E-Switch has announced that it is now offering red, green or blue (RGB) color options for the UPL series of LED illuminated pushbutton switches. These switches come with a choice of SPDT or DPDT circuit options, plus momentary or latching options.
Dorner Tools has optimized its DTools online conveyor productivity applications for use with tablet computers. The company says that with the most recent upgrade, users will better be able to configure their own conveyor system on the go, with all the design tools needed to fully configure a new belt conveyor.
FORTE has announced the release of its next-generation warehouse control system (WCS) software, the Smart Warehouse Suite. According to the company, the suite has been designed for the complex requirements of highly automated, multi-channel fulfillment operations, and can provide supply chain managers with performance metrics and analytics in an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
Megger is now offering a new series of insulation and continuity testers that conform to IEC1010-1 standards and are rated to CAT IV 600 V, which provides greater user safety when testing in higher voltage environments.
The Electromechanical Automation Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced the next generation of its Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system. The PFD comes with a new controller-only option, factory display options up to 55” for primary and secondary units and version 3.0 of the PFD software.
AutomationDirect has added new products to its line of NITRA pneumatic fittings designed to withstand harsh chemicals and washdown situations. The stainless steel fittings are available in NPT inch and BSPT sizes, with push-to-connect male fittings.
Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc. has recently expanded its <PILOT> product line of drum handling equipment with the Model 910 walkie stacker. This version allows users to rack 55-gallon steel or plastic drums with top rims up to 10.5 feet high.
FlexLink has developed the X65 conveyor platform that offers, according to the company, a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), a drastically lower noise level and an innovative design. The development and design of the platform was conducted with input from the company’s leading customers in order to meet the requirements of future operations.
Precision-Paragon has announced that advanced in its fluorescent lighting technology have allowed it to develop fluorescent lighting fixtures with rated lifespans of up to 80,000 hours. The company says that both LED and fluorescent technologies have undergone significant technological changes even within the last few years.
Applied Motion Products has announced the addition of six integrated drive/motors to their line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM24 models use a motion controller with 100MBit Ethernet communications and a high-torque NEMA24 step motor.
Northwest Analytics has launched its NWA Focus EMI solution, an enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution that provides complete data source integration and real-time process analytics. According to the company, the solution’s two modules — KnowledgeBase and Collaboration — help manufacturers accumulate and disseminate knowledge across the entire enterprise.
Liquidmetal Technologies has developed a new amorphous metal alloy based on a scientific breakthrough developed at Caltech in collaboration with the Department of Defense and NASA. The alloy can be used in the production of highly complex parts, according to the company, via an injection-molding process.
Schneider Electric has announced the release of the Power-Zone 4 Arc Resistance Low Voltage Switchgear and the Model 6 Arc Resistant Motor Control System, which have been engineered for the oil and gas and metals industries, among others, in order to reduce downtime and advance the level of safety from potentially-dangerous arc flash events.
Allied Motion has introduced the KinetiMax 32EB-DS brushless DC motor for double-sided applications. According to the company, the outer rotor motor and two identical bearings helps enable it to handle high side loads on both ends of the motor.
Emerson Process Management has added the Micro Motion ELITE CMFS sensor platform to its line of Coriolis flowmeters in the effort to bring more precise measurement to pipelines smaller than 2” or DN50. According to the company, the new sensor platform features better scalability and standardization.
Connecticut Spring & Stamping will showcase its selection of precise medical product components, such as springs and progressive stampings, at MD&M East from June 18-20, 2013. The company says its tight-tolerance springs and metal stampings are ideal for handheld surgical devices, endoscopic clip appliers, suturing devices, stable removers and more.
Nortech Vacuum Products has announced a new line of ATEX-approved pneumatic vacuums for hazardous locations, which eliminate the threat of static electricity by combining static conductive design with inherent safe pneumatic vacuum technology.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. has developed three new products that will withstand the demands of extremely cold environments. The Omnii XG15f is the latest addition to the Psion Omnii line of rugged handhelds, while the VH10 and VH10f are new vehicle-mounted mobile computers designed specifically for freezer and heavy condensation applications.
The L44 Low Profile Cart from CECOR Inc. has been designed to eliminate bending and moving heavy plastic totes or makeshift bins across the shop floor. The company says the practice or dragging dense loads of metal chips or parts is difficult and can cause back injuries, which makes the cart ideal for efforts to improve worker ergonomics.
Eriez has introduced the Pull Test Kit with an NIST traceable digital scale, which the company says provides easier-to-read and more accurate results. When used properly, the test kit helps users monitor the efficiency of their magnetic separators by measuring the holding force of a magnet, which makes them critical in food processing, packaging and pharmaceutical applications.