September 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. 
ABB's Digital Chart Recorder

Moving from traditional analogue circular chart recorder to digital recording and logging technology for higher levels of product quality in the pasteurizer plant.  Fully compliant with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 regulations concerning electronic process data collection, the SM500F is ideal for any installation where local indication and recording of process conditions is needed. Typical applications for the device include cold storage, temperature and humidity monitoring, effluent monitoring, borehole abstraction and building management systems. Its fully sealed IP66 and NEMA 4X enclosure provides full protection against water and dust ingress making it ideal for hosedown and dirty applications.

Phoenix Contact's NEW Mobile Printers

Wherever your work takes you, Phoenix Contact’s new Mobile Printers make marking on the go easy. Used together or individually, these printers provide a complete line of industrial marking needs including terminal block markers, wire and cable labels and labels for in and around the control cabinet.

The lightweight, rugged THERMOFOX handheld printer is fully portable so it can be used during field installations. Cartridges can be changed easily for terminal block marking, shrink sleeves, self-laminating wire wraps and indoor/outdoor vinyl tape. Click here for more info.

The  THERMOMARK PRIME is a portable card printer that is ideally suited for mobile use, with its integrated marking software, independent energy supply, and a user interface with intuitive operation.  Click here to learn more.

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QS18 Series Clear Object Detection Sensors

Banner’s addition to the QS18 Series is a high-performance clear object detection sensor. It has a polarized coaxial optical design ensuring reliable detection of transparent, translucent and opaque targets at any distance between the sensor and the reflector. It utilizes the universal QS18 housing with side or barrel mounting options and offers the same ease-of-use advantages offered by other sensors in the QS18 Series, including single push teach or remote teach setup.

Turck Expands I/O Device Portfolio with New TBEN-S Module

Recently released, the TBEN-S2-2COM-4DXP, is a compact multiprotocol I/O module for Ethernet. This product's configurable serial ports and new capability for a Modbus RTU slave to connect into an Ethernet network.
The TBEN-S has four configurable digital I/O channels and an integrated Ethernet switch. It features the same small footprint and IP69K-class protection as the standard TBEN-S product line for easy integration into current automation networks.

Horner's New X5 OCS Controller, With Streamlined, On-Board I/O

Utilizing 4 Digital In, 4 Analog Out, and 4 Analog In, the X5 is the first in a new line of set I/O, touchscreen controllers.
  • Powerful communications
  • Crisp graphics
  • Simple user interface

Macron Dynamic's Sanitary Actuator

Macron Dynamics offers two styles of belt driven Sanitary actuators: the MSA-SSB a beam style design and MSA-SST a tube based design. Their stainless steel construction with open design ensures the actuators are non-reactive, non-contaminating, corrosion resistant and cleanable. The actuators are intended to provide linear motion solutions for nonfood contact use.

Click here for more information.

When to Choose a Magnetic Encoder Module

Magnetic encoder modules can be used in a wide variety of applications, included but not limited to the following:
  • Servo/stepper motor feedback
  • Mobile equipment speed and steering sensing
  • Timber processing machinery
  • Studio lighting and stage equipment control

Power/mation conducts customer training sessions and seminars and participates in pertinent trade shows on a regular basis. Check out our website to see a complete list of our upcoming schedule and to register.

Fee: $495
  • October 5 and 6, 2016 in Green Bay, WI

Fee: $250
  • Stay tuned for the 2017 schedule.

Fee: $250
  • Stay tuned for the 2017 schedule.

Magpowr Tension & Torque Control Seminar

  • October 19-21 in Oklahoma City, OK

We are deeply saddened by the passing of  Ken Walter, President of Stevens Engineering . He was a true entrepreneurial success in the automation distribution industry and a collaborative friend to Power/mation for many years. He will be missed.
Sales Rep, Jesse Dummer recently transitioned to an Independent Representative. Congratulations Jesse on your success!

Dawn Johnson, Inside Sales Assistant, has accepted the position of Integrated Solutions Coordinator. She's been instrumental in supporting our services team and will no doubt be an asset in her new role. Congratulations Dawn!

Congratulations to Kyle Palmateer on his promotion from Administrative Receptionist to Inside Sales Assistant in the St. Paul office.


Uberize Your Remote Equipment, by Tom Craven, RRAMAC