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Posted May 11, 2012 in

The Many Advantages of Unitronics

Unitronics recently sent us this list of reasons to consider their product. We’ve discussed most of these points on other occasions but they seem worth repeating because of how applicable they are to so many of our customers. The Vision series, in particular, is really a great product for a wide variety of applications. AMPS […]

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Posted October 25, 2011 in

PLC Programming Time Bombs

We’ve had many requests over the years to put time bombs into the PLC programs that run machine controls and control system design. These time bombs are usually requested by our OEM customers who want recourse when a bill goes unpaid. We have resisted most of these requests because there are laws against such practices […]

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Posted June 16, 2011 in

Unitronics V1210 Featured at

The new V1210 OPLC from Unitronics has been featured at This is the same controller we mentioned yesterday. Hopefully the latest member of the Vision family from Unitronics will be making a splash all over the place… Check out the article here. In the meantime, we’re just sitting around itching to get our […]

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Posted June 15, 2011 in

12″ Vision OPLC from Unitronics – V1210

Unitronics has just introduced the Vision V1210 This controller is a perfect fit for the food industry- with its IP66 rating, the V1210 is ideal wherever spray/wipe down applications apply. A wide variety of on board I/O options can be added by simply snapping a module onto the back of the PLC. Expandable up to […]

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Posted February 24, 2011 in

Energy Management with Lovato Electric & AMPS Industrial Controls, Part IV

Energy Management | Lovato Electric | Billing & Control of Power Consumption DME and DMG Meters The DME Series from Lovato Electric includes energy meters for measuring power consumption The DMG Series from Lovato Electric includes multimeters and power analyzers for measuring power consumption and controlling harmonic distortion. MID Directive for CE Applications The MID […]

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Carlo Gavazzi’s Eco-Friendly Inductive Proximity Sensors

Eco-Friendly Inductive Proximity Sensors As noted today on, Carlo Gavazzi has recently introduced a new line of inductive proximity sensors. AMPS Industrial Controls has been providing inductive proximity sensors from Carlo Gavazzi for years and we’re happy to see this series has been added. The ICB Series features a high performance potting material that […]

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Posted February 23, 2011 in

Unitronics V1040 Featured at

The Unitronics V1040 PLC was featured today at Look what popped up in my Google Reader today. This is what Control Design said about it: “Vision1040 PLC with a built-in HMI Operator Panel has a 10.4 in. display and nine programmable function keys. Onboard I/O can be added with a module onto the back […]

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Posted February 17, 2011 in

Energy Management with Lovato Electric & AMPS Industrial Controls, Part III

Energy Saving for Industrial and Commercial Machines & Applications Clearly energy saving is a hot topic these days. Everyone has come to understand the importance of this issue for both economic and environmental reasons. Every company should employ a strategy for energy optimization and it is necessary to study our control systems in order to […]

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Posted February 8, 2011 in

Ethernet, Remote Monitoring & Wireless Control Emphasized by

The point of this post is simply to point your attention to an excellent article recently featured at Last month Bill Lydon speculated about areas of growth and trends in the automation industry and I found it interesting that he pointed out all sorts of things that AMPS Industrial Controls is (and has been) […]

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