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Press Release: Shingle & Gibb Automation Expands Siemens Territory to Upstate New York

KOM Automation, a Division of Shingle & Gibb Automation, is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized partner and distributor of Siemens in the Upstate New York markets.


Moorestown, NJ, May 21,2019:  Shingle & Gibb Automation is pleased to announce that Siemens recently expanded its authorized territory to include Upstate New York. An authorized partner and distributor of Siemens for more than 20 years, Shingle & Gibb’s coverage for Siemens now includes New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, and Virginia.

With their recent acquisition of KOM Automation (a Division of Shingle & Gibb Automation, operating throughout upstate New York) in January of this year, Shingle and Gibb Automation’s resources in New York include a highly trained technical sales force as well as a customer service team with strong product knowledge, technical aptitude and a commitment to first class customer service. The addition of KOM Automation brought with it a strong legacy of excellent customer service and long-standing relationships with customers. For more than 40 years, KOM Automation has been serving the customers of New York and will continue that with an even broader product offering that now includes Siemens.

The significant investments that Shingle & Gibb Automation has made regarding Siemens in the areas of inventory, product training and customer-focused educational seminars will now extend to this new geography. These investments are designed to help customers take full advantage of the cutting-edge automation technologies and solutions offered under the Siemens umbrella.

Brian Lepsis, President of Shingle & Gibb said, “Our existing partnership success with Siemens has paved the way for this expansion. We are eager to take advantage of this opportunity to provide Siemens products and services to a new geography. I am confident we will bring the same focus and commitment to new relationships with the local Siemens team and to our customers in this region.”

“Siemens has shared great success with Shingle & Gibb Automation as a long-standing key distributor partner in the Mid-Atlantic and East Regions,” adds Brian Gilley, Regional Channel Manager – North Region, Siemens US. “Adding Shingle & Gibb Automation in the Upstate New York market will help grow the Siemens market share at an accelerated pace and allow us to serve more customers’ industrial automation needs.”

About Shingle & Gibb Automation

Shingle & Gibb Automation, along with newly acquired division KOM Automation, follow a time-honored commitment of providing the finest Industrial Automation & Networking, Motion Control, Machine Safety and Power Transmission products from world leading manufacturers, including Siemens, Banner Engineering, Turck and Rittal. Through longstanding partnerships with our Suppliers, we can provide innovative, cost effective and leading-edge products and solutions to our Customers. We also provide many services designed to make your job (and your life) easier, including:

  • An experienced, factory-trained, technically-focused and locally-based sales force to assist you and your entire team with all your automation projects, from conception and specification to completion
  • Knowledgeable and highly trained Customer Service Consultants
  • An in-house Applications Engineering Group to assist in designing, integrating and implementing your most challenging automation projects
  • Local inventory to help support all your automation requirements

For more information, please visit or call 800.989.8500.

K50 Pro Touch Series from Banner Engineering

The K50 Pro Touch Buttons from Banner Engineering combine proven touch technology and ruggedness with the added versatility of RGB LEDs.   These pro touch buttons are made with a rugged IP69K designs making them reliable in a variety of conditions, including harsh environments.  They operate in wet or dry environments and with gloved or bare hands.  As a general-purpose indicator in a 50 mm dome, the K50 Pro Touch Buttons are compatible with the Pro Editor software allowing for full flexibility of colors, touch, animations and output settings.  These capabilities increase production efficiency as each change in status or step in a process can be assigned its own unique color or animation.  This helps the users learn and interpret the signals quickly, resulting in fewer errors, thus saving time and money.  In October, Banner Engineering announced the availability of K50 Pro Touch Buttons with IO-Link communication.  These models offer full Pro capabilities managed dynamically by the master, including customization of colors, animations, and touch sensitivity.

Key features:
  • Excellent immunity to false triggering by water spray, detergents, oils and other foreign materials
  • Programmable using Banner’s Pro Editor software and Pro Converter Cable
  • Up to 14 default colors with flash input in one unit
  • Devices are completely self-contained – no controller needed
  • Rated IEC IP67 and DIN IP69K
  • 12 V dc to 30 V dc operation
  • Can be actuated with bare hands or gloves; adjustable sensitivity using Pro Editor software
  • Compact models available for lower profile applications
  • Models constructed from FDA-grade materials available
  • Configurable input/output with Pro Editor software
  • Device can be configured to remember touch state on power loss using Pro Editor software
Additional features with IO-Link:
  • IO-Link gives full access to color, flashing, rotating, and dimming settings as well as advanced animations such as dynamic sequence mode and LED control
  • Offers touch and output settings, including on and off delays, touch sensitivity, output function, and output state
Comparison of K50 Pro Touch vs. K50 Pro Touch with IO-Link
K50 Pro Touch
√  Pro Editor Compatible

√  Discrete Control

√  Full Control of Touch Logic

×  IO-Link Control

× Sequence Mode

× Individual LED Control

× Remote Configuration and Monitoring

√  Touch Sensitivity Control

× Increased Data Availability

√  Simple Device Replacement

K50 Pro Touch with IO-Link
× Pro Editor Compatible

× Discrete Control

√  Full Control of Touch Logic

√  IO-Link Control

√  Sequence Mode

√  Individual LED Control

√  Remote Configuration and Monitoring

√  Touch Sensitivity Control

√  Increased Data Availability

√  Simple Device Replacement

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For more information or to request a quote, contact  Use the below resources to learn more about the K50 Pro Touch Button Series with or without IO-Link.

