POLARIS Touch Panel PCs for hazardous areas with LED Technology

POLARIS Touch Panel PCs with LED technology are an innovative enhancement of the existing POLARIS Panel PCs. Available in the sizes 5.7", 10.4" and 12.1", these devices have been designed for the comfortable handling of simple machines such as mixers, dryers or filling stations and for the control and supervision of complex machines such as reactors, centrifuges or ball mills. All POLARIS devices have been designed for use in zone 1 + 2 as well as in zone 21 + 22. This guarantees the habitual PC comfort also in hazardous areas. The Panel PCs are especially suitable for use in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry.


Moxa Launches PoE+ Industrial Ethernet Switches for Completing One-stop Shop PoE Solutions

Moxa has launched three high power PoE (Power over Ethernet) IEEE 802.3 af/at industrial Ethernet switches aimed at power-hungry PoE-enabled devices such as PTZ cameras and long distance wireless access points. These three models, the EDS-P506A-4PoE, EDS-P206A-4PoE and INJ-24 satisfy the demands of high power devices by providing up to 30 W of power, double the amount in the existing IEEE 802.3af PoE standard.


43% less energy consumption

With its newly developed TopTherm fan-and-filter units, Rittal is showing that significant improvements in ventilation are still possible. The innovation is the first in the world to use diagonal technology. When installed, it ensures a far better air throughput for improved ventilation in enclosures and housings. Other convincing advantages, besides the simple, tool-free assembly, are the ease of maintenance and increased efficiency. Extensive tests haven shown energy savings of 43%.


Brushless DC servo motors now available with integrated EtherCAT interface

EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based field bus system that meets stringent real-time requirements and currently shows the highest rate of growth in terms of installed nodes in Ethernet-based field buses for industrial automation applications.


RF GFI/GFIS: Foot controls with new high reliability wireless technology

The advantages of wireless communication are particularly obvious in the case of foot controls. The units can be positioned at will and there are no cables to trip over or restrict movement. With the RF GFI/ GFIS series engineers wishing to exploit these advantages not only have a new series of wireless foot switches at their disposal; they can also use a new high reliability wireless standard developed by steute.


WAS: as intuitive as smartphones

Weiss develops an intuitive user interface for its mechatronic products.


MapleSim Used to Create High Fidelity Physical Models of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Batteries

In recent years, the demand for hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles has increased enormously. The development of such vehicles is a significantly more complex task than designing conventional cars because they incorporate many different engineering domains into a single system. At the same time, competitive pressures are forcing auto manufacturers to come up with new designs faster than ever before. The industry is turning to math-based physical modeling techniques which allow engineers to accurately describe the behavior of the components that comprise the system and the physical constraints on the system. These model equations are then used to develop, test, and refine designs very quickly, and without the expense and time required to build physical prototypes.


Innovative brake system increases safety of vertical axes

If there is a danger of falling loads on vertical axes in areas where personnel have to work, additional measures must be taken to minimise the risk of accidents. The Mauerstetten brake specialist mayr® power transmission has developed brake systems which are capable of providing safety in any critical situation occurring during vertical axes operation.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

The fastest way to support PROFIenergy

HMS supports the “green automation initiative” of the automobile manufacturers with the release of an embedded Anybus-CompactCom PROFIenergy communication module.

Amixon GmbH

Amixon VM: New mixer generation with total emptying

At first sight, every industrially applicable mixing principle already seems to be invented for the solids mixing technology. These processing machines however are continuously refined and improved. Their objective, amongst other things, is to simplify the production of appliances. The refinement furthermore aims at increasing the user advan-tages for the operator and enhancing the production processes. The engineers also focus on the optimisation of the hygiene and the mixing quality. This is where amixon GmbH introduces a new development, which enables an almost complete removal of the mixed product, without leaving any residues whatsoever, from the mixer.

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