Integrated Spindle Drive Motor
JVL A/S ServoStep line addition features absolute multi-turn encoder.
The power of predictive maintenance
Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.
Opto 22 releases latest groov EPIC, RIO models with Ignition 8 onboard
New models provide more memory and storage to support the latest releases from Inductive Automation.
Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software
TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.
Ballard fuel cells to power zero-emission locomotive
Sierra Northern Railway pilot program to test conversion of switching locomotive fleet from diesel to fuel cells.
Smart Grid Gateways
Ixxat Smart Grid Gateways enable IO and Wi-Fi sensors to be connected to energy networks
NewTek NTC-6000 establishes digital or analog communications for new and legacy AC-LVDTs.
Safety Relay Module
IDEC HR5S module designed to comply with updated ISO 13849 Safety Category 2 requirements.
WAGO Gen 2 PFC200 controllers offer fiber optic option.
WAGO’s additions to the 750 XTR Series designed for harsh environments.
IDEC adds MQTT support to MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC line.
ATS Automation’s modular Symphoni technology combines the speed of continuous motion with the precision and flexibility of robotic assembly.
Pneumatic Network Portal
Parker PCH Network Portal supports multiple industrial Ethernet communication protocols.
The four most common machine safety violations
Experts weigh in on the areas of noncompliance encountered most frequently during risk assessments.
ARC report says IEC 61499 adoption could save $30B a year
Technology advisory firm says Schneider’s EcoStruxure IDE, IEC 61499 represent key steps toward true control code portability.
JVL’s 1500W MAC1500 integrates cotroller, PLC and AC supply.
IDEC adds 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line.
Yaskawa, Phoenix Contact to collaborate on next gen PLC
Motion control product manufacturer to license Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext runtime environment.
Servo Drive System
Siemens Simatic Micro-Drive designed for extra-low-voltage applications.
AutomationDirect’s DURApulse GS20 Series designed for harsh environments.
French energy firm writes off $9.3B in Canadian assets
Move echos general European exit from oilsands investments.
Second generation HMS Anybus Communicator features faster cycle times and built-in security.
Thomson’s Electrak MD actuator supports embedded CAN bus support and PLC capability.
POSITAL diverse-redundant absolute encoders designed for safety-critical applications.
Open-source mini-factory cranks out 50 facemasks per minute within shipping container
Project CAROLA partners Mikron, Festo unveil mobile automation system to address global PPE shortage.
PC-based CNC system
Siemens Sinumerik industrial PC-based CNC supports both PLC and high-level programming languages.
Eigen Innovations’ AI-driven systems optimize quality control for automotive, paper manufacturers.
New Brunswick-based automation firm’s systems combine high-resolution imaging, thermographic data and AI algorithms to promote a continuous cycle of improvement.
Motor Control Systems
igus’ D3 and D1 dryve control systems ensure a speedy start-up of linear and rotational systems.
Feeling the Heat
PC-based control reduces technology cost and cycle times for Ontario automation firm.
WAGO’s latest Generation 2 XTR controllers designed to function in harsh conditions.
AutomationDirect input simulator and high-current relay output modules added to CLICK PLC line.
WEG line offers fully digital soft starters with state-of-the-art DSP.