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Integrated Spindle Drive Motor

JVL A/S ServoStep line addition features absolute multi-turn encoder.

September 1, 2021  

The power of predictive maintenance

Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.

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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.

May 10, 2021  

Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software

TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.

May 10, 2021  

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.

April 21, 2021  

Smart Grid Gateways

Ixxat Smart Grid Gateways enable IO and Wi-Fi sensors to be connected to energy networks

April 20, 2021  

Signal Conditioner

NewTek NTC-6000 establishes digital or analog communications for new and legacy AC-LVDTs.

March 16, 2021  

Safety Relay Module

IDEC HR5S module designed to comply with updated ISO 13849 Safety Category 2 requirements.

March 2, 2021  

IIoT-enabled Controllers

WAGO Gen 2 PFC200 controllers offer fiber optic option.

March 2, 2021  

PLC controller

WAGO’s additions to the 750 XTR Series designed for harsh environments.

February 2, 2021  

IIoT-enabled PLC

IDEC adds MQTT support to MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC line.

January 12, 2021  

Orchestral Automation

ATS Automation’s modular Symphoni technology combines the speed of continuous motion with the precision and flexibility of robotic assembly.

December 11, 2020  

Pneumatic Network Portal

Parker PCH Network Portal supports multiple industrial Ethernet communication protocols.

December 9, 2020  

The four most common machine safety violations

Experts weigh in on the areas of noncompliance encountered most frequently during risk assessments.

December 1, 2020  

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.

November 14, 2020  

Servo Motor

JVL’s 1500W MAC1500 integrates cotroller, PLC and AC supply.

November 3, 2020  

12V PLCs

IDEC adds 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line.

September 15, 2020  

Yaskawa, Phoenix Contact to collaborate on next gen PLC

Motion control product manufacturer to license Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext runtime environment.

September 14, 2020  

Servo Drive System

Siemens Simatic Micro-Drive designed for extra-low-voltage applications.

August 26, 2020  

AC Drives

AutomationDirect’s DURApulse GS20 Series designed for harsh environments.

July 29, 2020  

French energy firm writes off $9.3B in Canadian assets

Move echos general European exit from oilsands investments.

July 29, 2020  

Fieldbus Gateway

Second generation HMS Anybus Communicator features faster cycle times and built-in security.

July 22, 2020  

Linear Actuators

Thomson’s Electrak MD actuator supports embedded CAN bus support and PLC capability.

July 15, 2020  

Absolute Encoders

POSITAL diverse-redundant absolute encoders designed for safety-critical applications.

June 30, 2020  

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.

June 16, 2020  

PC-based CNC system

Siemens Sinumerik industrial PC-based CNC supports both PLC and high-level programming languages.

May 19, 2020  

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.

April 15, 2020  

Motor Control Systems

igus’ D3 and D1 dryve control systems ensure a speedy start-up of linear and rotational systems.

April 1, 2020  

Feeling the Heat

PC-based control reduces technology cost and cycle times for Ontario automation firm.

March 18, 2020  

PLC Controllers

WAGO’s latest Generation 2 XTR controllers designed to function in harsh conditions.

March 15, 2020  

PLC Modules

AutomationDirect input simulator and high-current relay output modules added to CLICK PLC line.

February 18, 2020  

Soft Starters

WEG line offers fully digital soft starters with state-of-the-art DSP.

January 15, 2020