Drives / Loop Controllers / PACs / PLCs

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.

Finder: Expanded OPTA Series Features Three New Modules
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Finder: Expanded OPTA Series Features Three New Modules

The OPTA Programmable Logic Relay range from Finder is supplemented with three new expansion modules, expanding the potential of the PLR. The OPTA PLR is a collaboration between Finder and Arduino Pro, producing a new level of technology, opening up multiple possibilities of use. OPTA is the first PLR, as reliable as a Finder industrial…

Sealevel Develops Family of Fanless Industrial Computers with Impressive I/O & Performance
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Sealevel Develops Family of Fanless Industrial Computers with Impressive I/O & Performance

Sealevel Systems announces a new family of computers, the Flexio Fanless Industrial Embedded Computers. Fueled by a Quad-core Intel Atom or Core processor, Flexio computers are intentionally designed to provide power, connectivity, and performance. This combination makes the Flexio an ideal controller for automation, point-of-sale, test and measurement, medical, and security applications. Fanless Design & Unmatched…

Pepperl+Fuchs: Increased Performance with the BTC22 Industrial Box Thin Client
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Increased Performance with the BTC22 Industrial Box Thin Client

With the BTC22, Pepperl+Fuchs introduces a new, cutting-edge industrial box thin client. The successor of the well-known and proven BTC12 meets all the requirements of an industrial thin client and complements the existing BTC portfolio. With a dust-tight aluminum housing, no moving parts and a fanless design, the BTC22 is optimized for industrial use in 24/7 operation. In addition, the latest industrial box thin client offers modern software. It comes with pre-installed VisuNet RM Shell 6 firmware based on Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021.

Industrial Edge Controller from Brainboxes is Powered by an Industrialized Raspberry Pi and Arduino
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Industrial Edge Controller from Brainboxes is Powered by an Industrialized Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Combining industrial hardware connections with the processing power of a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, the BB-400 Industrial Edge Controller gives you the possibilities of open source software. Ideal for retrofitting existing equipment or building into a new panel. The BB-400 Industrial Edge Controller combines Brainboxes proven IO and serial connectivity with a range of…

Process Panel Controller from Classic Automation Offers Enhanced Migration Features
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Process Panel Controller from Classic Automation Offers Enhanced Migration Features

The Panelicity®Series 36 is a 1/2 DIN panel controller from Classic Automation. This powerful controller in a small package features four different pre-defined operator displays, alarms, trends, and standard industrial control strategy templates. It simplifies new installations and provides a migration path for upgrades of older, obsolete panel controllers. In addition to the Moore 352/353 and…

Siemens: SINAMICS G220 – Innovation in Every Detail for All Industries
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Siemens: SINAMICS G220 – Innovation in Every Detail for All Industries

SINAMICS G220 is designed to meet current and future challenges in virtually every industry. Incorporating improved hardware and software, SINAMICS G220 takes digital drive technology to a new level, making applications more efficient, secure and future-proof. Developed for a broad variety of industries and needs, SINAMICS G220 is able to fulfill specific requirements with flexible hardware and software options.

Emerson: New Rosemount 3490 Level and Flow Controller Reduces Complexity in Water and Wastewater Applications
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Emerson: New Rosemount 3490 Level and Flow Controller Reduces Complexity in Water and Wastewater Applications

Emerson has recently introduced its next-generation Rosemount 3490 Controller for level and flow measurement applications, which helps to reduce complexity, optimize processes and enhance sustainability. Designed to maximize ease-of-use, the Rosemount 3490 provides comprehensive control functionality for 4-20 mA or HART compatible transmitters and is an ideal solution for water, wastewater and process industry applications. The Rosemount 3490 is the first controller to feature simple-to-program configuration wizard guides to help users set up the controller, making this procedure significantly less complex and time-consuming.

Pilz: PNOZ m ES 16DI PNOZmulti 2 Small Controller Input Module
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Pilz: PNOZ m ES 16DI PNOZmulti 2 Small Controller Input Module

Have you selected the appropriate base unit for your application? Various expansion modules can be docked to a PNOZmulti 2 base unit, depending on the requirement: For example: I/O modules, motion monitoring modules and link modules. To monitor pushbuttons and other digital sensors, you can use the input module PNOZ m ES 16DI for standard applications. Configurable in the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator from Version 11.3, 16 digital inputs are available for the connection of pushbuttons and other digital sensors.

IDEC: FC6A MicroSmart PLC
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IDEC: FC6A MicroSmart PLC

The MicroSmart FC6A series is available in two types of CPUs: Plus and All-in-One. The Plus type has a dual RJ45 Ethernet port, embedded web server functions and the capability to expand up to 2060 I/O, while the All-in-One type has an embedded serial port and RJ45 Ethernet port capable of expanding up to 520 I/O. The next generation IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC stretches performance beyond micro PLC limits. With its 2,060 I/O capacity, this PLC can control large machines or entire small-scale manufacturing facilities, providing more capabilities for even the most demanding applications.

ABB: AC500-eCo V3 PLC
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ABB: AC500-eCo V3 PLC

The AC500-eCo V3 from ABB is a range of compact PLCs providing functionality for cost-effective applications. AC500-eCo V3 is a ready-to-go solution with all necessary components onboard ready for entry-level automation solutions. The CPUs come in three performance classes: Basic, Standard and Pro. New smart elements on the CPUs make them easy to adapt to the requirements of the target application. Start from small and extremely cost-sensitive stand-alone applications and feel comfortable with the ability to seamlessly adapt the PLC to the next level of machine innovation.

SEW-EURODRIVE: Control Cards & Controllers for Control Cabinet Installations
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SEW-EURODRIVE: Control Cards & Controllers for Control Cabinet Installations

As an operator of complex systems, you need to ensure that different motion sequences, multiple axes, and various drives are precisely coordinated with one another The efficiency of your production depends on this. In order to ensure this required intelligent coordination, you also need both intelligent and reliable control technology. The control cards from SEW-EURODRIVE’s controller hardware portfolio have been precisely tailored to meet this requirement. Control cabinet installation units are used wherever users are required to implement centrally processed applications.

Schneider Electric: Altivar 212 480V 3-Phase Variable Speed Drive
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Schneider Electric: Altivar 212 480V 3-Phase Variable Speed Drive

This Altivar 212 variable speed drive can feed 3-phase asynchronous motors. Its protection index is IP21 and it has a built-in EMC filter. It works at a rated power up to 5.5kW / 7.5hp and a rated voltage from 380V to 480V AC. Its design is based on eco-energy with a reduction in energy consumption of up to 70% compared to a conventional control system.

AutomationDirect: ProductivityCODESYS PLC Series
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AutomationDirect: ProductivityCODESYS PLC Series

AutomationDirect has added a low-cost CODESYS PLC solution for those who prefer CODESYS programming. CODESYS is the most widely used manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 development system on the market, and the new P2CDS-622 CPU features a CODESYS engine housed in a Productivity2000 controller form factor. This CPU offers plenty of communication capabilities and works seamlessly with low-cost Productivity2000 I/O modules. 

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.: MELSEC IQ-R Series CIP Safety Module for Safe Communication over Devices in a Network
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.: MELSEC IQ-R Series CIP Safety Module for Safe Communication over Devices in a Network

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has designed the MELSEC iQ-R Series CIP Safety Module to ensure safety signal transmission to a diverse range of devices and equipment, including third-party robots, Mitsubishi Electric and third-party-VFD products, and safety I/O and interlocks. Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) safety is a protocol developed by the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) and is widely used in industrial automation systems.