Tim York, Power/mation President
It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of Tim York to Power/mation as our new President! Tim is highly experienced in electrical automation, particularly in the assembly and management of collaborative teams focused on business development and technical support. 

Tim’s industry affiliations include the Association of High Technology Distributors (AHTD), of which he previously served as President. In 2003, he created AHTD’s Manufacturer Advisory Council, and participated in the Automation Supplier Task Force for Affiliated Distributors in 2006. Welcome back Tim!
Rob Stern - We are pleased to announce that Power/mation has hired Rob Stern as our new Vice President of Business Development. Rob has a strong background in electrical automation and is experienced in sales, sales management, marketing and business development.

Rob's industry affiliations include the Eaton OEM Distributor Advisory Council and the Omron Distributor Advisory Council, serving on both. Welcome aboard Rob!
New Advanced Managed Switches, the 7000 Series
Phoenix Contact’s new 7000 series managed switches were designed specifically for use in Ethernet/IP networks where redundancy and extensive diagnostic functions are paramount for a high-availability automation network. The 7000 series Ethernet switches support direct integration in a device level ring (DLR), providing major advantages in the installation and implementation of EtherNet/IP networks. In small and medium-sized machine networks that are implemented in a ring, using a 7000 series switch in the control cabinet enables the incorporation of up to six Ethernet devices, such as human machine interfaces (HMIs), personal computers (PCs), scanners, and other field devices. In larger machine and system networks, the 7000 series switches allow the redundant DLRs of the machine network to be interconnected, as well as provide a link to the higher-level industrial backbone network. Read more.
LTF Series Time of Flight Laser Distance Sensors

LTF Series Time of Flight Laser Distance Sensors are designed to accurately measure targets at distances up to 12 meters. They provide reliable detection regardless of color or material, even at an angle, providing a reliable solution for challenging targets. They solve a broad range of industrial measurement applications, including part-in-place, part profiling and positioning, and roll diameter and web tension control. Watch the video or go to Banner's website to learn more.
New PROFINET/PROFIsafe Hybrid Module Combines Standard and Safety I/Os in One Device

Turck introduces the TBPN safety block I/O module, which is the first block I/O module to combine both standard and safety inputs/outputs in a single device. The IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the specific signal requirements in the machine, and in doing so, help users to save valuable space and greatly reduce overall systems costs of their machines.

MC664 and MC664-X

With a Quad core A9 processor, dedicated communications core, up to 128 axes and built-in EtherCAT port the MC664 range create a versatile m otion coordinator.  The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC664.  Both the MC664 single core and the MC664-X quad core models are ideal for high axis count machine and robotic applications.

Datalogic's Ulyxe Family

The Ulyxe family is compact and versatile with a Solid State Laser Marker, measuring at 42cm, 16.5”. With its extreme compactness, this laser family is an ideal laser marking solution both in standalone  configurations and OEM applications.

  • Plastic and metal marking in automotive, electronics and healthcare industries
  • Label marking
  • DPM (Direct Part Marking)
  • Tool marking
  • Marking on surgical tools/devices
Learn more here.
Water/Air Heat Exchangers Save you Time and Money

If you have chilled water loops in your facility, consider cooling your control enclosures with Water/Air Heat Exchangers instead of air conditioners. Rittal's TopTherm Air/Water Heat Exchangers are a lower-maintenance and energy-efficient alternative to enclosure air conditioners.    
  • External and internal mounting options 
  • Simple and diverse range of water connection options 
  • No filters to clean 
  • No coils to clean
  • No compressors to service 
  • Smaller footprint
  • Lower cost 
Power/mation conducts customer training sessions and seminars and participates in pertinent trade shows on a regular basis. Check out our website to see a complete list of our upcoming schedule and to register.

Power/mation is hosting 2 technology fairs featuring the ABB Rolling Roadshow, the Turck Product Truck, P/m Integrated Solutions and the newest products from our most strategic suppliers. BBQ lunch provided!
  • August 24 at the Pewaukee, WI office
  • August 25 at the Gander Mountain in Rothschild, WI

Turck's Hazardous Area Wiring Practices Seminar
This course highlights Intrinsic Safety and Non-incendive wiring practices for Class I/II/III Division 1 and Class I Division 2 hazardous areas. Attendees will discuss the Nationalal Electrical Code (NEC) and gain an understanding of hazardous area classification, electrical equipment protection, Intrinisic Safety and Non-incendive practices.  FREE
  • August 25, 2016 in St. Paul, MN

Fee: $495
  • August 3-4, 2016 in St. Paul, MN

Fee: $250
  • September 7, 2016 in St. Paul, MN
  • September 14, 2016 in Pewaukee, WI

Fee: $250
  • September 8, 2016 in St. Paul, MN
  • September 15, 2016 in Pewaukee, WI