HMI Touchscreens with
Modular I/O Architecture
Red Lion Controls (York, PA) has announced its Graphite
operator panels – the industry’s first HMI touchscreens
to combine a rugged, all-aluminum construction with a
modular I/O architecture. Features include:
■ Drag-and-drop protocol conversion.
■ Data logging and web-based monitoring and control.
■ UL Class 1, Division 2, ATEX and IECEx approvals.
Explosion Proof Portable Spider Box
Larson Electronics (Kemp,
TX) has announced a 10 outlet
explosion proof portable spider
box that allows operators to safely
operate up to 4,000 W of lighting
and electrical equipment within
Class 1 Division 1 zones. The
EPL-SBO-220X10 explosion proof
portable power distribution provides
operators using 220 V equipment
in hazardous locations with multiple
outlets in areas where receptacles
are limited. Features include:
■ 10 twist lock receptacles rated at 20 A maximum each.
■ 25’ SOOW cable terminated in a 20 A explosion proof plug.
■ A non-sparking aluminum, powder coated cart style frame.
■ Rotating front casters and run flat rear tires.
Electronic Weld Head System
Amada Miyachi America (Monrovia, CA) has
announced the Series 320 Electronic Weld Head
System, designed for applications requiring precise
position and force control. The Series 320 is suitable
for safety critical applications in the medical, aerospace,
precision electronics, and automotive markets. Features
■ Inline and offset opposed electrode configurations.
■ Force and position parameters, which provide process
control and measurement.
■ The ability to set
■ A weld-to-displacement
feature to stop the
weld precisely during
■ An I/O which offers 4
■ An initial part detection
feature that detects
missing or extra parts.
■ Displacement limits that facilitate monitoring of both
initial and final part thickness.
■ An optional 2-level footswitch or new linear motion
Monnit (Murray, UT) has introduced its Wireless Serial
Data Bridge – a bidirectional serial to radio device capable
of transmitting serial data over its wireless communication
link and delivering wireless data, received in the radio, out
of its serial port. Features include:
■ The ability to be connected to any device equipped with
a serial data port (RS232 or RS485).
■ The ability to capture data and transmit it to the iMonnit
online sensor monitoring and Notification System.
■ The ability to review
and export the stored
data as a data sheet
■ User customization.
Lithium Battery Packs & Battery Management
Aved Electronics (North Billerica, MA) has introduced custom
engineered and manufactured lithium battery packs and battery
management systems for medical, industrial, military, robotics,
and R&D OEMs. Features include:
■ Li-Ion, Li-Poly, LFP, and primary
■ Cells supported by Panasonic and
■ Optimized electrical functionality,
mechanical construction, and