Embedded Control

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.

Southco: New R4-25 High Strength Rotary Latches With Electronic Actuation and Door Status Sensors
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Southco: New R4-25 High Strength Rotary Latches With Electronic Actuation and Door Status Sensors

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
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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.

WAGO: IoT Box – Ready-to-Use Solutions for Industry 4.0
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WAGO: IoT Box – Ready-to-Use Solutions for Industry 4.0

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: Valueline 3 (VL3) Fully Configurable Industrial PC
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Phoenix Contact: Valueline 3 (VL3) Fully Configurable Industrial PC

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
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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.