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Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Marine/Offshore
Product Type: Enclosures

The only product that could be better than Bud’s PN series NEMA4 /IP65 plastic boxes is their new PN-A series which is rated NEMA 6P and is are IP68 plastic boxes.  While the original series is able to withstand a strong water spray, the new series has been tested to withstand being submerged under more than a meter of water and for more than 30 minutes.

 

 

 

Brand: B&R Automation
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Control Software

B&R is constantly adding new security functions to its process control system APROL. This allows users to protect their projects from cyber threats in the best possible way. A new function enables automatic encryption of engineering data, guaranteeing the highest level of security during import and export.

 

 

 

Brand: Lutze
Industry Focus: Automotive, Building Controls
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

The LÜTZE unmanaged E-CO (Ethernet Compact) switches with 5, 8 or 16 ports are suitable for universal network communication in all conventional Ethernet environments and field bus systems, such as ProfiNet-IO or EtherCAT. In addition to the enhanced performance with QoS (Quality of Services), autonegotiation, autocrossing and an error message for the redundant power supply, the switches also offer an AC/DC wide range supply for DC 12 V to 48 V as well as AC 24 V.

 

 

 

Brand: B&R Automation
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial

With ACOPOS 6D, B&R heralds a new era of manufacturing. Magnetic levitation allows shuttles to move individual products freely through the machine. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems imposed rigidly defined timing on the production process. ACOPOS 6D is ideal for small-batch production with frequent changeover between products of different designs and dimensions.

 

 

 

Brand: Mitsubishi
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Control Software

Mitsubishi Electric has recently announced a new way for CNC customers to get their machine tool back up and running with Remote4U. Remote4U is a gateway unit designed to allow users to resume production quicker when their CNC machine tools encounter a problem. Machine tool builders and dealers can achieve an easy, low-cost remote service using the Remote4U platform.

 

 

 

Brand: PILZ
Industry Focus: Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Test and Measurement

The configurable safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 are used in virtually every area of plant and mechanical engineering. PNOZmulti 2 can be used to monitor safety functions safely and to perform standard control functions economically. The configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 have a modular design: select a base unit and then choose the required number of expansion modules to meet the needs of your application.

 

 

 

Brand: Bel-Fuse
Industry Focus: Healthcare, Industrial
Product Type: Power Supplies

Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB), recently announced the ACC750 (industrial) and MCC750 (medical) Series of convection cooled power supplies which are available in a couple of single output voltages. The natural convection cooling operation (without a fan) is particularly suitable for environments sensitive to acoustical noise.

 

 

 

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

Rittal North America has recently announced the launch of its new AX Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester line of enclosures offering advantages of sophisticated technology combined with the benefits of an extremely robust material.

 

 

 

Brand: Molex
Industry Focus: Transportation
Product Type: Sensors

Molex recently introduced an accelerometer-based Road Noise Cancelling (RNC) sensor, the first product in a new family of automotive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) sensors. These sensors will play a critical role in combatting unwanted road, wind and HVAC car noise while reducing low-frequency sounds that increase driver fatigue.

 

 

 

Brand: Schneider
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

Schneider Electric has recently announced a direct replacement solution with the IIoT-ready Masterpact MTZ breaker for obsolete Siemens RL breakers. The tested and validated Masterpact MTZ direct replacement brings next generation IIoT capabilities to critical industrial buildings and plants, enabling more efficient and reliable power, enhanced performance and increased safety.

 

 

 

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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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