Posted on: July 15th, 2013
MODLINK: NEW FEATURES AND FRAMES = MORE OPTIONS
Suwanee, Georgia, July 15, 2013 – The Modlink MSDD interface system makes it easy to access controls in the cabinet when the time comes for in-plant or machinery diagnostics and servicing. With Modlink the cabinet can remain closed and the components inside can continue to operate with their required level of protection. This helps you maintain compliance with all necessary safety regulations. Simply snap the appropriate GFCI circuit breaker into the frame. Then, if the switch trips, it can be reset without having to open the cabinet.
Available in both a single and double frame size with a choice of cover (transparent, silver or fiberglass reinforced gray), Modlink MSDD is suitable for applications in a wide variety of environments. The covers come with a choice of locking mechanism, either a 3mm double-bit key or a knob. Both help the cover and frame meet IP65 requirements thus making the insert resistant to dirt, dust and humidity. The newly redesigned cover has a spring mechanism that lifts an open lid 30°. This allows you to see at a glance that it is open and reminds you to close it when finished.
The modular system is based on a two parts: frames and inserts. With over 4000 combinations of frames and inserts, Modlink allows manufacturers to react to country specific requirements without having to rework the size of the housing each time. The cutout dimensions, which have remained the same even though the frame has a new look, are standard across the product line no matter which insert you choose for your application. This makes it easy for both designers and installers to work with Modlink MSDD.
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About Murrelektronik, Inc.
Murrelektronik, Inc. is the North American arm of Murrelektronik GmbH, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of state-of-the-art technology and made-to-measure solutions for complex automated industrial systems, network protocols and machine connectivity. For more information on the company’s products and services, contact Murrelektronik, Inc., 1400 Northbrook Parkway, Suite 300, Suwanee, GA 30024; call 770.497.9292 or visit www.murrinc.com.
Posted on: May 7th, 2013
Please note the new address for Hartfiel Automation, Minnesota.
Hartfiel Automation corporate headquarters is now located at :
6533 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
The phone numbers and remittance address will remain the same.
Posted on: April 29th, 2013
B&R is a privately held company based in Egglsburg, Austria with a presence in 68 countries. The United States headquarters is located in Roswell, Georgia.
“B&R’s premium hardware and software combination sets them apart from every other manufacturer in the world. B&R’s single source capability will allow us to provide automation solutions to many customers in a wide variety of industries,” states Hartfiel Automation President Pat Schusted.
Because B&R is the largest privately held company in the industry, worldwide, they are able to concentrate on real market requirements and innovations.
“Our partnership with B&R allows us to offer flexible, innovative automation platforms that can address the unique challenges facing our customers everyday,” President Pat Schusted continues. “Hartfiel Automation is very excited for the future with B&R.”
Hartfiel Automation specializes in delivering pneumatic automation and motion control products and solutions to its customers. Operating for more than 50 years, Hartfiel is devoted to strengthening manufacturing in 10 states from Minnesota to Texas. Hartfiel is ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2004; and ISO 13485:2003; UL 508A and FM approved. To find out more, please visit us at www.hartfiel.com
Hartfiel Automation, Inc.
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Posted on: March 8th, 2013
March has arrived, which means its Minnesota Food Share Month!
This week was the first week of Hartfiel Automation’s 4th Annual Biggest Giver Food Drive Challenge. Hartfiel Automation continues to team up with the PROP Food Shelf in Eden Prairie, MN.
Last year Hartfiel Automation exceeded their goal of 750 pounds coming in with ONE TON (750 Pounds of food and $1,280 in cash). This year Hartfiel has pledged to collect 2000 pounds!
To kick off the Food Drive Challenge Hartfiel hosted a bagel breakfast on March 4th! Employees were able to trade food donations or cash donations for a bagel breakfast.
Many other events are planned throughout the month of March in order to reach the goal of 2000 pounds.
1st week- March 4th- Kick off bagel Breakfast and March 7th- BBQ
2nd week- March 11th- Bake sale and bean bag tournament
3rd week- March 18th- Bake sale and CANstruction building contest
Final week- March 25th- Golf Challenge and chili contest.
