Category: Industrial Controls

What to See at Automation Fair 2019 – Smart Devices

Visit the Smart Devices booth to learn how our smart products—smart sensing, smart safety and smart motor control—connect raw data from one machine or your entire plant back to your desk. Smart Devices are a highlight of our full line of industry-leading drives, industrial control and power control components.

Solution Spotlight: CT Shorting Module from Emphatec

Current Transformers, or CTs, are important elements in power monitoring and protective relaying applications. A CT will step-down higher line currents to a safe level (typically 0-5 A) for use in control panels. But there is an inherent danger when using CTs. Extreme caution must be taken to […]

New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation Built for Demanding Applications

High-performance sensor offers long-distance detection and increased environmental tolerance for industries such as food and beverage, material handling and packaging The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a […]

Essential Components Selection Guide

Rockwell Automation recently released an updated version of their Essential Components Selection Guide (EC-CA100D-EN-P – August 2018). View the Selection Guide The selection guide is organized by the following categories. Power Circuit Breakers Disconnect Switches Control & Load Switches Contactors Starters Motor Protection Solid-State Motor Control Drives Logic […]

Components for Hazardous Environments

Components for Hazardous Environments A major safety concern in industrial plants is the occurrence of fires and explosions. No other aspect of industrial safety receives more attention in the form of codes, standards, technical papers, and engineering design. Regulatory bodies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

June 2018 User Group

June 2018 Louisiana User Group Smart Sensing Update In our June User Group we continued the journey towards a more connected enterprise, and provide an update on integrated smart sensors. Presentation: Smart Sensing June 2018 User Group Presentation Additional Resources: Smart Sensors Solutions Page Smart Sensors Brochure sensor-br002_-en-p Smart […]

What is IO-Link?

IO-Link Overview IO-Link is a worldwide open-standard peer-to-peer serial communication protocol (IEC 61131-9) that allows sensors and actuators to easily integrate into The Connected Enterprise. Through IO-Link you can access all sensor configuration parameters, process data and diagnostics. You can go beyond detecting products on your machine – […]

Extending Run Time of the 1609-D UPS

Bulletin 1609 UPS Products: Benefits, Differences, Features between Double Conversion Online and Line Interactive UPS products Bulletin 1609 uninterruptible power supplies are designed specifically for industrial applications. They meet worldwide industrial and general purpose application requirements up to 10 kVA. These units are globally certified to provide backup AC power […]