Embedded Control

Beckhoff: New CX5300 Embedded PC Series with Elkhart Lake CPU
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Beckhoff: New CX5300 Embedded PC Series with Elkhart Lake CPU

The CX5300 Embedded PCs are DIN rail mountable and fanless, and are equipped with the significantly more powerful Intel Atom x6 series processor, a modern processor with a next-generation CPU and graphics performance. This assures a long life cycle for series production and support through the integration of a modern Intel Atom CPU. As with all newer embedded PCs, the entire range of EtherCAT Terminals or K-bus terminals can be directly connected on the right-hand side.

Siemens: New Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module
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Siemens: New Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module

Siemens has recently announced the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control. By providing a wi-fi hot spot, the wireless connection on this module facilitates setup, programming, commissioning, production monitoring and maintenance on a variety of machines and production equipment. A simple, embedded graphical user interface (GUI) enables easy use of the Sinamics V20 in every phase of operation.  No separate app is required, nor is a written operator manual needed, making operation of this new server module and subsequent drive control highly intuitive and easy-to-learn.

Omron: New NXR EtherCAT Expands NXR Series Portfolio – Simplifying Remote IO Maintenance and IIoT Adoption
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Omron: New NXR EtherCAT Expands NXR Series Portfolio – Simplifying Remote IO Maintenance and IIoT Adoption

OMRON Automation Americas launches the NXR EtherCAT, an addition to the existing NXR Series Remote IO portfolio. The NXR EtherCAT offers solutions that simplify remote IO maintenance operations while retaining all the advantages of remote IO, even in challenging industrial environments. The NXR Remote IO series provides value across multiple positions in an organization. From supply chain being able to reduce model numbers and inventory, to simplifying setup time for automation engineers, the NXR series offers a flexible Remote IO solution allowing companies to realize the value of IIoT more easily. The NXR configuration flexibility allows IO-Link and digital IO to be combined easily into one part number.

Rockwell Automation: Compact 5000 Isolated Analog HART I/O Module Unlocks the Next Generation
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Rockwell Automation: Compact 5000 Isolated Analog HART I/O Module Unlocks the Next Generation

Industrial manufacturers can simplify maintenance, increase productivity, and maximize uptime with the new Allen‑Bradley Compact 5000 Isolated Analog HART I/O Module. By integrating HART capabilities, this module provides traditional I/O capabilities while unlocking valuable insights into device health and advanced diagnostics. This enables users to manage their systems, facilitates online addition and replacement of process devices, and provides access to crucial diagnostics. This innovative technology can decrease downtime by providing users with easy access to diagnostics through the seamless integrated HART feature in the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application.

ARBOR: AEC-6000 Series Powering the Future of Edge AI
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ARBOR: AEC-6000 Series Powering the Future of Edge AI

Introducing ARBOR’s AEC-6000 Series fan-less Box PC featuring the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin and an Arm Cortex-A78AE CPU that delivers up to 200 TOPS of AI performance and an advanced NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU with 64 Tensor Cores. This innovative product delivers groundbreaking results by pushing the boundaries of technology. The AEC-6000 Series combines the advanced sophistication of the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin with an incredibly robust chassis. This provides embedded solutions that were not possible before.

Schneider Electric: SpaceLogic AS-B Automation Server
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Schneider Electric: SpaceLogic AS-B Automation Server

SpaceLogic AS-B Automation Server (formerly known as SmartX AS-B Server) is at the core of an EcoStruxure BMS. It is a powerful device with built-in power supply and flexible on-board I/O that can act as a stand-alone server and also monitor and manage field bus devices. With a smaller form factor and all-in-one design, the SpaceLogic AS-B server provides a cost effective control solution that minimizes your total installation costs.

Emerson: New PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact PC Built to Connect Industrial Floor to Cloud
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Emerson: New PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact PC Built to Connect Industrial Floor to Cloud

Emerson has recently announced the new PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged industrial computer designed to handle a wide range of machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications. The new solution is designed to serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other digital transformation initiatives.

