February 2020 Newsletter
Global leaders in pneumatics, process automation, motion control and more.
We are proud to announce our entire line of Festo products is now available to our Wisconsin customers. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting development.
The Festo Valve Manifold MPA-L

Festo's valve manifold with a sub-base in polymer technology featuring:

  • Maximum modularity
  • Single granular
  • 3 pneumatic valve sizes
  • Tamper-proof fixed flow restriction
  • Fieldbus connection via CPX
  • IO-Link® capability

Read more from Festo.
The PLCnext Roadshow Workshop
March 19, 2020
Marriott West - Waukesha, WI

Join our automation experts for a one-day workshop on PLCnext – a new technology that expands the use of a PLC in ways that will change the future of automation. This state-of-the-art digital ecosystem offers an open Linux environment for edge computing with access to more data via IoT systems, more flexibility with open source code, and seamless integration of high-level languages.

Just Announced! 2020 CODESYS Training Dates at Power/mation

Power/mation will host two training sessions this summer. Mark your calendars and click below for more information. Visit the Power/mation website for more information on all of our upcoming training and events.
ABB Launches IRB100 Compact Industrial Robot for Harsh Environments

ABB will launch a new harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller, designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.

Read more from ABB.
Introducing the SLE5 Series Label Sensor


The SLE5 is a rugged, industrial label detection sensor. Its high performance, fast switching frequency, and compact housing are ideal for labeling machines. The SLE5 can detect single layer as well as multilayer booklet labels, such as coupons or instructions commonly used in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications.

Learn more from Banner Engineering .
Product Launch: RJ45 Ethernet Cable with a Smaller Overmold

Now there is a lower profile RJ45 Ethernet cable that fits into tighter spaces. With a smaller overmold, the new RJ45 offering combines the best of both worlds – rugged, industrial grade cable that finally fits into compact installations such as side-by-side in patch panels. It is available in shielded and unshielded variants.

Read more details from Turck .
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Access Control at the Interlock with FRANK

Click the image at the right for an expanded view of the FRANK Industrial Access Control Solution and watch the video below for an overview.

Talk to your sales representative to get started with products from Fortress Interlocks.

Fortress Interlocks are a key component of a full Safety Solution available from Power/mation.
Small, But Highly Beneficial

Euchner recently announced a new compact safety switch, the CTM. Read more about the CTM in the brochure and contact your sales representative to learn more about Power/mation Safety Solutions.
RXi Industrial Displays

The RXi Industrial Display portfolio offers 7" to 24" screens in a widescreen format, with 12" and 15" sunlight readable screens available on the 12” and 15” models. The modular nature of the unit offers flexibility in configuring your RXi Industrial Display, and MST daisy chaining lets you enhance your architecture format. Multi-touch, projective, capacitive screens enable operators to make smarter decisions with a high-performance platform that lowers costs

Click the overview video or read more from Emerson .
How Remote Monitoring Improves Machine Maintenance

IIoT is transforming the way manufacturers identify problems on the plant floor as the latest wireless solutions address integration challenges.  Read the article to learn more about how wireless technologies are making machine maintenance easier and more effective.
High-Performance Flow Computing Has Never Been So Simple, Scalable or Secure

The OSA +Flow platform – unlimited scalability for PLC, RTU or DCS flow control at custody transfer stations, separators, and other oil and gas facilities. Built on Bedrock’s unique pinless backplane and embedded cyber security.

Visit Bedrock Automation for more info.
Out-of-the-Box Motion Control in Less Than Five Minutes

Utilizing a familiar Windows® interface, machine builders can quickly set up and program the Digitax ST-Z to perform almost any motion profile.

Applications requiring camming, indexing, electronic gearing, velocity and torque modes can be accomplished through simple drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank set-up.

Real-time programs with “Basic-like” command structured text can be used to program the machine sequencing. The programming interface guides the user through the drive, I/O and motion configurations.

Applications include: Indexing table, pick-and-place, packaging machines, dancer arm loop control. Contact your Power/mation Sales Representative to show you how!

Read the entire Digitax ST brochure from Control Techniques.
TRAINING & EVENTS
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.

New for 2020 - Power/mation will now offer on-demand training courses from our existing offering for small groups. If your team is interested in a session, visit our Training & Events page for more details.
Upcoming Events

  • March 3, 2020, Saint Paul, MN

  • March 5, 2020, Saint Paul, MN

  • March 16, 2020, Chicago, IL
  • Westin Lombard

  • March 19, 2020, Waukesha, WI
  • Marriott West

Just Announced!

  • June 2-5, Pewaukee, WI
  • Power/mation Office

  • June 16-19, Saint Paul, MN
  • Power/mation Office

Catch Power/mation at these upcoming industry events:

  • April 6-8, 2020, Duluth, MN
  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

  • April 19-22, Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Kalahari Resort
PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
February Price Adjustments
Crouzet (2/1/20)
SSAC Littelfuse (2/1/20)
Turck (2/1/20)
Emerson (2/3/20)
Inertia Dynamics (2/3/20)
Warner Electric (2/3/20)
ABB ELIS (2/7/20)
ABB Installation (2/10/20)
Vynckier (2/15/20)
  
March Price Adjustments
Control Concepts (3/1/20)
KTR (3/1/20)
Roxtec (3/1/20)

April Price Adjustments
Bedrock (4/1/20)
Phoenix Contact (4/1/20)
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