Spinea launches new servo actuator for precision motion

Spinea_DS

Spinea has launched its new DS 095 DriveSpin servo actuator motor for precision control.

Recently announced by Spinea and available in the UK from Heason Technology, the DriveSpin DS 095 series integrates the industry leading TwinSpin high-load capacity trochoidal gear unit and a powerful AC servomotor with servo feedback for a cutting-edge rotary actuator solution for precision motion applications.

The inline (non-hollowshaft) design of the DS 095 fulfils the gap between the DS 70 and DS 100 models to provide a rated torque of up to 85 Nm and maximum lost motion and hysteresis values of less than one arc-min.  Continue reading Spinea launches new servo actuator for precision motion

Distec and Red Lion Controls host event to demonstrate smart factory technology

distec red lion

Industrial computing specialist Distec is partnering with industrial automation and networking expert Red Lion Controls to host a smart factory day on March 28, 2017.

The event, which will be held at the De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire, UK is designed to give plant managers an overview of the benefits of smart factory technology.

The day will feature speakers discussing their experiences using the latest automation technology to build smart factory environments.

Plant managers and engineers can also view live demo kits to get a hands-on experience of the automation technology that’s helping to build the current and next generation of smart factory. Technical staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the technology and its use in factories.  Continue reading Distec and Red Lion Controls host event to demonstrate smart factory technology

Johnson Controls launches ‘unique’ water and energy saving system

johnson controls bluestream
Johnson Controls says its BlueStream Hybrid Cooling System helps customers address water and energy challenges in their facilities

Johnson Controls says it has developed a “unique, innovative and industry-leading solution” to help customers address water and energy challenges in facilities through more efficient cooling tower operations.

The solution, called the BlueStream Hybrid Cooling System, will be featured at the 2017 Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Expo in Las Vegas (booth C3124).

Johnson says BlueStream features a groundbreaking technology – thermosyphon hybrid cooling – to reduce water consumption in traditional cooling tower systems by 25 to 80 percent compared to all-evaporative heat rejection systems. It also maintains peak process output and energy efficiency on the hottest summer days.  Continue reading Johnson Controls launches ‘unique’ water and energy saving system

Denso enlists Applied Controls to expand operations in the US

denso robots

Denso has enlisted Applied Controls to serve as one of the company’s key automation solution providers in the US. 

The contract enables Applied Controls to market and support Denso’s portfolio of robotics products as part of the robot-making giant’s expansion plans. 

Mark Anderson, Denso’s regional sales manager, says the Malvern, Pennsylvania distributor will have mid-Atlantic regional responsibility and will be making significant investments in training, personnel and demonstration hardware.  Continue reading Denso enlists Applied Controls to expand operations in the US

PcVue introduces mobile solution for intelligent buildings

arc info entry_ipad_pcvue

ARC Informatique takes PcVue into new market with mobile monitoring system for intelligent buildings 

PcVue Solutions are now entering an uncharted market to provide an innovative mobile offering for SCADA in intelligent buildings.

Proximity-based services enabled by micro-geolocation for Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) are growing quickly, says the company, and it apparently wants a share of the market.

PcVue is ARC Informatique’s core product, the company is an independent provider in HMI/SCADA software. It has been contributing to the evolution of the automation industry for 30 years by providing a flexible solution for supervising building management systems, industrial processes, utilities, and infrastructure.

Continue reading PcVue introduces mobile solution for intelligent buildings

Johnson Controls wins official building technologies contract from the Sacramento Kings

sacramento kings
Picture: Courtesy Mlive.com

Project ensures a safe, comfortable, energy-efficient and sustainable environment for Golden 1 Center and fans, says Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls and the Sacramento Kings have signed an agreement that will integrate the building automation systems, as well as fire and life safety systems, to create an all-encompassing impact on Golden 1 Center – the future home of the Sacramento Kings.

Through these systems, Sacramento’s new, world-class entertainment and sports venue will be operationally smarter, safer and more sustainable, all designed to enhance the fan experience.

Chris Granger, president of Sacramento Kings, says: “The fan experience at Golden 1 Center will be second-to-none thanks to innovative technology and advanced arena operation solutions.

“Our safety, fan experience, and sustainability goals are all being achieved with the help of Johnson Controls expertise in intelligent buildings and stadiums.”  Continue reading Johnson Controls wins official building technologies contract from the Sacramento Kings

Applied Controls wins large contract from Siemens

allied controls Siemens PLCs

Siemens has appointed Applied Controls as a distributor in the US.

Applied Controls will expand Siemen’s authorized territory to include Maryland, Washington DC, and five counties of Northern Virginia.

Applied is now considered a Siemens “high value partner and automation solution provider”.

Applied Controls will market and support Siemens’ portfolio of factory automation products including PLCs, HMIs, intelligent motion control, industrial computers, SCADA and networking products.  Continue reading Applied Controls wins large contract from Siemens