Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mark Your Calendars For The C&E Industrial Automation Show!

Registration is officially open for the C&E IndustrialAutomation Show on Tuesday, July 31 at 8:30 am at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, IN.

The C&E Industrial Automation Show is a manufacturer-driven event to enhance our customers’ ability to compete by providing world-class automation products and solutions. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to be face-to-face with product specialists, technical support, and supplier representatives from:
  •          Banner
  •          Turck
  •          Siemens
  •          Fortress Interlocks
  •          Teledyne USA
  •          Encoder Products Company
  •          Rittal
  •          Kollmorgen
  •          Swivellink
  •          Macron
  •          JVL

Along with that, C&E Sales, Inc. specialists will host educational seminars that feature the latest technology leading the automation, controls, motion, safety, sensors, and vision industries. Some of the sessions include: “Robots on The Move”, “IO-Link – A Simple Sophistication”, and “Vision Sensors – Big Capability in a Small Package”.

For the complete list of seminars, more information about each session and the event, visit the event’s page.

For any questions or concerns, you can reach our team at

Friday, April 27, 2018

Challenging Applications In The Food & Beverage Industry? C&E Has A Solution!

There are a lot of new and exciting products available geared toward the food and beverage industry. Products that are designed to withstand harsh environments, washdowns, high-temperatures, and more. Don't see a solution listed that fits your need? Check out our food and beverage page HERE or give us a call, we're dedicated to helping you with your application.

Rittal's Hygienic Design Enclosures: Extra Cleanliness Guaranteed

Different enclosure solutions are needed for the washdown locations inside a food and beverage production facility. Rittal has the right solution to protect your sensitive controls and electronic equipment. 

Hygienic Design terminal boxes and compact enclosures need to be long lasting and they need to RETAIN THEIR SEAL. Hygienic zones, where aggressive cleaning happens daily, destroy standard enclosures. Features such as an extra thick silicone seal, inclined roof, slot-free design, and easy-to-clean lock system make these terminal boxes and enclosures the perfect fit for your application.

CLICK HERE to visit Rittal's website for more information on their Hygienic Design Enclosures.  Or check out their full hygienic line offering

Banner Engineering's LS Safety Light Curtain With IP69K Hygienic Enclosure: Helping You Maintain Sanitary Conditions

Banner's LS safety light curtains are available premounted in an IP69K hygienic enclosure that resists all the extremes of the F&B environment.  These light curtains are a perfect fit for applications where maintaining sanitary conditions is crucial. 

There is a great descriptive video on the link page below that talks to all the key points that makes this a great choice for your plant!...Please check it out.  (There is even a special vent to equalize pressure and allow condensation to escape). 

CLICK HERE to see the video. 

Tolomatic's Food Grade Actuators: Offering Sanitary Protection in Washdown Applications

The IMA Food Grade Servo Actuator features a white epoxy food grade coating, food grade grease, and Viton seals and are available with stainless-steel fasteners, rod, and rod ends. The IMA integrates a servo motor into a ball or roller screw-driven actuator to provide efficient high force in a compact lightweight design envelope. All these features make the IMA well suited for the challenging food and beverage environment. 

Kollmorgen's Washdown And Food Grade Servo Motors: Innovative Motors Designed With The Food And Beverage Industry In Mind

Designed for food contact and splash zones, the Kollmorgen AKMH reduces cleaning time and maintenance. It's designed to meet the standards for IP69K, EHEDG, and 3A and is built with FDA approved, food grade materials. The AKMH eliminates flat surfaces, cracks, and crevices thus preventing the build-up of foreign material and bacteria. Its housing and cable can endure daily wash downs with high pressure, high temperature, and caustic chemicals. It's built for aseptic machine applications and comes in 19 standard motor sizes, with multiple standard windings to fit applications found in F&B.

Please CLICK HERE to visit the article in our quarterly newsletter. It features much more information on the latest products available for the Food & Beverage Industry. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Avoid Costly Downtimes And Eliminate Challenges With Smart Sensor Technology

What is a Smart Sensor?

Smart sensors provide the ability to setup a sensor locally using the built-in buttons and menu display. Long after a sensor has been in place, when the sensor is damaged or has failed, the replacement sensor must be setup for the application. It can take some time to locate the correct sensor data sheet, so if someone is unfamiliar with the push button sequence and menu display, it can delay setup, thus resulting in extended machine downtime and profit loss. Smart sensors help eliminate such challenges.

Banner offers an extensive line of smart sensors to help solve applications. Watch their video highlighting their offerings and how they could handle your challenging requirements, help you avoid downtimes, and how they can even let you know when maintenance is required.

C&E is also hosting a webinar on smart sensor technology next Thursday, April 12th. CLICK HERE for details. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Save Time And Energy With Rittal's primeXpress: Enclosure Modification/Paint Program

Meeting your needs for specific enclosures, Rittal introduces their primeXpress program, an express build and modification program for wallmounts, junction boxes, and TS products in both carbon and stainless steel.

Their state-of-the-art machine can modify enclosures per your specifications. You modify their standard enclosure drawing and they feed it directly into their machine - one price, $200 -  regardless of how many (identical) enclosures they cut for you!

Rittal can meet virtually every specification your project may require. With dozens of enclosures and hundreds of accessories, they can turn your project around quickly. This program has been so well received the current turnaround time is 6-8 weeks. The goal is to have a turnaround time of less than 4 weeks by April.

In addition to the standard 2 whites, 2 grays, and jet black, Rittal now offers 23 other commonly requested colors. Rittal will apply a thermoplastic, polymer powder paint that is unmatched in durability, resists both corrosion and abrasion, and meets UL, IEC, and CSA standards. The three-stage paint process, including e-coat, assures maximum bond of paint to metal with a static charge that adheres paint to even the hardest to reach areas. Again, you pay one price, $250 - regardless of how many (identical) enclosures they paint for you!

Contact us at 800-228-2790 for more information!

Friday, February 23, 2018

BEEP Technology From Turck: Allowing A Network Of Devices To Communicate As A Single Device

Recently, Turck introduced their Backplane Ethernet Extension Protocol (BEEP). This is a new technology that has been integrated into many of Turck's multiprotocol digital block I/O modules and allows a network of devices to communicate as a single device.

BEEP allows a network of up to 33 devices (1 Master + 32 slaves) or 480 bytes of data to appear to the PLC as a single device on a single connection using a single IP address. The user will be able to create high density I/O networks and still utilize their low cost PLC due to the reduction in number of connections the PLC sees.

This technology is utilized by making the first device in the line a BEEP master, which can be done via the device webserver. The BEEP master can then scan the entire network and create a new data map that includes all of the downstream devices, with all device configuration options saved in the master.

BEEP also supports drop-in device replacement, reducing downtime and overall expenses. If the network is setup using BEEP, a technician can simply replace a slave device to keep the system online. The BEEP master will automatically recognize the device, assign it an IP address, and download parameters to it.

For more information please call C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!