Webinar: Smart Sensors Demystified – Hosted By Banner Engineering & Machine Design Magazine

With recent advances in sensing technology, sensors are smarter and more powerful than ever.

Not only can sensors now perform more advanced functions and solve more complex problems than ever before, smart sensors can also provide valuable data for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and enable capabilities like remote monitoring and predictive maintenance.

Sign up for the webinar to:

    • Understand what smart sensors are, what they can do, and why they are important to the future of manufacturing.
    • See how smart sensors with IO-Link communication unlock advanced capabilities.
    • Learn the benefits of implementing smart sensors in machine design.
Register Today

Join Banner Engineering for a free Webinar hosted by Machine Design magazine on Tuesday, November 13th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Duration:  60 Minutes
Hosted by:  Machine Design Magazine & Banner Engineering

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New CDS7 Option Available With the SM23165 SmartMotor Series from Moog Animatics

Moog Animatics set new standards for servo motor design with it’s release of the CDS7 option earlier this year.  Available with the SM23165 SmartMotor Series, the CDS7 option offers a simple, cost-effective way to create a network of Class 5 D-Style SmartMotor integrated servo motors.  It lets you create a CANopen network through either the DB-15 or 7W2 D-Sub connector on the top of the motor to make room for a brake and allowing it to be used in numerous vertical axis applications.  With the CDS7 Add-A-Motor cable you can carry CAN Bus, RS-232 communications and power from motor to motor, something that no other integrated motor manufacturer can do!


  • RS-232 auto-detection from SMI for easy setup and CAN network addressing
  • No need to individually address each motor in the CAN network on startup – SMI detects and auto-addresses every SmartMotor in the system, with a single line of code.
  • Foolproof Pass-Thru Terminator, easily installed on the DB-15 connector of the last motor
  • A compact design that decreases the required space in the machine
  • Full backward compatibility with the previous CDS option, allowing CDS7 motors to be used in new or old systems
  • Combitronic technology for simplified motor-to-motor communications
  • I/O Device CAN Bus Mastering for simple, economical and effective total machine control with just the SmartMotor


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For more information about the Moog Animatics SmartMotor products visit  To request a quote or to request an appointment with a KOM Sales Engineer, please email us at

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Rugged, Water-Resistant, LED Strip Light for Division 2 Hazardous Locations

Are you looking for an LED strip light that offers a rugged, IEC IP66 and IP67 water-resistant design for harsh indoor or outdoor environments?  Banner Engineering has released the HLS27 LED Strip Light that is designed and certified specifically for use in Class 1 Division 2, Class II Division 2, and Class III Division 1 and 2 locations.  It’s rugged, water-resistant design makes it an excellent option for use cabinets, machines or shelters that are indoors, outdoors or in wet environments.  With it’s slim, robust design, and only two bracket options, installing these LED strip lights is easy.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Rugged, water-resistant IEC IP66, IEC IP67 design
  • For use in hazardous locations including indoors, outdoors and washdown environments
  • Slim, space-saving design opens mounting possibilities and limits obstruction
  • Single and dual-color models for advanced signaling, inspection and other applications
  • Single color models have the capability to dim lights
  • Pulse Width Modification (PWM) models have the capability to control intensity from 0% to 100%
  • Automatic temperature protection is built into the unit
  • Custom brackets make mounting easy
  • 8 different lengths from 145 mm to 1130 mm make it an option for a wide variety of applications

Download the Datasheet

Specific Application Uses

  • Direct status indication
  • Supplement illumination with indication
  • Provide colored illumination
  • Illumination or indication within cabinets, factory machines, or shelters
  • Illumination of skids, print machines, batter manufacturing areas, cement, grain or dusty material packaging, and other locations

Application Opportunities


  • Pharmaceutical
  • Powdered food
  • Printing
  • Bottling – alcohol
  • Textile
  • Paper and pulp
  • Paint and Coating
  • Battery production


  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Steel
  • Cabinets
  • Cement

Check out this application story that discusses using illumination for visual inspection on a printing press.

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The Most Versatile Size 25 Shaft Encoder You’ll Find From Encoder Products Company

The NEW Model 25SP Accu-CoderPro is the Size 25 incremental shaft encoder that goes anywhere.

