April 2020 Newsletter
Like Power/mation, our suppliers below have been deemed essential in light of the COVID-19 crisis. They continue to operate in order to support Power/mation and our customers.
M2M Portables – Machine-to-Machine Cellular Remote Access

M2M portables provide a secure cellular VPN connection to your machine network,
rather than utilizing the enterprise network. This allows remote access to equipment
in the field and gives your client a secure way to troubleshoot, maintain, and evaluate
their system remotely. This saves your client from downtime and saves you from
making costly service calls.

Click below for more information from Phoenix Contact:
The H10 Series Multihop Data Radios

Collect health and performance data from assets and equipment in remote and hard-to-access locations. H10 Series data radios operate in scalable MultiHop wireless networks, ensuring reliable communication over long distances. A single radio enables direct communication from up to six sensors to a MultiHop master radio, reducing the cost and complexity of installation. They are powered by an internal D-cell battery or an external 10 – 30 V DC power source, giving users tremendous flexibility in deployment.

Learn more from Banner Engineering.
Access, Monitor and Maintain Your Machines Anywhere, Anytime

Want to cover all aspects of remote maintenance with one simple and secure solution? With Secomea you can access your machines 24/7 and reduce the need to travel to field sites.

Read more from Secomea .
Introducing the EXLW

The logic engine features 1MB of application memory with a 0.013mS/K logic scan. Online Programming Mode (making logic changes on the fly without going thru stop mode) is supported. Operator Interface features include:

  • 800×480 LCD TFT color graphics display with a high resolution resistive touchscreen
  • USB 2.0 On-the-Go port (mini-B 5pin) is available for programming
  • USB 2.0 Host port (A) is available for exchanging files with USB FLASH drives
  • Two (2) RS-232 and one (1) RS-485 port support RTU/Modbus Master/Slave, ASCII In/Out, and PLC/Drive downloadable protocols

Learn more about the EXLW at Horner Automation.
ACS580 General Purpose Drive – NEMA-3R Irrigation Package

A new generation, all-compatible, wall-mounted and cabinet-built drive simplifies your processes and motor control with effortless efficiency.

  • Easy to select, install and use
  • Scalable offering
  • All essential features built into the drive
  • Straightforward settings menu and assistants for fast commissioning
  • Energy efficiency features for optimal energy use
  • Connect to any automation system or use stand-alone
  • Wide availability and support
  • Designed for reliability and consistent high quality

Visit the product page on ABB's website and click the brochure for an irrigation application guide.
The New LS-5 Liquid Level Sensor

Used to measure liquid in metal or plastic containers, the sensor shows the measured liquid level on an integrated display while the programmable analog and switching outputs communicate critical process information to a control system. This sensor is well suited for level control in factory automation such as automotive assembly, stationary hydraulic power and automated parts machining. IO-Link capabilities available on all models.

Click the brochure for more information.
Don't Sweat it! Stay Cool with Rittal Climate Control Solutions

Rittal meets the demand for reduced energy consumption with greener solutions and reduced costs. Offering certified solutions that have been field proven to handle the most challenging industrial environments around the world, Rittal is prepared to meet all of your needs.The following is a complete line of climate control products for every situation:

  • Filter Fans
  • TopTherm Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers
  • Thermoelectric Coolers
  • TopTherm Blue e Wall-mounted A/C's
  • Blue e+ Wallmounted A/C's
  • TopTherm Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers
  • TopTherm Chillers
  • Enclosure Heaters

For more details on climate control, check out the Climate Control Quick Reference Guide. Stay tuned for future Rittal Climate Control information!
Schmalz Products Now Available from Power/mation!

Schmalz is recognized as a world leader in vacuum technology. Their innovative products will be immediately available to complement a Power/mation Pneumatics or Robotics solution and more.

Read about Schmalz' Lightweight Gripping Systems as an introduction to their cutting edge technologies.

The Lightweight Gripping System (SLG) is ideal for use on lightweight robots and cobots for automatically handling different components. The additive manufacturing process used to produce the SLG gives the system a high degree of flexibility, allowing it to be adapted to a multitude of custom applications.
CTP Meets MGB – a Strong

Take a CTP transponder-coded safety switch, mount it on a sturdy lock plate, combine everything with a MGB handle module and what you get is a compact safety door protection device. This is the ideal solution wherever a slimline switch housing is advantageous, such as on safety fence corner posts.

Read the flier from Euchner.
EtherNet/IP & EtherCAT Drivers for AZ Series, Electromagnetic Brake Motors & RS-485 Driver for BLH Series

New drivers have been released for stepper motors, rotary actuators, and linear actuators equipped with AZ Series absolute sensor technology; including a DC Input EtherNet/IP driver and single-axis EtherCAT drivers. Now users can choose either AC or DC drivers to connect AZ Series equipped products to their preferred industrial networks.

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 your 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

  • August 18-21, Pewaukee, WI
  • Power/mation Office

  • August 25-28, Saint Paul, MN
  • Power/mation Office

Catch Power/mation at These Upcoming Industry Events:

  • September 1-2
  • Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
April Price Adjustments
Bedrock Automation (4/1/20)
Eaton (4/1/20)
Fortress Interlocks (4/1/20)
Patlite (4/1/20)
Phoenix Contact (4/1/20)
Nidec Control Techniques (4/2/20)
Hammond Mfg (4/27/20)

Future Price Adjustments
Lenze (5/1/20)
Meltric (5/1/20)
Murrplastik (5/1/20)
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