Other 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

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

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

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

Controls & Controllers

Operator Control Units can be used in explosive environments.

July 30, 2014

Mid-sized LRC-M1-IS and full-sized LRC-L1-IS are intrinsically safe operator control units (OCUs) approved for use in highly explosive environments. By adding these units to CattronControl™ products, operators can safely position themselves to best advantage without being restricted to manual control station or wired pendant. Supplied in Ergonomic housing, both OCUs are approved for Zone 0 use and employ dual processor electronics and safety critical software. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Machine Control supports variety of piling machines.

July 29, 2014

Consisting of dedicated, land-based 3D machine control, Trimble® DPS900 Piling System allows piling contractors to maximize operational efficiency and minimize costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar/wind farm installations. Built-in, automated quality assurance and quality control reporting includes capture of start and end positions, time and elevation as well as actual embedment depth, blow count reporting, and inclination and orientation control. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Pendant Control Station features customizable design.

July 18, 2014

Designed to control industrial and commercial equipment, machines, and tools, Mike Pendant Control Station features ergonomic design with anti-slip grooves. Switches are mounted on base of controller, separated from actuators on cover, facilitating internal maintenance. Each weather-resistant pendant can be configured to user's needs with options ranging from addition of illuminated LED selectors and pushbuttons to incorporation of potentiometers and customized labels and legend markings. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety Control System is modular and expandable.

July 17, 2014

MSC universal, freely programmable, modular safety system can monitor numerous safety-related devices to help protect machines and installations. Even with base unit, it is possible to realize applications with up to 8 inputs and 2 outputs. Expansion is possible, via several input and output modules, to accommodate specific needs, and modules are also available for connection to different fieldbuses. Optionally, base unit can also be equipped with memory module. Read More