Automotive

Schneider Electric: HMIST6200 – Harmony ST6 Touch Panel Screen
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Schneider Electric: HMIST6200 – Harmony ST6 Touch Panel Screen

The HMIST6200 Basic HMI panel belongs to the Schneider Electric Harmony ST6 range. This single touch resistive HMI is made of alluminium front panel with a multi-color status indicator showing the various operating modes. This HMI interface is 4.3 inch wide with 16 million colors and 480 x 272 pixel resolution. It is powered by EcoStruxure Operator Terminal Expert software for intuitive user experience. It has a 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 512 MB device memory, 128 MB user data memory, and 512 KB backup memory.

Murrelektronik: Eco-Rail-2 Power Supplies with Basic Functionality
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Murrelektronik: Eco-Rail-2 Power Supplies with Basic Functionality

Eco-Rail-2 power supply units offer manufacturers of machinery and control cabinets the possibility to supply power to their consumers flexibly and economically. These units provide basic functionality and help to monitor the overall costs in the control cabinet. The Eco-Rail-2 series is available in five units with power ratings from 1.3 to 20 A. The output voltage of the devices can be set from 23 to 28 V to supply the required power to the consumer regardless of the length of the power supply line. Connecting two power supply units in series allows the output voltage to be increased to 48 V.

How the OS33C Safety Scanner is Making Workplaces Safer and More Efficient
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How the OS33C Safety Scanner is Making Workplaces Safer and More Efficient

In today’s fast-paced and demanding industrial environments, ensuring workplace safety and operational efficiency is paramount. However, customers often face a range of challenges that hinder their productivity and increase costs. Enter the OS33C Safety Scanner, a reportedly revolutionary solution that addresses these issues head-on, making workplaces safer and more efficient than ever before. This article will discuss the main challenges faced by customers in mobile and fixed applications, and how the OS33C Safety Scanner effectively solves these challenges, making workplaces safer and more efficient.

ABB: AC500-eCo PLCs
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ABB: AC500-eCo PLCs

ABB’s AC500-eCo is a range of scalable compact PLCs offering cost effectiveness for modern industrial automation applications where small and flexible PLC solutions often represent the ideal solution. Save money by starting on a small scale – the flexibility of the AC500 platform enables you to scale up as and when needs dictate it. The AC500-eCo has been designed to integrate seamlessly into the broader AC500 family, offering you the decisive benefit of having a fully scalable and modular system.

Schneider Electric: Modicon M251 TM251MESC Logic Controller
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Schneider Electric: Modicon M251 TM251MESC Logic Controller

This product is part of the Modicon M251 range, an offer of logic controllers for modular and distributed architectures. This logic controller provides 7 local, 14 remote I/O expansion modules. It is a Modicon logic controller with a rated supply voltage of 24V DC, an inrush current of 50A and a power consumption of 32.6W to 40.4W. Boost the performance of machine with powerful data transfer via SD Card, embedded web and FTP server and more.

METCASE: Customized TECHNOMET-CONTROL VESA-Mount Enclosures for HMI Electronics
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METCASE: Customized TECHNOMET-CONTROL VESA-Mount Enclosures for HMI Electronics

METCASE’s advanced TECHNOMET-CONTROL VESA-mount enclosures for HMI can now be specified fully customized ready for installation of the electronics. TECHNOMET-CONTROL is perfect for indoor applications such as industrial machine control, factory processing, security systems, test and measurement, point-of-sale, IIoT and detection equipment. It can house a wide range of touch screens and displays, notably Siemens TP, Beckhoff and B&R. These elegant aluminum enclosures feature smart modular construction which enables them to be manufactured in fully customized versions.

Banner Engineering: K50Z Multipoint Sensor – Comprehensive Area Detection with One Device
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Banner Engineering: K50Z Multipoint Sensor – Comprehensive Area Detection with One Device

The K50Z Multipoint Sensor delivers reliable measurement across a wide area, ensuring detection of irregularly-shaped objects like mesh carts or pallets with holes. It can also measure inconsistently placed items like large automotive parts on a conveyor or boxes filling a cart, useful for overfill and underfill prevention. Instead of employing multiple single-point sensors, the K50Z uses 3D time-of-flight technology and a wide beam angle to detect objects up to 2 meters away using 64 measurement points. It can be configured to measure two separate areas, effectively doing the work of two sensors in one convenient device.

Wieland Electric: Latest Generation of Safety Light Grids & Curtains
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Wieland Electric: Latest Generation of Safety Light Grids & Curtains

The more complex machines and systems in modern manufacturing and logistics environments become, the more important the issue of occupational safety becomes. Against this background, Wieland Electric presents its latest generation of safety light curtains and safety light grids, which complement the existing portfolio of optoelectronic protective devices and are characterized by a high degree of safety, flexibility and user-friendliness.

