August 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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Phoenix Contact's NEMA 4x Wireless I/O Device 

Phoenix Contact has added a new 900 MHz spread-spectrum transceiver to its award-winning Radioline product family. The RAD-900-DAIO6 (Outdoor Radioline) makes retrofit and expansion projects much simpler and faster by eliminating or supplementing signal wiring for conventional I/O signals. This device can monitor digital on/off status, actuate relay outputs, and transmit or receive 4–20 mA signals over distances up to 20 miles. The I/O signals can be mirrored at other stations in the wireless network or mapped to Modbus RTU for easy integration into a Modbus host system.  

For more information regarding Radioline visit

Phoenix Contact's VAL-US Series UL Open Type Listed Surge Protection
The VAL-US product line is a UL Listed series of pluggable surge protection devices that utilizes high-capacity varistors to provide high-quality protection. The VAL-US series offers status indication contacts for remote monitoring, as well as hot-swappable plugs with integrated visual-status indication for easy maintenance and replacement. The VAL-US series includes a variety of circuit configurations based on U.S. power systems. As UL Open Type Listed devices, these products are integrated easily into existing systems and applications with no additional third-party safety testing. UL recently added the “Open Type” description to complement traditional hardwired SPDs. Open Type now allows for surge protection to be UL Listed as delivered with field wiring terminals. Now panel designers can implement surge protection according to our instructions without testing for every configuration. This is an important advance in our existing product approvals, and will greatly simplify the process for our 508A panel shops.
For more information click here.
Banner Engineering's Wireless Solutions Kit

The Wireless Solutions Kit for vibration monitoring is a fully integrated and easy-to-use solution for monitoring assets with rotating motion. It is designed to make it easy for users of any experience level to setup a wireless network and collect data from motors, fans, pumps, compressors, and similar equipment.

Turck's RFID Module with OPC UA

Turck has added an RFID module with an OPC UA server to its TBEN-L family, paving the way for the integration and implementation of RFID systems for Industry 4.0. OPC UA (Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture) is a global industry protocol for use on any platform or device, regardless of operating system or programming language. Click below to watch the video.
New Motion Control Function Templates  

In effort to speed development of basic servo motion indexing applications on the Unidrive M700, Nidec has developed a set of new Machine Control Studio (MCS) function block templates. Utilizing the Advanced Motion Controller (AMC) with the on-board PLC programming, these new function blocks will speed the setup of your motion application.

Motion types and features supported include:
  • Motion Setup
  • Wait Time
  • Home Routines
  • Jog
  • Move Absolute
  • Move Relative

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Fortress Interlocks's ncGard, a Complete Range of Non-contact Safety Switches

Watch the video below.
MAGPOWR launches the DLCA NET family of Amplifiers: DLCA NET, DLCA NET-Slim and DLCA NET-IP65

MAGPOWR recently launched three tension amplifiers with advanced networking capabilities, the DLCA NET, DLCA NET-Slim and DLCA NET-IP65, with the slim catering to applications where panel space is crucial and the IP65 to applications where tension values can be converted to communications on the machine itself without going back to a control panel. “With our new line of amplifiers that include built-in networking capabilities, we are offering EtherNet/IP™, PROFINET, Modbus TCP, an embedded web server and EtherCAT for the first time in a tension amplifier,” said Chris Harper, Global Product Manager for MAGPOWR Tension Control. “This family of amplifiers and its included features allow for fast and easy integration into machine control networks and adds high performance and enhanced reliability to web tension measurement.” The new line of amplifiers transmits calibrated tension values from one or two tension zones over dual port communications and offers EDS file AOP, DLR Ring, PTP time stamping, alarms and an embedded web server for setup and calibration.

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.
Join us for our annual Technology Fair featuring the ABB Drives and Controls Experience, Power/mation Solutions Group and the latest technologies from our most trusted suppliers. Click here for the flyer.

  • DATE: August 22, 2018 at the Gander Outdoors in Rothschild, WI

Fee : $495
  • October 10 - 11, 2018 in the Neenah / Green Bay, WI area

Fee : $250
  • September 12, 2018 in St. Paul, MN
  • October 31, 2018 in Pewaukee, WI

Fee : $250
  • September 13, 2018 in St. Paul, MN
  • November 1, 2018 in Pewaukee, WI
Dings (8/1/18)
Phoenix (8/13/18)
Leeson (8/20/18)  
Rittal (8/27/18)
KB (9/1/18)
Mersen (9/1/18)
Roxtec (9/1/18)
ABB Drives (9/4/18)
Baldor (ABB) (9/4/18)
Inertia Dynamics-Altra Ind Motion (9/4/18)
Nidec (9/10/18)
Hammond Mfg. (9/10/18)
GE Industrial (ABB) (9/14/18)
Grove Gear (9/17/18)
Hub City (9/17/18)
Hammond Power (10/1/18)
Magpowr (10/1/18)
Sola Hevi-Duty (10/15/18)