November 2019 Newsletter
Next is Now

PLCnext from Phoenix Contact has arrived. Experience a revolution in automation:

  • Real-time execution across different programming languages
  • Flexible integration of open-source software and apps
  • Open interfaces and cloud integration
  • Use your favorite programming tool

Click the product image above to learn more about this game changing platform and click the videos below to experience PLCnext from Phoenix Contact.
Connected Data Solutions

The Connected Data Solutions software is a web-based platform that allows users to access, store, protect and export critical data collected by Banner's wired and wireless sensors.

The software complements our wireless product portfolio and provides customers with complete end-to-end IIoT solutions to solve the Industrial markets most pressing problems. Visit Banner's web page to learn more on how to:

  1. Maximize uptime and increase efficiency
  2. Get solutions up and running quickly
  3. Trust that your data is secure
  4. Make better data-driven decisions
  5. Access the data you want; get the alerts you need
The Sigma Trac II

Sigma Trac II combines a Yaskawa SGLF2 series linear motor with linear bearings, high resolution absolute optical scale, cable management and optional bellows to create a turnkey linear stage. This new linear stage design will allow machine builders to create innovative mechanisms that are smaller and faster than ever before. When combined with Sigma-7 SERVOPACKs, Sigma Trac II linear stages provide short settling time for greater repeatability in highly dynamic applications.

Features Include:
  • Peak force output up to 540 N
  • Speeds up to 5 m/s
  • High reliability with 10 million double-stroke design life
  • Absolute encoder feedback with 9.765 nm resolution
  • Zero maintenance
  • Integrated cable management
  • Stroke lengths up to 1340 mm
  • Optional bellows and X-Y adapter kit

Learn more from Yaskawa.

This tutorial shows you how you can program an FLC with ARGEE to solve a trailer loading application. With ARGEE, Turck’s multiprotocol block I/O devices become field logic controllers.

Read more about Turck's Field Logic Controllers here .
OVEM Vacuum Generator

Pure process reliability: the OVEM monitors the set evacuation and ejection times for the cycle. Automatic fault notification is included. The OVEM unit can be controlled conveniently from the PLC using IO-Link® and comes with an air saving function to keep your compressed air costs to a minimum. Watch the video below for more info and read more from Festo here .
Digital Solutions for the Factory of the Future

ABB’s digital solutions help our customers make the journey to the connected Factory of the Future. Fully leveraging on Industry 4.0, ABB provides efficiency throughout the entire automation lifecycle.

Read more from ABB .
Control Techniques Launches PLC Controlled Motion  

PLC Controlled Motion is a collection of function blocks available in either EtherNet/IP Add-On Instructions (AOI) or PROFINET Function Block (FB) that can be installed into a given PLC development environment. This makes it convenient to include in PLC programs that need to perform motion functions to control drives.

For more information visit our PLC Controlled Motion webpage or download the flier .
tGard – Interlock Switches and Control Devices for Automation Safety

The tGard from Fortress Interlocks i s a compact metal-bodied system that enables the configuration of various safety products including electrical safety gate switches (with or without guard locking), mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical operator controls either as separate devices, or any combination of these three functions in one unit. Learn more about the product range.

The tGard’s metal body includes through-holes for quick installation on aluminium profiles, flat surfaces, doors and even back of panels without the need for mounting plates.
To configure your required controls use the online configurator .
AimSafety Portable Gas Monitors

The innovative new AimSafety PM400 4-gas portable monitor brings enhanced convenience and flexibility to gas detection in hazardous environments. The ergonomic PM400 diffusion gas monitor simultaneously detects up to four gases, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2) and combustibles (LEL).

The PM400 multigas monitors are lighter and smaller, offering a better maximum battery life per charge vs. competing models. Read more from Macurco Gas Detection .
The EZS Series

A compact, high-rigidity electric linear slide with simple, dust-resistant structure providing high response, low vibration and hunting-free operation of a stepper motor in an electric linear slide. With AlphaSTEP Hybrid Control System integration, the slide operates with an open loop performance while providing the assurance of closed-loop control. No battery is required due to a mechanical-type sensor. Because positioning information is managed mechanically by the Mechanical Absolute Encoder, the positioning information can be preserved, even if the power turns off, or the cable between the motor and the driver is disconnected.

Read more about the EZS Series from Oriental Motor .
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November Price Adjustments
Banner (11/1/19)
Festo (11/1/19)
Eaton (11/1/19)
Nexen (11/1/19)
Sprecher and Schuh (11/3/19)
Upcoming Price Adjustments

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