Control & Automation

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Accurate, fast and convenient nanopositioning

Queensgate had released the NPC-D-5200; a digital controller for use with the company’s closed loop piezo actuators and stages. The controller incorporates a precision capacitive measurement circuit ...



High speed, precision control

Bürkert claims that its Type 3360/3361 electromotive seat valves offer a complete process control valve that sets new standards with respect to performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness. ...


Pilot valves for tough, harsh environments

Festo has launched the VOFD, a robust pilot valve for process automation applications.The valve is claimed to be exceptionally tough and provides excellent performance even the pharmaceutical, ...




Robot handles challenging packaging applications

FANUC has extended its M-10iA range of materials handling robots with the introduction of the high speed, long reach M-10iA/8L. Capable of handling payloads up to 8kg, the M-10iA/8L offers a reach of ...


Simple connection of industrial PROFI-networks

HMS Industrial Networks has upgraded its Anybus X-gateways to offer heterogeneous connection of PROFI-equipment. This upgrade is claimed to allow simple and cost-effective connection of different ...




Automatically optimised microstepping drive

Astrosyn has released the P756, a compact drive incorporating automatically optimised microstepping. This feature is claimed to ensure smooth, low speed operation said to reduce mechanical wear and ...



Bespoke disentangling

The range of MAFU Automation disentangling and feeding equipment from R. A. Rodriguez allows users to sort, feed and accurately place non-sensitive parts regardless of their size, material or ...


Cost-efficient miniature motor

Mclennan is now distributing Portescap’s Athlonix 22DCP high-power mini-motors with Alnico magnets. The cost-effective 22mm brushed DC motor series is suited for use in high torque and high ...


Three phase thyristor controller

Powerstax has introduced its DTC 352 Dual Control Channel Three Phase Thyristor Controller suitable for use in electro-chemical processes and control of motors, heaters and traction equipment.


Transducers with real-time Ethernet interfaces

Balluff has released transducers in rod and profile housings with an Ethernet interface which are claimed to offer help machine manufacturers and operators with respect to startup and machine output.


Siemens releases machine tool motors

Siemens has unveiled the Simotics S-1FT7 compact synchronous servomotor with shaft height 132 and the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motor, which is available in a variety of models. These motors are ...


Better engineering means higher productivity

WIDIA has released the VariMill III ER solid-carbide end mill, the latest edition to its WIDI VariMill family. Featuring a seven-flute, eccentric relief (ER) design, it is engineered for higher metal ...


ATEX approved, manual control dosing pumps

Wanner International has introduced a range of Hydra-Cell, ATEX approved Dosing Performance Pumps with precise mechanical variator control, mounted on a stainless steel base plate.