March 2020 Newsletter
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Power/mation, the health and safety of our employees, customers and vendors is our number one priority. We also remain committed to servicing our customers in these unprecedented times. We would like to keep you informed as to how we are adapting to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our people, our customers and our respective businesses.

In order to minimize risk and exposure, effective immediately, we are proactively taking steps to keep our people and customers safe. Outlined below are our initial steps to minimize exposure and continue servicing our customers.

Our business adjustments:

  • Anyone feeling sick or symptomatic is required to stay home.
  • Business travel restrictions have been implemented.
  • Suspending any visits to Power/mation facilities by outside personnel.
  • Face-to-face customer and vendor meetings will be replaced with virtual meetings, utilizing tools like video conferencing, Microsoft Teams and conference calls.
  • For many roles telecommuting will be implemented to limit exposure.
  • We will continue to monitor the impact to our suppliers and the overall impact to delivery of orders.
  • Product delivery will not change, however, in some cases may be subject to commercial carrier delay.
  • Currently scheduled Power/mation events and training sessions will be subject to cancellation or rescheduling as we monitor developments. Affected parties will be notified at the appropriate time.

You can also find additional information from our suppliers regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus by visiting

We will provide further updates as necessary. Thank you for your understanding as we work together through this unprecedented global event.
The Advantage of Rittal Wall Mount Enclosures

Rittal builds thousands of the most innovative enclosures worldwide every day. But how do they compare to the competition?

The video below highlights key design differences that can improve your protection rating, quicken installation and deliver more customization. You’ll discover:
  • Ease of access and door removal
  • Value of high quality foamed-in-place gaskets
  • Improved safety of grounding provisions
  • Range of accessories and mounting options

For more details on our full enclosure modification capabilities, visit the homepage of Power/mation Solutions Group .
The Festo VTUG Valve Manifold

One of the most versatile products in the Festo line up, the VTUG features:
  • Available as a multi-pin or fieldbus valve terminal – for quick and easy conversion
  • Diagnostics via fieldbus and LEDs
  • Up to 24 valve positions on a fixed grid
  • Two functions at a single valve position using 2x 3/2-way valves
  • VTUG with plug-in for safety functions: integration of valves VUVG with individual connection
  • Suitable for use in a control cabinet3 valve sizes – up to 100% higher flow rate than competitor solutions

Visit the Festo site or download the brochure below for more info.
The QUINT 4 Power Supply Gives You the Power of Control

The market's only fully loaded power supply is here: the QUINT 4 from Phoenix Contact. We designed the QUINT 4, with optional NFC configuration, to give you a wide range of capabilities.

  • Fine tune your predictive maintenance strategy by setting operational alarms to count hours
  • Avoid downtime by setting over-temperature alarms
  • Analog output delivers precise, real-time monitoring

QUINT 4 is also IEC 61850-3 compliant for substation-hardened performance. Plus, it offers the peace of mind that comes with a 5-year limited warranty and 24-hour tech support.

Read more from Phoenix Contact.
The i500
By focusing on the essentials, the i500 from Lenze is designed to meet your specific needs. Features:

  • 120V, 230V, 460V models, up to 150HP
  • Ability to run both Permanent Magnet & Induction Motors
  • NEMA 1 & NEMA 4X Models
  • Fast, easy commissioning to get your application running now
  • Broad offering of fieldbus options including CANOpen, Ehternet I/P, EtherCAT, I/O Link, Modbus, ProfiNET, PowerLINK and ProfiBUS

From basic drive functions to advanced capability, when you need a low cost, highly capable drive solution, look to the i500 from Lenze!

Read more on Lenze's product webpage.
PS+ Pressure Sensors

PS+ Pressure Sensors from Turck promise simple commissioning and maximum system availability. The sensors can be operated intuitively while offering flexible mounting options and reliable continuous operation.

Check out the video for more information.
EdgeScout by RRAMAC Quick Start IIoT Asset Requires Little Investment and Big Flexibility

RRAMAC Connected Systems recently enhanced their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) quick start asset to give users insight into equipment performance in less time and with minimal upfront costs. In the past, EdgeScout by RRAMAC offered a proof of concept asset for customers to see simple text data from their equipment. Since then, this asset has been renamed to quick start and has evolved to include user-defined graphics, an updated trend tool and optional OEE.

Continue reading at RRAMAC and click the video below for more info.
RSTi EP I/O - High Density, High Performance I/O

A versatile and high peformance I/O with exceptional features:
  • Ethernet IP (EPXEIP001): will allow sales of RSTi-EP I/O in Rockwell Controller applications
  • IO Link Master (EP-5324): Allows a simple interface for IO Link devices
  • Power Monitoring (EP-1813): Useful for power monitoring applications in ordinary locations (HAZLOC applications may use RX3i)
  • Wide selection of I/O and communications options, including safety relay module
  • Marker (EP-8150): Securely clips onto module at top and/or bottom. Used with plotters or permanent marker to help customers identify slice number, function, etc. 

Read about more of the RSTi specifications from Emerson .
Tri-Bot Delta Style Robot

In many industries, the fast-paced production of high-volume products requires an equally rapid transfer mechanism. With the ability to complete up to 125 picks per minute, Macron Dynamics offers a fast, scalable solution with our Tri-Bot Linear Robot. Offered as a kit using belt driven actuators and a connector kit, the Tri-Bot can be configured to provide a wide range of work envelopes.

Learn more from Macron Dynamics .
High Five Stock Servo Drives, Motors and Cables

Five Unimotor hd servo motors are available in 200 V and 400 V voltages for immediate shipment from stock along with matched Digitax HD servo drives and high-quality Power and Signal Cables.

These small but powerful 3,000 rpm servo motors are highly competitive, cost effective solutions.

Power range: 0.75 kW to 5.3 kW, 22.1 lb-in (2.5 Nm) to 201.8 lb-in (22.8 Nm), 604.5 lb-in (68.3 Nm) peak. These motors are supplied with an 4096ppr incremental encoder.

Read more about the High Five program from Control Techniques.
Events Status Updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Power/mation and industry partners have been monitoring the Coronavirus situation. Some events below have been rescheduled or canceled. We will communicate further changes as they arise. Thank you for you understanding during this unprecedented outbreak.

Visit our Training & Events page for up to date details.

PLCnext Roadshow Workshop
  • July 13, 2020, Minneapolis, MN
  • Details TBA

PLCnext Roadshow Workshop
  • July 20, 2020, Chicago, IL
  • Westin Lombard
  • Details TBA

PLCnext Roadshow Workshop
  • July 23, 2020, Waukesha, WI
  • Marriott West
  • Details TBA

  • 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:


March Price Adjustments
Control Concepts (3/1/20)
KTR (3/1/20)
Roxtec (3/1/20)
Future Price Adjustments
Bedrock Automation( 4/1/20)
Eaton (4/1/20)
Fortress Interlocks (4/1/20)
Phoenix Contact (4/1/20)
Pilz (4/1/20)
Nidec (4/2/20)
Hammond Mfg (4/27/20)
Meltric (5/1/20)
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