Control & Automation

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Control to the locals

Two new product ranges have been introduced to meet the need for localised control. The products from Turck Banner – one from each of the principals – provide a method for engineers working on ...





Faster liquid handling for OEM applications

Tecan has launched the Cavro Omni Flex to make it quicker and easier for manufacturers to develop instruments for advanced liquid handling applications. The Cavro Omni Flex is claimed to extend the ...


Integrated bearing solutions for wind turbines

NSK has developed double-row tapered roller bearings and cylindrical rolling bearings that are directly integrated into planetary gears found within wind turbines. In drive technology, component ...


Precise, hygienic and dynamic switching and control

Bürkert has expanded its range of electromotive process valves to include diaphragm valves. The Type 3323 shut-off valve and the Type 3363 control valve are two additions to Bürkert’s line ...


High-performance galvo scanner control

The Nmark GCL controls Aerotech's AGV series scanners, which are claimed to result in industry-leading settling times, long-term thermal stability, and micron-level tracking accuracy due to advanced ...


IO-Link sensor/actuator hub with expansion port

IO-Link actuator/sensor hubs from Balluff feature eight ports for 16 in-/outputs. They are said to allow signals from up to 16 switching sensors to be collected from a distance of up to 20m so that ...


Rugged revelation

Harting’s diversification beyond its connector ranges has continued with the launch of the MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) ruggedised computer. It provides a platform for system ...




Plug-in EMC filter for WEG’s CFW100 Mini Drive

WEG has launched an easy-to-install plug-in EMC filter to enable engineers to deploy the CFW100 Mini Drive in a wider range of simple engineering applications. The CFW100 Mini Drive is said to be the ...


Flexible and safe explosion-proof motors

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplies explosion-protected motors worldwide. Drawing on an extensive SAP-managed modular product range, the global manufacturer is able to quickly and comfortably configure drives ...


Delivering Industry 4.0-ready intralogistics

Festo has announced the Multi-Carrier-System (MCS), its Industry 4.0-ready linear motor track system, jointly developed with Siemens. MCS is an adaptable, modular transport solution for manufacturing ...



Ex position switch for sub-zero applications

The light and robust Ex 97 switching devices with plastic housings from steute are tested and certified according to ATEX and IECEx for use in Gas Ex zones 1 and 2, as well as dust Ex zones 21 and ...



NSK extends high load actuator portfolio

NSK has enhanced its range of compact actuators for high load applications in industrial machines. The Toughcarrier series, which adds to the company’s existing Monocarrier MCH family, is a ...


Safety for compact stepper motors

B&R Industrial Automation's compact ACOPOSmicro Stepper drive is now available with Safe Torque Off (STO). A safety function that will be added to all ACOPOSmicro drives over time.


Improved roller guideway MR 45 from Schneeberger

A new generation of roller guideway, the Schneeberger Monorail MR 45, is now available from LG Motion.The Swiss German manufacturer has collated customer feed-back on the performance of its products ...




Miniature motor performance and durability

Portescap’s 22ECP series brushless and slotless miniature motors feature optimised speed/torque performance characteristics in two length versions with 80 or 120W continuous output power.