Products for Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

SICK Introduces Modular and Flexible Machine Safety Solution

  • SICK, Inc.

The new Flexi Compact safety controller from SICK offers scalability and functionality suited for any application.

Posital Provides Wiegand Sensors: Proximity Sensing with Extra Powers

  • POSITAL - Fraba Inc.

Wiegand sensors, tiny devices that use variations in an external magnetic field to generate electrical signals and energy, have unique properties that make them a useful option for proximity sensing systems.

Microchip Adds 64 Mbit Parallel SuperFlash Memory to its Family of Radiation-Tolerant COTS-Based Devices for Space Systems

  • Microchip

Complements company’s COTS-based processors and communication interfaces to streamline development of space-qualified and scalable total system solutions.

Festo Introduces New Rotary Gripper for High-Speed Vial and Microplate Handling

  • Festo Corporation

The compact EHMD rotary gripper is ideal for capping/decapping sample vials and other automated sample handling tasks.

AutomationDirect Offers New Contrinex DW Series Proximity Sensors

  • AutomationDirect

New models of Contrinex DW series round proximity sensors are offered in barrel sizes from 8mm to 30mm. 

Traco Power Presents New 12 Watt DC/DC Converters with Twice the Power Density

  • TRACO Power North America, Inc.

The TEL 12 & TEL 12WI are isolated 12 Watt converters which come in the ultra-compact DIP-16 metal package measuring only 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.40”, effectively doubling the power density compared to most 12 Watt converters in DIP-24 package.

Mikrotron Launches its First FPGA-Driven Smart Cameras with the New EoSens Creation Series

Powerful 10GigE Smart Cameras leverage XiLINX Kintex Ultrascale FPGA and 2GB internal memory for custom programming and fewer bottlenecks.

TDK Releases Tronics AXO 315: High Performance, Force-rebalance SMD MEMS Accelerometer with Digital Interface

TDK Corporation announces the release of Tronics AXO®315, a miniature high performance 1-axis closed-loop MEMS accelerometer with a 24-bit digital SPI interface and SMD package.

Nexen Introduces Industry 4.0 Sensor Solutions for Brake Applications to Maximize Machine Efficiency

  • Nexen Group, Inc.

Nexen Group, Inc. announces the release of the of Industry 4.0 Sensors included with the Zero-Backlash Spring Engaged (ZSE) brake, Servo Motor brake, and Slide Rail brake families.

IDS makes Artificial Intelligence Available to Factory Automation via OPC UA

  • IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc.

The recently released software update for the IDS NXT platform provides users of the all-in-one AI solution IDS NXT ocean with many new features.