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IPDisplays LED and LCD Displays Save Time and Money

Posted on Friday Aug 18, 2017 | displays, lcd-displays, led-displays,

IPDisplaysIPDisplays manufacturs smart LED and LCD signage. You can use their products in a variety of applications and industries where immediate, real-time feedback to management is needed to enhance operations, productivity, improve customer service and inform employees. The smart visual displays and digital signage are unique because they are driven by software that allows them to process and display information from a variety of sources without the aid of middleware or a server... {Read More}

Future-Perfect Solar Energy by OutBack Power

Posted on Friday Aug 11, 2017 | inverters, off-grid, solar,

OutBack SystemEdgeWhere is solar really going these days? Do you wonder what will happen if the utility companies change their rules? Have you been considering going solar but are worried the incentives won’t always be available? What if you need to start small and expand later? OutBack Power has the solution for future-perfect solar energy in the Radian Inverter Family with GridZero Technology. GridZero Technology lets you use your renewable energy instead of selling back to the grid.... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s PanelView Plus 7 Graphic Terminals Include EtherNet Connectivity with Remote Access

Posted on Friday Aug 04, 2017 | ethernet, hmi, operator-interface,

PanelView Plus 7Rockwell Automation’s PanelView™ Plus 7 Performance terminals are operator interface devices. They monitor and control devices that are attached to ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™ 5370 controllers on an EtherNet/IP network. Animated graphic and text displays provide you with a view into the operating state of a machine or process. Giving you the ability to interact with the control system by using touch screen or keypad input.... {Read More}

Mersen’s HelioProtection® HP6M Fuses With Low Fault Current Interrupting Capability For Photovoltaics

Posted on Friday Jul 21, 2017 | fuses, photovoltaic, solar,

Mersen HelioProtection HP6M FusesReverse currents are no longer a concern when you use Mersen’s HP6M photovoltaic (PV) fuse series. The fuses are designed specifically to protect your photovoltaic systems. Designed for low minimum breaking capacity capabilities of 1.35 times the fuse rated current value, allows for safe circuit interruption under typical low fault current conditions produced by PV arrays which meets IEC and UL standards. ... {Read More}

FLIR C3 Thermal Imaging System is a Powerful, Compact Camera Ideal for Any Situation

Posted on Friday Jul 14, 2017 | camera, imaging, thermal,

FLIR C3 Thermal Imaging SystemThe FLIR C3 is a tool you’ll want to have with you always. Don’t let a pocket-sized thermal camera fool you. The C3 is a full-featured thermal imaging camera that can find hot fuses, cold air leaks, plumbing issues plus a whole lot more. You can quickly find hidden problems, share images and document repairs with the C3’s MSX® real-time imaging, area maximum and minimum temperature measurement and Wi-Fi connectivity. ... {Read More}

Get the performance you expect in a harmonic filter with TCI’s HarmonicShield.

Posted on Friday Jul 07, 2017 | filters, harmonics, vfd,

TCI HarmonicShieldThe TCI, LLC HarmonicShield® (HSD) is a simplified 5% passive harmonic filter that provides performance in a cost-effective package. Based on TCI’s proven HarmonicGuard® Passive (HGP) filter design, the HarmonicShield (HSD) is designed for use with 3-phase diode bridge rectifier loads such as PWM drives. The optional contactor allows the tuning circuit to be disconnected at light loads to avoid leading power factor problems. Natural convection cooling means no moving parts. A lug kit option accommodates oversized cabling if needed. All of this is backed up by TCI’s 3-year warranty. The simplicity of the HSD design means you don’t pay for features you don’t need.... {Read More}

Appleton’s Mercmaster™ LED Low Profile Luminaire is the Industrial Fixture of Choice

Posted on Friday Jun 30, 2017 | led, lighting, luminaire,

Mercmaster LEDLED lighting continues to improve with Appleton’s Mercmaster™ LED Low Profile Luminaire. It’s the fixture of choice for a wide range of industrial applications and other areas where flammable gas vapors are present as well as marine and wet locations. With 3 light available outputs, replacing HID fixtures up to 150 watts is easy. They have lower weight, slimmer profile, smaller diameter and a robust design. Plus, no heat dissipation fins are required. They are perfectly suited for low mounting heights of 15 feet or less. The fixture is compatible with Appleton’s traditional line of Mercmaster III HID Mounting Hoods. This allows for a variety of mounting styles including: wall, 90-degree stanchion, 25-degree stanchion, ceiling, pendant and pendant cone. ... {Read More}

