Programmable (PLC) Controls

Controls & Controllers, Software

Logix-based Controller offers sequencing of batch process.

July 22, 2016

Leveraging Logix-based controller platform, SequenceManager allows operators to configure, view, and obtain information about batch sequences stored in controller, optimizing visibility and accessibility to all stages of production process. OEMs can develop, test, and deliver skids as fully functioning, standalone equipment that can seamlessly integrate into site’s existing batch strategy without need to redeploy code. Product is suited for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Microcontrollers feature core independent peripherals.

June 29, 2016

Available in 4 x 4 mm package options, 32-bit PIC32MM Series includes core independent peripherals such as Configurable Logic Cells and Multiple-output Capture Compare PWMs, which help enable sensorless BLDC motor control applications. Devices have sleep modes down to 500 nA for applications demanding low power and extended battery life. To help simplify and accelerate designs, microcontrollers are supported by Microchip MPLAB® Code Configurator. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Future Electronics Promotes Zilog's ZNEO32! Line of 32-bit Cortex-M3

June 23, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of ZNEO32! 32-bit Cortex-M3 based programmable motor controllers from Zilog. Zilog's ZNEO32! uses high performance 32-bit computing, 3-phase PWM generators, and high speed ADC units to provide an effective,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Logic Controller supports industrial IoT.

June 20, 2016

Combined with Honeywell’s Experion® Process Knowledge System, ControlEdge™ PLC provides secure connectivity and tight integration to devices from multiple vendors. Unit uses OPC UA protocol and built-in cybersecurity for smooth integration. PLC offers Universal I/O, providing remote configuration and late design change flexibility. ControlEdge PLC is focused on process industries requiring discrete control, such as water treatment, terminal automation, and coal/ash handling. 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

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™-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

Digital Valve Controller supports Profibus protocol.

May 9, 2016

Available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications, Fisher™ 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, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Non-Industrial Products

Hardy Provides Free, Easy-to-Use HMI Faceplates for Rockwell PLC Plug-In Weigh Scale Models

April 25, 2016

New Pre-Programmed Faceplates/AOIs Reduce GUI Development Time Up to 90% SAN DIEGO, CA – Hardy Process Solutions announces free Faceplates/AOIs (Add-on-Instructions) for Rockwell Automation® FactoryTalk® View for its HI 1756-WS/2WS and HI 1769-WS/2WS plug-in weigh scale modules. Hardy’s pre-programmed and pre-tested Faceplates/AOIs utilize software instruction tags for the controller... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Red Lion's RAM 9000 Industrial Cellular RTUs Receive ATEX Zone 2, Category 3 Approval

April 11, 2016

Rugged 4G LTE Multi-Carrier Cellular RTUs are Safe for Use in Hazardous Environments YORK, Pa.,– Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Access Control Platform combines usability, broad functionality.

April 11, 2016

Compatible with Windows 10 and supporting SQL Express 2008 R2 and SQL Express Management Studio, Pinnacle® v10.0 offers optimized usability via GUI, time zones screen with time zone summary, and support for both server and client workstation as integrated biometric enrollment station. Other features include door properties screen with Schlage parent PIM address; Otis Elevator interface with database tables and user manual; and database partitioning. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller integrates PROFINET support.

April 7, 2016

samos®PRO COMPACT lets machine design engineers integrate non-safe peripheral devices into program and relay controller information back to such devices using PROFINET communication. Base controller (SP-COP2-ENI), compatible with samosPLAN5+ programming software, enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in machine or building engineering network. Along with USB and Ethernet interfaces, base controller module offers 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe I/O.
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Controls & Controllers

DIN-Rail IIoT Field Controller includes PoE PD function.

March 11, 2016

Supporting Braswell Intel® Celeron® processor N3060 1.6 GHz dual-core or N3160 1.6 GHz quad-core with up to 8 GB DDR3L system memory, Model ICO310 includes 2 Gigabit LAN ports, 2 RS-232/422/485 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 VGA port, and 1 DIO interface. For 3G/GPRS and Wi-Fi connections, 2 PCIe Mini Card slots, 1 SIM card slot, and 3 internal antennas are available.  Fanless embedded controller is supplied in IP40-rated housing and operates from -20 to +60°C. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multifunction Controller simplifies machine safety.

March 11, 2016

Available to manufacturers and equipment builders, Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 eliminates need to separate networks and controllers for safety and motion in applications with up to 16 axes. Providing integrated safety, motion, and standard control on single EtherNet/IP network facilitates configuration and reduces wiring while promoting diagnostics quality. Software-configurable solution also features dual Ethernet ports, built-in energy storage, and removable 1 GB SD card. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Future Electronics Promotes ZNEO32 Programmable Motor Controllers from Zilog

March 10, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec  - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of Zilog's ZNEO32 Cortex-M3 based programmable motor controllers. Zilog's Line of 32-bit Cortex-M3 based Programmable Motor Controllers ZNEO32! uses high performance 32-bit computing, 3-phase PWM generators, and high speed ADC units to provide... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Boost Controllers simplify automotive power system design.

March 3, 2016

Operating from 12 V battery supply, Models ISL78227 and ISL78229 boost output voltage to 24, 36, or 48 V for 200–800 W trunk audio amplifiers, start-stop systems, and headlamp LED strings. Two-phase synchronous boost controllers support input and output ranges of 5–55 V and deliver greater than 95% efficiency. Ability to interleave 2 controllers for 4-phase application effectively doubles output power. Model ISL78229 offers digital PMBus™ interface for advanced control, telemetry, and diagnostics. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Wireless Modem works with low-power wide-area networks.

March 3, 2016

FCC certified for use in 915 MHz band, Model RN2903 adds long-range LoRaWAN™ network capability to embedded designs by integrating LoRaWAN protocol stack running on low-power PIC® microcontroller, along with LoRa radio and embedded antenna matching circuit. Driven by LoRa Alliance, LoRa technology is able to achieve range of up to 10 miles and 10-year battery life. Applications include energy metering, location tracking, utility infrastructure monitoring/control, smart cities, and agriculture. 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

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

Development Kit supports PCAP and 3D gestures on displays.

February 26, 2016

Providing access to patented 2D and 3D GestIC® sensing technology, 2D/3D Touch and Gesture Development Kit enables designers to integrate 2D multi-touch and 3D hand gesture recognition into display applications. Use of electric-field based technology enables hand and finger gestures to be tracked both on display surface as well as above at distance up to 20 cm. Parameterization, diagnostics, and optional settings are done through Aurea 2.0 downloadable GUI. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

USB-C Controller supports direct 3.3-20 V operation.

February 19, 2016

Based on 48 MHz ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor, EZ-PD™ CCG3 Controller with Power Delivery integrates independent 20 V V(BUS) gate drivers for provider and consumer power paths, two 1 W V(CONN) Field-Effect Transistors that provide power to USB-C cables, and USB Billboard Controller that informs USB host of supported Alternate Modes and failures. Programmable single-chip device streamlines design of USB-C accessories, such as adapter dongles, power adapters, and power banks. 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