With the DualWingGenerator, as part of the Bionic Learning Network, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform that uses two pairs of horizontally arranged wings instead of rotor blades to generate power. Thanks to its intelligent control technology, the self-optimizing system can adapt itself to different wind conditions and, in terms of its efficiency, is
To best serve the HMI hardware needs of cost-sensitive machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC. The CP6606 combines a full color 7-inch TFT touch screen display (800 x 480 WVGA), 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, and 1 GB DDR3 RAM ̶ offering an all-in-one HMI and
Hexagon Metrology announced it will highlight measurement automation trends at the 2014 IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) Conference Sessions. Scott Everling, a senior consultant from Hexagon Metrology’s Custom Solutions Group, will share his expertise on the topic “Measurement Systems to Optimize Automation Processes,” on Tuesday, September 9, from 1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. in Room
PSENsgate from Pilz offers safety gate monitoring with safe guard locking for protection of personnel and plant to the highest category PL e in one system. Benefit from high flexibility – a number of new system variants with optional control elements such as pushbuttons, key switches, illuminated buttons, section stop or functions such as emergency
The latest “road show” sessions in Danfoss’ Technology Theater provided small-group training for HVACR contractors and technicians, consulting-specifying engineers, and students on high-efficiency technologies for commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration, including thermostatic and electronic expansion valves, pressure and temperature controls, and variable speed compressors. The one-day sessions, hosted by Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. enters the decentralized drive market with the introduction of the PowerGate 66 IP66 / NEMA 4 variable frequency drive (VFD). The stand-alone VFD is an engineered solution incorporating a version of the Mitsubishi Electric E700 VFD into a custom made NEMA 4 (water resistant) enclosure for use in harsh environments. The
Thin-walled diaphragms for medical devices require high strength and flexibility. To achieve these features, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics utilizes its 60 years of experience and advanced capabilities to custom design and injection mold liquid silicone rubber (LSR) thin walled diaphragms for demanding medical device applications. Utilizing these LSR processes, design function and cost efficiency is
AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes compact modular valves which provide versatility and easy assembly. The compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility and modularity...
SCHURTER is expanding its MSM family of ceramic pushbutton switches with an additional version that features latching action: the MSM LA CS. The biocompatible ON/OFF metal switch can be backlit across the entire surface, making it both visually attractive and highly durable. The new MSM LA CS ON/OFF switch is equipped with stainless steel housing
Yaskawa Electric Corporation and Solectria Renewables, LLC announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its US subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria Renewables will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in Lawrence, MA, Solectria manufactures high performance photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential,
Alicat Scientific, Inc., releases its new rechargeable portable gas mass flow meters. With 18 hours of continuous operation on a single charge and +/-0.8% of reading accuracy, these handheld meters bring laboratory-class accuracy to field flow verification and validation applications in the environmental, manufacturing and metrology industries. Alicat’s rechargeable portable flow meters provide fast flow
NSK Americas (NSK) has released its 2013 sustainability achievements, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental protection. The year’s accomplishments show that NSK saved: 39,200 trees – equivalent to 485,688,000 sheets of newspaper 1,028,000 gallons of oil – enough to heat 6,456 homes for a year 15,556,000 gallons of water – enough to meet the
Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD® PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This enables OEM’s who utilize Kollmorgen’s automation and drive systems to deliver
A new product line of multi-passage soft-seal rotating unions is now available from Deublin Company. Rotating unions are components in a broad range of equipment applications that require connection between stationary supply lines, and rotating equipment including cylinders, rolls, spindles and clutches. While rotating unions are used to convey virtually all types of liquid or
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its CENTUM® VP production control system has obtained the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)...
Acro® Associates, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, announces the launch of Versagrip® Solenoid Pinch Valves, a next generation solenoid (electric) product line designed to provide greater flexibility for a wide array of fluidic control system applications. Versagrip Solenoid Pinch Valves join the Acro family of pinch valves, which include pneumatic pinch valves