The Model 25SP comes standard with:25SP-banner_750x600

  • An industrial housing
  • Dual bearings rated 80lbs axial or radial, so it can handle heavy-duty applications
  • Up to IP67 sealing, to keep it working in challenging environments
  • Same day shipping on select configurations
  • Programmable configuration

Programmable CPR, Output Type, & Waveform

With the easy to use, point-and-click interface, programming is quick and straight-forward. The number of possible configurations makes this Size 25 programmable shaft encoder incredibly versatile:

  • CPR – any resolution from 1 to 65,536. That’s 262,144 counts using 4x quadrature counting
  • Waveform – choose from 32 options
  • Output type – 6 different output types
  • The versatile Model 25SP is one encoder that can replace many different part numbers, saving you money on inventory and down-time replacement.

“What really sets the Model 25SP apart is the number of configuration options. With so many different connectors, waveforms, outputs, and CPRs to choose from, it’s the most versatile programmable Size 25 shaft encoder you’ll find,” explains Steve Dilts, Business Development Manager.


The Model 25SP is the versatile, cost-effective solution for rotary feedback in many industrial and non-industrial applications, such as: conveyors, elevator controls, machine control, food processing, process control, robotics, material handling, textile machines, and many other motion control feedback applications. Anywhere a standard Size 25 shaft encoder fits, the Model 25SP will get the job done.

Turck Offers a New Minifast HD Offering with ATEX Approval

The new Turck Minifast HD cordset offering is the first of its kind to offer an ATEX approved connector in a complete cable assembled package.  This new offering is a more robust solution that what is currently available on the market. With its ATEX approved design, it carries hazardous location approvals, making it suitable for use in an environment with an explosive atmosphere.

ATEX Approved Design

  • Product conforms to the Minifast connector interface
  • Full stainless steel potted body
  • Stainless steel coupling nut
  • TPV (thermoplastic vulcanized) contact holder material
  • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) cable grommet

ATEX Minifast HD Offering

  • Male and female cordsets and receptacles
  • 2-19 pin available
  • Straight only
  • Unshielded
  • 4 port and 8 port junction boxes

ATEX 4 Port and 8 Port Junction Boxes

  • Powder-coated aluminum or SST
  • Passive only
  • Highly configurable – all ports may be any mixture of:
    • minifast male or female
    • 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- conductor A-size minifast
    • 7-, or 8-conductor B-size minifast, or blank
  • Home-run connector may be:
    • A-, B- or C-size minifast

ATEX Cables for Minifast HD

  • Standard cables to start with will be extremelife-60 cables
    • Good for rugged and extreme temperature environments
    • Resistant to oils, sunlight, and abrasion
    • Flexible and easy to work with at very cold temperatures
    • FT4 and IEC 60332-3-22 flame compliance


  • Gas turbines
  • Skids
  • Compressors
  • Shipboards
  • System Builders

For more information about Turck’s new ATEX approved Minifast HD offering, contact your KOM Sales Representative,, or call 877-566-5262.  Fore more details, you may download the complete Turck release or download the Turck catalog pages.

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Banner Releases DF-G3 Analog Output Long-Range Fiber Amplifier

The new DF-G3 Analog Output Long-Range Fiber Amplifiers, released by Banner Engineering, offer a world-class long range sensing capability.  When comparing the maximum sensing range, the DF-G3 diffuse sensing range is 4 times longer than the DF-G1 and 2 times longer than the DF-G2.  The higher power enables longer detection for all applications and reliably detects smaller targets and features when it is used with small core fiber assemblies.  The extra power also provides increased detection reliability for dark targets.

Key Features

  • World-class long-range sensing capability
  • With opposed mode fibers it is more than 3 m (10 ft)
  • With diffuse mode fibers it is more than 1 m (3 ft)
  • Single and independent dual output types allowing for detection of one or two events with one sensor
  • Combination analog and discrete output
  • Analog signal of signal intensity for control
  • High-speed switching output for counting
  • Avoids cross-talk for up to 7 amplifiers in dense sensing point applications
  • Energy efficient light resistance enables stable detection in industrial lighting environments
  • Precise positioning of small components is attainable using the high power amplifier with small core fibers
  • Easy-to-use user interface makes it simple to set up and program the sensor using the displays, switches/buttons, or the remote input teach wire
  • The operator has control of the sensitivity thus allowing for additional detection sensitivity or a stabilized output


  • Analog Output:
    • Contrast matching
    • Intensity monitoring
    • Web guiding applications
    • Process monitoring of signal intensity
    • Dense sensing point environments
  • Discrete Output:
    • High speed part detection and counting
    • Precise positioning of small parts
    • Reliable detection of dark or clear targets
    • Detection of two events with one amplifier
    • Part in place and error proofing applications

Additional Product Information

For more details regarding the DF-G3 long range expert dual display fiber amplifier, please download the DF-G3 Analog Quick Start Guide.  Not sure if the DF-G3 fiber amplifier is the right product for your needs?  Check out the Fiber Optic Amplifier Selection Guide on Banner Engineering’s website to see what products fit your requirements.

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To request a quote or order now, contact your Sales Representative, email, or call 877-266-8765.

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