December 2016 Newsletter
Each month we send out a Power/mation 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, seminar and event schedules.  Thanks for taking the time to read!  Should you have suggestions or would like to see something in here that is currently not, please contact us. 

Take the guesswork out of required accessories and let our team build you a complete BOM.


  • Rittal TS8 modular enclosures with baying accessories
  • ABB Controls Fusible disconnect, shaft, handle, lugs, fuses
  • Sensor/ cable components
Are you always ordering the same group of parts for your production? Let our team save you time.
  • Load pricing for 1 line item.  There will only be 1 line item for purchasing to order and manage delivery dates on.
  • Warehouse staff now has only 1 line item to receive, place on shelf and pull when the parts are needed. 
  • Parts are neatly packaged with internal packing slips. Outer box is clearly marked with kit part number.
Contact your local Power/mation Sales Representative
to see how our Services team can help with your applications.
Turck's New Smartphone UHF RFID Reader

Turck expands its RFID offering with an economical UHF handheld device. The PD-IDENT handheld is lightweight and easy to use. The handheld device houses a UHF antenna and connects to your smartphone via the audio port. Turck also is providing customers with a basic, multipurpose Turck RFID app for their iOS and Android mobile devices.

Banner Engineering's Multi-Tone Audible Segments for TL70 Modular Tower Light

Multi-tone audible segments are now available for Banner’s TL70 Modular Tower Lights. Sound intensity and tone can be configured on six input channels using two sets of on-board DIP switches. A single multi-tone segment will support up to four different tones, allowing you to setup unique alarms to correspond to different alerts and machine status conditions.

Phoenix Contact's Wide-range DC Voltage Transducers

The new MACX MCR-VDC voltage transducers replace the previous DC voltage transducer MCR-VDC-UI-B-DC. Enhancements to the new modules include optional PT push-in connection technology, an improved programming experience, and an aesthetically pleasing gray housing. The new modules feature the same footprint of the previous module, identical technical capabilities, and a lower list price to ease the transition from the older design to the new design.

Click here for Screw terminals.
Click here for PT terminals.  
Large Cold Storage & Freezers require the temperature monitoring for regulatory compliance. The ABB paperless recorders are capable of recording temperature at configurable time intervals. The data is stored for analysis and can easily be downloaded for archiving. No longer will users be exposed to consequences of daily paper recording maintenance, giving peace of mind that the temperature data is available for internal and external inspection. ABB's paperless recorders are 21 CFR part 11 compliant conforming to FDA's electronic record keeping regulations.

Watch ABB Uncompromised Productivity Challenge, Episode - 1 DTC
Based on Nexen’s innovative Roller Pinion technology, the Roller Pinion System Geared Bearing (RPS-GB) comes complete with a precision zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing. With many possible sizes and gear ratios, all with zero backlash, it can be incorporated into any precision rotary

Download the data sheet here.
Are you looking to solve for Frequency, CPR or RPM?  Try this Calculator  at the Encoder Products Company website. 
Power/mation conducts customer training sessions and seminars 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.

Fee: $495
  • January 11-12 in St. Paul, MN
  • March 8-9 in Pewaukee, WI

Fee: $250
  • February 8, 2017 in St. Paul, MN
  • March 15, 2017 in Pewaukee, WI

Fee: $250
  • February 9, 2017 in St. Paul, MN
  • March 16, 2017 in Pewaukee, WI
It's been a busy year for our Services group! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all of our recent promotions: Ryan Olson to Engineer, Houa Vang to Production Supervisor, Jeff Koenigsmark to Senior Project Engineer, Curt Kattleman and Joel Szczepanski to Project Engineers and Lindsey Brathol to Business Development Engineer!

Power/mation welcomes back Adam Jackson as our new Regional Sales Manager for our Iowa and Nebraska territories.