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Brand: Hammond Manufacturing
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Enclosures

Introducing the Type 4X stainless steel wallmount enclosure from Hammond Manufacturing, designed to enclose electrical and/or electronic equipment and protect against harsh, industrial environments for wallmount applications, with a sloped top which prevents water from resting on top as well as providing potential for controls mounting.

 

 

 

Brand: Emerson
Industry Focus: Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical
Product Type: Thermal Management

Emerson recently introduced its new Lumity brand of analytics software and digital solutions to help safeguard critical products like food and temperature-sensitive medications. Emerson’s Lumity portfolio is connecting a suite of products to create customizable solutions to enable the highest level of visibility and control of consumer goods throughout the entire supply chain.

 

 

 

Brand: Hammond Manufacturing
Industry Focus: Industrial
Product Type: Enclosures

Hammond's 1557 Series of Water-Tight enclosures feature a modern look with soft curves, while still providing the agency listings and water-tight protection of more traditional industrial enclosures. 1557 series enclosures are also versatile, offering three different "modes:" heavy duty flange wall-mount, flush wall-mount, and desktop/ tabletop.

 

 

 

Brand: nVent
Industry Focus: Industrial
Product Type: Connctors/Cables/Terminal Blocks

nVent Electric plc recently unveiled its newest self-regulating heating cable, the nVent RAYCHEM HTV. The new heating cable will be used in critical industrial applications with high exposure or maintain temperatures. With superior levels of high power retention during a design life of more than three decades, the brand new self-regulating heating cable, nVent RAYCHEM HTV meets stringent demands for maximum process integrity while protecting people, processes and infrastructure.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial

The Cembre MG3 Identification & Labelling system provides panel builders, plant engineers and equipment manufacturers’ with industry leading levels of optimisation, negating the need for older less efficient marking systems or bulky plotters, by instead, choosing the excellent print quality of the MG3 thermal transfer system. MG3, which is 100% manufactured by Cembre, is capable of printing large quantities of cable, wire and terminal markers, push button and component labels, adhesive labels, panel plates including plates for special applications, such as for identifying PLC’s.

 

 

 

Brand: B&R Automation
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Displays/HMI

With the Panel PC 1200, B&R introduces a compact and cost-effective all-in-one PC. Equipped with the latest Intel Atom processors and up to 256 GB of mass storage, the Panel PC 1200 is ideal for running HMI applications under Windows or Linux operating systems. With 2x Gigabit Ethernet and 2x USB 3.0, the Panel PC 1200 is ready for integration into any machine network. Compact CFast cards are used for data storage.

 

 

 

Brand: Bel-Fuse
Industry Focus: Data
Product Type: Power Supplies

Bel Power Solutions recently announced the expansion of their portfolio to include the TET3200-12-069RA, a 3200 W Titanium efficient AC-DC front-end power supply that can convert up to 277 VAC into a main output of 12 VDC for powering intermediate bus architectures (IBA) in high performance and high reliability servers, routers and network switches and applications.

 

 

 

Brand: B&R Automation
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's

B&R's ACOPOS P3 servo drive is now also available with feed-through heat sink or cold plate cooling. The new cooling solutions dissipate up to 60% of generated heat outside of the control cabinet. This makes it possible to use much more compact cabinets, since fans and air conditioners can be reduced or eliminated entirely. Operation and maintenance costs are reduced.

 

 

 

Brand: Pepperl+Fuchs
Industry Focus: Automotive, Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Transportation
Product Type: Sensors

In material handling applications―i.e., indoor warehouses, manufacturing facilities, automotive plants, airports, cold storage―pallets carrying products down a conveyor is a standard application. While standard, there are frequently complex problems that require exact product measurement solutions during this automated process. Conveyor speed and control, anti-collision (ZPA), safeguarding, and of course pallet profiling are among the most common challenges.

 

 

 

Brand: Phoenix Contact
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Displays/HMI

The new WLAN 1010 and WLAN 2010 industrial WLAN wireless modules from Phoenix Contact enable you to easily equip compact machines, mobile robots, or automated transport systems with a WLAN interface. Unlike the “all in one” WLAN modules, WLAN 1100 and WLAN 2100, the new WLAN modules in the device series enable the connection of external antennas.

 

 

 

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Rittal is replacing its previous KS series with the new fibreglass enclosures AX and so completely redefining fibreglass enclosure technology. The development is based on Rittal’s technology for sheet steel and stainless-steel enclosures, which can be used to greatly simplify and speed up manufacturing processes in panel building and switchgear manufacturing. Now, for the first time, fibreglass enclosures also feature this system technology. This is a win-win situation for plant constructors:

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Whether manufacturing packaging machines or components for airliners, companies must be able to guarantee all metal parts will remain durable and dependable throughout the product’s lifecycle. Recognizing this challenge, LSP Technologies pioneered an effective method to increase the strength of metal parts: surface treatment with pulsed laser beams. One of their most recent laser peening systems relies on the flexibility of EtherCAT and PC-based control technology from Beckhoff to meet the most diverse customer requirements.

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Selecting a panel meter for a particular application can be a daunting task, given the wide variety of products that are available today. There are many factors to consider when making a decision. Let’s look at a few of the major items.

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Panel meters can be categorized by type, size, style or other criteria. One way to begin the selection process is to look at the meter’s function – what measurement is this meter making? Some common functions are ammeter, voltmeter, frequency meter, power meter, energy meter, counter, timer, temperature meter, process meter, and controller.

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