Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Why Choose WireCrafters Machine Guarding: A Testimony to Its Benefits

Rich Riemer, with Southwest Solutions Group based in Dallas, TX, shares his testimony about why he has worked with WireCrafters for the past 5 years. Southwest Solutions Group is a company that helps "reduce business' operating costs by implementing solutions that will efficiently and effectively manage your organization's resources." Rich Riemer likes the design features WireCrafters offers that protect employees, the safety colors used, and the timely fashion in which everything is manufactured and delivered. Please enjoy the video below where Rich testifies to the quality of WireCrafters Machine Guarding.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Turck's New Smartphone UHF RFID Reader: Making it Easier to Track, Control, and Manage RFID Applications

Turck has expanded its RFID offering with an economical UHF handheld device. The PD-IDENT handheld provides a lightweight, easy-to-use smartphone RFID reader system. This device houses a UHF antenna and connects to the user's smartphone via the audio port. Also provided by Turck is a basic, multipurpose Turck RFID app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

The PD-IDENT measures at 159 x 95 x 39 millimeters, easily allowing it to fit in the palm of your hand. Additionally, the PD-IDENT allows for the accommodation of a multitude of smartphone designs. The solution also comes equipped with a lithium-Ion battery, which will last up to two hours of active scanning on a charge.

Thanks to a partnership between Turck and U Grok It, this solution was made possible and builds upon the core expertises of both companies. "Using the handheld reader, our customers will be able to track, control, and manage their RFID applications better than ever," said Randy Durick, Vice President of Fieldbus Technology at Turck. "This partnership allows Turck to provide an adaptable, economical UHF handheld solution for our customers and we look forward to our long-term partnership with U Grok It."

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Expanding Application Possibilities For E-Stop Buttons

Providing additional protection against environmental hazards for their 30mm Emergency Stop Buttons, Banner Engineering has introduced their new Washdown Cover. The Washdown Cover provides extra protection without compromising device actuation or visibility. By raising the product rating up to IP69k, it expands the number of applications for which their E-Stop Buttons can be used. It's available in pre-installed kits or as a standalone product.

Banner Engineering's 30mm-mount Illuminated Emergency Stop button is an electro-mechanical emergency stop push button. It meets worldwide safety standards. They are easy to install and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring, or additional enclosures required.

Banner's 30mm mount E-stop buttons have an illuminated base that turns from yellow to flashing red when actuated. To reduce down time, the red flashing illumination of the E-stop button visibly alerts operators which button was pressed so they can quickly and easily fix the problem and only reset the button that was activated.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Teledyne Dalsa Offers Their First Product in The "Vision Sensor" Space

The new BOA Spot is the first Teledyne Dalsa product offering in the "Vision Sensor" space, a segment of the market looking for easy-to-use, basic inspection capabilities at a low cost of ownership. Vision Sensors solve error proofing challenges that are beyond the capabilities of standard photoelectric sensors. They simplify system design and improve overall system robustness by replacing multiple photoelectric sensors and inspecting multiple part features at the same time. Vision sensors offer much more flexibility than traditional sensors for performing quality checks and eliminate the need for expensive fixturing by automatically compensating for part position variation. The new BOA Spot offers the power and flexibility of BOA vision with the ease-of-use and affordability of a Vision Sensor.

Other BOA Spot Features:

  • Integrated light, lens, and processing
  • Standard and high resolution sensor options
  • M12 (standard) or C-mount lens options
  • Easy-to-use GUI
  • Embedded vision tools for matching, counting, feature finding, and measuring applications
  • Built-in factory communication protocols
  • FTP image transfers
  • Multiple program storage
  • Remote monitoring
  • Compact industrial enclosure

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