CompactLogix™ Controller 1769

Posted on Friday Jun 23, 2017 | device, ethernet, firmware, i/o, level, ring,

CompactLogix™ Controller 1769Rockwell Automation’s CompactLogix 5370 L1 controllers are the perfect combination of Logix architecture and Point I/O ™ modules in a compact, reasonably priced platform. Machine builders and end users can take advantage of this lower cost Integrated Architecture system. It is perfect for small to mid-size applications that need low axis motion and I/O point counts. Support is included for Device Level Ring (DLR) network topologies to help increase your network’s flexibility. To maximize your scalability, Integrated Motion support is offered over EtherNet/IP. ... {Read More}

SolaHD’s SVL Din Rail Power Supply Provides the Performance You Need in a Compact Size

Posted on Friday Jun 16, 2017 | convection-cooling, din-rail, power-supplies,

SolaHD’s SVL Din Rail Power Supply SolaHD’s SVL Series of DIN rail power supplies are ideal for high volume, controlled environments where power factor correction, overload, under-voltage and short circuit protection with visual verification is essential. Its compact design makes it easy to install providing you the needed requirements of power quality technology. The SVL’s reliability lets you rest easy knowing that your critical machinery is safe in practically any operating environment, including hazardous locations. The SVL is equipped with convection cooling reducing the temperature of internal components without the need of a fan that may serve as a failure point for the device.... {Read More}

Panduit® BlackFin™ Battery-Powered Crimping Tools Are OSHA Compliant

Posted on Friday Jun 09, 2017 | crimping, hand-tools, osha,

HPS TransformersBattery-powered hydraulic crimping tools aid in the connection of permanent compression connectors used to connect or terminate electrical wire. The tool permits you to complete multiple crimps with the required force to achieve certified connections. The Panduit® BlackFin™ battery-powered crimping tools meet OSHA requirements and international safety standards for battery-operated hand tools. Advances in battery-powered hydraulic crimping tools technology allow you to perform multiple crimps per work shift with far less effort than manual hydraulic tools.... {Read More}

Producing Reports is Easy With Sytech XLReporter

Posted on Friday Jun 02, 2017 | plc, reports, software,

Sytech XLReporterSytech’s XLReporter is reporting software for industries that produce Workbooks, Encrypted PDFs and Web Reports from templates that are designed in Microsoft Excel. It is a budget friendly product that easily will fit into your existing system. You can start with a single standalone workstation that generates automatic reports and grow to a group of workstations that will perform individual custom analysis.... {Read More}

HPS Transformers Designed to Your Specifications

Posted on Friday May 26, 2017 | custom, dry-type, transformers,

HPS TransformersHammond Power Solutions can design your transformers to the specifications you need in days instead of weeks or months. Their engineering team is committed to providing solutions that fit your real-world transformer challenges. Their custom transformers include cycloconverters, excitation transformers, rectifier and traction duty transformers, mining duty excavation as well as other types you may need. HPS's design and engineering team is committed to providing custom power solutions for every real-world transformer challenge. ... {Read More}

Is the Universal Robot UR5 in Your Future?

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017 | cobots, collaborative, robots,

CapatibilityThe UR5 is perfect to help you optimize low-weight collaborative processes such as: picking, placing and testing. It is lightweight, flexible collaborative robot that allows the automation of repetitive and dangerous tasks with payloads up to 11lbs. Collaborative robots (cobots) work along-side humans. Following a risk assessment, your cobots can operate next to your employees without safety caging. The UR5 cobot’s working radius of up to 33.5 inches, puts everything within your reach. Universal Robots’ UR5 offers one of the fastest paybacks in the robotics industry. It is easy to setup, program, and fits essentially any application. Robotic automation is no longer out of reach for any company. Universal Robots are also available in the UR3 and UR10 models, accommodating all your job needs.... {Read More}

Rockwell Automation’s Product Compatibility and Downloads Center

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 | driver-updates, firmware, software,

CapatibilityThe Product Compatibility and Downloads Center (PCDC) can help you find product-related downloads including firmware, release notes, associated software, drivers, tools and utilities. Before you ever must upgrade one or more products, PCDC gives you the ability to check the compatibility between the new product and the other products in your system. There are two aspects that you can use the PCDC for. The first is to determine how different products will interact. Secondly, you can compare features and capabilities between different series of products and associated firmware versions.... {Read More}

Take the Guess Work Out of Defective Parts with Video Vision Serialization

Posted on Friday May 05, 2017 | metadata, serialization, video-vision,

Video SerializationHave you ever run into the situation of having to repair defective parts but don’t know which parts are bad? It’s a terrible feeling to look at a day's work and realize that you must start from the beginning to figure out what went wrong. With McNaughton-McKay's Video Vision Serialization product, you never need to face that issue again. Video Vision Serialization captures images or videos of your manufacturing process and then logs the data collected. Using the products metadata search function, you can pinpoint which material is damaged within seconds, affording you the capability to repair only the broken parts. For more information about how Video Vision Serialization can save you time and money, check out how Vinny the Vision Guy could have helped Gary the Glass Guy at ABC Auto Manufacturing. ... {Read More}