Mitsubishi Electric Releases FR-E800 Series Variable Frequency Drive

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. just released the newest addition to its lineup of variable frequency drives, the FR-E800 Series. The micro-driveFR-E800 GROUP features a built-in PLC, and will include safety functionality meeting IEC 61508 standards and support various networks, including Ethernet/IP, MODBUS/TCP, and the soon-to-be-released CC-Link IE TSN. The FR-E800 Series is designed for engineering, technology, and product managers in industries such as packaging, material handling, food and beverage, and water and pumping, as well as those who are adopting PM motors to improve their energy efficiency.

The FR-E800 is built upon Mitsubishi Electric’s proven variable speed control technology through years of reliable operation across various applications. It incorporates advanced capabilities in a compact footprint allowing for bookshelf style mounting. Additional features include extended programming functions, advanced fault detection features, and auto-tuning of PM motors for applications where energy efficiency is extremely important. The auto-tuning function includes configurable parameters to reach optimum performance, higher torque, faster acceleration, and lower noise level for quiet operation. This results in efficient control of motors and equipment to meet or exceed energy efficiency regulations.

For those OEMs that use induction motors in their equipment, the FR-E800 can control both induction and PM motors, helping to consolidate inventory and spare part management. The drive series is also dual-rated for light duty and normal duty, which may help achieve desired performance in smaller frame sizes.

“The FR-E800 introduces advanced features previously not available to micro-drives,” said Deana Fu, senior product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. “From PM motor commutation and tuning to corrosion detection, and life time diagnostics of critical components, we feel that the FR-E800 will make a significant impact on manufacturing and HVAC.”

“We at Burns Controls are excited about the capabilities of the FR-E800 series,” Pat Burns Jr. said. “The features of the FR-E800 will help industries streamline their productivity, and enhancing manufacturing performance is something we have come to expect from Mitsubishi Electric and their products.”

To learn more about Mitsubishi’s FR-E800 variable frequency drives, contact Pat Burns Jr. at  pburns@burnscontrols.com or call (800) 442-2010.


Emerson’s FRL series new drain options

Burns Controls is now offering Emerson’s new drain options for its FRL Product Series 651/652/653.  The release of these two additional drain options for this product line adds more configuration flexibility, aiding the transition from obsolete products and are now available to configure on Filter Products in the DPM.

Emerson FRL 651_652_653

Available Drain Options
1. (New) Pulse Drain: This is the same drain that is currently available on the FlexiBlok products, and now on the Series 651/652/653
  • The diaphragm in this drain pulses when there is a pressure differential, such as a valve cycling or cylinder stroking downstream. This action flexes the diaphragm and allows the filter to discharge the entrapped water. This drain features an incorporated barbed fitting, which fits 3/16 ID tubing for easy discharge of liquid and contaminant.
2. (New) Automatic Drain – Normally Closed: When under pressure, this drain uses a float that initiates the bowl to discharge when the liquid rises.  When not under pressure, the drain is closed.
  • Brass drain material
  • Option to operate manually
  • Applications include: smaller compressors, water accumulation, and non-cold climates
3. (Existing) Automatic Drain – Normally Open: When under pressure, this drain uses a float that initiates the bowl to discharge when the liquid rises. In addition, all fluid will discharge when the pressure drops below 22 psi.
  • Brass drain material
  • Option to operate manually
  • Applications include: larger compressors, no water accumulation, and cold climates (prevent freezing issues)

To learn more about these products and other similar items, contact Pat Burns Jr. at pburns@burnscontrols.com or call (800)442.2010.


Easter Week Hours

Our offices will be closed Friday, April 10th, in observance of the Easter weekend. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, April13th.

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We take pride in helping our customers, especially in crises and turmoil. Our e-commerce sites are up and ready for your orders, and our warehouse is shipping products as soon as we can. Our sales teams are ready and available for quotes and queries. We are here to serve you.
Stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy!





Mitsubishi releases MELSERVO-J5 Series of Servo Products

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Releases MELSERVO-J5 Series of Servo Products


Vernon Hills, Illinois – April 01, 2020

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announced the release of its next generation MELSERVO-J5 Series of AC servo motors, amplifiers, and motion control units. The MELSERVO-J5 Series brings performance, reliability, flexibility and efficiency to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, packaging, printing, converting, material handling and more.

MELSERVO-J5 is a result of continuous innovation and improvement upon the MELSERVO Series of products that Mitsubishi Electric has produced since 1988. New features are included to introduce a quality, competitive product to the AC servo marketplace.

New to the MELSERVO-J5 Series is the “quick tuning” function that allows users to quickly and reliably tune their servo mechanism in approximately 0.3 seconds. The servo amplifier sets the speed loop gain and suppresses machine resonance through the servo on command. No tuning experience is required because gain values are automatically generated, reducing machine setup time and effort. Additional functions and features include an advanced vibration suppression function, multi axes servo amplifiers, expanded predictive maintenance capabilities powered by Mitsubishi Electric’s Maisart® AI technology, a 31.25μs communication cycle time, multi-network capability including compatibility with CC-Link IE TSN® and EtherCAT®. In addition, MELSERVO-J5, like previous MELSERVO products, was designed with long-term migration paths in mind, making retrofits and upgrades, both now and in the future, easier and more cost-effective for users.

