Friday, September 22, 2017

Bolder, Brighter Indication: New 7-Color K30L & K50L RGB Indicator Lights From Banner

The new K30L2 and K50L2 RGB Indicator Lights from Banner Engineering feature seven colors from just three inputs in one device. Due to a rugged IP69K construction that withstands impact and washdown, they're able to perform reliably in any environment. Their clear and uncomplicated wiring allows for a quick installation and allows for users to consolidate controller outputs.

IO-Link for K50L2 LED Indicators:
IO-Link enables vast custom indication possibilities for K50L2 LED Indicators.
  • Full control on color, flashing, and light intensity with the use of multicolor RGB LEDs
  • Advanced animation, such as rotation and strobing
  • 2-color display with flashing, rotation, and chase
  • Simplified wiring - connect using standard unshielded 4-wire cables
  • Drop-in installation - an IO-Link master can save configuration data and automatically update new indicators, enabling quick and easy installation or replacement of indicator lights


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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

C&E Can Help You Find The Solution You Need For Your Food And Beverage Application!


With the ever-changing and constantly growing food and beverage industry, C&E partners with a multitude of suppliers, offering a wide variety of solutions to meet your application needs. Following consumer trends can be challenging and demanding, but suppliers like Banner Engineering, Turck, and Siemens understand these trends and offer a variety of products specifically designed for the food and beverage industry. 

Whether your application requires protection against harsh washdowns, or must have the highest of standards of cleanliness, or needs to reach the utmost level of safety, Banner Engineering, Turck, and Siemens offer a level of expertise and products to provide you with the quality you deserve. Consider us ready to do what it takes to meet your production requirements safely and efficiently. 

Visit these websites to learn more about the solutions offered:

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

proNet - Networked Access & Control Devices: The Latest in The Fortress Product Family

Fortress Interlocks is introducing the next big thing in their product family, the proNet family. The proNet modules allow the features of amGardpro to become a distributed IO (input/output) on either an Ethernet IP or a ProfiNet network. Safety information is exchanged using either the CIP Safety or the ProfiSafe protocol.

The modularity of the amGardpro range can incorporate:

  • Guard locking
  • Escape release
  • Safety key technology
  • Basic machine control functionality into a single device which can now be connected to both of the leading industrial Ethernet networks
An integrated network switch facilitates ring topology with no additional hardware cost of the system setup. It provides the ability to mix safety devices and standard devices on the same network for seamless integration and increased flexibility. 

Key Benefits of Using Networked Safety Gate Switches:
  • Comprehensive diagnostic coverage for internal fault detection
  • Maximum safety rating: Category 4/PLe
  • The system can be expanded at any point to include additional functionality
  • Locking force up to 10,000N - the highest level currently available on the market
  • Drastically decreases installation and commissioning time by significantly reducing the wiring of each unit
  • Device data can improve preventative maintenance schedules leading to decreases in production downtime
  • Remote access enables authorized personnel to potentially diagnose system errors without being on-site
  • Devices can be daisy chained to create a ring topology network which enables the network to remain resilient to a single point of a failure
  • Due to the ease of setting parameters, the replacement of a device for maintenance purposes can be achieved in minutes
For questions, or for more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Do You Have New Employees That Need to Get Up to Speed? Siemens Offers Custom Training Programs to Help!

If you have employees that need to get up to speed, Siemens can come in, assess your education needs, and provide your employees with custom training. Siemens technical learning services provides students with the critical knowledge they need for their job directly from the equipment manufacturer. Professional instructors who have an in-depth understanding of your equipment, processes, and systems, conduct scheduled classes using simulation workstations at Siemens facilities, online, or on-site.

The Siemens practice-based learning approach with associated exercises makes it possible to gain theoretical knowledge reinforced with hands-on experience. Students simulate real-world situations to learn programming and troubleshooting techniques that will help them commission, maintain, and operate equipment with greater efficiency.




SITRAIN Curriculum Families:


  • Automation
  • Machine Tool
  • Drives & Motion
  • Electrical Maintenance & Safety
  • Power Systems & SIMOCODE
  • Process Analyzers
  • Process Automation
  • Process Control
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Industrial Networking
  • Process Safety Management
Siemens SITRAIN learning programs offer a variety of delivery methods designed to meet every training need. C&E will partner with Siemens to get you the training needed for your employees. CLICK HERE to view the Siemens training catalog and to get more information on what's offered. 

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


Friday, August 25, 2017

Banner Engineering's LTF Time-of-Flight Laser Sensors Just Got Even Better!

Banner Engineering's L-GAGE LTF Laser Sensors are now available in extended range models. These extended range models are able to detect and inspect objects from up to 24 m away without the use of a retroreflector, while still achieving accuracy error of less than 1% of range and less than 25 mm of accuracy error when using a white target. Considered an affordable alternative to sensors with similar range capabilities, they offer greater range capabilities than similarly priced time-of-flight sensors.

Key Features:

  • The extended 24 m range allows the LTF Series sensors to be used to solve many applications that previously were primarily solved by more expensive sensors specifically designed for long distances
  • Installation and maintenance is simplified - diffuse mode sensing eliminates the need for a retroreflective target
  • Users are able to begin inspecting more quickly with no downtime to service targets
  • The two-line, eight-character display and pushbutton programming facilitate sensor setup and troubleshooting, enabling real-time distance measuring and application monitoring
  • Durable IP67 housing, high ambient light immunity, and stable performance across temperatures
  • Reliable performance in many challenging environments
  • Models featuring IO-Link communication have powerful advanced features, including remote configuration, remote monitoring, and extended diagnostics

CLICK HERE for more information on Banner's LTF! Call C&E at 800-228-2790 for questions, or for more information.