Machine Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

HMI Control System assists power plant operators.

May 19, 2015

Featuring ergonomic design, SPPA-T3000 R7.2 helps control room personnel perform daily work efficiently and react quickly in critical situations. System provides integrated functions such as shift management, condition monitoring of power plant components, classification of messages, alarm indicators, and customizable display of functions. During shift changeover, operators are given up-to-date overview of plant condition and alarm messages, as well as shift schedule and available resources. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Touchscreen HMI supports transportation systems.

May 15, 2015

With EN50155-certified TRACe™ HMID104-CK, developers of train control systems can adapt functionality to different needs such as displays for drivers, passenger information displays, and onboard computers. Panel PC is based on COM Express Computer-on-Module integrating Intel® Atom E3845 processor. Supporting extended temperature range of -40 to +70°C, fanless system features capacitive-touch 10.4 in. TFT (SVGA 800 x 600) display with anti-vandal glass along with UIC612 keyboard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI Panels deliver 2D or 3D image processing.

May 14, 2015

Based on Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor, Industry 4.0 M2M/HMI Touch Panel PCs are suited for embedded machine vision applications. Units provide up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3L-1333/1600 memory; Intel HD graphics that support DirectX 11.1, OpenCL /GL, and 4K videos; high-speed Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports; and RS 232/422/485 serial ports. Available with 15–24 in. widescreen touch displays, panel PCs feature completely flush stainless steel fronts with IP66/NEMA 4/4X ratings. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Panel Computers support pharmacy management.

May 6, 2015

Offering web-based solution with wireless connectivity, interoperability, and communications with other equipment, Single and Multi-Touch Screen Panel Computers and Open HMI Solutions can be integrated into OEM automated medication dispensing machines and pharmacy management systems. Systems help minimize medication errors and redundant data entry while maximizing nursing and pharmacy staff efficiency and facilitating medication tracking/regulatory compliance. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Fiber Laser CNC creates clean pierce point.

April 29, 2015

Available as standard feature within S94P Control used on multi-axis fiber laser systems, SmartPierce software creates clean pierce point that is same diameter as cut width, eliminating splatter of molten material around pierce location and providing smooth appearing entry point. SmartPierce capability is important in wide range of applications from thick to thin metal cutting. With SmartPierce, slots can be produced in single pass without moving around outside profile of feature. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Operator Interface Panels serve water/wastewater industry.

April 29, 2015

With flexible, open platform, Industry 4.0 HMI Panels and intelligent operator interfaces address IoT and SCADA applications. Intelligent HMIs with SCADA software are used to monitor and control tank levels, remote well pumps, lift station/high service/chemical pumps, and valves, while SCADA Systems monitor plant data. Alarms at central or remote sites are propagated to HMI and operator. Also, plant information is logged in HMI computer database and can be routed to other networks/IT personnel. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Machine Control Systems increase dozer/compactor performance.

April 27, 2015

Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System and CCS900 Compaction Control System improve dozer performance and machine-to-machine communication capabilities for soil, landfill and asphalt compactors. Featuring GradeMax™ Plus,, GCS900 v12.7 increases dozer performance by enabling accelerated and consistent grading. Via wireless capabilities, CCS900 v12.7 provides M2M communication that lets operators share mapping data between compactors on same site in real-time. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Interface Panels support 3rd party HMI and SCADA software.

April 24, 2015

Available with analog resistive single-touch and projected capacitive multi-touch displays ranging from 7–24 in., PC-Based Automation and Operator Interface Panels enable users to leverage TCP/IP-based networking, HTML5 web browsers, web-enabled HMI/SCADA, industrial automation, field mobility, M2M, Industry 4.0, and IIoT applications. Windows-based units, when used with 3rd party SCADA software, provide actionable data that helps users optimize efficiencies and meet key performance metrics. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Outdoor HMI Panels withstand use in extreme ambient conditions.

April 21, 2015

Respectively featuring 7 and 15 in. widescreen, daylight-readable displays with 16:9 aspect ratio and up to 16 million colors, Simatic HMI TP700 and TP1500 Comfort Outdoor Panels operate from -30 to +60°C and in up to 90% air humidity. Glare reduction, reading angles, and automatic dimming promote strain-free operator control and monitoring. Installed upright or operated in portrait mode, rugged devices also offer UV-protected front with IP65 rating. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Industrial Automation Panels target automotive manufacturers.

