Machine Controls & Controllers

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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

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