Control & Automation

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Easy, rugged, stand-alone RFID scanner

SICK has launched the RFU650, a long-range read/write RFID device that delivers compact, stand-alone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external ...


Services slip through ring

The SVTS B Series (SRC 032M) series IP65 sealed slip ring assembly is specifically designed to meet the needs of latest technology flowpack packaging machines. Available from Heason Technology, the ...




High performance electric actuators

Diakont’s DA Series of electromechanical linear actuators are now available in the UK through INMOCO. The Series is designed around an integrated motor and roller screw, a compact configuration that ...


Self-cleaning analysis system

Bürkert presents an automatic cleaning module for the Online Analysis System. Bürkert’s Type 8905 Online Analysis System supports waterworks in monitoring of the most important water parameters and ...


Curved sections for modular belt conveyors

Modular belt conveyors are robust and offer opportunities for virtually any transport application. They are more wear-resistant than belts and can also be used where sharp-edged goods need to be ...




Multi-functional CAN-to-Ethernet gateway

HMS Industrial Networks has released the IXXAT CAN@net NT 200, a CAN-to-Ethernet gateway which allows users to connect CAN and Ethernet. Thanks to its two operating modes, CAN@net NT can be used as ...





Multi-Port Magnetic Modular Jack

Molex has introduced a 2X2 PoE 2.5Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Multi-Port Magnetic Modular Jack, or Integrated Connector Module (ICM), joining the previously released 2X4 configuration. Currently, Molex ...


Robust bearing material for harsh environments

Igus has introduced a robust bearing material, iglidur Q290, that meets the demanding requirements of agricultural, construction and mining vehicles. In particular, when running on galvanised shafts ...





Fully integrated microstep motor controller

Arcus Technology has developed the DMX-K-SA-11, the world’s first all-in one NEMA 11 microstep motor with driver, controller and encoder integrated into the motor’s back cap, minimising external ...




High-dynamic linear piezo nanopositioning stages

Aerotech’s QNPHD linear piezo nanopositioning stages provide the benefits of both a stage and actuator in one compact, high-stiffness package. With a direct-metrology, capacitive sensor feedback ...


Low cost pneumatic process actuator

Festo has released an updated, configurable, low cost quarter turn actuator (DFPD). The DFPD fits into the existing range alongside pilot solenoid valves, analogue positional controllers, switch ...



Microstep drive for OEM applications

Mclennan has released a miniature microstepping drive, aimed at OEM applications requiring step and direction control of smaller 2-phase stepper motors. The STR3 from Applied Motion Products (AMP) ...