Machine Controls & Controllers

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

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