Archive for the ‘Automation’ Category

Red Lion PXU – PID Controller Series

May 1, 2014

RLC PIDPrecision PID control in a small form-factor

Red Lion adds small form-factor PID controllers to its industrial automation portfolio with the availability of the new PXU series. Designed for machine builders, systems integrators and commercial equipment manufacturers, the PXU series enables tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.

Capable of being deployed in precision process applications within the food and beverage, plastics, packaging, energy, gas, heat-treating, commercial and medical industries, the PXU series offers 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN size models to provide a range of space-saving options. 


Emerson AC Drive Technology Training – May 8th

March 27, 2014

Emerson AC DrivesHands-on Training for the new Unidrive M Family of AC Drive products designed to increase productivity and reduce operating and manufacturing costs so you can increase your competitiveness in today’s market.

During this half-day seminar you will see first-hand how easy it is to implement safety interlocks and how the Unidrive M delivers energy cost savings.

Attendees will be able to download a FREE fully-functioning sizing and drive commissioning software – no annual fees!

Case Study: Advantages of a common automation platform

December 5, 2013

Siemens Case StudyCutting-edge technology, global support give process gas system a competitive edge. By retrofitting the latest Siemens products into its existing gas cabinets – and using Siemens technology to spearhead its newest line as well – a leading manufacturer of gas and chemical distribution equipment is cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and building business at home and abroad.

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NEW Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 Modullar Controller

June 6, 2013

The new SIMATIC S7-1500 controller sets new standards for maximized productivity.  This benefits small-series machines as well as complex installations that place high demand on speed and deterministics. SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller

The SIMATIC S7-1500 is seamlessly integrated in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) for maximizing engineering efficiency.

  • High-speed backplane bus for faster signal processing
  • Faster signal processing for shorter response times and higher productivity
  • Multiple PROFINET ports and IP addresses for field level communication
  • Perfect drive integration through motion control functionalities and PROFIdrive

Applied Controls becomes distributor for Universal Robots

January 15, 2013

Universal RobotsAutomate easily, inexpensively, and flexibly

Universal Robots are flexible, light weight and user friendly 6 axis industrial robots. They aredeveloped specially for small and medium enterprises, which has the need for flexible and effective automation that can provide them fast return of investments. The robots are easy to move around and do not require sturdy bases due to their light weight structure.

No requirements for safety fencing

Disney Magic & Siemens Automation Combine to Create Speed & Smiles

December 10, 2012

Disney Ride uses SiemensA peak behind the scenes of the Radiator Springs Racers Ride

Disney’s Radiator Springs Racers ride uses Siemens Simatic S7 319F failsafe controller and Sinamics G120 variable-frequency drives (VFDs) on the actual cars and Scalence W wireless access points.

Disney adopted a Siemens design with a two-piece setup for the power and control of the cars. Under the car’s hood a programmable logic controller (PLC) sits on top of the VFD, which controls the motor and provides the power. The PLC communicates to ride control via the Universal Serial Interface (USS) protocol and analog signals to the VFD.

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PATLITE Innovative LED status indicating lights

November 6, 2012

PATLITEWith PATLITE’s exclusive design in prism-cut lenses and LEDs, enhanced visibility can be seen from any direction and distance, such as large factories.  Get more information on PATLITE >>>

Phoenix Contact PT Series – Power Break

August 24, 2012

Phoenix Contact Power Break

Phoenix Contact PT Series

Want to reduce wiring time by 35% with NO tools? 

We can show you how… and do it in 30 minutes or less!  Phoenix Contact’s PT Series helps you complete wiring faster with less effort and no tools.  Simple, universal and foolproof.  Sign up for our onsite mini session during one of your breaks and we’ll show you how.  We’ll even bring the donuts or bagels!

Pepperl & Fuchs LGS Light Grid

August 14, 2012

LGS Series… Touch It, Save ItPepperl & Fuchs LGS Light Grid

The new LGS Series redefines the automation light grid category, utilizing a modern, capacitive touch field for simple, step-by-step programming without the need for PC software.  The touch field and illuminated icons easily allow the user to enable complex functions including object identification, height monitoring and beam blanking. All with the touch of a finger!  Setup has never been easier.

Applied Controls announces our Newest Technology Takeout

June 28, 2012

Phoenix Contact – Secure Remote Connectivity for Industrial Machines and Plants.  Learn how to securely access your machines while protecting them from malware and hacking.

Attendees receive a new FL mGuard SMART2 Secure Router plus product samples.

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