2013 Product Exclusive roundup
Control Engineering Product Exclusive pages allow automation, controls, and instrumentation manufacturers to introduce new products exclusively to our North American readers. Products introduced during 2013 follow. Key trends among products below include higher performance, ease of implementation and use, along with simplified information integration, presentation, and flow.
User-friendly data acquisition, test, and measurement software: High-performance Dataforth IPEmotion software is available with the Dataforth MAQ20 data acquisition and control system.
Fanless industrial PC doubles performance: Siemens doubled the performance capabilities of its embedded Microbox PC and panel PCs. The industrial PCs, now fanless in all configurations, withstand 24-hour operating conditions within harsh environments.
Transport Ethernet, power over existing two-wire installations: Using patented PCN IP-485 technology, PCN IP-Excite provides a robust and reliable way to transport Ethernet and Power over existing two-wire installations.
Rugged and powerful panel PCs: Maple Systems introduces three new PC400C Series panel PCs with an Intel 2.3GHz dual core processor, 4 GB of memory, a 250 GB hard drive, and a design to meet the most demanding production requirements and harsh environmental conditions.
Software wizard provides easy embedded motion controller setup: PMD Pro-Motion software offers axis wizard and support for digital amplifiers and embedded motion development, providing easy setup of embedded motion controllers.
Multi-purpose digital panel meters: Precision Digital introduces PD6080 and PD6081 Super Snooper Modbus Scanners capable of displaying 16 process variables, including Modbus registers and two analog inputs.
Motion card integrates high-performance amplifiers, motion control package: PMD Prodigy/CME Machine Controller Card integrates up to four amplifiers and a positioning motion controller on one printed circuit card.
Touchscreen PLC has IO, Ethernet: Maple Systems’ HMC7000 line of Graphic HMCs (human machine controllers) combine a touchscreen machine interface and a programmable logic controller (PLC) into a small, robust unit with a variety of I/O connections.
Entry-level micro PLCs join controller platform: Mitsubishi Electric adds entry-level Micro PLC to the FX3 Series; FX3S Micro programmable logic controller provides lowest cost entry into the FX3 PLC platform.
HMI includes Microsoft Windows 7 industrial panel PC: EZPanel PC HMI from EZAutomation is a reliable human machine interface that integrates a powerful Microsoft Windows 7 industrial panel PC.
Centralized remote data management for SCADA, PLCs: Are you still using legacy dial-up or radio modems to pull data? eWon introduces eFive, its new centralized remote management solution, providing an integrated, open solution for SCADA and PLCs.