Instruments & Controls


Dual panel meter with math

PAXDP dual process input meter allows users to monitor, scale, and display two, independent input sources, perform high-speed math functions on the input values, and display the results. With optional plug-in cards, the meter can generate outputs that include alarm triggering, retransmission of analog signal, or data via many industrial networking protocols.

Red Lion Controls, Inc. Write 306 on PE card

Wireless I/O

XANT and N4ANT wireless I/O systems include transmitter, receiver, and antennae and associated enclosures. Transmitter/receiver system uses spread-spectrum frequency hopping with typical inplant range of 600_1000 ft. XANT is the explosion-proof system with cast aluminum enclosure that includes integral wire-sealing chamber. N4ANT is rated NEMA 4X for any industrial areas that require protection.

Phoenix Contact Inc. Write 307 on PE card

Temperature controllers

Broad line of high-accuracy temperature controllers offers many types and sizes. Controllers feature accuracy of1/ 16 _

Precision Digital Corp. Write 308 on PE card

Bench-top thermometers

MDSi8 and MDSSi8 bench-top digital thermometers are available in single and 10-channel models. Meters feature a portable, rugged, metal case with tilting handle and a programmable color display with larger-than-normal digits. Universal sensor input on single-channel units is programmable to accept standard thermocouples, RTDs, voltage or current signals. Options include RS-232/485 and Ethernet communications, analog output, and alarm relays.

Omega Engineering, Inc. Write 309 on PE card

I/O modules

1794-IB32 and 1794-OB32P 32-point I/O modules are designed for I/O installations where more than 128 I/O points are required in a single location or panel. Modules save panel space by reducing the number of modules required. The 1794-IB32 is a 24-Vdc sink input module; the 1794-OB32P is a 24-Vdc protected-source output module.

Rockwell Automation Write 310 on PE card

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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