Austin Hughes Introduce InfraSolution X Cabinet Controller
Austin Hughes has developed a cabinet controller that can be used for either small or large data room installations. InfraSolution X allows cabinet control and monitoring of door handles, switching and monitoring of PDUs, control of cooling fan units, monitoring of temperature and humidity, as well as smoke, shock and water alarms for up to 800 cabinets over a local or wide area network.
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Businesses should seek out the cost and operational benefits to be gained from Form 2 motor control centre design. Mark Harrison, Product Specialist with Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies, discusses the costs and benefits of MCC's against the backdrop of the current ecenomic climate in this article from ES Design Magazine.
Nanjing University and Freescale Release Space Vector Modulated - Direct Torque Control Solution
Freescale and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics have revealed that they have jointly developed a space vector modulated - direct torque control solution for industrial motor control. The SVM-DTC solution, based on Freescale's 56F8xxx digital signal controller series, is cost-efficient and helps speed time to market for motor/compressor control applications.
Growing Demand for Flash Memory Programming Prompts Major US Programming Center to Purchase a BPM Microsystems Model 3800
BPM Microsystems announces that ProEx, a provider of device programming and other value added services, selected a 3800 automated production programmer to accommodate its increasing programming demand for high-density flash memory.
New Deeter Liquid Volume Dispenser is Temperature Compensated - Automatic Calibration USB Port Data-Link
The Deeter Group, market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announce the introduction of their new Liquid Volume Dispenser. Typical applications include dosing of chemicals, colours, flavourings or control of any liquid being dispensed in a manufacturing process or laboratory.
Sony launches XCG-H280E GigE camera for ITS applications
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions division has extended its XCG range of GigE machine vision cameras with the launch of the XCG-H280E.
AAEON Releases A New Fanless Embedded Controller with Intel® QM57 Chipset -- AEC-6625
AAEON has announced a new industrial Embedded Controller with the Intel® QM57 Chipset. Calm, quiet and powerful, the AEC-6625 will fit your every need.
Deeter Group Introduces a Complete Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Measuring and Control
The Deeter Group announces the launch of its ground breaking Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control.
1U Serial Communication Relay for SCADA and Electrostatic Discharge Environments
Lanner Electronics, Inc. has just released a 1U serial communications platform designed for electrostatic discharge environments and SCADA systems. It features a completely cable-less interior and 10 isolated serial ports, 8 of which feature onboard auto-flow control. The QORE LEC-3100 is the center piece in Lanner's array of industrial automation and power control products.
AIS Releases Remote Data Acquisition (DAQ) Modules for DCS Control, Factory Automation and Plant Process Automation
American Industrial Systems Inc. American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS) introduces a line of data acquisition (DAQ) distributed (remote) I/O modules which offers flexible data collection inputs for industrial automation control Panel PC´s. The AIS distributed I/O modules are available in digital and analog configurations, which are communicable via RS-485. AIS´ distributed I/O and remote I/O modules send signals from field-mounted sensors, transmitters, transducers, and alarms directly to DCS and PC-based HMI systems.
AIS Releases a Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) Systems for Data Logging, Supervisory Control, Machine Monitoring, Motion Control and HMI Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduced a programmable automation controller (PAC) , a compact PC-based control system that combines the features and capabilities of PXA270 CPU Processor (520MHz) and running Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system. Additional connectivity is available via VGA, USB, Ethernet, RS-232/485 and expandable 1/4/8 slots for high performance parallel I/O modules and serial-type I/O modules. AIS' PAC systems communicate over standard network interface protocols like TCP/IP and the PACs are able to transfer data from the machines they control to other machines and components in a networked control system or to application software and databases.
congatec Ultra compact embedded Qseven Starter Kit for industrial automation
congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, presents the first Qseven Starter Kit for automation. Low power consumption makes the Qseven an ideal platform for building small computer units and terminals within the automation industry. To accelerate the development of such applications, congatec has introduced the Qseven Mobility Kit as a complete design solution.
