August 2019 Newsletter
Our annual Wausau Tech Fair is just around the corner! We're featuring the ABB Drives and Control Experience, products and technologies from key vendors and holding 2 seminars. Save the date for our first ever Williston Tech Fair on September 25 in Williston, ND. Check out our monthly calendar for all of the details!
With over 30 dedicated employees, the Power/mation Solutions Group is here to help you tackle your most challenging automation applications where customization or mass production is key. Learn more in the video below and on our website .
Banner Engineering's LM Sensor for Precise Applications

The LM Series of precision measurement sensors is now available in an even more precise model that features a 0.002 mm analog resolution at a range of 40-80 mm. The new LM80 model also features a smaller spot size (less than 1 mm at all measurement ranges) to detect even smaller features and take more measurements over the face of the target for even more precise profiling. 

Turck's Linear & Rotary Magnetic Absolute Encoders

New non-contact magnetic linear and rotary encoders now include absolute feedback and position retention if power is lost. These high shock and vibration resistant sensors are designed for use in rugged motion control applications. LMA-1 offers a measuring length up to 8 m and the LMA-4 offers a measuring length up to 20 m. The rotary version, RMA-5, requires very little installation space. Available with SSI outputs.

Watch the video below as Phoenix Contact demonstrates the simple configuration of their new EtherNet/IP Gateway using its integrated web server. They will also configure the Gateway to allow the EtherNet/IP Master to read data from a Modbus RTU device and write data to a Modbus/TCP slave.
Festo's Servo Press YJKP

The servo press kit and its associated application software can be used to respond quickly and flexibly to a range of press processes. It is a great alternative to complex and often oversized presses. The software can be used for continuous monitoring of parameters such as moments of force and displacement during joining and press-fitting processes.

Macurco's TracXP

Macurco's TracXP line addresses special hazard applications including harsh industrial environments and hazardous locations with a comprehensive line of wired and wireless gas detection solutions to meet your most challenging applications.

Exlar / Curtiss-Wright's GTX Series

The GTX Series integrated motor / actuators offer up to 15X the life and 3X the power density of conventional ball screw electric actuators. Integrating their unique inverted roller screw and T-LAM brushless servo motor technologies delivers the programmability and precision of electric actuators combined with the high power density and rugged durability of hydraulics, all in a compact package that is similar in form factor to a hydraulic cylinder.

Oriental Motor's AlphaSTEP Hybrid Control Systems, Open Loop Performance, Closed Loop Control

Oriental Motor's AlphaStep closed loop control systems perform accurate positioning operations with ease. The AlphaStep features a unique control system combining the benefits of "open loop performance" and "closed loop control."

With the AlphaStep control system, the position of the motor is always monitored and then the driver automatically switches between the two types of control depending on the situation. Under normal circumstances the operation of the motor is monitored and control is applied using open loop performance like a high pole count stepper motor. If an error occurs between the command and motor position due to a load or the like, the system immediately switches to closed loop control like a servo motor. This corrects the position and speed maintaining the desired operation. The combination of these two control methods ensures high reliability and performance.

To expand applications of stepper motors, Oriental Motor offers many different product series designed with different power specifications and various functions. A wide spectrum of variation are available within each series, as products come in many frame sizes and pre-assembled options, such as electromagnetic brake types, geared types or linear and rotary actuator products.

Fortress Interlocks Safety Standards

The requirement to protect people from hazards in the workplace isn’t always driven by internal initiatives regarding safety. International and national standards legislate companies regarding the need to identify hazards and reduce the risk of hazards affecting people. The ISO international standards for safety of machinery starts with a more generic Type A standard and follows onto more specific Type B standards. The key points to help every controls engineer understand the main Type B standards have been outlined in this Safety Standards Document .

Over the coming year there may be some changes to ANSI standards affecting machine safety in the United States; expect further updates from Fortress Interlocks.

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Control Techniques' Commander C General Purpose AC Drives Video

The Command C200 and C300 are the latest releases of the Commander AC drive family.
The Commander C200 is our Standard Open Loop AC Drive that has all the flexibility you have come to expect from Control Techniques including an onboard PLC and Rotor Flux Control for high-performance motor control. It is available in frame sizes 1 through 9 with HP ratings from 0.33 – 200 HP and supply voltages of 115, 230 and 460 VAC. The Commander C300 has the same features as the C200, but with the addition of Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality. Check out the video below.
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.

  • August 27, 2019 in Wausau, WI

  • September 25, 2019 in Williston, ND

  • August 20 and 21, 2019 in St. Paul, MN
  • October 30 and 31, 2019 in Pewaukee, WI

  • September 11, 2019 in St. Paul, MN
  • October 9, 2019 in Pewaukee, WI

  • September 12, 2019 in St. Paul, MN
  • October 10, 2019 in Pewaukee, WI
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