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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

ABB Highlights High Performance Wind Technologies at AWEA Windpower 2016

May 26, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana – Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), microgrids, control systems and grid integration solutions on display to help wind developers and operators across the wind value chain leverage new technologies from source to socket. ABB, the wind industry’s leading technology solutions provider, is unveiling new wind farm applications and best practices at AWEA... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

X-Band MPAC-Beamforming Device covers 8-12 GHz range.

May 26, 2016

Designed for X-band radar applications, UltraCMOS® PE19601 integrates 6-bit digital step attenuator, 10-bit digital phase shifter, RX/TX switching, and digital serial interface on 2.6 x 4.65 mm bare wirebond monolithic die. Monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) solution, consuming 0.001 mA, offers >40 dBm IIP3 linearity, 50 dB isolation, 17 dBm power handling. Device covers 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB step with RMS amplitude error of 0.2 dB.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller handles up to 126 analog I/O.

May 24, 2016

Providing power of programmable automation controller in small form factor, FC6A MicroSmart executes basic instructions in 0.042 µs and provides 640 KB program memory. There are 1,024 timers, and 6 of 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100 kHz. Available with 16, 24 or 40 I/O, controller has built-in RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. SD memory port and mini-B USB port can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating, or recipe storage. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Safety & Security Equipment

Terminal Grounding System targets truck and railcar industry.

May 23, 2016

Providing multiple truck and railcar grounding options all in one enclosure, LOGIC Terminal Grounding System uses smart technology for single-point, top-loading operations. Controller monitors both potential overfill and loading arm position, enables dead-man control, and can log external environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. Visual interface allows operator or terminal manager to immediately see operational issues and activities via pre-set menu. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OEM Controller fosters fiber optic signaling sensor integration.

May 17, 2016

Designed for OEM industrial and medical systems, MR380-0 provides turnkey solution for integrating any Micronor MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors. Unit contains stable transmitter and sensitive optical receiver that operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link. Compatible with OM1 (62.5/125 µm) or OM2/OM3 (50/125 µm) multimode fiber to distances up to 1.5 km, controller operates over 5&ndash;24 Vdc range and provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Compact Embedded PC is used for Ethernet communication.

May 16, 2016

As PC-based controller in compact, Bus Coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, CX8190 employs 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex&trade;-A9 processor; hosts 512 MB RAM; and runs Windows® Embedded Compact 7 OS. Ethernet port and 2-port switch allow for real-time Ethernet or EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP), and programming is supported with TwinCAT 3 via fieldbus or Ethernet interface. Operating range is -25 to +60°C, and 1 sec UPS is provided for storing persistent data. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Mass Flow Controller delivers instant-on, real-time operation.

May 16, 2016

Designed for original equipment manufacture and process integration, 20SLPM BASIS&trade; model controls gas flow rates. BASIS series, featuring instant on technology, offers models with FS at 100 cm³/min and 1 or 20 Lpm. Models perform at full accuracy within 70 msec, and 100 msec control response enables real-time reaction to upstream fluctuations. Multi-gas and single-gas units offer NIST-traceable accuracy of ±(1.5% of reading + 0.5% FS) as well as multiple communications options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services

Sciaky, Inc. to Highlight its Patented IRISS(TM) Closed-Loop Control for its Groundbreaking EBAM(TM) Metal 3D Printing Technology at Rapid 2016

May 13, 2016

CHICAGO – Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that it will highlight its patented IRISS™ closed-loop control, which powers its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems, at the Rapid 3D Manufacturing Event in Orlando, Florida.     IRISS,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller improves high-speed application performance.

May 13, 2016

CompactLogix 5380 controller supports high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. When combined with Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2 msec. Event triggers from I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution, while dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports DLR topologies or use of multiple IP addresses. Built-in system and field power terminals as well as multiple security features are standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

OEM Controller supports fiber optic signaling sensors.

May 13, 2016

Containing transmitter and optical receiver, which operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link, Model MR380-0 provides turn-key solution for OEMs integrating MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors into their product. Transmitter sends constant light level via transmit fiber which is interrupted when fiber optic switch activates or sensor beam is broken. Operating from 5&ndash;24 Vdc, controller provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output for activating external relays. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Electronics Chassis Manager provides intelligent control.

