February 2018 Newsletter
Each month Power/mation sends out a newsletter filled with new product information from our most trusted suppliers as well as company and industry updates. Scroll to the bottom and you'll find upcoming training , seminars, news and  events . Thanks for reading!
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Turck Expands Industrial Ethernet Cable Offering with C1D2 Cables

Turck announced the addition of three new Industrial Ethernet cables, suitable for use in Class I Division 2 applications. The cable specs are 22 AWG stranded Ethernet, with an ITC rating. When used with M12 connectors, the cordsets are covered by Turck’s FM approval (reference documents NI-2.401 for FM, and NI-2.403 for CSA).

Turck's New Weld Nut Sensor Tutorial

This video demonstrates how to use a weld nut sensor, a teaching adaptor and a test box to teach a weld nut sensor to detect the presence of another weld nut sensor.
BL2 – The new small form factor industrial PC

The new BL2 series of industrial PCs from Phoenix Contact features fan-less, high-performance CPUs at an attractive price point and small form-factor. They are available in three performance classes (1000/2000/7000) and feature optional WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n integration. The single board design and latest M.2 solid-state mass storage increases ruggedness. It’s all-metal housing features an integrated VESA 100 mount. The BL2 series is available as a blind-node box IPC and as a panel PC with resistive-touch screen sizes ranging from 12” to 17”. The box IPCs can also be easily combined with the new BL FPM monitor series, which features capacitive, multi touch in three wide screen sizes ranging from 15.6” to 21.5”.

To learn more about the BL2 series visit the Phoenix Contact website .
ABB's IRB 1660ID

The IRB1660ID robot is designed for a variety of applications requiring fast, repeatable and highly accurate point-to-point or path movements. It is ideally suited for customers requiring unrestricted accessibility to gain maximum productivity in their high-robot-density arc welding solutions and for machine tending applications in confined spaces.

Horner's XL+

In realm of connectivity, no other controller can match the offerings of the XL+. With three serial ports, dual Ethernet, dual CAN, four USB, mini Display Port (HDMI), mic and audio connectors, the possibilities are limitless. The functionality
of the dual Ethernet allows for local and internet connectivity for ultimate security. Protocols include email, FTP, Modbus, WebMI, and dozens of others.


  • Dual Core CPU for ultra fast control and advanced graphics
  • 15” XGA color touchscreen 500 cd/m2 with enhanced optics
  • External display support – display your process on a 1080p TV or monitor
  • One, singular software package for everything – easy integration between screens and control

Nexen's Ring Drives

Rotary indexing tables have been a mainstay of automation systems for decades. They are simple, precise, reliable and durable. They can output a lot of product in a relatively small footprint and with a minimal number of parts fixtures.

Power/mation conducts customer training sessions and participates in relevant trade shows on a regular basis. Check out our website to see a complete list of our upcoming schedule and to register.
Here’s your opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of web tension and torque control methods while learning about MAGPOWR tension control products. This intense FREE day-and-a-half seminar will be held April 24-25 in St. Paul, MN, and includes classroom, hands-on demonstration and application activities. You’ll learn about open and closed loop tension control systems, load cells, dancer systems, clutches and brakes. Flyer and registration info here

  • April 24-25, 2018 at the Hotel Metro in St. Paul, MN

Fee : $495
  • March 7-8, 2018 in Pewaukee, WI
  • April 11-12, 2018 in St. Paul, MN

Fee : $250
  • March 14, 2018 in Pewaukee, WI
  • May 2, 2018 in St. Paul, MN

Fee : $250
  • March 15, 2018 in Pewaukee, WI
  • May 3, 2018 in St. Paul, MN
February Price Increases
Banner (2/1/18)
Phoenix (2/1/18)
Brook Crompton (2/5/18)
Turck (2/5/18)
Pilz (2/1/18)
Werma (2/1/18)
Macromatic (2/26/18)
March Price Increases
Noshok (3/1/18)
Hammond Power (3/2/18)
Thomas & Betts (3/26/18)
April Price Increases
Mersen (4/1/18)
Trans-Coil (4/1/18)