Other Machine Controls & Controllers

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