AIS Releases a Low Cost 7” Touch Screen Operator Interface Terminal for Machine Control & Monitoring and SCADA Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduces a 7" Operator Interface Terminal PC designed for Industrial Automation, Control & Monitoring, and SCADA applications. The HMI Touch Panel PC features feature the Intel® Atom processor, providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption. The latest Windows 7 operating systems are supported by the Touch screen operator interface PC. A widescreen LED backlit LCD display and touch screen Human Machine Interface (HMI) are integrated into the system allowing users to control, monitor, and program directly from the information terminal. The Touchscreen Panel PC can be integrated directly into your PAC, PLC, DCS, factory SCADA systems, operator terminals and automation applications.
Avalue Industrial Panel PCs Support Intel® Atom™ D525 Dual Core Processors
Avalue Technology presents many series of Panel PCs aimed for versatile applications such as industrial, commercial, in-vehicle, home automation, and medical. Now some of them are embedded with the latest Intel® Atom™ D525 dual core processors, including LPC Industrial HMI Series, MPC Interactive Digital Signage Series, FPC Infotainment Platform Series, and PPC Economical E-Service Platform Series. The two-chip solution makes Avalue's Panel PCs slimmer, broader, better performance per watt and more money efficient.
Stealth.Com Introduces a New Ultra Compact Mini PC
Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer) a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released a new form factor of mini pc, the model LPC-100 their smallest to date.
Gill Sensors introduces a new miniature range of liquid level sensors for unmanned systems
Gill Sensors announces the new range of miniature fuel, oil and coolant level sensors, planned for launch at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2010. The miniature sensors feature Gill's new micro-electronics offering an approximate 50% space saving on the standard electronics and giving greater scope for use on smaller unmanned systems applications.
AIS Releases Power over Ethernet (POE) Touchscreen Terminals for Industrial Automation, Transportation, Appliance and Digital Signage Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS) introduces a line of Power over Ethernet (PoE) Touchscreen Panel PC's available in 5.7", 7", and 10.1" compact form factor sizes. Power over Ethernet or PoE technology describes a system to safely transfer electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard category 5 cable in an Ethernet network. It does not require modification of existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure. The units support the latest POE standard IEEE 802.3at for up to 25.5 Watt power transmission capability over a standard cat 5 cable. AIS PoE wall mount touchscreen terminals offer economical based by brings power and data transfer via a standard twisted-pair Ethernet cabling in a network for industrial automation, transportation, appliance and digital signage applications.
Flexible 8 - 15 In-Wall Panel PC
The AFOLUX 4 series of easy-to-mount 8-15 In-Wall Panel PCs from IEI has changeable faceplates, touchscreen capability and wireless connectivity.
Korenix Launches Comtrol's Innovative Modbus Server for Advanced Modbus/RTU over Ethernet TCP/IP to Serial Device Connectivity!
Korenix brings innovative applications to the industrial networking sector by releasing Comtrol's latest Modbus Server firmware, which provides advanced connectivity for OPC servers and applications that require Modbus/RTU communication.
NVE Introduces World’s Smallest Isolated CAN Transceiver
NVE Corporation today announced an expansion of the IsoLoop® IL41050TE isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) transceiver family with the introduction of the 16-pin narrow-body SOIC IL41050T-3E. The wide-body SOIC IL41050TE was introduced in March 2010.
Glastonbury Festival Event Organisers Choose Omniflex Wireless Telemetry Equipment To Ensure Water Is Delivered
Glastonbury Festival is the largest 'Greenfield' music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it. Event organisers choose Omniflex Wireless Telemetry equipment to ensure water is delivered across the site effectively, efficiently and economically.
Deeter Electronics adds “Router” to Extend Range of Industrial Wireless Sensor System
Deeter Electronics, a market leading international company in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announces the introduction of a Wireless Router to increase the range and reliability of their recently launched Deeter Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control.
Eaton's tiny drives now take versatility to the M-MAX!
Additional EMC filtering options, configurable analogue inputs and enhanced fieldbus connectivity are among the many new features that have been added to the latest M-MAX variable speed drives from Eaton's Electrical Sector, which are available with ratings up to 7.5kW.
