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Hammond Manufacturing has announced its 1597DIN family of UL94-V0 flame-retardant plastic enclosures for mounting to standard IEC/EN 60715 35mm DIN rails for applications such as industrial control equipment, automation, equipment management and monitoring, HVAC controllers and distributed IoT equipment. The family consists initially of four sizes: 2, 4, 6 and 9 standard 0.69” (17.5mm) module widths.

 

 

 

Phoenix Contact, Quectel and Ericsson have worked together to develop and deploy the first industrial 5G router for local industrial applications in a private 5G network. With the help of the newly developed 5G Router, industrial applications, such as machines, controls and other equipment, can now be connected to a private 5G network and thus be orchestrated in their resource usage, priority and behavior.

 

 

 

Sensor manufacturer POSITAL has introduced an inexpensive and flexible alternative for safety-critical motion control systems. Supplementing its existing range of formally certified SIL safety encoders, the new ‘diverse-redundant absolute encoders’, based on non-certified standard components, are an attractive choice for many installations where functional safety is required.

 

 

 

Eight well-known manufacturers established on the market for M12 connectors ­– Phoenix Contact, HARTING, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller – have come together to establish a standard for the push-pull locking mechanism of M12 connectors on the market. Together, we are pursuing the one goal of ensuring compatibility across manufacturers.

 

 

 

The AutomationDirect Productivity2000® PLC is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available.

 

 

 

FANUC America, an automation solutions provider, is offering a free trial version of CNC GUIDE – FANUC’s PC-based virtualization platform for control design, training and part programming. To assist machine tool operators and builders through the rough economic times created in 2020, FANUC is offering this simulation tool at no cost. CNC GUIDE offers an immersive and safe way to learn how to operate CNCs, even for novice operators.

 

 

 

From now until Sept. 30, 2020, receive a $50 Visa gift card with every purchase of a Brady M611 Mobile Label Printer from Graybar Canada, while supplies last. Registration form must be completed to qualify.

 

 

 

Emerson recently introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform, delivering enhanced access to real-time diagnostics and analytics, as well as live remote assistance, to industrial plant workers responsible for maintaining and optimizing plant equipment. With AR technology integrated into Plantweb Optics, companies can improve productivity, collaboration and operational performance, without being limited by shortages of skilled workers or travel restrictions.

 

 

 

TE Connectivity has added Extra Rugged Circular connectors (XRC), Sealed Rectangular Connectors (SRC), ML-XT connectors, and XRC terminals to its portfolio of connectivity solutions. The connector products, which were formerly produced by Molex, are perfect for harsh environment applications.

 

 

 

Moxa has recently unveiled the EDS-2000-EL, with extra small switches to free up valuable space inside your machines and cabinets, allowing you to accomodate more devices for growing network demands. The EDS-2000-EL switches allow you to enhance data flow efficiency simply by flipping the DIP switches to enable QoS and BSP, which reduces the chances of data loss and increased operating costs for your applications.

 

 

 

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The new weekly podcast is co-hosted by technology expert Professor Lucy Rogers PhD – former judge on BBC’s Robot Wars and a DesignSpark blogger – alongside award-winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine.

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JMP Solutions and Control Station Announce Exclusive Collaboration Focused on Optimizing Manufacturing Output and Efficiency

JMP SolutionsJMP Solutions and Control Station are joining forces to provide process and control loop audit services for manufacturing environments in order to identify and optimize problematic and underperforming control loops. The partnership leverages the complementary skillsets of JMP’s expert process engineering and project management competency combined with Control Station’s proprietary process analytics platform which, will work in synergy to identify and correct PID loop related sources of inefficiency and sub-optimal performance.

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Proax Is Now a Distributor of HIWIN

PB-34-Proax-HIWINLogo-400.jpgProax are pleased to announce that they are now a distributor of the HIWIN product line, a leader in motion control and system technology. Their product offer includes linear guideways, ballscrews, actuators, linear motors, torque motors & rotary tables, crossed roller bearings and more. This addition comes in line with the enhanced mechanical team and product offering announced last year by Proax. This newly added line will be available to all Proax's clients throughout Canada since this is going to be implemented on a national level.

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Phoenix Contact Control Cabinet Classroom Ep. 6: How to Determine Supplementary vs. Branch Circuit Breakers

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In the Control Cabinet Classroom video series, Phoenix Contact Product Specialists Zach and Karen break down some of the basics of control cabinet design, terminology and technology to be able to better understand and utilize this powerful solution.

 

 

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