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Festo CPX Automation Platform 4.0
An integrated solution for all automation tasks

CPX is ideal as an automation platform, valve terminal partner or remote I/O - it is electric, open and direct. It is also the perfect platform for electrical peripherals. With CPX, you can integrate pneumatic and electrical control chains easily, quickly, flexibly and seamlessly into all automation concepts and company-specific standards - and into Industry 4.0 as well.
  • Universal communication via fieldbus/Ethernet
  • A choice of pneumatic platforms (VTSA, MPA-S and MPA-L)
  • Modular and flexible IP65 remote I/O 
  • Optimized version for IP20 and Ex environments
  • Decentralised and networked intelligence with embedded CODESYS controller 
  • Industry 4.0 thanks to OPC UA and CODESYS control V3
JUNE is Safety Month!

SLC Series Safety Light Curtains
Manufactured in an extremely robust 52 x 55mm profile housing the SLC Series safety light curtains offer machine designers a proven solution.
The extruded aluminum housing when coupled with the sturdy mounting brackets give a strong mounting arrangement suitable for areas where occasional vibration or knocks may occur.  It has quick and easy configuration considering DIP switches. The cable entry with terminal connection in end caps goes with finger protection of 14mm resolution and hand protection of 30 mm resolution.
  • Cascadable
  • Robust IP67 housing
  • Type 4: EN 954-1 Category 4: - a single failure will not lead to a loss of safety.
  • SLC-F: Finger Protection (14mm resolution)
  • SLC-H: Hand Protection (30mm resolution)  
Distributed Modular I/O for the Food & Beverage Industry
ECOLAB Certified, powered by EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, 
and IO-Link
Balluff is pleased to introduce industry's first machine mount, IP69K protection rated, ECOLAB certified distributed I/O modules powered by EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and IO-Link. End users and machine builders of automation in the food, meat, dairy and beverage industries that need to follow stringent food safety requirements can now utilize the full benefits of distributed modular I/O architecture for all the required I/O and sensor connectivity.
With the availability of these IP69K modules, our customers in the food and beverage industry could simplify their controls architectures, reduce expensive cabinet space by utilizing machine mount devices and reduce their time to market .

Beckhoff "Economy" Series Expanded
New Industrial PC and Panel PC

With the ultra compact C6015 IPC, Beckhoff is extending its existing range of entry-level products by the currently most compact Industrial PC. Besides an excellent price-performance ratio, the IPC offers all common industry standard features such as a high temperature range, EtherCAT compatibility and high resistance to vibration and shocks. Equipped with an integrated Intel® Atom™ CPU with up to four cores, it provides high performance reserves. 
With its highly integrated 3½-inch motherboard, the CP6706 built-in Panel PC is ideally suited for use in machine construction and plant engineering.  The CP6706 is conceived for installation in the front of a control cabinet and has a 7-inch touch screen display. Equipped with an Intel ®  Atom™ with up to four cores and a CFast card the CP6706 contains no rotary components. 

Festo Expotainer Mobile Display Unit
The 8th Wonder of the World!

Rankin Automation recently hosted the Festo Expotainer Mobile Display Unit.  This 53 foot rolling showroom includes working demos of Festo's vast array of Automation Technologies.  During the visit we conducted a drawing for an Apple iPad. 

Our winner, Andrew Hollingshead, was presented his iPad by Rankin's own Jim Bonner.  Congratulations Andrew, and thank you to all those who visited the Mobile Display Unit.


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