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: 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: 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.”
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Posted on: April 26th, 2011
I found this picture and video on another blog. I’m always interested in seeing how day-to-day items are made and wanted to share. Thanks- 22 Words.
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Posted on: March 31st, 2011
There has been an increasing interest in expanding PRT Systems in more metro areas; a concept that has been around more than 50 years. PRT has been equated to an automated taxi; similar to light rail but each car only holds 4 to 6 people. It’s already being utilized at Heathrow Airport in London and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The United States does not currently have a PRT system anywhere but the three foreign manufacturers of this technology would like to open plants in the US to build such systems.
US manufacturers are well poised in mobile and green technology to take advantage of this new industry that could very well become a reality as gas prices continue to rise and being green is more than just a fad.