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Mini-PLCs offer step up in performance

Mini-PLCs offer step up in performance
Three new mini-PLCs, a new parameter programmer and a touchscreen display provide updates to the mini-PLC range from Barth Elektronik now available at RS Components. The three new mini-PLCs are based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor, which offers a significant step change in performance.
23rd May 2017

Compatible variable speed drives enhanced with control functions

Compatible variable speed drives enhanced with control functions
Enhancing its range of robust and compact PowerXL DC1 variable speed drives, Eaton has added new torque and motor-speed control functions that enable machine and system builders to access applications involving extreme load fluctuations. The new generation of PowerXL DC1 variable speed drives support all types of highly efficient IE4 motors, including permanent magnet, brushless DC and synchronous reluctance versions.
23rd May 2017

Products designed for switching and control in hazardous areas

Products designed for switching and control in hazardous areas
  Electrical switching devices for hazardous areas have for years been a focus for Pepperl+Fuchs. For Hannover Fair the portfolio for electrical explosion protection has been significantly expanded and updated.
23rd May 2017


Temperature controller can be easily and quickly configured

Temperature controller can be easily and quickly configured
A compact device that addresses simple temperature control requirements in a new behind panel format that can be easily and quickly configured has been launched by West Control Solutions. The easy-to-install MAXVU Rail's control capabilities are accompanied by a transmitter option, where the measured signal is transferred back through an analogue signal or serial communication for data logging/analysis purposes, or to trigger a particular process.
18th May 2017

Motion control brings performance benefits for microbial air sampler

Motion control brings performance benefits for microbial air sampler
Pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare industries need microbial air sampling, it is a critical factor to ensure laboratory quality control for aseptic processing, typically where medicinal products and equipment is packaged in sterile environments. Leading the field in air sampling technology, the Welsh manufacturer Pinpoint Scientific has recently introduced its modular ImpactAir range that offers users flexibility for implementation across a diversity of air sampling tasks.
17th May 2017

Measuring technology range extended on flow meter

Measuring technology range extended on flow meter
The METPOINT FLM flow meter from BEKO Technologies measures the compressed air volume flow, which is the basis for accurate consumption analyses for cost reduction and effective energy management. METPOINT FLM sensors reliably detect leakage, overloads and malfunctions. Based on the analysis of the sensor data, the components of the compressed air system can be adjusted for optimum efficiency.
8th May 2017

Ethernet gigabit switch targets embedded applications

Ethernet gigabit switch targets embedded applications
A customisable Gigabit Ethernet Switch module for industrial, commercial and building automation data services has been introduced by LDD Technology. The standard LDD-ES8 module is an 8 port unmanaged Ethernet Switch on a PC/104-Plus form factor intended for use in embedded applications.
3rd May 2017

Monitoring solution boasts cloud service connectivity

Monitoring solution boasts cloud service connectivity
A collaboration between Conrad Business Supplies and LineMetrics has produced the C-Control Industrial IoT-Box 100 - a complete and easy-to-use solution for monitoring various key parameters in companies’ manufacturing facilities. The solution enables the utilisation of sensor data for ongoing process optimisation, efficiency improvements or potential problem prevention on site.  
3rd May 2017

Hacking a TS Thumbstick for gaming and other things

Hacking a TS Thumbstick for gaming and other things
In this latest instalment of ‘What You Can Do in a Day’, DesignSpark’s Connector Geek takes you through a step-by-step guide to utilising APEM’s TS USB Thumbstick in a non-industrial setting – and provides a 3D design file to print your very own ergonomic handle. Article contributed by RS Components (click for full article).
3rd May 2017

Windows 10 enhances network-based control system

Windows 10 enhances network-based control system
An enhanced version of the STARDOM network-based control system has been released by Yokogawa Electric. This latest version supports Windows 10, and the STARDOM high-speed CPU module comes with a new function that enables Java applications to run on a STARDOM controller. In addition, an oil flow rate calculation function has been added to meet the needs of oil and gas well operations.
2nd May 2017


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