Grainger today announced new support and tools to help its customers meet the December 1, 2013 deadline of training for the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard. The OSHA-based standards will affect millions of businesses and workers, in particular those who manufacture or work with chemicals.
N.C.-based noax Technologies AG has announced the addition of a 19” screen model to its line of industrial PCs. According to the company, this allows more convenient and more user-friendly use for operators, which leads to greater productivity.
Last week TRUMPF announced an enhancement to its LensLine sensor system for 2D laser cutting machines, which involves mating it with a radio frequency identification (RFID) lens for better accuracy, reliability and user-friendliness.
Logic Supply has announced that its fanless computer, based on Intel’s “Next of Computing (NUC)” form factor, has been certified by Intel testing to be the first such machine capable of maintaining performance in ambient temperatures exceeding 30°C.
Rockwell Automation today announced the release of its Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, which is a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programs. The company says this tool is applicable to any industry, any plant size and in any location in the world.
National Instruments today announced for new R Series boards with USB connectivity, which the company says helps engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most popular buses on the market. All of these products (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) are based on the LabVIEW RIO architecture.
Electronics Systems, Inc. today announced that it has acquired two new Fuji AIMEX surface mount placement machines, which it says will give its manufacturing processes better quality and more flexibility to meet the demands of today’s electronic manufacturing services market. The new machines will more than double the company’s surface mount placement capacity.
Mecco Marking & Traceability has released EtherMark/IP, which facilities the integration of Mecco laser and pot peen marking systems into factory automation networks over the Ethernet/IP protocol. The company says this integration scheme was developed to save manufacturers time and money by eliminating the need for custom programming of PLCs.
Has today announced the release of an enhanced version of its WideField3 programming tool for the FA-M3V range-free multi-controller. The tool is used to create, debug and manage programs that run on the FA-M3V controller, which is embedded in electronic component, equipment assembly systems and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division has recently announced the first phase of its new machine controller, the Parker Automation Controller, or the Global PAC. The system is meant to be a complete solution that combines the features and capabilities of a motion controller with those of a typical programmable logic controller (PLC).
Motorola Solutions, Inc. has announced new technology and solutions that will help manufacturers drive more intelligent production within their factories. The company is releasing Connect Plus, its MOTOTRBO two-way radio digital trunking solution, which enables manufacturers to connect more people in more places; and its MC67 rugged mobile device, which features dual wireless WAN connectivity to offer more flexibility.
AutomationDirect has announced that its GH15 series of electric contactors now includes larger frame sizes — 79mm to 145mm — and models available up to 315 Amps.
GE’s Industrial Solutions business has announced the ArcWatch circuit breaker communication technology, which allows customers to enable an electrical system design that maximizes uptime while providing continuous arc-flash mitigation. The ArcWatch technology ensures only the circuit breakers nearest to the fault trip, a process that can take as little as 4 milliseconds.
AutomationDirect has announced an expansion to its line of signal conditioners, which now include potentiometer and bipolar signal conditioners. These, according to the company, can help companies solve interface issues between PLCs and analog input devices.
Akro Mils recently announced the expansion of its Super-Size AkroBin line of large plastic storage bins with the introduction of a new Mobile Kit for a variety of bin models. The mobile kit includes 3” locking casters that can be quickly attached to the bins with included hardware.
NLB Corp. yesterday announced universal heads for its Typhoon self-rotating nozzle system that can simultaneously cut through blocked tubes while polishing the tube’s inner diameter. The company says this saves users from changing the nozzle during operation.
Clarke has today introduced its Maxii II Wet/Dry Vacuums, which have been designed to provide a flexible and reliable cleaning solution for both wet and dry filtation. The three models — with 9-, 14- or 19-gallon tanks — are available to help supply different cleaning challenges.
Autodesk yesterday announced the availability of its next-generation integrated computer-integrated manufacturing (CAM) solution, the Autodesk Inventor HSM Express. In the wake of an acquisition of HSMWorks, the company has worked to integrate that technology into its entire portfolio of desktop- and cloud-based design tools.
RealWeld Systems, Inc., today announced that its RealWeld Trainer system now supports real-time audio coaching during both practice and live training session. The system digitally captures motions and objectively scores a trainee’s welding technique while performing real welds with the arc on, or practice welds with the arc off.
MSA has announced today the release of its “green” protective hard hat, which is manufactured from sugarcane. The V-Gard GREEN hat uses a high-density polyethylene sourced entirely from sugarcane ethanol in Brazil. These new hard hats meet all the company’s own performance standards, as well as those defined by ANSI Z89.1 and CSA Z94.1.