Balluff’s new CIP Safety I/O module safely connects sensors and actuators to industrial controllers, even in harsh environments. Its IP67 protection rating means it can be mounted directly on the machine, like Balluff’s IO-Link and standard I/O modules, to easily connect safety devices without spending the time and effort on traditional wiring terminations.
The Modicon M241 is a Micro PLC designed to handle more advanced machine automation with a mixture of hardwired I/O and automation bus/communications with devices such as drives, motion, remote I/O and HMIs. The M241 has generous offer of Serial, Ethernet and CANopen communication ports in addition to USB and SD provisions. It’s available with either 24 or 40 I/O points and is expandable with TM3 I/O modules to handle up to a few hundred I/O points.
In the MX-System, Beckhoff offers a flexible, space-optimized, intelligent system solution that completely eliminates conventional control cabinets and can thus revolutionize the world of automation. This innovation has now been recognized with the Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award. In the MX-System, Beckhoff has bundled over four decades of automation expertise into a modular system that performs all of the tasks and exhibits the properties of a classic control cabinet.
Omron Automation has expanded the Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers (PMAC) portfolio. Designed to facilitate ease of use, the PMAC platform encompasses a range of form factors that enable seamless integration into specialized machinery. A few of the key additions made to the PMAC platform are the CK5M, CK3M Laser Module, CK3C, and CK3A.
AutomationDirect has added new SOLO modular temperature controllers that offer the same functionality as the SOLO standard controllers but at a lower price. These temperature controllers feature a modular snap-together design that allows users to add channels as needed. Each channel can be configured with a different control mode and output type, making it possible to tailor a system to the application’s specific requirements.
Taking a PLC and connecting it with WAGO’s 750 Series I/O couplers, provides the flexibility and high-performance needed for applications large and small. Carefully engineered for machine builders, plant floor tasks and other digitalization projects, our Compact Controller 100 is easy to use and maintenance free. With Wago’s Compact Controller 100, you get the benefit of both a compact controller, digital as well as analog inputs and outputs all-in-one! With CODESYS version 3 software, this system combines advanced programming with capabilities of professional software development for modern control applications.
IMO has released a pair of dual rated AC variable speed inverter drives, the SD1 and HD2 series. The SD1 range is the ultimate variable speed drive for you. Easy to set up, and comprehensively specified for use in virtually any application, the SD1 is IMO’s first complete range of variable speed drives which offer STO (SIL2 / SIL3) dependent upon model. The HD2 range of inverters offer unrivalled performance. Designed for controlling asynchronous AC induction motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors, the HD2 torque vector control range are packed full of features as standard that you would usually expect to find on considerably higher specified inverters.
Streamline operations and minimize costs with the latest in Banner’s XS26 series of expandable safety controllers and software. By adding network access capabilities to XS26 models with Ethernet, controls engineers can remain in one location while accessing safety controllers remotely. Operators can both send configurations and view safety and diagnostic information in real time without interrupting the process or entering a hazardous area.
Recently, Rockwell Automation, Inc. was pleased to launch ArmorKinetix Distributed Servo Drives. This new distributed servo drive is an extension of the Kinetix 5700 platform and provides customers with a scalable drive solution that helps them deliver leaner, greener, and more powerful machine designs. Manufacturers are increasingly seeking scalable solutions that simplify their machine control architectures, minimize the number of components, reduce manufacturing time, and optimize productivity.
With the base unit PNOZ m B1 Burner from the safe small controller PNOZmulti 2, you can manage safe monitoring and safe control of furnaces simultaneously with one solution. That’s because PNOZmulti 2 controls and monitors both the burner itself and the entire furnace. You can configure a wide range of burner applications using the burner element (function block), which reproduces the expanded functionality of a flexible, configurable, electronic automatic burner control system.
The standalone base unit is extremely compact at just 22.5 mm width. With eight freely configurable safe inputs and four safe semiconductor outputs, it monitors up to four safety functions on machines. Depending on the application, it can be used to implement safety requirements up to PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL CL 3 of EN IEC 62061. PNOZ m C0 is safe, high-performance and highly economical for small machines in a range of industries and application areas, such as packaging, on robot cells or in the food and beverage sector.