Process Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Introducing Pivotware, a Plant Wide Process Control Solution

April 13, 2016

Pivotware Process Control is a comprehensive modular system providing a single station to a plant wide, floor to ceiling, process control solution for assembly operations to Automotive and Aerospace manufacturers. Rock Hill, SC – Desoutter, one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality test, measurement and assembly solutions has acquired and released a new process control solution,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rockwell Automation Brings SAB Maltings Into The Connected Enterprise

April 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Rockwell Automation recently supplied South African Breweries’ (SAB) first fully automated and networked EtherNet/IP-based control system for its new maltings plant in Alrode, South Africa. The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plantwide visibility and actionable... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Emerson and MYNAH Technologies Reduce Time Required to Connect Industrial Applications to the DeltaV Distributed Control System with Addition of PROFINET

April 1, 2016

Emerson and MYNAH Technologies reduce time required to connect industrial applications to the DeltaV distributed control system with addition of PROFINET The DeltaV™ system now connects directly to motor center and variable speed drive applications AUSTIN, TEXAS – Emerson Process Management, working with MYNAH Technologies, has expanded customers’ network possibilities and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Arkansas Water Utility Upgrades to Cyber Secure Bedrock Universal Control System

March 31, 2016

San Jose, Cal. – Bedrock Automation announced today that the Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System has replaced a legacy PLC with a secure Bedrock™ industrial control system. Bedrock Certified Solution Provider Brown Engineers, of Little Rock, Arkansas, completed the upgrade in November of 2015 and the system has been performing to specifications ever since. “The PLCs running... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services

Custom Flare Process Control Solution fosters EPA rule compliance.

March 28, 2016

Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) flare process control solution effectively controls flare vent gas heating value to meet EPA regulations. Customized solutions include consulting service and design support, MFA flare control solution implemented in CyboCon MFA control software, and CyboLink interface software to DCS or PLC. On-site control system commissioning and training as well as annual support services are also provided. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Seika Machinery Picks up Two NPI Awards during APEX

March 18, 2016

TORRANCE, CA — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, announces that it was awarded two 2016 NPI Awards during a Tuesday, March 15, 2016 ceremony that took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Seika won for the following categories: Cleaning equipment for the Unitech UC-250M-CV Board Cleaner and Process... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Kollmorgen Decentralized AKD® Servo System Honored as Finalist in the 2016 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards

March 3, 2016

AKD-N solution saves machine designers control panel space, weight and expense RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen is pleased to announce that its AKD Decentralized Servo System has been honored as a Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Automation and Control category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Indicator/Controller affords flexible applicability.

March 2, 2016

Along with industrial-grade components and stainless steel NEMA Type 4X enclosures, 1280 Enterprise™ Series features quad-core processor for optimized multitasking, support for up to 6 smart option cards, and touchscreen with 7 in. color LCD and customizable GUI. Widgets and softkeys can be placed on multiple screens, and >150 built-in functions simplify programming. Custom applications are accomplished with iRite™ software, and existing 920i® programs can be adapted to run on 1280 as well. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Fanless Embedded Controller operates from -40 to 80°C.

March 1, 2016

Based on Intel® Bay Trail processor platform, ARES-530WT meets demands of extreme industrial automated management and control applications in potentially explosive or hazardous atmospheres. Connected to centralized monitoring systems, DIN-rail controller can collect and manage real-time data including volume, temperature, and pressure of gases, vapors, or liquids. ATEX-compliant unit accepts 9~36 Vdc input and includes dual COM ports, multi-USB, dual displays, and dual Intel i210IT Gigabit LAN. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Thermal & Heating Equipment

BTU to Demo How it is Reducing Set-up Time with Recipe Pro at APEX

February 19, 2016

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. — BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, will exhibit in Booth #1837 at the 2016 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place March 15-17, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. BTU will showcase its Recipe Pro recipe generator software, jointly developed with... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services

Auto Manufacturer Elio Motors Inc. Chooses IQMS ERP as Single System for Managing the Company's Processes