If your company is interested in getting involved, find all the details by visiting the Food Drive Challenge website- http://fooddrivechallenge.org/
Learn more about the PROP food shelf by visiting their website- http://www.propfood.org/#
Posted on: January 22nd, 2013
Eden Prairie, MN–Hartfiel Automation, Inc.’s (“Hartfiel”) Chief Executive Officer, Myron J. Moser has promoted Patrick L. Schusted, the Company’s current Vice President of Sales and Marketing to the position of President effective immediately. Mr. Schusted succeeds Mr. Moser, President since 1995. Mr. Moser will continue on as the Company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Moser commented, “I am delighted to transition the stewardship of this incredible company to such an exceptional and deserving leader as Patrick. We are fortunate to have him with us. His leadership has been central to our growth and success in the years he has been with us. I am confident that he will continue to build and strengthen Hartfiel in the future”.
Mr. Schusted has been with Hartfiel since 2005 joining the Company as an outside sales representative. He was promoted to Minnesota Branch Manager, and then to Vice President Sales and Marketing, prior to his promotion to his new role as President. Mr. Schusted joins an elite list of only two that have served in the Presidential role since the Company’s founding in 1958.
Mr. Schusted commented, “I am truly excited about the opportunity presented to me. It is a great honor to follow Myron in this role. I look forward to serving Hartfiel’s customers, suppliers and employees.”
About Hartfiel Automation, Inc.
Hartfiel specializes in delivering pneumatic automation and motion control products and solutions to its customers throughout the central United States. Operating for more than 54 years, Hartfiel is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and is devoted to strengthening manufacturing in 10 states from Minnesota to Texas. Hartfiel has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2004; ISO 13485:2003; UL 508A and FM approved. To find out more, please visit us at www.hartfiel.com.
Hartfiel Automation, Inc.
Posted on: May 17th, 2012
Hartfiel Automation received top award for supplying mobile controls to Terex AWP (Aerial Work Platform) Group.
Terex Corporation held their annual AWP Supplier Conference April 12th, 2012 in Seattle, WA. Seventy out of 400 of their top vendors, strategic partners, were invited to attend the conference. The meeting highlighted how business is awarded, how a strategic partner is defined, and the annual supplier awards were announced. Ten awards were given in ten different categories with Hartfiel being awarded as top supplier of mobile controls.
“The Hartfiel CPR process was used to show over $1,000,000 in savings contributing greatly to us receiving the award,” stated Ted Kraft, Sr. Vice President. “Our mission to strengthen American manufacturing with innovative automation will continue to benefit Terex. Terex strives to increase profitability through strategic partnerships and I believe we exemplify what they are looking for. Great work Russell Sims and the mobile controls team.”
Posted on: February 27th, 2012
In December 2010 we showcased a video about a robotic hand comprised of a balloon filled with coffee grounds. It was designed to easily pick up objects of varying size and shape. Now it’s back and able to throw! After you watch the video check out the article.
Posted on: February 24th, 2012
“Many people with debilitating conditions rely on sip and puff technology to get around, which is relatively lo-fi by some standards. Now, a special retainer with magnetic sensors could bring mobility into the smartphone age. Developed at Georgia Tech, the Tongue Drive System uses a magnetic piercing to track lingual gestures. The sensors then transmit data to an iOS app that translates it to on-screen or a joystick movement. Earlier versions used a headset, but the prototype revealed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, is hoped to be more comfortable and discreet. The system is currently being trialled by 11 participants with high-level spinal-cord injuries, with larger trials planned.”
Posted on: January 10th, 2012
3D printers are more affordable when developing prototypes of a new product, for manufacturers, or machines, for an OEM.
“Unlike conventional manufacturing, where products are often mass-produced overseas, 3D printing allows companies to print customized items when and where they’re needed, cutting the costs of materials and shipping goods like shoes from China to U.S. store shelves and then to outlets if they don’t sell. The technology, also called additive manufacturing, makes it possible to build products in remote places, such as outer space. NASA is looking at 3D printing as a possible means of creating replacement parts and tools on the International Space Station.”
To read the entire Businessweek article click here.
Posted on: November 7th, 2011
“Trio Motion has expanded its Motion Coordinator range with two new motion and machine controllers based on the latest 533MHz ARM11 processor – flexibly and economically providing new levels of multi-tasking servo or stepper control for high performance automation.” – www.motioncontrol.com
For more information about the new Trio Motion Coordinators please CLICK HERE.