Mini-ITX motherboard supports Intel i7/i5/i3 64-bit multicore processors
BVM's LV-67C mini-ITX motherboard is based on the Intel Q57 and supports versions of the Intel i7 high end, the i5 mainstream and the i3 entry-level 64-bit processors in the LGA 1156 socket. The 32nm versions of the i5 and i3 have HD graphics capability with VGA and DVI output interface, the 45nm i7 and i5 versions do not. Up to 8GB of 1333 DDR3 memory is supported. Intel Turbo Boost technology and Hyper-Threading technology maximises performance to the workload; the unit is the ideal platform for high-performance systems in industrial control, automation, retail, gaming, print imaging and digital signage applications.
High Quality Miniature Thermal Switch
Inertial Aerosystems have introduced a new affordable, high reliability, thermal switch range, manufactured by U.S. based Honeywell. Designated the 100 series it is designed for non-hermatic uses in terrestrial applications where Mil-spec environmental conditions are met.
ADLINK Introduces Industry First PoE Compact Vision System based on the Intel CoreT2 Duo P8400 Processor
ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of machine vision platforms and boards, announced the release of the EOS-1000, the industry's first compact vision system based on the Intel® Core™2 Duo P8400 processor. The EOS-1000 provides four independent PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports with data transfer rates up to 4.0 Gb/s and combines high computing power and multi-camera imaging—ideal for applications such as 3D vision robotic guidance.
ATEX Approved Current Loop Strain Gauge Amp
Celsum Technologies can now offer the ALA5 ATEX-Approved, 2-wire, 4-20mA Current Loop In-Line Strain Gauge Amplifier, which may be used for connecting sensors such as load cells, force transducers, accelerometers, torque transducers and pressure sensors in hazardous areas where there is risk of an explosion. The unit is certified for ATEX Hazardous Zones 0, 1 and 2, and is Instrinsically Safe to EN60079-11.
Microscan to instruct machine vision courses and demonstrate products at The Vision Show
Microscan, a global technology leader for track and trace solutions, announces the instruction of two educational machine vision courses and product demonstrations at The Vision Show. The Vision Show is organized by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) and is scheduled to take place May 25–27, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. In Booth 210, Microscan will actively demonstrate more than 15 products including machine vision lighting, software, and hardware, plus auto ID barcode products.
Lanner Releases a New Industrial Automation System Controller For SCADA Applications
Today, Lanner Electronics Inc, an industrial computer ODM announced the LEC-3000- a SFF communications appliance for SCADA systems. The Lanner LEC-3000 utilizes the low power VIA Eden processor with a VX800 chipset and features 4 COM ports with ESD protection. The appliance also has a rich array of connectivity ports, a cable-less and fanless SFF chassis, and an extended temperature specification, making it ideal for deployment in automation environments.
AIS Releases PC-based Control Systems Designed for Open Control Platforms featuring the Intel Atom Processor and IEC 61131 Programming Standard
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), has introduced a PC-Based Control System line for industrial automation and PLC control supporting the IEC 61131 Programming Standard. The Industrial Panel PC's feature the Intel® Atom Z series processors providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption. Currently the PC Control Systems are available in 5.7" to 15.4" dimensions, and are touchscreen enabled, giving users a HMI terminal for operators to monitor, control, and program data into the system. The all-in-one PLC terminal is pre-designed in available in several configurations for drop-in replacement or new deployment applications.
AIS Introduces a Open Standard PC-Based Process Automation System featuring an Fully Rugged Design and HMI Operator Interface Technology for Industrial, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), has introduced a line of Full IP65/NEMA 4 Rated Weatherproof LCD Computers for superior performance in wet, dusty, rugged, and humid environments. Several completely fanless system options are available including the Intel® Atom Processor, Celeron, and AMD Geode LX-800 Processor. All the systems feature low power consumption, high reliability, long product life cycle and superior performance per watt operation. Additional options are available such as HMI Touchscreens Capability, Sunlight Readability capability through Transflective enhancements, LED backlit Panels, and custom I/O's; enhancing the versatility and utility of the display. AIS allows customization of the Rugged Panel PC's to cater each unit to the specific application requirements.