February 18, 2016

Elio Motors is aligning deployment of IQMS ERP system with setup of manufacturing for new up-to-84-MPG, three-wheel vehicle to gain real-time insights and coordinate processes at the factory and HQ PASO ROBLES, Calif. – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that automotive manufacturer Elio Motors Inc. has selected... Read More

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

The Michelin Group Awards Preferred Partner Agreement to Rockwell Automation

February 18, 2016

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE/HANNOVER, GERMANY – The Michelin Group has awarded a four-year contract to Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) that designates the industrial automation and information company as the preferred provider to all the Michelin Group's factories worldwide. The agreement extends to the Rockwell Automation industrial automation, power, control, industrial software and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

ABB Touts Distributed Energy Resource, Grid Resiliency Solutions at DistribuTECH

February 12, 2016

Orlando, FL – ABB demonstrates robust solutions to most pressing challenges facing the utility of the future, including communication network management, microgrid breakthroughs, outage management, IT/OT convergence and enterprise software. ABB, the world's largest supplier of transmission and distribution solutions for today's power grid, will be launching distributed energy... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

DENSO I/O Command-Slave Function Allows PLC or PAC Control of DENSO Robots

February 11, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. - DENSO Robotics announced that its latest RC8 robot controller features a built-in I/O command-slave function that allows DENSO robots to be controlled directly by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress. "Ease of use has always one of our chief considerations," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Bedrock Automation Signs New Automation Solution Providers

February 10, 2016

Control Point and Power-Motion Sales sign on to distribute and support Bedrock™ universal control system San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation has signed two new Automation Solution Providers (ASPs) to help meet growing demand for its award-winning Bedrock™ cyber secure industrial control system (ICS). Power-Motion Sales will distribute Bedrock technology in the Midwest and Control... Read More

Controls & Controllers

AIS's Rugged Panel PC is Equipped with NEMA 4X and IP66 Ratings, and Constructed of Stainless Steel Front Bezels Featuring a Corrosion and Chemical Resistant Surface

February 10, 2016

AIS's HMI Touch Panels Passed NEMA 4X and IP66 Environmental Certification Testing by UL to Withstand Harsh Industrial Environments and for Industrial Automation Control Applications IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator and the leader of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Panels, Operator Interface Terminals, Industrial PCs, and Industrial Thin Clients,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

AVnu Alliance Industrial Membership Grows With Two New Members

February 4, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. — AVnu Alliance, the community driving open, standard, deterministic networking through certification, announces expansion of its Industrial Segment. Rockwell Automation and Kollmorgen, both leaders in industrial automation, bring valuable expertise to AVnu Alliance activities incorporating new standards such as Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) into a common networking... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics

Laserdyne Announces Improved Process Parameters for Welding Nickel-Based Aerospace Alloys to Meet Stringent Aerospace Airframe and Aero-Engine Requirements

February 1, 2016

Champlin, Minnesota – High quality butt and lap joint welds are possible and practical in a number of common nickel-based aerospace alloys, as demonstrated by Prima Power Laserdyne application engineers. These applications meet the exacting requirements of aerospace, both for airframe as well as for aero-engine applications. Examples show the desirable crown (convexity) of the weld. Each... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Process Control System works with bioreactors and mixers.

January 12, 2016

Powered by DeltaV® Controller from Emerson Process Management, TruBio® DV v5.0 can be used with glass vessels, rockers, media or buffer mixers, and most single-use bioreactors to provide seamless solution from 0.5 L R&D through 2000 L cGMP-compliant production. Software leverages SmartParts™ intelligent digital actuators to implement off-the-shelf solutions for continuous processing and automated harvest. It offers multi-feed dosing and can create batch recipes for mixing and buffer preparation. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Watlow's COMPOSER with INTUITION Graphical Software Helps Users Quickly Configure Watlow's Sophisticated Controllers

December 3, 2015

Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently announced that its COMPOSER® with INTUITION® graphical configuration software now supports both the F4T and EZ-ZONE® RM controllers. COMPOSER is Watlow's easy-to-use graphical software for configuring and customizing the company's controllers. It helps users visualize and easily... Read More