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December 10, 2019

Matrox Imaging releases Matrox 4Sight XV6 expandable vision controller

The Matrox XV6 provides a platform with expansion capabilities for video acquisition. Powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core processor, the Matrox 4Sight XV6 is capable of supporting intensive machine vision applications.

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ProKNX announces Aragon offline voice control system
December 06, 2019

ProKNX announces Aragon offline voice control system

With an existing compatible home automation system in place, the user would typically install one Aragon device in each room where voice control is desired.

Alewijnse introduces AIViVi virtualization and visualization platform
December 04, 2019

Alewijnse introduces AIViVi virtualization and visualization platform

The platform acts as a central hub, centralizing and integrating all the dredging process systems, and distributing the visualization of the data to all networked screens on board.

Siemens announces Simatic Drive Controller
November 20, 2019

Siemens announces Simatic Drive Controller

The controller combines a Simatic S7-1500 controller with motion control, technology and safety functionality with a Sinamics S120 drive control in one device.

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EasyIO announces FT-04 controller
November 14, 2019

EasyIO announces FT-04 controller

EasyIO launched the FT-04, a 2 x 2.4 inch controller for many applications. Wi-Fi only, it can extend control to anything that needs connectivity, control, and monitoring.

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Parker Hannifin introduces ACR7000 series controllers
October 21, 2019

Parker Hannifin introduces ACR7000 series controllers

Built on the ACR9000 platform, the ACR7000 family utilizes re-imagined hardware designs, designed for tabletop and laboratory style instruments.

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Horner Automation Group releases series of Micro OCS controllers
October 16, 2019

Horner Automation Group releases series of Micro OCS controllers

Designed for any simple application, the Micro OCS controllers can perform in multiple industries from water treatment, to food processing, to HVAC/Environmental control and many others.

HMS Networks releases Ewon Connector Module for Ignition 8
September 18, 2019

HMS Networks releases Ewon Connector Module for Ignition 8

The solution leverages Ewon’s Talk2M platform to create a secure link between the Ignition server and the target machine allowing machines to be located anywhere world-wide.

Opto 22 announces firmware update 1.4.1 for groov EPIC Edge Programmable Industrial Controller
September 18, 2019

Opto 22 announces firmware update 1.4.1 for groov EPIC Edge Programmable Industrial Controller

For secure remote access to the groov EPIC, the system offers VPN (virtual private network) client technology to connect to an OpenVPN-based VPN server. This option is intended to assist in creating secure data communication architectures, particularly with geographically dispersed systems.

HEIDENHAIN announces ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility
September 12, 2019

HEIDENHAIN announces ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility

With an EtherCAT compatibility option, customers can utilize the controller without changing their whole existing communication architecture and machine software.

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Microchip Technology introduces USB705x and UPD301A USB Type-C PD solutions
August 29, 2019

Microchip Technology introduces USB705x and UPD301A USB Type-C PD solutions

The USB705x family enables device charging and introduces PD implementations called HostFlexing and PDBalancing. The UPD301A is a standalone USB Type-C PD controller that is designed to simplifies the implementation of basic USB Type-C PD charging functionality, making it suitable for applications from rear seat charging in vehicles to portable equipment to public charging stations.

NUM introduces accelerometer-based active vibration control system for CNC machine tools
August 23, 2019

NUM introduces accelerometer-based active vibration control system for CNC machine tools

Primarily designed to improve machining by eliminating tool head vibration, the system further helps maximize material removal rate (MRR) and can also provide real-time feedback for predictive maintenance purposes.

Bacharach introduces MVR-SC controller
July 18, 2019

Bacharach introduces MVR-SC controller

The MVR-SC eliminates the need to integrate VRF leak detection into a BAS controller. By implementing a hybrid Ethernet serial network the MVR-SC simplifies the Modbus integration

Rotork introduces CK Atronik control module
July 03, 2019

Rotork introduces CK Atronik control module

The CK Atronik control module houses a reversing contactor starter with mechanical and electrical interlocking, a Rotork design for electric actuation. Connection to a suitable power supply is all that is required for local operation of the actuator.

Microchip Technology releases MXT1067TD, MXT1189TD and MXT1665TD maXTouch touchscreen controllers
June 28, 2019

Microchip Technology releases MXT1067TD, MXT1189TD and MXT1665TD maXTouch touchscreen controllers

The TD family of touch controllers features a differential mutual signal acquisition method that increases the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR).

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces DeviceMaster EIP-MOD gateways for EtherNet/IP controllers
June 19, 2019

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces DeviceMaster EIP-MOD gateways for EtherNet/IP controllers

The gateways enable EtherNet/IP controllers—such as CIP complaint controllers that support Class 1 and Class 3 connections, including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and OPC servers—to connect to Modbus master controllers.

B&R Automation releases X20CP0420 Compact-S controller
May 14, 2019

B&R Automation releases X20CP0420 Compact-S controller

At a width of 37.5 mm including the power supply, the X20CP0420 is designed to be compact. The controller achieves cycle times down to 4 ms and is equipped with 128 MB RAM and 256 MB internal flash memory.

Rockwell Automation announces IEC 62443-4-2 certified Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 controller
May 10, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces IEC 62443-4-2 certified Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 controller

The certification by third party TÜV Rheinland confirms that the controller meets the global standard’s cybersecurity requirements. The controller achieved compliance with the addition of security features to its firmware.

Brainboxes releases BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller
May 09, 2019

Brainboxes releases BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller

The BB-400 NeuronEdge combines Brainboxes IO and serial connectivity with a range of network connections to allow data to flow to the application of choice. The design uses a Raspberry Pi Compute module and an Arduino to provide edge processing.

Micro-Epsilon introduces induSENSOR MSC7401 controller
May 03, 2019

Micro-Epsilon introduces induSENSOR MSC7401 controller

The induSENSOR MSC7401 controller is used for displacement and distance measurements in automation technologies and machine building. The controller is compatible with the inductive LVDT and LDR measuring gauges and displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon.