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IIoT-Enabling Platforms for Machine Automation

Delta Products showcases cloud and networking platforms in booth C-3400, allowing machine builders to design leaner, greener systems that reduce overall costs.

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Delta Products is introducing three new technology platforms and nine new products, all of which support machine builders looking to integrate the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as part of a more efficient system.

Delta’s DIACloud platform is a cloud-based system for remote monitoring, maintenance, data collection and storage, enabling devices to securely communicate as if they are on the same network. Each user can connect and see device status online or through Delta’s DIACloud phone app. Routers and gateway connect legacy and non-Delta devices to the platform, while monitoring is simplified with SMS and email alerts. Delta has patents on technology for authentication, authorization and data encryption that ensures the device is secure end-to-end.

Delta has also expanded its connectivity options to include EtherNet/IP at the platform level. Recent additions of E/IP have been made to the company’s AS300 series compact modular mid-range PLC, the DVP-ES2-E series PLC, the AH500 advanced CPU, and the new AH10EMC integrated EtherCAT motion and PLC CPU for the AH500 series mid-range rack PLC. This supports system configuration when combined with other Delta Industrial Automation Technology and increases connectivity with other automation devices.

Delta’s new EtherCAT platform, a controls solution for machine automation, provides complete control over the EtherCAT network. Delta is launching its AH10EMC integrated motion and PLC control module for the AH500 rack based mid-range PLC platform. Now, it is possible to control machines with remote I/O, induction motors, spindle motors, and up to 32 axis of synchronized servo motors on one network—and from one supplier. The EtherCAT platform also allows for control of third party EtherCAT devices, expanding design options for OEM builders.

In addition to its platform technologies, Delta has expanded its portfolio with nine new products, including the AH500 series hot-swappable midrange PLC, the MH300 series high performance compact variable frequency drive with EtherCAT, the ECMA series 100-750W servo motors with IP67 connectors, the R1-EC series EtherCAT remote I/O modules, the DVP series Load Cell module for high speed weighing, and a DPM-C520W wireless digital power meter.

Delta is adding value by delivering not just components, but an entire solution. “All of the products are engineered to help an OEM design a machine that is smarter and greener,” said Bill Faber, director of product marketing and business development at Delta Products, noting that the “greener” capability comes from smaller systems with less components that consume less energy.

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