Machine Controls & Controllers

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

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

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

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

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

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, 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

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

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

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

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

Controls & Controllers

HMI+PLC Unit offers extensive analog capability.

November 11, 2014

Combining operator interface and control in single package, all programmable with PC-based software, FT1A Touch 14 I/O provides up to 158 discrete and analog input and outputs using FT1A controllers as Remote I/O slaves. Unit features PID control, Ethernet communications, and built-in 3.8 in. touchscreen HMI. Two-point built-in analog inputs accept 4–20 mA in addition to 0–10 Vdc, and 2 built-in analog outputs were added, each configurable as 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Expandable Safety Controller offers flexibility, intuitive setup.

October 28, 2014

With ability to add up to 8 expansion I/O modules, XS26-2 can adapt to automation requirements and address range of safeguarding applications. Base controller models have 26 input terminals, 4 terminals for 2 redundant safety PNP outputs, and USB connection for loading configurations. Options include on-board display or embedded Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP capability for access to live I/O status and system diagnostics. PC GUI configuration software is also included. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Human Machine Interfaces come in 4 sizes.

September 25, 2014

Available in screen sizes of 4.3, 7, 10, and 15 in., CGHMI Series features ARM processors, touch panels with 65,536 colors and LED backlight, 128 MB Flash memory, and 256 MB SDRAM. Units are constructed in plastic, aluminum, or washdown-resistant stainless steel housing bezels. Mounted vertically or horizontally, HMIs can be powered by 11–36 Vdc or 90–250 Vac. Units provide SD slot and Ethernet port as well as USB host port for keyboard, USB stick, and mouse. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Computer Numerical Control cuts machining cycle times.

September 22, 2014

With Seamless Corner Control, MAZATROL SmoothX CNC minimizes vibrations and helps shorten part-machining cycle times via cutter path adjustments made when machining into corners. Variable Acceleration Control maintains maximum acceleration/deceleration for set of combined axes in real-time. Using 3D assist feature, Quick MAZATROL programming screen streamlines part programming via 3D CAD input. Additional features include intuitive HMI, 5-axis virtual machining, and Intelligent Pocket Milling. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Trapped Key Interlock Systems withstand harsh environments.

September 16, 2014

Offered in Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Series options, Trapped Key Interlock Systems ensure pre-determined safety sequence is followed each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated. Units are constructed using 316 SS cylinders, keys, bolts, and inner-workings that withstand exposure to extremes in temperature, weather, dirt, and corrosive elements. Cylinder mechanism has no openings and few moving parts. HD Series has 316 SS lock body, while MD Series features brass lock body. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Universal Compact Cams cover diverse application range.

September 3, 2014

LamCam™ includes 13 series of Aerial and Die Mount Universal Cams that cover low-volume, light-duty to high-volume, heavy-duty applications. Cam widths are available from 50–600 mm, each with common footprint to other cam manufacturers. Universal Cams are offered with single or double wear plates, mechanical or nitrogen spring return, and V-guidance system ensures precision guiding. Available for piercing, flanging, and trimming operations, Cams are available from 0–75. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Fanless, IP65-Rated Front Bezel HMIs come in widescreen models.

August 29, 2014

While ARCHMI-710(P) leverages 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ N2600 CPU and has 2 GB onboard DDR III (800 MHz), ARCHMI-721(P) employs 1.86 GHz Intel Atom D2550 CPU and 4 GB onboard DDR III (800 MHz). Both models, featuring 16:9 aspect ratio screens with respective 10.1 and 21.5 in. LCDs, come in aluminum die-cast enclosure and operate up to 50°C. Optional PCT enables 7H hardness anti-scratch and FPD design, while various I/O and storage options afford flexible implementation. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Batch Processing Controller automates dosing and dispensing.

August 22, 2014

By automating batch-out processing, Model 1020-B™ eliminates need for operator to visually monitor dosing and dispensing processes. Controller monitors single channel using loop-powered, programmable output of 4-20 mA. Overall system accuracy is 0.1–0.25% FS capacity. Recommended for use with drum, tank, platform, and stainless steel platform scale bases, controller operates using 6-button panel with indicator lights and provides accurate readings to 5 digits on 2-line, backlit, alphanumeric LCD. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers

Vacuum Coating Systems feature HMI touch panels.

August 12, 2014

Custom programmed for each application, HMI Touch Panels on Vacuum Coating Systems expand range of system operations, provide data collection and analysis, and display full system operating functions and diagnostics that are essential during servicing, troubleshooting, and testing. New functions, and even complete system reconfiguration may be integrated. All upgraded vacuum systems remain outfitted with manual operability for back-up and testing functions. Read More