AIS Releases Operator Panels featuring PC-Based Automation Technology for Industrial Automation, Process Control and Machinery Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), has unveiled a new line of Industrial Automation Panel PC's featuring the fanless Intel® Atom Z series processors and LED backlit displays for ultra-low power consumption operation. AIS' Industrial LED backlit Panel PC line is available in several mechanical designs including Open Frame, Panel Mount, IP65/NEMA 4 Sealed Front Bezel, and Chassis configurations, ranging in sizes from 5.7 to 15 sizes. All features are packaged in a compact form factor housing which is easily deployed into buildings and factories for industrial operator panels, home automation control, PC-based PLC's, Heating Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) control, Lighting Management, Building Control and Security.
Nexcom Launches Fan-Less Industrial PC designed for Industrial Automation
The new NISE 3270 from Nexcom, is a robust Fan-less Industrial PC which has been specifically designed for applications within factory environments. Equipped with two RS422/RS485 and RS232 interfaces with automatic flow control and isolation up to 2000 VDC and ±15 KV ESD protection, NISE 3270 is the ideal computing platform for process automation, monitoring and control.
ATMS launch low cost Vehicle Terminal
ATMS International FZCO, the Birmingham UK based provider of supply chain systems, has launched its own Vehicle Mount Terminal. The terminal is unique in that it has an inbuilt battery and quick release bracket that allows it to be used as a hand held tablet PC.
NEC Electronics Develops Ethernet PHY Family for Industrial Automation Systems
NEC Electronics today announced the development of a new family of industrial Ethernet physical layers (PHYs) for 10Base-T and 100Base-TX/FX. The new PHYs offer the best-in-class high-speed industrial connectivity and advanced cable diagnostics, and are optimized for existing industrial Ethernet protocols used in industrial automation products.
Eaton’s Moeller Safety Relays Help Make Machines Safer
Safety relays in Eaton's new Moeller ESR5 range greatly simplify the task of designing and implementing control systems that meet the most stringent of requirements for safety and reliability. Available in versions to suit all popular safety applications, the new relays can be used in systems that are compliant with EN ISO 13849-1 up to PL e, IEC 62061 up to SILCL 3, and IEC 61508 up to SIL 3.
ADLINK Technology Announces Complete Distributed Motion and I/O Solutions for Machine Automation
ADLINK Technology announced the release of comprehensive distributed motion and I/O solutions providing motion control of up to 256 axes and I/O control of up to 2,016 control points through the integration of dedicated and time-deterministic motion & I/O field buses: Motionnet and High Speed Link (HSL).
ADLINK Technology's Advanced DSP-based Servo Motion Controller
ADLINK Technology has announced the release of its most advanced DSP-based servo motion controllers, the PCI-8253/8256 (three axes) and PCI-8253/8256 (six axes). Based on over ten years of experience in developing PC-based motion controllers, ADLINK designed the PCI-8253/8256/8256 to take full advantage of the latest digital signal processing technologies to provide a ±10 V analog motion controller with full closed-loop control, a PID plus feed-forward algorithm, and 20 MHz encoder input frequency.
Pratt Industries chooses ABB cpmPlus to integrate paper mills, improve productivity
Pratt Industries Inc., a leading worldwide producer of recycled paper and packaging materials, recently implemented and commissioned a comprehensive Pulp & Paper Collaborative Production Management (CPM) system delivered by ABB. The cpmPlus for Pulp & Paper delivery consists of production tracking and quality management functions that are used by all US based Pratt Industries' paper mills in Shreveport, LA, Conyers, GA and Staten Island, NY. The delivery also includes box plant functionality, integration with Pratt's global business system, centralized sales order entry, invoicing and distribution as well as multi-mill planning functions, which are used in Pratt Industries' head office in Conyers, GA..
Eaton’s Moeller Business Makes Control Even More Easy!
Four digital and analogue I/O modules and three CANopen modules are the latest additions to the popular range of Easy control products from Eaton's Moeller Business. The new modules further extend the versatility of the Easy system, which is already well known for combining ease of use with flexibility and value for money.
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