Race Report from Round 6 – Brands Hatch GP Circuit. July 2019

Last weekend saw BMRC (Bemsee) at the famous Brands Hatch GP circuit – always a popular meeting as there are limited races carried out on the extended GP circuit compared to the shorter “Indy” circuit. Lamonde Automation Sponsored Minitwins rookie, #232 Matt Wetherell qualified 8th on the grid for the first race of the weekend for him (race 9) which put him in the middle of row 3 with a qualifying time of 1:42.227, placing him 5 places in front of close rookie rival, Dan Thomas and 8 ahead of Tommy Downes who’d had some issues with his bike. There Continue reading Race Report from Round 6 – Brands Hatch GP Circuit. July 2019

New Product Announcement: MT8071iER

Introducing the new MT8071iER Open Frame Rear Mount HMI from Weintek. This new model, based on the popular MT8071iE panel mount HMI integrates perfectly as a flush mount surface HMI. Equipped with a 7″ 800 x 480 screen. As with the rest of the Weintek range, this is programmed with EasyBuilder Pro and of course has connectivity with 300+ industrial automation protocols. A great solution for embedded applications, purchase online from our web store here, or call our sales team on +442030262670.

New Product Announcement: More BRX Analogue and Temperature I/O Expansion Modules from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added more I/O expansion modules to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX I/O expansion modules add discrete and analogue I/O to the BRX PLC system as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller. Eight new analogue input and combination analogue I/O modules are now available for the BRX Series; new 16-channel current input (0-20 mA / 4-20 mA) and 16-channel voltage input (+/- 10VDC, +/- 5VDC, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC) modules provide higher density analogue I/O. Continue reading New Product Announcement: More BRX Analogue and Temperature I/O Expansion Modules from AutomationDirect

New EasyBuilder Pro Feature for cMT Series: MQTT JSON Advanced Format Setting

JSON Advanced setting has been added to the MQTT Topic Publisher in EasyBuilder Pro. Beside’s being compatible with the existing simple JSON format, this function allows users to define JSON format with more flexible structure tailored to the cloud device they use. With this function, data transferred to the cloud can be generated in the required format without the need for an extra conversion tool, realising integration with diverse cloud services, turning conventional PLCs into IIoT smart devices. Furthermore, users can simply configure the settings via an intuitive graphical interface, eliminating the need for writing JSON codes in order to Continue reading New EasyBuilder Pro Feature for cMT Series: MQTT JSON Advanced Format Setting

New Product Announcement: New CPU, PSUs and Analogue i/o for the Productivity1000

We’re pleased to announce that the excellent Productivity1000 range has been expanded with the addition of a new CPU (P1-550) two new power supply modules (P1-01DC & P1-02AC), five new analogue modules, (P1-04AD, P1-08ADL-1, P1-08ADL-2, P1-08DAL-1 & P1-08DAL-2), and two new speciality modules – High Speed Counter & Pulse-Width Modulation (P1-02HSC & P1-04PWM). Productivity1000 I/O modules are auto-discovered and easily added or removed. QR (Quick Response) codes are printed on each module linking to latest specs and wiring. New CPUThe new P1-550 CPU boasts up to 50 MB ladder memory, microSD card slot, 2 Ethernet 10/100Base-T ports (vs 1 on Continue reading New Product Announcement: New CPU, PSUs and Analogue i/o for the Productivity1000

New Product Announcement: cMT-iV6 – Industrial Touch Screen with built-in cMT Viewer

Product Introduction The cMT-iV6, is a touch panel with built-in cMT Viewer, which allows it to connect to multiple cMT-SVR or cMT Series HMIs for monitoring. Equipped with a 9.7” 1024×768 touchscreen, built-in speaker and a high-performance 1GHz processor, it is able to deliver outstanding visuals, sound effects, and operator experience. The cMT-iV6 inherits most of the functions from cMT-iV5, but with the addition of an SD card slot. By using an external SD card, it can support many features that were otherwise not available on cMT-iV5, for example, file browser, media player, picture viewer, PDF reader, and screen hardcopy, Continue reading New Product Announcement: cMT-iV6 – Industrial Touch Screen with built-in cMT Viewer

We’re Sponsoring Oxted Beer Festival 2019

This year, we’re again supporting the Oxted Beer Festival as we have done for the previous two years. We’re sponsoring “Trenchman’s Hop” from local micro-brewery, the Godstone Brewers. Apart from beer, the Oxted Beer festival boasts an outstanding variety of musicians and performers, both local and more widely known bands, such as Saturday night’s headline act – renowned 90’s band, Reef. The Oxted Beer festival has been running since 2012 and raises money for charities & local community projects as well as providing a fun weekend of food, music, sport, entertainment and of course beer.

SureStep IP65 Rated Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added motors designed for wash-down environments to its stepper systems product line. SureStep® IP65 rated high-torque stepping motors are completely protected from solids and dust ingress and from low pressure water jets from any direction, making them suitable for many wash-down applications. These fully sealed, single-shaft motors are available with industry-standard NEMA 17, 23, and 34 mounting flanges and provide holding torque from 61 to 1288 oz-in. The motors use 2-phase technology with 200 full steps per revolution or 1.8 degrees per full step. The square-frame or “high-torque” style of these stepping motors is the latest in bipolar Continue reading SureStep IP65 Rated Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect