Technology File

New generation of M18 Photo-Sensor

A new generation of M18 photo sensors from Omron is now available with a rugged metal housing for applications that require an extra level of mechanical protection. Complementing the recent launch of the E3FA plastic body M18 photo sensor, the E3FB range allows usage in harsh environments but still…

🕘 26/04/2013

Speeding up base/plinth assembly

Rittal has launched its new Flex-Block base/plinth system to speed up the assembly of sheet steel enclosure base/plinths. The system features enhanced, fast, more efficient, tool-free assembly of individual components and logistical processes. The system comprises four identical corner modules and…

🕘 24/04/2013

Reliable switching, when it matters

The reliability of any control system is only as good as the sum of all of it's components. With this in mind, Omron's G7SA relay is a popular choice for low voltage control switching within the nuclear and utilities industries. With positively guided contacts and reinforced insulation between it's…

🕘 14/03/2013

Technology creates intelligent UPS

IQ technology turns Phoenix Contact’s Quint UPS-IQ power supply into an intelligent UPS that provides continuous information about the charging state, remaining runtime, and lifespan of its energy storage devices, therefore maximising system availability. A new data cable now allows the UPS…

🕘 23/01/2013

Driving down costs for OEMs

Kontron has launched its ULP-COM standards-based Computer-on-Modules to help embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low power SFF (small form factor) solutions. Kontron’s expanded ULP-COM portfolio is designed as a highly scalable building block for the swift and cost-effective…

🕘 23/01/2013

Energy efficient motor range with 40 per cent less losses

WEG, a specialist in electric motors, has launched a new range of motors providing high levels of energy efficiency – the W22 Super Premium. The electric motor is said to be the only complete standard range available that exceeds the yet-to-be-implemented IE4 regulations, enabling…

🕘 23/01/2013

New release of machine vision standard software

MVTec Software has launched a new maintenance release of its machine vision standard software HALCON 11. This release, HALCON 11.0.1, fixes bugs and offers improved features to the market. HALCON is able to read multiple types of barcodes in one call. In this auto discrimination mode, the barcode…

🕘 23/01/2013

Slim units for fast assembly

The new directly driven linear PPU-E Pick & Place units from Schunk are said to be the fastest on the market with no gear transmission. With the PPU-E 15, Schunk enlarges the series with a freely programmable pace-maker, which is custom-tailored for the use in electronic and small part…

🕘 23/01/2013

Reliable switching, when it really matters

The reliability of any control system is only as good as the sum of all of it’s components. With this in mind, it is no coincidence that Omron’s G7SA relay is the world’s first choice for low voltage control switching within the nuclear and utilities industries. With positively…

🕘 27/11/2012

Easy to install measuring system delivers flexibility

Siemens Industry has launched a versatile weighing module for the SIMATIC S7-1200. Siwarex WP231 is the first weighing module for the S7-1200 control and is suitable for monitoring filling levels in silos and bins and for use with goods being weighed on platform scales. Ethernet connections and an…

🕘 27/11/2012