Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

Emerson announced recently that it has gained International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx) and Atmosphere Explosible (ATEX) certifications for use of its Appleton PlexPower Fiber Panel in hazardous locations in Europe and multiple international regions including the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

 

 

 

Yokogawa Electric Corporation and MetaMoJi Corporation announce that they have jointly developed SensPlus Note, a low cost and easy to implement solution for the digitization of plant data on mobile devices. SensPlus Note, a solution in Yokogawa's OpreX Operation and Maintenance Improvement family, improves the efficiency and quality of maintenance work and the precision of post-maintenance analyses by enabling data from plant field work to be used more efficiently. This solution will be released in all markets worldwide on January 31.

 

 

 

Balluff has improved its delivery time of made-to-order cables and connectivity products. Most of the sensor cable portfolio is now available in 5 days or less. This includes nearly all the single- and double-ended M8 and M12 sensor cable portfolio, plus power cables, Ethernet cables, and valve connector cables, as well as field-attachable connectors, bulkhead connectors, receptacles, adapters and terminating resistors, T-splitters and Y-splitters.

 

 

 

Rockwell Automation continues to add to its list of achievements in industrial cybersecurity to help industrial companies focus more on transforming their business and worry less about potential cybersecurity risks. The company recently received ISA/IEC 62443-2-4 certification, which defines security requirements for service providers.

 

 

 

Siemens is introducing SINAMICS G120X, a new generation of cost-effective, reliable and easy-to-use variable frequency drive presents a solution for fan, pump, water and wastewater applications mainly for infrastructure sector but also for the industry sector. SINAMICS G120X Offers wide power range from 0.75 to 630 kW/ 1 to 700 HP in 200-240V, 380-480V and 500-690V voltage classes and protection degrees, it can operate in a temperature range from -4 to +140° F (-20 to +60° C) with any standard motor, including synchronous reluctance motors (SRM). The optimum solution due to its out-of-the-box concept makes setup time fast and extremely simple for operation.

 

 

 

Omron recently announced that Christa Bankay has joined the company's leadership team as Regional Marketing Manager, Canada. Christa will be responsible for establishing and executing marketing strategies and tactics in support of Omron’s commercial team. In addition, she will help brand development and messaging for Canada consistent with Omron Automation Americas marketing & digital strategy.

 

 

 

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Aditya Ramesh is joining Eaton in the position of Product Manager, Panelboards and Switchboards, Electrical Sector - Canada, effective November 1, 2019. Ramesh will be responsible for leading product development and sales strategies for the Canadian market. He will be based in Eaton’s Milton plant and will work closely with design engineering and manufacturing to meet the unique requirements of the Canadian commercial, residential and industrial markets.

 

 

 

Danfoss has entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to bring domain expertise in Refrigeration and HVAC to the cloud. Through this collaboration customers will benefit from long-standing industry knowledge on a new platform powered by Microsoft Azure. The new cloud services will enable major savings, operational efficiency and can further increase sales effectiveness for Refrigeration and HVAC system owners and professionals.

 

 

 

With the new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth has eradicated the traditional boundaries between machine control systems, IT and the Internet of Things. Centralized and decentralized automation topologies can now be created flexibly with the scalable platform. Thanks to a Linux real-time operating system, open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection, ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces the engineering time and effort by 30 to 50%.

 

 

 

Powered by Siemens’ new gearless drive technology, thyssenkrupp’s high-capacity overland conveyor will access one of the world’s largest copper reserves in Quellaveco. The Quellaveco mine in Peru contains approximately 7.5 million tons of copper in ore reserves – enough to wire 80 million homes or equip 90 million electric vehicles.

 

 

 

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