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    Industrial Automation

  • Sep 25, 2017

    Weidmuller expands its u-remote Remote I/O product portfolio with two new IO-Link Master modules – IP20 and IP67. These new IO-Link Master modules use the IO-Link open standard (IEC 61131-9) serial communication protocol to connect and communicate data to and from sensors and actuators. This increased transparency down to the sensor-actuator level helps improve diagnostics and efficiency, increase machine availability, and reduce downtime.

    Sep 20, 2017

    Weidmuller introduces the WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL, a wireless networking I/O and Wi-Fi gateway that accommodates multiple I/O nodes and extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote, or difficult to reach locations. The WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL offers reliable and robust wireless technology with multiple benefits for industrial applications, including a simple web-based user interface, and a standards-based wireless protocol with a networking topology that is simple to use and configure.

    Aug 23, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has released new modules SP-DIO84 for the samos® PRO COMPACT safety controller, and are in stock now. The SP-DIO84 features modular extendibility and provides an inexpensive digital interface.

    The SP-DIO84 module expands the safety control system samos®PRO compact with standard in- and outputs. Using these modules, non-safety-related automation tasks can be realized efficiently and cost-optimized.

    Apr 03, 2017

    Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas on a ship, including the ship’s bridge. Weidmuller’s u-remote offers the ability to improve the reliability and efficiency of ship and offshore automation applications.

    Mar 15, 2017

    Hammond Manufacturing offers many different sizes of screwed, key or tool lockable hinged HMI Cover kits, which protect and isolate indicators, dials, knobs, switches and other components that are often mounted on the original doors of wall mounted enclosures for convenience and ready access. In addition, with the components readily accessible, unauthorised operation is also a potential issue.

    Feb 23, 2017

    A global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has introduced an intelligent automation solution package combining the Lenze p300 Panel Controller and the Lenze i500 Frequency Inverter. The smart solution integrates a PLC tooling interface to reduce engineering requirements and costly troubleshooting of automated machines and systems.

    Feb 10, 2017

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced its “Labeling In and Around a Control Panel” Infographic. This infographic explains the various label types needed to identify wires, cable and components in a control panel, and shows where each label should be used.

    Feb 09, 2017

    WAGO has added a new member to the PFC200 Family, the PLC with PROFIBUS DP Master interface. The high-performing 750-8208 retains the compact size, large memory and secure VPN and firewall of the PFC200 product line. This module comes equipped with two Ethernet ports, as well as CAN and Serial interfaces.

    Feb 09, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its portfolio of revos rectangular connectors with the new revos IT Series split housing data cable feed-through connectors, which enable up to four pre-terminated data cables to be safely routed through a control cabinet or enclosure wall.

    Jan 18, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its flare CONTROL Series of phase control relays with two new modules designed to provide phase and voltage control functions for three-phase power systems in industrial applications.

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  • Industry News

    Arlington Industries, Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement that settles all litigation currently pending between the companies. In connection with this settlement, Arlington has received payment of $1.37 million for the judgment in case No. 3:06-cv-1105 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Bridgeport’s 3838ASP and 3838SP Whipper-Snap Duplex connectors. Bridgeport has dismissed its appeal from that judgment and Arlington has dismissed its cross-appeal seeking attorney’s fees.

    FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program.

  • Keeping Current

    MAGIC LITE LTD., an innovator and leader in architectural and specialty lighting products, welcomes the following employees: Allan Langvee has taken on the Sales & Customer Service Manager position; Shelley Hussey is the new Assistant Bookkeeper; Samantha Bortolotti appointed to the Customer Service Representative/Order Entry position; and Adrian Andronic the new Product Manager. Kara Wenner will assume the role of Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representative.

    RITTAL SYSTEMS LTD., a world leading manufacturer of enclosure solutions, welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada. With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada.

    Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Franklin Empire is known for their expertise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers.”

    BROCKWAY ENTERPRISES Owner and President, Thomas Brockway, annnounces the appointment of Troy Sampson as its New Brunswick Sales Representative. Troy has spent the past several years in various capacities with Siemens Canada in Moncton. He has an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma from NSCC, NSIT in 1999 and is a member of the NB Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists.

    "We look forward to Troy working as an integral part of Team Brockway and contributing to our continuous efforts in growing our sales and market share for you, our Manufacturers," said Thomas.

    Troy can be reached at 506.850.9192 or e-mail troy.sampson@brockway.ca.

  • Product Showcase

    BENDER LifeGuard series ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) extend the capabilities of standard GFCIs to the detection of ground leakage currents in all stages of power conversion equipment, from simple rectifiers to sophisticated variable frequency drives. LifeGuard series GFCIs can detect both AC and DC ground leakage current. A wide range of voltages, load amperages, and options are available. LifeGuard GFCIs are simple to install and require a minimal amount of connections.

    Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. announces its new selection of decorative lighting options for a multitude of applications, providing designer quality light solutions while maintaining tremendous energy saving. The ever expanding selection of LED lighting solutions now includes brand-new Vanity Lights, Wall Sconces and Ceiling lights for a variety of uses including residential, commercial and the hospitality industry.

    LSI Industries will proudly unveil its newest gas station canopy fixture in the Scottsdale® family – the Scottsdale® Vertex™ – at the upcoming NACS/PEI tradeshow from October 18th - 20th. LSI established its reputation over 40 years ago based largely on the strengths of its lighting innovations for gas stations and convenience stores. The new, best-in-class Scottsdale Vertex LED canopy fixture further demonstrates how LSI continues to pioneer innovations for gas stations to this day. It features advanced silicone optics, multiple lumen packages, and an attractive, low-profile design.

    The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting.

    The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and devices. Download the smartDATA brochure for information, and for more on the latest from WAGO, visit www.wago.us/news.

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