Illuminated square keys for machinery

B and R is launching illuminated square keys with labels that can be printed directly on foil or installed as legend strips

Centum VP integrated production control system now at R4.02

Yokogawa says that Centum VP R4.02 incorporates numerous enhancements to improve usability, alarm management and integration with the Prosafe-RS SIS

Low-cost industrial Ethernet switch starter kits

Harting is launching two new industrial Ethernet switch starter kits, one of which comes complete with a power supply

Compact, high-speed machine controllers with Profinet

Siemens is launching new compact, high-speed Simatic S7-300 controllers with two Profinet interfaces and optional failsafe capability

Mechatronics design process simplified

Rockwell Automation is launching a new portfolio of software tools, motion control products and support for mechatronics design projects

Report identifies market potential for automation in food industry

A new report from ARC predicts that expenditure on automation in the global food and beverage industry will reach $6billion by 2013

New Industrial Ethernet switches feature PoE functionality

Siemens is launching new managed and unmanaged Industrial Ethernet switches that are suitable for applications requiring Power over Ethernet

Drive technologies focus on cost-effectiveness and ease of use

The latest drive technologies are overcoming traditional drawbacks by being easy to install and much more energy efficient.

Rugged touch panel PC is sealed to IP65

Avalue is releasing the LPC-1203 Touch Panel PC that is sealed to IP65 for use in applications where the ingress of dust and moisture must be prevented

Upgrade for honey processing production line

Denca Controls Ltd to upgrade existing system by adding controls, modifying software, configuring and integrating new hardware

Charge amplifier is robust and noise-immune

CMD 600 is digital charge amplifier for piezo sensors features integrated Ethernet interface

Stainless steel HMI is sealed to IP65

A new human-machine interface from B and R, the Automation Panel 920, is designed for use in demanding environments such as food production lines

New protocol converters

The new Server Side Includes interface allows for the configuration of UNIGATE CL Ethernet via web browsers

Pneumatics offer alternative to conventional PLCs

Modules are designed to plug together quickly and simply, with all inlet and exhaust connections being front mounted

Positioning stage benefits from integral sealing and extra-wide table

Aerotech's new PRO560 and PRO560 HS positioning stages feature hard top/side sealing, long travels and a choice of standard and high-speed versions

General-purpose system offers lower-cost entry to Triconex

Triconex General Purpose System is a lower-cost system for SIL 2 safety- and critical-control applications, says Invensys

Better control and maintenance boosts profits

The introduction of a new control system has helped a hot isostatic pressing (HIP) company to improve product consistency and operator efficiency, while a proactive maintenance programme has helped with productivity and capital expenditure

Automated assembly solutions

JUKI’s KE-2070 high-speed chip shooter is designed for contract manufacturers and OEMs

Fieldbus comms deliver increased functionality for pneumatic valves

Turck BL67 System and Isys Micro valve combination is easy for OEMs and end users alike to set-up and reconfigure



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