OKW: MINITEC Enclosures for Handheld and Wearable Electronics
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OKW: MINITEC Enclosures for Handheld and Wearable Electronics

OKW’s award-winning range of MINITEC handheld and wearable electronic enclosures is now larger than ever. MINITEC – one of many OKW models to win an iF Product Design Award – is ideal for emergency systems, monitoring and alarms, wireless remote control, mobile USB applications and IoT/IIoT. Modern, flat styling makes these attractive, ergonomic housings easy to carry or wear. They comprise two shells separated by a choice of intermediate rings.

Beckhoff: TwinCAT Core Boost for Greater Computing Performance in Real Time
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Beckhoff: TwinCAT Core Boost for Greater Computing Performance in Real Time

TwinCAT 3 consistently supports modern multi-core processor technology. The multi-thread capability makes it possible to distribute the application across several cores. Supplemented by TwinCAT Core Boost, the computing performance of individual real-time or user-mode cores can now also be increased by up to 50% to maximize system performance and optimize it for specific requirements.

WAGO: 221 Series Compact Splicing Connector – Connection Technology for Hazardous Areas
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WAGO: 221 Series Compact Splicing Connector – Connection Technology for Hazardous Areas

The 221 Series Compact Splicing Connector for hazardous areas offers entirely new design possibilities, particularly for the manufacturers of distribution boxes, terminal boxes, lights or electronic devices. The light gray “Ex protection” version also retains all the advantages of the 221 Series. As an all-purpose terminal block of ignition protection type Ex e (“Increased Safety”) it can be used for all applications in zones 1 and 2. The ease of handling of the 221 Series is also reproduced in the version for hazardous areas: Pull the lever up, insert a conductor, release the lever.

AttaBox: New Solarshield HMI Clear Cover Enclosures Maximize Visibility Even When the Cover is Closed and Locked
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AttaBox: New Solarshield HMI Clear Cover Enclosures Maximize Visibility Even When the Cover is Closed and Locked

AttaBox Enclosures has recently introduced AttaBox SolarShield HMI Covers, providing the ultimate HMI screen protection in the harshest of environments. Now, AttaBox is offering the option of a clear cover configuration that maximizes visibility of the HMI screen while the cover is closed and locked providing the convenience of hands-free viewing. The new AttaBox SolarShield Clear and Opaque HMI Covers offer the most innovative, durable, non-metallic HMI Covers for use with all enclosure material types. The covers are ideal for protecting HMI Screens from UV and harsh environmental conditions and are the industry’s only non-metallic HMI covers with side shields.

Beckhoff at Achema 2024
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Beckhoff at Achema 2024

At Achema 2024 from June 10 – 14, Beckhoff will showcase innovative solutions for the process industry’s entire value chain, ranging from manufacturing to packaging. As a specialist in PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, Beckhoff will present an integrated control system for automating all process steps as part of it’s comprehensive product portfolio. Beckhoff’s concepts for plant digitalization, smart product transport systems for flexible packaging processes, and the Linux-based control with TwinCAT will take center stage.

Siemens: New SINAMICS G115D Distributed Drive System Specifically Designed for Conveyor Applications
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Siemens: New SINAMICS G115D Distributed Drive System Specifically Designed for Conveyor Applications

With its new SINAMICS G115D, Siemens is introducing a new, compact and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions — wall-mounted and motor-mounted. The SINAMICS G115D drive system is characterized by a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments.  Thanks to its compact dimensions, the SINAMICS G115D can be easily installed in confined areas.

Phoenix Contact: New Addition to CAPAROC Electronic Circuit Breaker System
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Phoenix Contact: New Addition to CAPAROC Electronic Circuit Breaker System

The newest addition to the CAPAROC circuit breaker system from Phoenix Contact can communicate with PLCs via EtherNet/IP, one of the most common industrial protocols in the U.S. The CAPAROC system collects power data and signals so that users can respond to an issue before a failure occurs. The EtherNet/IP power module ensures consistent communication and control of the circuit breaker modules that protect the end devices.

NSI: LYNN Announces HyperDropGEL IP68-Rated Patch Panel & Splicing Enclosure
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NSI: LYNN Announces HyperDropGEL IP68-Rated Patch Panel & Splicing Enclosure

LYNN, a brand of custom fiber optic and copper cable assemblies from NSI, is proud to announce the launch its new HyperDropGEL IP68-rated patch and splicing enclosure (p/n HDPAS-GEL-E-4). Now available, HyperDropGEL secures and manages fiber optic connections in a variety of environments. “HyperDropGEL’s all-plastic housing is made from a glass-filled polypropylene blend with UV inhibitors to ensure a long service life in a variety of conditions,” explained Charles Hoskins, V.P. of Product Development.