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With the new PLCnext Control AXC F 3152 controller, Phoenix Contact now provides a high-performance Axioline controller based on the open PLCnext Technology ecosystem. The new controller is suitable for realizing demanding applications without safety requirements.

 

 

 

You can operate the new SCC shield clamps from Phoenix Contact with one hand, without tools. The space-saving series features spring clamp technology that offers a mechanically large contact surface and a secure closure system for optimum shield attenuation.

 

 

 

Made exclusively for AutomationDirect by Yokogawa, ProSense® PPC5 series advanced process controllers handle temperature, pressure, level, flow, and other process variable control applications and offer a variety of control, input, output, alarm and communications options.

 

 

 

Since April 1, 2019, a new software application bundle for the R&SRTH Scope Rider handheld oscilloscope is available. It contains all software options (except RTH-K200(US) for WLAN functionality) for an attractive price.

 

 

 

Dropouts in the control voltage may cause failures and data loss. This drove WAGO to develop its UPS charger/controller, capacitive buffer module and pure lead battery module as four powerful products that reliably stabilize control voltages up to a maximum 40 A.

 

 

 

It goes without saying that an industrial PC must have greater longevity than an ordinary PC destined for the consumer market. The former must be able to withstand high temperatures, powerful jets of water, vibration and other characteristics of a harsh industrial environment. That said, it’s rare for these ruggedized computers to function for over a decade.

 

 

 

The M12 POWER connectors with Push-Lock connection from Phoenix Contact allow you to make conductor connections in AC and DC applications up to 16 A and 690 V easily and without tools for the first time.

 

 

 

Robotic arms are often tasked with picking items not presented in the same orientation, shape or size. To provide consistent positioning, manufacturers frequently add fixtures, bowl feeders and other hardware, adding cost and complexity to what ends up being rigid applications that lack the ability to easily pick different objects or achieve quick changeover times.

 

 

 

Extension cable for both Type K and Type J thermocouples is available with either an overall shield (OS) or with individually shielded pairs with an overall shield (SPOS). These cables allow the connection of multiple field sensors to operating instrumentation or PLC input cards with one run versus having to install multiple extension wires.

 

 

 

Omron Automation Americas recently announced the release of its new CP2E Series all-in-one controller that provides advanced control that enables IIoT connectivity for compact machines. The controller improves manufacturing productivity and quality by making it easy to visualize the performance and data of connected machines through simple programming.

 

 

 

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