April 17, 2015

Featuring rugged design, Compact Automation Panels provide real-time monitoring, data processing, and optimized communication between MES, SCADA, PLCs, DCS, batch automation systems, and ERP systems. HMIs feature integrated Intel® Celeron® processor N2930, onboard non-volatile DDR3L-1333 memory, and standard SD card slot. Available in screen sizes from 7–21.5 in., in both single and multi-touch, fanless systems have aluminum die-cast housing and NEMA 4/IP65-compliant aluminum front bezel. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Interface Modules expand HMI panel connectivity and capability.

April 15, 2015

Available for Graphite™ HMI operator panels, PROFIBUS® (GMPBDP) and DeviceNet™ (GMDN) plug-in modules provide connectivity needed to add monitoring and control to existing operations. These plug-and-play modules allow Graphite HMIs, with built-in protocol converter and 300+ communications drivers, to support diverse automation equipment. Whiel GMPBDP module adds PROFIBUS DP slave support, GMDN module allows HMI to perform as a DeviceNet Group 2 server. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Machine Automation Controllers suit production sites using IoT.

April 10, 2015

Expanding Sysmac automation platform, Model NX701 controls up to 256 axes. Unit is based on Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor for fast execution of double precision floating point arithmetic instructions as well as basic instructions. Controller includes two 1 Gbps EtherNet/IP ports and 260 MB memory for variables, which enables data collection and analysis in parallel with device control. Available with 2 axes or no axis, entry Model NJ101 is intended for simpler machines. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

HMI Platform utilizes HSPA+ cellular plug-in module.

April 9, 2015

Available for Graphite™ Human Machine Interface platform, GMHSPA Plug-In Module uses HSPA+ cellular network to provide high-speed data communications to remotely located assets across oil and gas, water/wastewater, power, utility, and alternative energy applications. Combined solution supports over 300 industrial protocols, enabling users to monitor and control variety of disparate equipment and processes, such as temperatures, pressures, flows, and levels. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Graphical Operator Interface Panels offer machine-level HMIs.

April 8, 2015

Powered by Windows Embedded Compact 7 RTOS, Graphical Operator Interface Panels provide PC-based control, diagnostics, and monitoring. With XAML technology, units work seamlessly with other devices such as sensors, tiny controls, and PLCs to optimize worker's productivity. Support for Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB enables users to deploy devices across corporate network, where they can help automate business processes and generate data that leads to greater insight. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Intelligent Interface supports foam-in-place system.

April 8, 2015

Engineered to empower users of IntelliPack SmartBagger FIP system, Maxwell provides personalized touchscreen to meet specific company objectives and virtually unlimited barcoding. Interface is capable of providing specific instructions regarding both material usage and bag placement for optimum protection. In addition to customization of access levels for operator, manager, and service techs, Maxell provides detailed material consumption reports and unlimited number of preset and page options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Industrial HMIs support IoT applications.

April 1, 2015

Available in Premium, Standard, and Compact models, Industry 4.0 ready, Intelligent HMI Operator Interface Solutions provide Smart Factories integrated, open, control and monitoring systems. Touch panels provide PC-based automation using standard Ethernet and TCP/IP for HMI/SCADA and IT/OT integration. Units have web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers, maintenance-free illumination system, and modular designed, field-replaceable front display and box PC. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

HMI Touch Panels deliver 3D visualization capabilities.

March 18, 2015

Equipped with 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor, Premium Industrial Panel PCs provide web-enabled, OPC-based, 3D visualization HMIs for 64-bit industrial automation and control systems. Units offer real-time operation, control, and monitoring; hardware-accelerated 3D user experience; and plant-wide data collection, logging, reporting, and analysis. HMIs are pre-installed with Windows Standard 7 Embedded or Ultimate 64-bit Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, 8.1 Pro, or 8 Standard. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Compact Controllers target series production machines.

March 4, 2015

Combining CPU with I/O in one enclosure, Simatic S7-1511C is 85 mm wide with 32 digital IO ports and bit performance of 60 ns, while S7-1512C is 110 mm wide with 64 digital IO ports and bit performance of 48 ns. Both can be expanded to include additional connections using signal modules if required. Functions such as metering, measuring, and positioning are integrated into hardware. For integrating into networks, both models have Profinet connection with 2 ports and integrated Web server. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Grade Control System improves excavator performance, productivity.

February 20, 2015

Bobcat Depth Check system is available for use with Bobcat® E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50, and E55 compact excavators (standard or long-arm iterations). Sensor on trenching or grading bucket, sensor on arm, and sensor on boom connect to instrument panel inside cab to track precise location of bucket teeth. Accuracy of ±0.5 in. eliminates need for excavator operators to stop machine to enter and exit trench with depth measuring device. Unit also helps minimize over- and under-digging. Read More

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