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!


Surge Technology Forum to be Held April 10th

March 27, 2014

This complimentary event will be held on April 10, 2014 in the Phoenix Contact Harrisburg training facility and will feature three seminars:

  • Surge Protection
  • National and International standards – UL 1449 2nd vs. 3rd Edition
  • Grounding and Bonding for Effective Surge Protection

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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First Non Human Will Ring Closing Bell On NASDAQ

November 7, 2013

Universal Robots UR5 Robot ArmThe time has come. On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the first non-human will ring the closing bell on the NASDAQ stock market to mark the launch of a new robotics stock index, ROBO-STOX™. ROBO-STOX is the first index to benchmark the value of robotics, automation and related technologies. Universal Robots‘ UR5 robot arm will reach up and ring the closing bell.

White Paper: Integrated Machine Safety Comes of Age

November 7, 2013

Siemens Safety White PaperDiscover the benefits of integrated safety

In a challenge to conventional wisdom that increasing safety adds cost, new research and evidence reveals the opposite.  Companies that implement safety functions, perform functional safety evaluations, and implement safety in manufacturing processes are finding benefits where few expected to—on the bottom line.

Download this safety white paper to learn how integrated safety systems that use reliable PLC technology can also help improve worker productivity, lower cost of controls, decrease machine downtime, speed time to market, and reduce litigation.

DataMan 50L image-based readers are more reliable than laser scanners

October 31, 2013

Cognex DataMan 50L No Moving Parts!No Moving Parts!

With a solid state design, DataMan® barcode readers have no moving parts that need replacement and constant adjustment.  The DataMan 50L image-based readers are ideal for applications where single-line laser scanners are used and are comparable in price.

  • Compact size
  • Highest read rates
  • Performance feedback
  • No moving parts!

Working with Robots – Our friends electric

September 10, 2013

read the Economist articleThe Economist article:

Robotics –  A new breed of robots is being designed to collaborate with humans, working alongside them to make them more productive.

TechToberFest 2013 Registration Open

September 6, 2013

TechToberFest 2013Join Applied Controls and our premier manufacturers as we showcase the best in automation technology.  

October 3, 2013

Attend any of our 20 seminars to learn the latest trends in industrial and automation technology, safety & regulatory compliance, mechatronics and advances in motion control, network security, machine vision … and more

Rittal Enclosure Cooling Technology Takeout Series

July 18, 2013

Rittal Technology Takeout Series73% of system failures are due to heat or  humidity. . . Are You Risking a Shutdown?

Spend 90 minutes and learn about revolutionary changes to enclosure cooling.  This Technology Takeout Series offers 10 dates and locations for you to choose from.



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