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.
Southco, Inc. continues to expand its rotary latch portfolio with new versions that can enable electronic actuation and provide an electronic door status signal. These new products offer increased security and access control in rugged environments. A symmetric design allows the same product to be used either in right- or left-hand positions, simplifying integration and inventory management. Southco’s new R4-25 products are a response to customer requests for electronic control and monitoring in demanding applications.
Omron: H5CC Digital Timer – Revolutionizing Time Control with Effortless Programming and Predictive Maintenance Algorithms
Omron Automation Americas has recently released the H5CC, a new digital timer that combines the functions of a variety of timers into one. This new timer features a user-friendly LED screen, offering instant insights into production processes across diverse sectors such as food processing, packaging, assembly lines, and material handling. Downtime increases the cost of production through WIP loss, excess labor costs, and maintenance. The H5CC timer comes with predictive maintenance functionality that benefits manufacturers by notifying them of impending equipment failure, enabling scheduled maintenance at their convenience and eliminating the risk of costly unscheduled downtime.
Integrating machines and systems into the “Internet of Things” is incredibly simple with WAGO’s IoT Box. The complete system is ready for immediate use and offers all the functions required for digitalization from signal acquisition to cloud connectivity. The IoT Box was designed as a plug-and-play device – no hardware engineering is needed. Collected data is transferred to the desired IoT application with just a few parameter settings.
Phoenix Contact’s newest industrial PC (IPC) combines reliable CPU operation with increased performance power. The Valueline 3 (VL3) is designed for applications in rugged environments, ensuring machine uptime in demanding conditions. The CPUs are selected from Intel’s embedded long-term roadmap, so users can be confident the CPUs will be available for seven to 15 years.
Schneider Electric: EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex Empowers Businesses to Achieve Resilience and a Path to Net Zero
Schneider Electric has recently announced EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex, an industry-first, innovative standardized microgrid solution designed to significantly reduce project timeline across the journey, delivering a greater return on investment for the system. With distributed energy resources projected to account for 40% of US electricity generation by 2050, the demand for microgrids is growing to meet these needs. Microgrid systems currently require a sizeable sum of engineering hours and intense attention to the configuration, planning and deployment of the system.
Optimal controller systems – Prodrive Technologies integrates their ARM-based System on Module (SoM) technology with a wide range of standard available interfaces and tailored enclosures, resulting in a product that optimally matches your application. Using their software base, you can rely on reliable interface drivers and security features. Prodrive builds their products from mature building blocks for high quality and short time-to-market.
The CX7051 Embedded PC has an ARM Cortex-M7 single-core processor with 480 MHz. In the basic configuration, the CX7051 has a slot for a microSD card and an Ethernet interface. As a special feature, the CX7000 series has eight integrated multi-functional inputs as well as four integrated multi-functional outputs. The CX7051 has a CANopen responder (slave) interface.
Contec: BX-M2500 Trellix BOX Computer — An Embedded Computer with Important Factory System Security Countermeasures
Contec Co., Ltd. has recently developed the BX-M2500 Trellix BOX Computer, an embedded PC with NIST SP800-compliant secure BIOS and Trellix Application Control security software pre-installed to protect against ransomware. Contec began taking orders for this new product on March 23, 2023. The new BX-M2500 Trellix BOX Computer is an embedded PC with an Intel Xeon E-2278GEL processor, high-capacity memory, and high-capacity storage.
Contec Co., Ltd. has recently developed the BX-M2510 BOX Computer, a high-power embedded fanless PC that utilizes newly developed heat dissipation technology for a 40% wider operating temperature range. Ordering for this new product will begin in January 2023. This new embedded PC supports 9th generation Intel Core desktop processors. The top-of-the-line model (BX-M2510-J8) is equipped with an 8-core, 16-thread Xeon® E-2278GEL processor.
Allied Electronics & Automation Offers the Largest Selection of Industrial Control Solutions in North America
Allied Electronics & Automation is the largest authorized distributor of industrial control equipment in North America, offering well more than 197,000 products optimized for industrial control systems. Industrial control systems (ICS) are comprised of devices, systems, networks, and controls used to electronically operate or automate industrial processes in the manufacturing, public utilities, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, oil & gas, automotive, and transportation industries.
The 8640 valve unit system is designed to solve diverse and complex control problems due to its systematic modular construction and combination of pneumatic and electrical interfaces. By putting together a row of pneumatic modules with different numbers of valves, 2 to 24 valve functionalities may be realized on one valve unit. Electrical connectivity is achieved by either fieldbus interfaces, common connection (parallel connection technique) or multipin interfaces.