MELSERVO-J5’s new and improved features unlock benefits across various industries. Industry leading communication cycle time combined with a 3.5kHz speed frequency response rate ensures precise, responsive movement and short settling time. Compatibility with CC-Link IE TSN facilitates IoT infrastructure across the manufacturing enterprise, and enables time synchronization across all connected devices at one gigabyte per second (1 Gbps). The MELSERVO-J5 Series is also able to meet any axis requirements, from single axis to a 256 multi-axis system, due to its scalable synchronous axes—while all the motion modules are programmed in a single software environment.

“MELSERVO-J5 servo products set the standard for servo performance in the world of factory automation,” said Sunny Ainapure, senior product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “Cutting-edge technology, performance and advanced servo features allow users to unlock unused potential in their machines and factories.”

To learn more about the Melservo-J5 series, contact Pat Burns Jr. at pburns@burnscontrols.com or call at 214.783.4310. BURNS CONTROLS IS OPEN AND READY TO HELP YOU!


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Our sales teams are ready and available for quotes and queries. We are here to serve you.
Stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy!



February 17, 2020 — Shamrock Controls Company has been selected for the 2020 Dallas Award in the Manufacturing category by the Dallas Award Program.

Shamrock Controls, a division of Burns Controls Company, is a leading global distributor of IEC electrical motor controls and factory automation solutions, such as programmable logic controllers, operator Interface panels, variable frequency drives, motors, and other products such as sensors, pushbuttons, motors, enclosures, wire, temperature and process controllers, and more. Our end users are manufacturing or other facilities which have machinery or processes that use or need automated controls. Shamrock Controls is UL508c Certified to build custom, non-catalogued motor controllers. We can design and install control systems for a specific purpose. Shamrock Controls can design, update and increase the productivity of our customers’ equipment.

The Dallas Award Program Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional firms help make the Dallas area a great place to live, work and play. The Dallas Award organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. The organization’s mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Each year, the Dallas Award Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Dallas Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Dallas Award Program and data provided by third parties.

CONTACT: Pat Burns Sr., Shamrock Controls Co. (972)233-6712

EMAIL: pburnssr@burnscontrols.com


SOURCE: Dallas Award Program

Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org

URL: http://www.awardprogram.org


SCHUNK offers Co-act gripper EGH starter kit

SCHUNK’s complete starter kit for fast and convenient installation of the SCHUNK Co-act gripper EGH includes all the required components for plug and play mounting of the gripper to a Cobot.

The SCHUNK Co-act grippers are especially designed for applications where no direct interaction between humans and robots is required. Safety is still insured among various protective devices. The co-act gripper EGH facilitates the initial break into automation, because of its great flexibility and simplicity.

The certified SCHUNK Co-act EGP-C and the Co-act EGL-C grippers are available for applications in which cobots directly collaborate with humans. The reliable safety features that these grippers  have can be used in the field of human-robot collaboration.

Contact Pat Burns Jr. at pburns@burnscontrols.com to find the best Co-act gripper for your application.

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Emerson Launches the New ASCOTM Series 090 Miniature Solenoid Valve

ASCO Series 090 miniature valve

The new ASCO™ Series 090 is a 2-way, normally closed, general service miniature solenoid valve deriving from the ASCO Series RB valves. This new valve enhances our product portfolio for Oxygen Therapy applications by addressing the market trend of portability in devices without the sacrifice of flow. Its compact, lightweight design, and low holding power make the Series 090 ideal for portable medical devices. The Series 090 also allows for customization in design and economic flexibility.

The new ASCO™ Series 090 valve is suitable for a variety of gas applications, including those with 99% concentrated oxygen. Among its features are oxygen delivery, compression therapy, gas analyzers.  Valve applications include Single-use manufacturing,  Bioreactors,  Chromatography skids, and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) skids.

The valve has a lightweight, compact design with high flow performance for portable devices. It as a flow capacity 0.077 cv at 0.7 bar,  the best in class for valve envelope sizes, allowing customers to design their systems without fear or losing flow rate. Its robust life rating greatly increases OEM instrument reliability while featuring a low power consumption.

Contact Pat Burns Jr. at pburns@burnscontrols.com for more information and to find out how we can integrate this new valve into your systems.


It’s Draft Day!!

We’re excited to welcome our new interns from Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep for the 2019-2020 school year!!  As part of our company’s effort to provide opportunities for the people and the community we belong,  Burns Controls has partnered with Cristo Rey Dallas on a Corporate Work-Study Program that places students in businesses and nonprofits where they earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education. This year, we have “drafted” five students who will learn the fine details of our day-to-day business, and we in turn help them with their school tuition.


Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep’s mission is to inspire and prepare students of limited economic resources to succeed in college and lead their communities as compassionate, committed, and competent men and women for others for the greater glory of God.