Other Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Digital DC/DC Controller powers FPGAs, ASICs, and processors.

April 1, 2015

Providing 0.6–5.5 V output, Model PV3105 is designed for key rails that demand precision output voltage regulation and tight control during transient conditions. Device includes Auto-Control® real-time adaptive loop compensation and 0–20 mΩ programmable load-line feature. Housed in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, RoHS-compliant controller provides up to 1.25 MHz switching frequency, implements digital loop techniques to minimize output voltage setting time, and operates with all FET power stages. Read More

Software, Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Daughter Card facilitates digital power control design. .

March 24, 2015

Available for C2000™ Piccolo™ TMS320F28069M LaunchPad development kit, Digital Power BoosterPack helps users understand digital power development using real-time control architecture of TI's C2000 microcontrollers. Operating on 18 W, BoosterPack integrates TI's CSD87588N NexFET™ power block, LM5109B and UCC27424 FET drivers, and OPA353 op amp, all within small form factor. BoosterPack is supported by collection of graphical software tools in powerSUITE to further ease development. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Conductivity Controllers offer online monitoring.

March 23, 2015

Providing online monitoring of industrial process conductivity, CDTX-111/CDTX-112 Series offers measurement range of 0–18 MΩ. CE-compliant panel instruments feature linearized data, automatic temperature compensation, maintenance-free cells, and selectable zero and span analog output. Housed in IP54-rated enclosure with temperature range of 14–131°F, controllers are suited for measurement and control of conductivity in water, electronics, chemical, and manufacturing processes. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers enhance mobile devices.

March 12, 2015

TrueTouch® CYTT21X/31X, available in 44-, 48-, and 56-pin QFN packages, enable thin-profile smartphones, e-readers, and tablets to offer multiple advanced features. While CYTT31X supports input from passive stylus with tip as fine as 2.5 mm, CYTT21X supports face detection feature that prevents unintended touches from hanging up call. Controllers leverage Cypress Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor structures and automatically switch between glove, stylus, and finger tracking. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Control and I/O Products offer total plant automation.

March 12, 2015

Consisting of DIN rail-mounted control and I/O products based on scalable architecture and flexible design, Symphony® Plus SD Series optimizes energy efficiency in diverse operating environments within power and water industries. Able to withstand  temperatures from -20 to +70°C without additional environmental protection, series is especially suited for applications where control is distributed over wide area in harsh conditions, such as wind and solar power plants. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

Flow Controller incorporates shock absorber function.

March 10, 2015

Available in 4, 6, and 8 mm metric sizes as well as 5/32, ¼, and 5/16 in. sizes, flow controllers offer 2-stage speed control to regulate exhaust speed and absorb shock in pneumatic cylinders. Design also includes 3 needles for adjusting initial cylinder speed (first stage), brake speed (second stage), and speed shift timing. Second stage speed provides cushion and reduces speed at end of the stroke, consequently lessening shock by up to 1/9 while retaining same cycle time. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Compact Linear Actuator offers built-in controller or pulse input.

March 10, 2015

Available with built-in controller (stored data) driver or pulse input driver, DRLII Series includes maximized speed specifications on 28 and 60 mm frame sizes as well as lead screw pitch of 8 mm for 42 mm frame size (ground and rolled screw types). Series works in applications where step and direction are required and performs as both linear actuator and networking product solution. Options include knob or electromagnetic brake, guide, and rolled or ground ball screw. 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

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

ULP Wireless MCU Platform enables battery-less IoT connectivity.

March 3, 2015

SimpleLink™ fosters development of battery-less designs with energy harvesting or multiple-year, always-on, coin cell-powered operation. Supporting Bluetooth® low energy (BLE), ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN, Sub-1 GHz, ZigBee RF4CE™, and proprietary modes up to 5 Mbps, platform provides flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless connectivity standards using one chip and identical RF design. Components include ARM® Cortex®-M3 MCU, Flash/RAM, ADC, peripherals, and sensor controller. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Coupler Control System is designed for attachment versatility.

February 25, 2015

Offering standard and bypass operating sequence choices, Geith hydraulic quick coupler control system has minimized component design and meets current as well as proposed safety standards (ISO/DIS 13031). While dust- and water-resistant control box features 4 buttons (power, unlock, lock, and hydraulic pressure signal/bypass), mounting bracket accelerates and facilitates installation of compact control box via suction cups or small screws. Safety features include audio warning signal. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Configurable XMC Modules feature Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.