May 10, 2016

IQCM-20 Intelligent Chassis Manager provides diagnostic, management, and control functions for electronic chassis. Supporting VPX, VME, and other types of chassis, stand-off mounted solution features 20 analog and 8 digital sensors in addition to GUI; fan controls; Ethernet, USB, and/or RS 232 interfaces; and field-upgradable firmware. Capabilities include datalogging, monitoring of up to 8 voltages, and data password protection.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Green & Clean

Pulsation Dampener supports AODD pump applications.

May 9, 2016

Constructed of 316L stainless steel with PTFE diaphragm, AODDampener is specifically designed to eliminate pulsations in air operated double diaphragm pump applications. Unit employs automatic air control that utilizes existing compressed air source in AODD pump system for charging. As fluid line pressure increases, air charge in dampener is increased to match it. When line pressure drops, dampener bleeds off charge, keeping dampener optimally charged for maximum dampening effect. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital Valve Controller supports Profibus protocol.

May 9, 2016

Available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications, Fisher&trade; FIELDVUE DVC6200p with Device Type Manager software supports control valve startup, commissioning, and diagnostic activities. Failsafe option enables users to set instrument to hold its last value or position to actuator fail, based on process needs. Incorporating control logic, module assignment, and linkage-less, non-contact sensor technology, controller and DTM provide plug and play capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Control Chips offer direct upgrade paths.

May 9, 2016

Series PCD46x1A features single-axis (PCD4611A), dual-axis (PCD4621A), and quad-axis (PCD4641A) models. With respective QFPs of 48, 64, and 100 pins, chip package and terminal allocation of all three models are compatible with those of PCD46x1 series. Series PCD46x1A can also mount on same boards as previous chips. Functionality lets CPU connect to chips with 8-bit parallel bus connection or 4-wire serial interface. When connecting with latter, terminals D0&ndash;D5 can be used as GPIO ports. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

NEXCOM Digital Signage Software PowerDigiS Boosts Customer Satisfaction for SMB Retailers

May 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan – NEXCOM has released the free edition of its digital signage management software, PowerDigiS, to help enhance customer satisfaction and boost sales revenue for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the retail industry. NEXCOM's PowerDigiS software features a web-based remote management console and a user-friendly interface, allowing SMB retailers to manage digital... Read More

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

Cryptography-Enabled 32-bit MCU adds security to IoT devices.

May 6, 2016

Supplied in 144-WFBGA package, CEC1302 (Part No. CEC1302D-SZ-C0) allows for pre-boot authentication of system firmware to ensure it is untouched and uncorrupted. This prevents such attacks as man-in-the-middle, denial-of-service, and backdoor vulnerabilities. Also, MCU can be used to authenticate any firmware updates and thereby protect system from malware or memory corruption. Features include ARM® Cortex®-M4 core as well as private key and customer programming flexibility.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Monitor/Control System optimizes chemical injection process.

May 5, 2016

Integrating into existing tank, pump, and electrical systems, SignalFire Chemical Injection Monitoring and Control Package provides control, operational visibility, and diagnostics for chemical injection process. Closed-loop control enables precise daily dosage, and operational visibility of tank levels, temperature, and pump status allows early detection of issues. Along with auto volume and auto production modes, features include local and remote monitoring/control support. Read More

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

Temperature and Process Controller provides trend charts.

May 2, 2016

Featuring 4.3 in. capacitive color touch panel, ¼ DIN F4T with INTUITION® v3.0 is available with encrypted data log records to help meet industry requirements such as Nadcap, AMS 2750E, and CRF 21 Part 11. Users can log directly to USB memory stick, transfer data log files over Ethernet or to USB host ports, and select which parameters to log. With graphical trending functionality, users can create up to 4 trend screens and scroll through matching color legend of parameters on trend chart. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fixture Control System utilizes local and cloud control.

April 29, 2016

Designed for out-of-the-box Title 24, ASHRAE 90.1, and IECC code compliance, Intellect&trade; Intelligent Fixture Control System features self-commissioning capabilities, which locate, assign, auto-group, and auto-zone all light fixtures in space and set lighting levels based on pre-determined logic without wiring. System includes 0&ndash;10 V dimming, occupancy sensing, and daylighting strategies. With Intellect app, system can be wirelessly configured, controlled, monitored, and scheduled via smartphone. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Mazak will Raise the Bar in Manufacturing Technology at IMTS 2016

April 28, 2016

Company to unveil groundbreaking innovations designed to drive the industry’s future FLORENCE, Ky. – The stage is set for Mazak Corporation to raise the manufacturing technology bar at IMTS. In booth S-8300, the company will demonstrate a host of new high-level developments in full digital factory integration, smart technology and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity – in... Read More