Machine Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Torque Controller ensures run quality in open loop systems.

September 30, 2015

Ensuring consistent quality production runs without load cells or dancer, TSC™ Torque Sensing Control System can include U4 tension controller, V or CS Series brake, TS torque sensor, US4 ultrasonic sensor or proximity switches, M4 meter, and MPC4 I to P converter. Solution provides actual, calibrated measurement of torque. Combined with roll radius measurement, system can display calculated web tension used to set and maintain precise tension throughout production – from full roll to core. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Panel PCs integrate PoE Powered Device technology.

September 21, 2015

Supplied in rugged, aluminum die-cast housing, Compact Series HMI Touch Panels come in single or multi-touch models ranging from 7–21.5 in. Combined with 3rd party SCADA control software, units offer advanced management, security, data logging, and web serving to facilitate network deployment. Modular PCs, powered by Celeron® N2930 processors, provide expanded connectivity with built-in Ethernet and CFlash card for storage. Applications range from factory floor to extreme remote plant locations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety Control Units use Safety over EtherNet/IP.

September 16, 2015

Configured with Sysmac Studio software, stand-alone NX-Series features scalable design, making it suited for compact systems with a few I/Os, as well as for larger applications that require up to 256 I/O points. Inputs support direct connectivity to any kind of safety device, while outputs support any type of safety actuator. Providing 2 EtherNet/IP ports, EtherNet/IP coupler offers communications platform that can share all system status information with other devices. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Industrial Panel PCs support intelligent factory applications.

September 9, 2015

Available in 3 models with 15.6, 18.5, and 21.5 in. widescreen displays, ASLAN Series is equipped with 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 4 standard DB9 serial ports, and DVI-I connector. Three independent RJ45 LAN interfaces simultaneously allow remote terminal connections, M2M communication, and support for company intranet and cloud connectivity. With 10-point capacitive multi-touch display, PCs are suited for collecting data streams from various sources and controlling production processes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage

Grade Control System operates on skid steer loaders.

September 9, 2015

Available for ATI's Level Best PD Series Grading Boxes on skid-steer loaders, Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System enables small contractors to work quickly on complex projects that require 3D machine control and digital designs. Control is suitable for footpaths, parking lots, sidewalks, and other surfaces that require 3D constructable model. Since system is part of Trimble Connected Site® solutions, contractors can wirelessly sync files to machine, track assets, and receive remote support. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Graphic Terminal simplifies visualization of large applications.

August 24, 2015

With CPU selected to support larger displays and complex applications, PanelView Plus 7 Performance is available with 6 screen size options, including 19 in., as well as keypad options to complement touchscreen. Embedded Ethernet switch and 2 Ethernet ports enable terminal to support device level ring (DLR) topology for single-fault resiliency. Other features include mobile connectivity, video playback support, ability to save data to SD card, MS Office viewers, and Internet Explorer support. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Placer/Spreader Machine Control maximizes paving productivity.

August 21, 2015

Available for GOMACO and Guntert & Zimmerman placer/spreader machines, Trimble® PCS900 Paving Control System v2.20 automates paving train by enabling contractors to use GNSS-based positioning, in conjunction with base station, to steer machine and control machine's elevation according to 3D model. This maximizes paving productivity while minimizing material waste on concrete road and airport surfaces. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Textile Industry Products

Web Tension Controller utilizes load cell feedback.

August 11, 2015

Designed for unwind tension zones, Model Z4-UL utilizes load cell feedback for tension measurement with full range of functions to maximize production, including soft start, anti-coast, flying splice, and web break detection. Unit includes 7 in. HD web tension control interface and 7-day trend storage capability for recording production run data. Available as circuit board only, with enclosure, or for remote installation, Z4-UL is compatible with pneumatic or electric brakes/clutches and drives. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Touch Panel PCs withstand rigorous environments.

August 5, 2015

Powered by Intel® Pentium®/Celeron® processor N3000 family, LPC-1231 and LPC-1531 support one 204-pin DDR3L SODIMM socket up to 8 GB capacity. Units provide 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x SATA III, 2 x RS-232/422/485 (factory optional), 1 x HDMI, and 1 x knockout for antenna mounting. One x Mini PCIe supports mSATA and 1 x Mini PCIe supports SIM card for expansion. Equipped with IP65-compliant front panel, systems are suited for HMI, industrial automation, and home automation applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI Panel supports mobile mirroring, touch-based gesturing.

August 3, 2015

Operator panels of TP 3000 series come in 5.7–15 in. screen sizes, and certain models have widescreen 16:9 aspect-ratio. All models have rugged, all-metal housing and fanless design. In addition to facilitating programming and providing trending, alarming, logging, and recipe handling features, included VISU+ EXPRESS software supports multiple communication protocols for PLC compatibility. Gesturing lets user swipe between screens, and app enables HMI screen mirroring on smart device. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

HMI Touch Panels support industrial control systems.

June 17, 2015

Suitable for both process and discrete automation, Intelligent Touch Panel HMIs come in Premium, Standard, and Compact models to meet specific application needs. Units are based on Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor with up to 16 GB DDR3L-1333/1600 memory. Intel HD graphics supports DirectX 11.1, Open CL/GL, and 4K videos Quick Sync encoder. Available with touch displays ranging from 15–24 in., HMIs have completely flush stainless steel fronts with IP66/NEMA 4/4X ratings. Read More

Robotics, Display & Presentation Equipment, Controls & Controllers

HMI Touch Panels support industrial process automation.

June 10, 2015

Based on Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor and equipped with Intel HD graphics, Industrial Process Automation HMI Touch Panels support up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3L-1333/1600 memory. Fanless units include high-speed Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 ports, and RS 232/422/485 serial ports. Available with 15–24 in. screens, M2M touchscreen systems can display measurements to show not only how plant is working, but simulate different operating modes and find optimal strategy for plant. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Tethered Operator Interface provides mobile HMI access.

June 10, 2015

Offered with 3 cable lengths from 16.4–49.2 ft, Allen Bradley MobileView lets plant and industrial personnel take machine's HMI with them to make real-time adjustments to out-of-view applications. Included hardwired e-stop button and 3-position enabling switch also support applications requiring local safety functionality. Mobile terminal uses FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) HMI software and features 10 in. display with resistive touchscreen, 2 GB internal SD card, and USB 2.0 port. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller helps simplify designs.

May 28, 2015

Controlling safety functions for diverse industrial applications, 45 mm wide samos® PRO COMPACT features 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe inputs/outputs. Modular expandability supports up to 168 safe I/O. Complemented by samos PLAN5+ tool for facilitated and flexible programming, controller uses SD program memory card format and has integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces. Switching capacity is 4 A at each system output, and operating range is -25 to +65°C. Read More

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