February 25, 2015

XMC-7K series feature reconfigurable Xilinx® Kintex™-7 FPGA and 128M x 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM. Eight-lane, high-speed serial interface on rear P15 connector for PCIe Gen 1/2 (standard), Serial Rapid I/O, 10 GbE, and Xilinx Aurora implementations are supported. While rear I/O provides 4- or 8-lane, high-speed serial interface on P16 XMC port, select I/O or LVDS pairs plus global clock pairs direct to FPGA via rear P4 or P16 port. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Wireless Controller strengthens SMB networking.

February 23, 2015

Supporting NETGEAR business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points, ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller offers scalable, centralized solution for dense environments. Unit can support up to 200 access points in stacked arrangement, making it suitable for medium to large-sized organizations with high bandwidth multimedia needs. With Ufast™ protocol, WC9500 delivers ultra-fast access point discovery, Layer 2/Layer 3 fast roaming, and captive portal for guest access. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Extrusion Control System utilizes Windows CE-based HMI.

February 13, 2015

Featuring Allen Bradley and Ifix systems, MAX Extrusion Control System provides integrated line control for all extrusion applications including pipe, profile, tubing, sheet, fiber, and film. System also allows for control of temperature, speed, amperage, and pressure of extrusion system via 17 in. HMI touchscreen. In addition to logging of up to 100 variables to USB memory stick in .CSV file format, system supports printing of customized production data screens and unlimited recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Security System Interface App offers Geofencing capability.

February 11, 2015

Supported by Apple® and Android™, DMP Virtual Keypad™ App offers Geofencing capability that lets users create virtual fences using cellphone-based location services (GPS). Alarm system recognizes fence exit/entry, triggering Favorite to automatically activate lights, locks, or thermostats. Also, customers can receive Smart Arming Reminder if they are last to leave premises. Solution enhances security and convenience while reducing energy expenditure for residential and commercial accounts. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Wireless 6 in. Touchscreen supports voice command recognition.

February 10, 2015

Along with 5.7 in. capacitive touchscreen, widescreen display, and H.264 streaming video, TST-602 offers 15 customizable tactile pushbuttons as well as ability to use voice commands for control. Primary touch screen functionality is supported via Crestron ER wireless communications, which can be used in combination with Wi-Fi® (b/g/n) in dual-mode operation. Incorporating field replaceable Li-ion battery, unit supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security protocols. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Machinery & Machining Tools, Controls & Controllers

Wireless DNC Unit also connects via USB.

February 3, 2015

Able to communicate directly to CNC that comes from manufacturer, Wireless USB DNC (Distributed Numerical Control) Unit can connect directly to USB port on machine tool while communicating via wireless network. Users, without running CAT5 cabling, benefit from all tools provided by eNETDNC, such as file rev. control and 20,000 V of surge protection, while still being able to control the DNC from office. Operators can also view directory listing at CNC Control and transfer files. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electrohydraulic Controller enhances AHC system performance.

January 27, 2015

Used on A4VSO (open loop control) and A4VSG (closed loop control) hydraulic axial piston components which function as secondary control units in Rexroth Active Heave Compensation (AHC) system for offshore winching applications, Rexroth DS2R features proportional valve technology that promotes reliability and facilitates maintenance. Unit comes with Rexroth 4WRPH proportional valve, and reliability is improved with Rexroth AWXF axial piston unit swivel angle sensor rated for IP67 standards. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wireless Lighting Controls feature self-powered design.

January 23, 2015

Utilizing solar cells and small kinetic energy-harvesting switches, ZenNet Controls are intended for OEMs and work with LED luminaires powered by TRP's LED drivers, including 0–10 V dimming capability. Motion sensors and rocker switches pair wirelessly with fixture control relay modules. Optimal for indoor applications, relays, sensors and switches support stand-alone room-level setup, but also network to building automation systems such as BACnet through standard gateways. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Control System supports winch and crane drives.

January 20, 2015

Featuring plug-and-play interface, Winch and Crane Control System is designed especially for use in harsh environments, as it can withstand large temperature changes as well as vibrations and shocks. In software, designer can access standardized modules for control function. Integrated security features ensure compliance with required safety level. Designer can freely choose degree of networking, also in terms of security features, according to specific application requirements. Read More