Controllers & I/O(25 companies)
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are industrial-hardened controllers that are designed for machine and line control. Input/output (I/O) refers to wiring accessories that enable communications between sensors, actuators and the controller. Includes related equipment such as cards for PLC, signal conditioners, etc.
ACE Controls Inc.
ACE Controls specializes in automation control, motion control, vibration control and safety products that are utilized in a wide range of applications in packaging and processing. Motion control solutions include industrial gas springs, hydraulic dampers, feed controls and rotary dampers. Automation control products such as miniature shock absorbers, profile dampers and damping pads manage motion sequences through devices such as cylinder position switches, air flow controllers and pressure sensors. Meanwhile vibration control products like vibration isolating pads and low frequency pneumatic leveling mounts reduce vibrations.
As a leading sensor and automation specialist, Balluff offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sensor, identification, network and software solutions to increase production and improve quality in hundreds of industries.
B&R Industrial Automation
In addition to motion controls and process controls, B&R offers a ready-made software solution that helps OEMs implement pick-and-place applications faster. Not only does the system control the robot itself, it also handles coordination with other axes, conveyor belts or tracks. mapp Pick&Place grants the user maximum freedom to solve the requirements of their process using any number of delta, articulated arm or SCARA robots. The software also allows developers to automatically optimize their process in different ways. They can choose whether the movement profiles should prioritize shortest pick duration, first in first out, or energy-optimized movement. B&R is a single-source supplier of controls and robotics. Robots from its parent company, ABB, are fully integrated in the B&R automation system.
Product range covers industrial PCs, embedded PCs, PLCs, PACs, motherboards, HMI hardware and software, industrial displays, stainless steel industrial displays, I/O, machine mounted I/O, stainless steel I/O, fieldbus components, industrial Ethernet, networking solutions, machine safety equipment, programmable safety, switches, servo motors, stainless steel servo motors, servo drives, stepper motors, stepper drives, DC drives, gearboxes, stainless steel gearboxes, linear transport systems, stainless steel linear transport systems, planar motor systems, automation software, machine learnings software, machine vision software, cables, connectors and accessories.
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Automation controls and components from Rexroth include hydraulics, gearboxes, I/O, industrial PCs and HMI, safety controls, drives, motors and gearboxes and cables for linear motion, assembly and tightening technology. Rexroth’s I/O modules have a robust design and mechanics, are easy to handle, have a fast reaction time and are quick to install – both in the control cabinet as well as in the field. Also featured from Rexroth is its ctrlX DRIVE line, marketed as the most compact modular drive system available, offering virtually unlimited options for users, sophisticated engineering tools, and high energy efficiency.
Delta Electronics Americas
PMMI member Delta Products supplies industrial automation technology products including: VFD, PLC, HMI, servo, motion control, network switches, remote I/O modules, temperature controllers, power meters, IIoT and Cloud solutions, and robotics. Delta's integrated platforms provide hardware and software architecture solutions designed for control scalability, code portability, and modular flexibility.
Delta Systems & Automation LLC
Delta Systems & Automation LLC supplies PC-controlled solutions to motion control. Delta Systems’ open-architecture system is compatible with most computer systems and networks and offers a choice of control platforms for flowrapping and other applications.
Descon Integrated Conveyor Solutions
Descon offers specialty controls for conveyors including centralized motor, distribution motor, integrated electrical wireway, plug and play cable systems as well as software and documentation systems. Descon’s automation experts in the Electrical Controls Team are knowledgeable with equipment interfacing, integration between machine centers and clean software code. Descon is a Certified UL Builder.
J.H. Foster equips industrial facilities with controls, electrical components, pneumatic actuators and grippers and related equipment. Product line includes electric actuators, electrical control panels, gear boxes, PLC, HMI, servo reducers, servo and stepper drivers. Photoelectric sensors come in LED, laser and fiber optic configurations and are available in beam-break and beam-make versions with a variety of sensing models. Pneumatic actuators work together with grippers to clamp parts and tools in place as actuators work during automation processes in manufacturing, such as material transfer, pick and place and indexing. J.H. Foster also supplies vacuum cups and generators as well as assorted automation accessories and components for all pneumatic applications.
KEB offers a full suite of automation products that are used by a wide variety of machine builders. This includes machine motion controllers, remote access and data analytics, HMIs, drives, and motors.
The SYSKRON brand was created to bring all the IT products of the Krones Group together under a single roof. It has been developed into a holistic solution comprising Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Process Control System and innovative cloud solutions. The SYSKRON software landscape is structured to form the complete supply chain of manufacturing from goods receipt to dispatch. SYSKRON solutions can be used to plan, control, visualize, document and analyze processes along the complete supply chain.
Mini Motor SPA
Motors are used in a variety of packaging, packing, bottling, palletizing, stacking and wrapping operations where compact design, precise movement, and resistance are required at the right speed with easy programming. Motors can be flexibly programmed and customised to control speed and power with extreme accuracy. DR Series provides all-in-one products: an integrated drive, which allows controlling speed and torque, and an integrated connectivity module, supporting the most common field-buses: CanOpen, Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet/IP, Profinet e Powerlink.
Murrelektronik’s I/O systems connect actuators and sensors of a system to the control to help the food and beverage industry meet the requirements governing hygiene, cleanliness and corrosion protection. Featured I/O systems include the MVK Pro and IMPACT67 Pro compact IO-Link master modules with eight multifunctional master ports. These IP67 rated fieldbus modules can replace complexly wired and expensive terminal boxes are an important component in decentralized installations.
