AutomationDirect’s DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software, the 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the entire DirectLOGIC line of PLCs, provides faster status updates and contains many new and upgraded features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier.
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Siemens has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users many new functions that make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient; applications such as packaging, can be quickly, easily and efficiently engineered, configured and commissioned through the Siemens TIA Portal.
Festo has debuted the VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds; these individually wired valves are designed to give years of dependable service while helping OEMs lower the costs of acquisition, assembly, and inventory.
Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as much as 36 inches (91cm). Siphon fed nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. The new No Drip Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced an industrial server product line that enables many-core machine control; this top-performance PC-based solution can be equipped with 12, 24, or 36 processor cores, and its memory can be expanded from 64 GB up to 2 TB.
The sometimes the vague concept known as Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things was a subject of discussion at more than one booth at WestPack and Automation Technology West, held in Anaheim Feb. 10-12; but there was nothing vague about the conversations to be had at these booths.
Multi-touch widescreen panels from B&R Industrial are available in sizes ranging from 18.5 in. to 24 in. with either HD ready or full HD resolution; the larger displays and higher resolution make it possible to include even more information on each screen.
RobotWare 6 from ABB Robotics offers manufacturers greater flexibility and reliability, with an extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities; the enhancements improve the programming and control of robotic systems and equipment, without sacrificing motion control and safety.
Able to sense up to four jaw positions throughout the jaw travel, the JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers provide the switch plate with slots for either one or two Series JC1STP Switches to mount to the bottom surface of the grippers.