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Controls & Controllers

Trapped Key Interlocks Protect Workers at HV Substations

November 23, 2016

Kirk access interlocks increase safety in switchgear applications, prevent arc flash

North Canton, Ohio (November 21, 2016) - KIRK interlocking products provide safe access to switchgear within HV substations. Trapped key access interlocks and key exchange units restrict physical entry and prevent dangerous operating conditions, ensuring that personnel operate equipment according to...Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC Hardware/Software Solution enhances milling machines.

September 21, 2016

As complete package for CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters, NUMmill includes CNC hardware and software that provide scalability as well as intuitive, conversational style UI. This CNC milling machine control solution offers canned cycles suite with 3D simulation for pre-process verification as well as functions for material removal of basic pockets. Based on Flexium+ modular CNC platform, NUMmill is typically configured with 3 or 4 linear axes and one rotary axis. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

AXYZ International to Exhibit at IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016

BURLINGTON, Ontario, Sept. 8, 2016 - AXYZ International, a global leader in manufacturing CNC router and knife cutting systems, will be exhibiting its Pacer Series CNC router and other specially selected products at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) from September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. "The Pacer is our machine brand specifically designed for...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

The Sercos User Groups Will Present Two multi-vendor Demos at the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) Show, Sept. 12-17, 2016 in Chicago

September 7, 2016

Sercos will present two multi-vendor interoperability demos plus other products from member companies at IANA in booth E-4448 in the McCormick East Building. The systems demonstrate that Sercos has the functionality and performance to operate synchronized motion, I/O and safety while allowing full TCP/IP communication with each device over a single Ethernet ring. Since 1988, Sercos'...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

HEIDENHAIN to Offer Daily Motion Control Presentations at IMTS Booth -See Schedule Online Here - http://www.heidenhain.us/wp-content/uploads/TakeTen.pdf

August 30, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Bringing its international expertise in the area of motion control to the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago’s McCormick Place (Sept. 12 – 17), HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION will offer five different concise presentations covering the latest in manufacturing technology at their booth (#E-5226) each day of the show. Each presentation will last a maximum...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

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, 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

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Controls & Controllers

Trimble and Doosan Introduce Trimble Ready Excavator in Europe and North America

April 15, 2016

MUNICH - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Doosan Infracore announced today that customers in Europe and North America will have the option to order a Trimble Ready Doosan DX225LC-5 excavator from the factory. This new Trimble Ready excavator enables a faster and simplified installation of Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System components with no welding, re-painting, drilling or disassembly...Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Controls & Controllers

Trimble and Hyundai Heavy Industries Agree to Integrate Trimble Ready Factory Fit Machine Control Kits with HHI Excavators

April 14, 2016

Hyundai Heavy Industries Plans to Introduce Trimble Ready Excavators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific MUNICH– Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) (KRX:009540) today announced a plan to integrate, engineer and market Trimble Ready factory fit machine control kits to enable the installation of Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System components on select HHI...Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller integrates PROFINET support.

April 7, 2016

samos®PRO COMPACT lets machine design engineers integrate non-safe peripheral devices into program and relay controller information back to such devices using PROFINET communication. Base controller (SP-COP2-ENI), compatible with samosPLAN5+ programming software, enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in machine or building engineering network. Along with USB and Ethernet interfaces, base controller module offers 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe I/O.
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Controls & Controllers, Software

Laser System Control simplifies machining of shaped holes.

March 28, 2016

Part of LASERDYNE S94P control used on LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 430BD multi-axis laser systems, ShapeSoft™ software simplifies creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, racetrack, and variety of shaped holes in turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide vanes, and combustors. ShapeSoft allows for selecting process parameters, including parameter database record to be used, feed rate, and dwell time after shutter is open before processing begins. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multifunction Controller simplifies machine safety.

March 11, 2016

Available to manufacturers and equipment builders, Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 eliminates need to separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes. Providing integrated safety, motion, and standard control on single EtherNet/IP network facilitates configuration and reduces wiring while promoting diagnostics quality. Software-configurable solution also features dual Ethernet ports, built-in energy storage, and removable 1 GB SD card. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mill-Turn Control offers enhanced cycles and features.

March 9, 2016

Graphics, interpolation turning, and gear hobbing capabilities of TNC 640 extend applicability to machining of large parts for power plants. CAD viewer supports .Step, .Iges, and .Dxf files and lets operator evaluate workpiece at control. For machine builders, M3D converter enables DCM (Dynamic Collision Monitoring). Other features include Cycle 880, for gear hobbing of external cylindrical and helical teeth, and manual probing function for determining 3D basic rotation for plane surface. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Mazak Florida Distributor Unbridled Technologies Hosts Grand Opening

March 1, 2016

New facility further intensifies sales, service and support for area customers FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak’s footprint in Florida continues to expand with the grand opening of a new Unbridled Technologies (U Tech) facility in Tampa. As an integral part of Mazak’s distribution network, Unbridled Technologies and its new technical center will give area customers easy access to even more...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Camera System aids automatic machine setup monitoring.

February 26, 2016

Featuring industrial 1.31 MP camera with Gigabit Ethernet and 6 or 4.5 mm prime lens, VS 101 enables TNC 640 mill-turn contouring control operator to monitor setup and machining result as well as view displayed faulty situations. Visual Setup Control (VSC), set up to identify incorrectly positioned workpieces and incorrectly mounted or missing fixtures, helps prevent faulty parts. Other features include DA 400 compressed-air unit and protective housing with proximity sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Machine Control System supports wheel loaders.

February 16, 2016

Featuring 3D configuration for wheel loaders, Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System v12.81 allows operators to precisely control amount of material being graded, maximize fine grading accuracy, and minimize potential for undercutting surface during material placement/removal. Using wheel loader equipped with GCS900, contractors can track material weight with Trimble LOADRITE® weighing system. Material placement and grade can be monitored by adding VisionLink® Project Monitoring subscription. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Pattern Control System works with hot melt systems.

February 15, 2016

Designed for use with InvisiPac® Tank-Free™ Hot Melt System or other hot melt equipment, InvisiPac® Pattern Control System provides accurate material use data. Sudden change in material usage can alert operators to larger issue with system, saving waste and rework of improperly sealed boxes. Featuring color LCD interface, InvisiPac lets users convert from solid adhesive bead to stitched bead and provides on-screen pattern preview that eliminates guesswork in setting up bead locations. Read More