Machine Controls & Controllers

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

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, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Non-Industrial Products

Hardy Provides Free, Easy-to-Use HMI Faceplates for Rockwell PLC Plug-In Weigh Scale Models

April 25, 2016

New Pre-Programmed Faceplates/AOIs Reduce GUI Development Time Up to 90% SAN DIEGO, CA – Hardy Process Solutions announces free Faceplates/AOIs (Add-on-Instructions) for Rockwell Automation® FactoryTalk® View for its HI 1756-WS/2WS and HI 1769-WS/2WS plug-in weigh scale modules. Hardy’s pre-programmed and pre-tested Faceplates/AOIs utilize software instruction tags for the controller... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Digital Touchscreen Display features ruggedized design.

April 21, 2016

Designed for use as HMI device, 4.3 in. ACTI-Vision 430 WVGA TFT LCD with RTC can be used as stand-alone display or as part of multiplexed vehicle/vessel/machine architecture. Unit's microcontroller allows for display of various graphic elements while communication interfaces provide connectivity to other devices. Optically bonded, UV-resistant, and waterproof, TFT display is customizable and capable of displaying operation information and system diagnostics. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

New Environmentally Friendly Pressroom Automation Equipment

April 20, 2016

An increasing concern for the environment has prompted many companies to search for better options when it comes to manufacturing. They want cleaner, safer and more cost efficient replacements without sacrificing quality. Over the past several years Atlas Technologies, LLC in Fenton, MI has been focusing on just that. Hearing the demand for “greener” solutions from parts manufacturers, Atlas... Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Controls & Controllers

Trimble and Doosan Introduce Trimble Ready Excavator in Europe and North America

April 15, 2016

MUNICH - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Doosan Infracore announced today that customers in Europe and North America will have the option to order a Trimble Ready® Doosan DX225LC-5 excavator from the factory. This new Trimble Ready excavator enables a faster and simplified installation of Trimble® GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System components with no welding, re-painting, drilling or disassembly... Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Controls & Controllers

Trimble and Hyundai Heavy Industries Agree to Integrate Trimble Ready Factory Fit Machine Control Kits with HHI Excavators

April 14, 2016

Hyundai Heavy Industries Plans to Introduce Trimble Ready Excavators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific MUNICH – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) (KRX:009540) today announced a plan to integrate, engineer and market Trimble Ready® factory fit machine control kits to enable the installation of Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System components on select HHI... 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, Services

AutoSave for System Platform Named Wonderware HMI and SCADA Technology Partner Product of the Year by Schneider Electric

April 1, 2016

MDT’s AutoSave for System Platform recognized for the second time in four years for its significant value for Wonderware customers ALPHARETTA, Georgia – MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, today announced that its AutoSave for System Platform software solution has been named the 2015 Wonderware HMI and SCADA Technology Partner... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Smart HMI Panels offer cloud computing ready capabilities.

April 1, 2016

Pre-loaded with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Technology, Smart HMI Touch Panel PCs provide automation users and OEMs with Cloud Computing Ready technology to capitalize on Internet of Things by building connected automation systems to gather, store, and analyze data. Offered in Premium, Standard, and Compact models, units support control, monitoring, and visualization applications for industrial automation, building automation, digital oilfields, smart cities, and infrastructure. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Laser System Control simplifies machining of shaped holes.

March 28, 2016

Part of LASERDYNE S94P control used on LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 430BD multi-axis laser systems, ShapeSoft&trade; software simplifies creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, racetrack, and variety of shaped holes in turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide vanes, and combustors. ShapeSoft allows for selecting process parameters, including parameter database record to be used, feed rate, and dwell time after shutter is open before processing begins. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multifunction Controller simplifies machine safety.

March 11, 2016

Available to manufacturers and equipment builders, Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 eliminates need to separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes. Providing integrated safety, motion, and standard control on single EtherNet/IP network facilitates configuration and reduces wiring while promoting diagnostics quality. Software-configurable solution also features dual Ethernet ports, built-in energy storage, and removable 1 GB SD card. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mill-Turn Control offers enhanced cycles and features.

March 9, 2016

Graphics, interpolation turning, and gear hobbing capabilities of TNC 640 extend applicability to machining of large parts for power plants. CAD viewer supports .Step, .Iges, and .Dxf files and lets operator evaluate workpiece at control. For machine builders, M3D converter enables DCM (Dynamic Collision Monitoring). Other features include Cycle 880, for gear hobbing of external cylindrical and helical teeth, and manual probing function for determining 3D basic rotation for plane surface. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

AIS's Industrial HMI Touch Panels Comply with CE and FCC Standards and Regulatory for Industrial Control and Process Automation Applications

March 2, 2016

AIS’s Industrial IoT Panel PCs Comply with CISPR 22 EN 55022 and CISPR 24 EN 55024 for EMC Test Standards and CE and FCC Part 15 B and CISPR 22 Class A Certification IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), HMI Touch Panels, Industrial Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mazak Florida Distributor Unbridled Technologies Hosts Grand Opening

March 1, 2016

New facility further intensifies sales, service and support for area customers FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak’s footprint in Florida continues to expand with the grand opening of a new Unbridled Technologies (U Tech) facility in Tampa. As an integral part of Mazak’s distribution network, Unbridled Technologies and its new technical center will give area customers easy access to even more... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Camera System aids automatic machine setup monitoring.

February 26, 2016

Featuring industrial 1.31 MP camera with Gigabit Ethernet and 6 or 4.5 mm prime lens, VS 101 enables TNC 640 mill-turn contouring control operator to monitor setup and machining result as well as view displayed faulty situations. Visual Setup Control (VSC), set up to identify incorrectly positioned workpieces and incorrectly mounted or missing fixtures, helps prevent faulty parts. Other features include DA 400 compressed-air unit and protective housing with proximity sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Premium HMI Touch Panels with Hardware Redundancy Ensures High Availability and Data Security for a Mission Critical Industrial Process Automation

February 25, 2016

AIS’s Panel PCs Equipped with Onboard RAID Controller, Disaster Recovery Drive and Dual High-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Ports Increase Reliability of HMI, SCADA, and MES Systems IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI), HMI Touch Panels, Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Electronic Pressure Compensator enhances loss-in-weight feeders.

February 16, 2016

Able to improve Coperion K-Tron loss-in-weight gravimetric feeder operation, Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system promotes accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers. Modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with KCM feeder control system. Software implements self-optimizing compensation algorithm for best performance and dynamics, which allows accurate results even in systems with perceivable pressure fluctuations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Machine Control System supports wheel loaders.

February 16, 2016

Featuring 3D configuration for wheel loaders, Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System v12.81 allows operators to precisely control amount of material being graded, maximize fine grading accuracy, and minimize potential for undercutting surface during material placement/removal. Using wheel loader equipped with GCS900, contractors can track material weight with Trimble LOADRITE® weighing system. Material placement and grade can be monitored by adding VisionLink® Project Monitoring subscription. Read More