Machine > Control systems

Emergency stop button

07 August, 2009 by

The E-stop modular emergency stop button has been introduced into the eGard range of access and control products.


Vacuum safety valves

07 August, 2009 by

The Vactrap COAX is a check valve with an integrated Pi12-2 COAX cartridge for decentralised vacuum handling systems and a built-in blow-off valve to provide a quick release of objects.


Safety locking handle

07 August, 2009 by

The Praher Valves range of lockable ball, butterfly and diaphragm valves are now supplied complete with locking mechanism as standard.


Safety controller configurator tool

09 June, 2009 by

The configurator tool for the Pilz PNOZmulti modular safety controller has been upgraded to Version 6.0.0, providing a number of enhancements and new features over the preceding Version 5.3.0.


Wireless interface module

09 June, 2009 by

The Simatic ET 200pro IWLAN interface module wirelessly integrates the distributed I/O system into the automation network.


Modular control panels

01 January, 2009

The dual-button modular two-handed push-button panels from New Elfin offer the ability to configure many of the controls designed for tool machines, metal presses, folding machines, laser welding machines and more.


Modular lighting

01 December, 2008

The Elfin Modular Safety Lighting range includes warning lights, access illuminators and machinery cabinet lights.


Safety switch

01 December, 2008

The SNV4063KP safety switch has a selectable access delay for applications on machines that have a slow run downtime.


Compressed air nozzle

01 December, 2008

Exair’s 31.75 mm Super Air Nozzle delivers 4.25 kg of blowing force when mounted 305 mm away from the target. The force is suitable for blowing heavy materials or for applications where the air nozzle is mounted far from the target surface.


Series for high load motion control applications

18 November, 2008

The Kerk VHD series anti-backlash assembly provides the maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any Kerk nut assembly.


CSIRO commercialises mine automation innovation

21 October, 2008

CSIRO has signed an agreement to commercialise its innovative underground longwall automation system, known as LASC technology, with one of the world’s largest longwall mining original equipment manufacturers, Joy Australasia.


Modular safety system

11 October, 2008

The Sirius 3RK3 series modular safety system MSS combines the functionality of a safety relay and a programmable logic controller (PLC).


Coaxial valves

11 October, 2008

RSG’s range of coaxial valves offers a compact design, actuated by solenoid or pressure pilot and is suitable for a wide variety of media with pressure ratings to 250 bar.


Lockable valves

11 October, 2008

The Praher Valves range of lockable ball, butterfly and diaphragm valves permits the operator to secure the valve in either the open or closed position, with the aid of a padlock or similar locking device. In the case of the butterfly and diaphragm valves, the hand lever/wheel may be locked in open, closed or a variety of increments in between.


Press controller

11 October, 2008

When fitting safety systems to older presses and press-brakes, it is important to fit monitored hydraulic or pneumatic valves. These devices require careful engineering to ensure their efficacy and reliability.


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