Rockwell Automation: ASEM 6300 Industrial Computers and Monitors Provide Protection and Visibility
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Rockwell Automation: ASEM 6300 Industrial Computers and Monitors Provide Protection and Visibility

ASEM 6300 Industrial PCs are available in box and panel form and allow for greater customization. Innovation with FactoryTalk Optix software and seamless deployment to HMI solutions is available withthe ASEM 6300 device that best fits customer needs. ASEM 6300 Industrial PCs are one of the solutions in the new FactoryTalk Optix portfolio. The FactoryTalk Optix portfolio allows users to choose their own technology mix, where for the first time, Rockwell Automation customers can use visualization software to design HMI applications that can natively work with both Rockwell Automation and third-party controllers and display a choice of hardware from either Rockwell Automation or a third-party.

Beckhoff: C6043 | Ultra-Compact Industrial PC
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Beckhoff: C6043 | Ultra-Compact Industrial PC

The C6043 extends the series of ultra-compact industrial PCs to include a high-performance device with a built-in slot for powerful graphics cards. With the latest Intel Core processors and highly parallelizing NVIDIA graphics processors, the PC becomes the perfect central control unit for ultra-sophisticated applications. These include applications with high demands on 3D graphics or deeply integrated Vision and AI program blocks with minimal cycle times. The Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 control software is capable of mapping this as a fully integrated solution – without any additional software or interfaces.

Siemens: Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module
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Siemens: Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module

Siemens announces the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control.  By providing a wi-fi hot spot, the wireless connection on this module facilitates setup, programming, commissioning, production monitoring and maintenance on a variety of machines and production equipment. 

AutomationDirect: ProductivityOpen P1AM-200 CPU & Productivity1000 TTL I/O Modules
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AutomationDirect: ProductivityOpen P1AM-200 CPU & Productivity1000 TTL I/O Modules

AutomationDirect has recently added three new additions to the ProductivityOpen and Productivity1000 lines of controllers: the ProductivityOpen P1AM-200 open-source CPU, and the P1-08ND-TTL and P1-08TD-TTL DC I/O modules. The P1AM-200 CPU can be programmed in C++ using the Arduino IDE or in CircuitPython using any text editor, while the new I/O modules are 3.3 to 5 VDC input and 5 VDC output versions with 8 points per module.

Weidmuller USA: New RailAssembler and RailLaser Solutions Bring Automated Cabinet Building Closer to Customers
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Weidmuller USA: New RailAssembler and RailLaser Solutions Bring Automated Cabinet Building Closer to Customers

Weidmuller USA has recently announced the full operation of its Automated RailAssembler and RailLaser machines for a faster, more efficient way to assemble and mark terminal rails. “We’re proud to offer our customers in North America the next level for automated terminal rail assembly and marking. It’s a game-changer for panel builders in every industry sector,” said Carlus Hicks, Director Cabinet Products Division with Weidmuller USA.

Rockwell Automation: New FactoryTalk Optix Portfolio  Unlocks New Possibilities in the World of HMI
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Rockwell Automation: New FactoryTalk Optix Portfolio Unlocks New Possibilities in the World of HMI

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has recently announced the launch of the FactoryTalk Optix portfolio to enable industrial organizations to build versatile human machine interface (HMI) solutions that meet diverse customer requirements and adapt to evolving needs and technologies. Industrial organizations can now benefit from components designed for the development and programming of intuitive, easy-to-use industrial applications.

Red Lion: FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform
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Red Lion: FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform

Red Lion’s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform, powered by Crimson, enables users to make informed decisions by unlocking data – otherwise inaccessible. When data is unlocked, it now becomes possible to monitor your application locally, or from the cloud, in real-time to maximize operational performance. FlexEdge, the ultimate edge device, is designed to provide a scalable solution through field unlockable software, hot-swappable I/O modules, and communication sleds to accommodate changes in application.

Murrelektronik: Vario-X – The Decentralized Solution for the Automation World of the Future
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Murrelektronik: Vario-X – The Decentralized Solution for the Automation World of the Future

Murrelektronik has long since heard the automation sector’s call for efficient, intelligent and simple installation concepts. Vario-X is its answer. This modular platform brings sensor and actuator systems into the immediate machine environment on a decentralized basis and offers a flexible, scalable solution for all applications. When combined with a digital twin, Vario-X takes digitalization to a whole new level. The end result is considerable time and cost savings in installation, planning, operation and servicing.