Machine Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Machinery Controller features multi-processor system.

January 21, 2015

Built around 1.3 GHz processor with four 32-bit RISC processors, plus embedded double-precision floating point processor, AC500 PM595 PLC handles demanding machinery and motion automation control and communication tasks. Unit is capable of controlling over 64 motion axes within 1 ms cycle. In addition to 16 MB of user program memory, 4 independent Ethernet interfaces, and integrated network switch, controller includes TCP/IP, UDP, CAN/CANopen, and two RS232/485 serial interfaces. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

December 23, 2014

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Controls & Controllers

Development Modules support HMIs with capacitive touch.

December 23, 2014

Measuring 106.7 x 68.6 mm, Model VM801B offers choice of 5 or 4.3 in. display, plus integrated projected capacitive touchscreen and fitted, plastic bezel. Module also includes audio power amplifier, micro speaker unit, and real-time clock. With same features and size format, Model VM801P adds built-in ATMEGA328P Flash-based microcontroller, which operates at 16 MHz and enables module to act as fully integrated, stand-alone display system. Both modules' touchscreens support 1–5 touch points. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Vibratory Feeder Controller and Line Reactor reduce downtime.

December 22, 2014

Used together or as stand-alone products, REOVIB MFS 268 EtherNet-IP variable-frequency regulator series and CNW 9022 Line Reactor let vibratory feeder users integrate office and lab areas with production operations; enable remote feeder system monitoring/adjustments from one control center; and solve power quality problems. REOVIB MFS 268 is available with DeviceNet, PROFIBUS-DP, or RS232 interfaces, and CNW 9022 provides built-in surge protection to deal with industry-pervasive issues. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Blank Feeder features fully automated tooling change.

December 12, 2014

Based on CompactTransfer and designed for blanks up to 4,100 x 2,100 mm, HighSpeedTransfer (HST) employs linear servo technology and comes with press simulation software that determines safest, most efficient travel curve. At 6 m distance between press centers, up to 15 strokes/min are feasible. Respectively, theoretical max acceleration for horizontal and vertical axis is 25 adn 15 m/sec². Unit fastens to press frame in travel direction, and all modules mount above floor.
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Controls & Controllers

HMI Mobile Panels feature 7 or 9 in. widescreen display.

December 3, 2014

Featuring 16 million color widescreen display with 16:9 aspect ratio, Simatic HMI Mobile Panels can present highly complex and detailed images. Second-generation wired panels include illuminated emergency stop button for safe automation and compact connection box that can be mounted directly on cabinet. Operating from 0–45°C, IP65-rated units are dust-tight and resistant to chemical action. They offer combined key and touch operation and are integrated into automation solution via Profinet. Read More

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

Embedded SoC fosters graphical HMI implementation on FPGAs.

November 19, 2014

Integrating memory and display control, graphics accelerator, alpha blending and transparency, as well as various HMI graphics objects, Lattice Semiconductor embedded HMI-On-Chip (HOC) accelerates creation and implementation of embedded graphical HMIs on Lattice FPGAs. Complete functionality required for display driving, graphics rendering, and embedded visualization – scalable from small size QVGA to large full HD displays as well as other system interfaces – is provided. No OS is required. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC combines machine control, network connectivity.

November 13, 2014

As stand-alone, embedded PC with up to 1 GB RAM as well as 24 inputs and outputs, IXXAT Econ 100 combines machine control with fieldbus and industrial Ethernet capabilities of Anybus technology. This fanless, ARM-based platform incorporates Linux OS and multi-protocol support and several on-board interfaces: 2 Ethernet, 2 CAN, and 2 USB. Supported expansion board offers analog and digital I/O as well as slot for HMS Anybus CompactCom modules, serial interface, and 512 MB NVRAM. Read More