.

May 31, 2016

Targeting high-speed filling, dispensing, and check weighing applications, HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor features update rate (CPU clock speed) of 660 updates/sec that provide PLC with new weight reading every 1.5 msec. A/D conversion, weight processing, and communications port all update at 660 Hz to mitigate effects of in-motion weighing and promote accelerated settling time, stability, and control. Resolution is 1:30,000 even when exposed to mechanical vibration. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Evaluate Rugged 3D Interface and Weigh Scale with Maxim's Smart Force Sensor

May 25, 2016

Maxim Integrated's low power MAXREFDES82# reference design quickly calculates force and center of mass. SAN JOSE, Calif. - Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface (HMI) devices using the MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).     --  More information about MAXREFDES82#: Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Compact and Compact Plus HMI Panels with Preinstalled Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS, and Communication Via OPC UA for Automation Applications

May 25, 2016

AIS’s Compact and Compact Plus HMI Touch Panels Equipped Intel® Celeron® Processor N2930 and Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor with Communication Via OPC UA for Web HMI, SCADA, and MES Applications IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Operator Interface Terminals, Industrial... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Application Software helps OEMs build intelligent machines.

May 25, 2016

Designed to streamline application development and simplify hardware setup, Pro-FX® Technology Platform features library of pre-programmed product and machine level functions that automatically scale input and output variables, eliminating need to build code from scratch. Software supports 6 programing languages, allowing builders flexibility in advanced machine designs and associated processes. Intuitive interface helps set application-specific parameters and perform real-time verification. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Industrial HMI Panels Utilize Open Standard IT Protocols and Interfaces, and Communications for Connecting, Monitoring, and Controlling Automation Devices Via OPC UA

May 20, 2016

AIS’s Embedded HMI Panel Supports Binary TCP Protocols, and OPC UA, OPC DA, and OPC .NET Interfaces, and OPC UA APIs for Automation, Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT Applications IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Operator Interface Terminals, Industrial Box PCs, Web Thin... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Light Grids support applications up to PL d.

May 3, 2016

As type 3 light grids, PSENopt II Series offers not only hand protection, but also finger protection. Units enable applications from category performance level d (PL d), thereby closing type gap of revised version of IEC 61496-1. Available in lengths from 150–1800 mm, light grids work with continuous single beams that completely eliminate dead zones. All significant causes or system defects responsible for machine stop can be evaluated quickly thanks to LEDs, minimizing downtimes. Read More