3D printing technology for engineers

  RS Components has signed a distribution agreement with RepRapPro that will deliver affordable, open-source, self-replicating 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide. The completion of the deal coincides with the launch of the RepRapPro Ormerod low cost 3D printer, which is available from RS. 3D printing is fast becoming an essential part of the electronic […]

Compact mechatronic controller with IO-link master

  The compact mechatronic controller CECC is said to be the first mini controller with IO-Link master and CoDeSys V3. It reduces installation times and simplifies programming, and also enables fast and cost-effective control of sensors and actuators. The mechatronic controller CECC is the answer to small-scale automation applications with limited I/O. Despite its modest […]

New premises, expanded services

  Ana-Digi Systems has moved to Block 816/3, Hammets Crossing Office Park, 2 Selbourne Road, Fourways, Gauteng. The company is also rolling out a national telephone number, 0861-32 33 34, with 24-hour support, intended to make it easy to contact the company from anywhere in the country.  The new premises  are larger, with  a standby power generator and more visitor […]

Rockwell Automation acquires global wireless technology company

  Rockwell Automation has announced the purchase of vMonitor, a global technology leader for wireless solutions in the oil and gas industry. A pioneer in digital oilfield implementation and remote operations worldwide, vMonitor delivers innovative monitoring and control solutions for wellhead and upstream applications that combine cutting-edge wireless instrumentation and communication with visualisation software, helping […]

I/O system with 3-axis acceleration sensors

  The new EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff has two integrated 3-axis acceleration sensors and 16 digital inputs. The easy-to-install I/O module for harsh environments can be used to implement cost-effective vibration and shock/oscillation monitoring directly in the field. The machine-mountable device also enables tilt monitoring in longitudinal and transverse direction. The IP 67-rated EP1816-3008 […]

Multi-touch functionality and high-end computing power

  With the new CP32xx panel PC series, it is said that industrial multi-touch displays can now also be used as an all-in-one, high performance device directly in the field. These powerful devices for mounting arm installation feature all-round IP 65 protection and integrate multi-touch control panel technology with a high-performance add-on IPC in a […]

Single output AC-DC power supplies series

  XP Power recently announced the CCB200 series of ultra efficient “green” 200 W single output AC-DC power supplies, for medical and industrial applications. Suiting convection cooled applications that require a very high efficiency in an open frame design, the series has a typical efficiency of 94% and a maximum of 95%, with a flat […]

Safety maturity index tool for best-in-class safety performance

  Rockwell Automation has announced the safety maturity index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programmes and the ability to optimise plant performance. Applicable to any industry, any plant size and any location in the world, the SMI tool helps manufacturers see where they measure in […]

Web-based solution for real-time process information

  Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of fast/tools R10,01 – the latest version of a web-based real-time operations management and visualisation software package for real-time process information. This solution introduces architectural features which enhance efficiency and security and improve the operational agility of remote process management infrastructure. The introduction of more smart devices, with […]

High sensitivity latching digital Hall-effect sensor

  Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new SS360PT and SS460P high sensitivity latching Hall-effect sensor ICs with built-in pull-up resistors are high performance yet economical sensor ICs well-suited for demanding, cost-sensitive high-volume applications, such as commuting brushless DC motors used for medical equipment and appliances as well as for flow-rate sensing, speed and RPM sensing, tachometers, […]