Thursday, March 23, 2017

Save the Date! C&E's Upcoming Industrial Automation Shows - Murfreesboro, TN & Louisville, KY

Wondering why you should visit one of our Industrial Automation shows? Watch the video below to see what customers like about attending. 

C&E's Industrial Automation Show is a manufacturers-driven event to share ideas and technology keeping manufacturing alive in America. Our vision is "To be recognized by our customers, suppliers, and employees as one of the Midwest market leaders and trusted advisors for industrial automation products and solutions." 

Featuring dozens of booths, hundreds of products on display, and a multitude of seminars, this event is free of charge and lunch is provided. Come meet our suppliers, bring your application questions, and feed your hunger for knowledge in our seminars. We'd love to see you there. 

  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017                                                                Thursday, May 18th, 2017
  Embassy Suites                                                                                 Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  Nashville SE - Murfreesboro                                                           Brown Williamson Room
  1200 Conference Center Blvd                                                         2800 South Floyd Street
  Murfreesboro, TN 37129                                                                 Louisville, KY 40209

CLICK HERE to visit our expo page with much more information. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In Case You Missed It: C&E Newsletter - Automating America

See Why You Should Attend:

We hope to see you at the upcoming industrial automation shows. Manufacturer-driven events to help customers with products and solutions.

Tues, May 16th                            Thurs, May 18th
Murfreesboro, TN                        Louisville, KY


Go The Distance With Banner's Laser Distance Measurement Sensor:

Banner doubles the range and quadruples the precision of their Q4X laser distance sensors. 

Siemens SIMATIC Safety Integrated - All Built In:

One controller, one engineering, one communication for standard and fail-safe automation.

Expand Communication Capabilities With Turck Fieldbus Technology:

Providing a much needed solution for applications dealing with multiple protocols on the same network. 

For questions, to sign up for our newsletters, or for more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you! 

Friday, March 3, 2017

New From Turck: Pressure Transmitters Developed For Demanding Applications

Recently, Turck introduced the PT2000 line of pressure transmitters, which offer a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility. The PT2000 offers a solution that has no elastomer seals and all wetted materials are 316L stainless steel. This makes the solution uniquely capable to meet the environmental needs in water pumping, hydraulic, and refrigeration applications.

With its gel filled housing, the PT2000 eliminates problems caused by condensation in applications with a wide range of temperatures, such as pumping ground water. Additionally, the housing is more compact than existing solutions, suiting it for more applications with space constraints. The PT2000 is also capable of handling pressures up to 1000 bar.

The PT2000 comes equipped with a standard M12 connector that is available in multiple wiring configurations to allow for easy integration into existing applications. The new pressure transmitter is also available with process connections such as NPT, BSPP, and SAE, which are commonly used in North American hydraulic applications.

For questions, or for more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Going The Distance With Banner's Q4X Laser Distance Measurement Sensor

Banner's Versatile Q4X Series Adds Long-Range Models

Banner Engineering's Q4X, a rugged laser distance sensor, offers superior performance and is able to detect sub-millimeter changes in distance. Compared to the leading competitors' 500 mm range, the Banner Q4X now has a 22% longer range of up to 600 mm and is capable of 2 to 4 times higher precision across the sensing range. This sensor is up to three times more precise and has double the maximum sensing range than previously available. 

The Q4X discrete and analog sensors come standard with new problem-solving firmware. Dual mode, dual intensity distance window, is an innovative new teach mode that allows the Q4X to solve new applications. Transparent objects can be reliably detected without the need for a retro-reflector. The sensor will be successful in error-proofing applications where you need to know an object is not only present but also the correct color of reflectivity.

Key Features:
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 mm to 600 mm for threaded barrel housings and 35 mm to 610 mm for flush mount housings
  • Able to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm
  • Dual mode sensing measures distance and light intensity and can be used for reliable clear object detection, error proofing, and to verify presence or absence beyond the sensing range
  • Detects targets regardless of target surface reflectivity
  • Delay timers, remote input, and advanced measurement modes expand the range of applications solved with a single sensor
  • IO-Link enables remote configuration, sensor backup, easier preventative maintenance, and more

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Assa Abloy Albany RapidProtect 2000: Machine Protection For Automated Processes

Assa Abloy's Albany RP2000 is a type tested machine protection door with an aluminum door blade for automated processes. Machine protection doors are an effective safety measure, providing optimal protection for personnel and machines without adversely affecting cycle times. They enable a rapid switch from complete isolation of a production stage to unimpeded access to the workpiece and machine in a matter of seconds, effectively protecting personnel from flying sparks, welding spatter, etc.

Advantages of RapidProtect 2000:

  • With a rigid, reinforced curtain made from aluminum slats, the RP2000 provides complete protection, even from deflection of the curtain
  • The slats are connected with side-mounted flat belts for contact-free winding, ensuring:
    • Very rapid speeds
    • Reduced operational noise
    • Very long maintenance intervals
    • Long service life
    • Scratch resistant surface
  • Individual slats can easily be replaced as required 
  • High reliability even after years of high numbers of cycles
  • Versions conforming to various factory standards are possible
  • Rapid opening and closing ensures short cycle times

CLICK HERE to view the full Assa Abloy RapidProtect 2000 Brochure! 

For questions, or more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!