Nexthermal supplies industrial thermal controllers that are equipped with an IP-66/NEMA 4X-rated enclosure. Specialist in designing efficient heaters and heating elements that maximize the capability of customer machines and applications, Nexthermal has created its own single zone controller. Temperature controller features advanced PID with RS-485 input with output to USB, an easy plug-and-play design for quick installation, a white PV display with LCD screen for improved visibility and a universal input which supports most standard TC/RTD/linear outputs. In addition, Nexthermal’s product line of temperature sensors help manufacturers monitor the temperature of equipment in order to prevent problems such as overheating or inadequate cooling. The food and beverage industry also use temperature sensors extensively to monitor and maintain the required temperatures for its products.
Omron Automation Americas
Omron Industrial Automation supplies an extensive range of controls, software and automation components including PLC and MAC controllers, machine safety solutions, motion controls, motors, sensors, networking solutions, remote IO, IPC, and HMI technology. Highlighted control systems from Omron include its line of machine controllers, which offer synchronous control of all machine devices and advanced functionality such as motion, robotics and database connectivity. The fully integrated Sysmac automation platform is a multidisciplinary concept that allows users to simplify solution architecture, reduce programming and optimize productivity while harnessing complete control and management in the automation plant.
Rockwell Automation’s flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands offer a vast array of automation, manufacturing, safety products, automation systems and drives. Featured hardware includes the 450L GuardShield™ PAC Safety Light Curtains to protect personnel from hazardous machinery that use whole-body detection and are typically positioned around an area or in front of a machine process entry or exit area. Model 42EA RightSight™ S18 and 42EF RightSight M18 photoelectric sensors feature a wide range of sensing modes and are ideal for general purpose and cost-sensitive applications in material handling, packaging and other industries. The Allen‑Bradley ASEM™ 6300 is a complete portfolio of open architecture industrial PCs, thin clients and monitors used in food and beverage and other facilities that require a high-performance Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution for industrial environments. Portfolio integrates completely with Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® View SE and FactoryTalk View ME software, allowing for seamless assimilation within the facility.
Schneider Electric specializes in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Schneider’s catalog includes motion controllers, drives, motors, and robotics, featuring the Altivar Machine ATV340, an innovative variable speed drive for smart machines in high-performance material handling solutions. Other industrial controls and automation products include limit switches; measurement and instrumentation devices; PLC, PAC and dedicated controllers; power supplies and transformers; enclosures; HMI terminals and industrial PCs; process control and safety devices; soft starters and more.
SICK offers a wide array of sensors as well as machine and electrical components including photoelectric sensors, inductive sensors, LiDAR sensors, inertial sensors, positioning sensors, OLS line guidance sensors, and sensors for color, contrast and distance. Integration machines connect sensor networks. SICK also offers RFID code readers, transponders and antennas, encoders, motor feedback systems and connection devices. Company also makes safety light curtains, safety laser scanners and safety door switches.
SMAC offers motors, controllers and I/O, and actuators, with special designs for packaging equipment OEMs and end users in mind. Programmable linear actuators are used for such applications as ejecting, diverting and multi-lane sorting; capping; sealing, cutting and labeling; cutting; dosing; and leak testing. With a lower price due to 30% fewer parts and cylindrical form, these actuators fit applications where air cylinders can't provide the speed, reliability, controllability, and longevity necessary to meet customers’ productivity goals, changeover needs, and cost reduction requirements. SMAC also offers a wide range of motors, controllers, and related controls.
Spec Automation can fabricate a control panel to fit the needs of the end user, no matter the size of the system. Using its in-house fabrication shop, customers have input on how their specific control panel is designed allowing for a smoother transition once the panel arrives in the facility. Specs’s team of qualified controls engineers, panel builders, and field service technicians are certified to ensure that all panels meet the UL 508A requirements.
Superior Product Handling Solutions, Inc.
Company’s Factrac product line offers easy-to-implement and economical production and operations IIot counters, timers, OEE, customizable metric monitors, displays, data collection, dashboards, real-time production event notifications, and real-time viewing of production operations status from the floor, at a desk, or remotely by phone or tablet.
TM Process & Controls, Inc.
TM Process & Controls offers services including controls and integration design, network and server design, cybersecurity, panel upgrades, PLC upgrades, automation solutions, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems.
Turck supplies multiprotocol I/O modules that automatically detect three Ethernet networks used in food and beverage processing and packaging applications. Fieldbus stations, which should survive the aggressive cleaning operations on food packaging machines, must be mechanically robust, chemically resistant and totally waterproof. The fully sealed series TBEN-L with protection class IP69K meets all of these requirements and can be connected to different Ethernet fieldbus systems via Turck's multiprotocol technology.
XL is a standalone device designed to connect to sensors and scanners in a network for real-time production monitoring of virtually any industrial process. XL includes I/O to communicate with processes, a scoreboard for operators, and built-in reporting for managers. Designed to seamlessly scale from machine to enterprise, XL offers additional benefits including: no software to install, no servers to maintain and no recurring fees.
User-friendly software components from WIPOTEC-OCS include Comscale4, a flexible, web-based, customizable quality data management system that can connect any number of checkweighers and other inspection machines (x-ray scanner, metal detectors) to separate selectable sites. Comscale4 provides an overview of the entire production line in real time, allowing users to retrieve all available data, generate statistics, take important actions, and share data with partners throughout the enterprise. In addition, WIPOTEC-OCS offers serialization and aggregation solutions, marketed through the TQS (Traceable Quality System) brand, to meet the track-and-trace needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous existing and emerging global serialization applications.
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