Echo Automation and Controls
ECHO is a market leading Electrical Supply company with 16 locations serving the Nebraska, Iowa, North West Missouri, Southern Minnesota and Southern South Dakota markets. The Echo Automation & Controls Group provides a complete line of Industrial Automation products from world-class manufacturers. Specializing in Industrial Automation - Machine Vision, PLC’s, HMI’s, Variable Frequency Drives, Standard Control, MCC’s, Motion Control, Sensors and Safety products.
Going beyond the products, Echo Automation & Controls works closely with our customers to understand the problem and determine the correct solution. Echo Automation & Controls customers have access to unparalleled technical expertise, cutting edge training, onsite technical assistance and drive startup. With ECHO Automation and Control, innovation, quality and solutions come together seamlessly.
Global Leader for Automation Technology Siemens is the world’s single-source leader of automation technology products engineered and manufactured for all industrial sectors. Our best-in-class automation technology products are designed to perfectly match all of your requirements — and are enhanced by extensive training, service and support.
Achieve maximum efficiency with automation software- Siemens provides best-in-class, perfectly harmonized industrial software optimized for all automation software tasks. From field level to company management level, our extensive range of automation software in the SIMATIC software suite provides sophisticated solutions that have been designed with precise attention given to every detail. Our uniform / integrated platform and utilization of open interfaces and reusable modules help you achieve maximum efficiency in the broad scope of operations and tasks.
TIA Portal Engineering Framework- Prepare your plant for the challenges of tomorrow - with the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) and the current automation components from Siemens. The increasingly complex processes in industrial manufacturing result in more requirements on automation technology regarding performance, safety and efficiency. The key is integrated technology - Siemens supplies the answer with the current automation technology and its base, the TIA Portal. The engineering framework has been optimized for the highest level of user friendliness. It integrates controllers, distributed I/O, HMI, drives, motion control and motor management. Its common database and its smart library concept allow for the use of comprehensive functions. TIA Portal is the key to unlocking the full potential of TIA; it optimizes all planning, machine and process procedures. In combination with the current hardware generation, you will get the best performance out of your plant. TIA Portal
Visualization Software- Siemens HMI Software portfolio (WinCC) covers the entire range of engineering and visualization software. WinCC inside the TIA Portal can be used to configure nearly all SIMATIC operator devices, as well as standalone PC stations. SCADA System SIMATIC WinCC is for process visualization tasks and is scalable solution for standalone SCADA application to applications with redundant architectures and vertical integration up to Plant Intelligence solutions. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture addresses solutions with highly customer specific adaptation requirements and specialized functions even on Non-Windows platforms. Visualization Software
SIMATIC Controller System Overviews- Every machine or plant has individual requirements for system performance and application complexity. With its extensive range of controllers, Siemens offers the perfect control solution for each application. The Basic Controllers S7-1200 with a range from small to middle size applications, the Advanced Controllers S7-1500 for medium and complex applications, the Distributed Controllers ET 200SP for decentralized applications and the Software Controller S7-1500 for PC-based applications. All Basic, Advanced and Distributed Controllers are also available with Safety Integrated for implementation of fail-safe applications. System Overview
SIMATIC Basic Controllers- Featuring integrated, expandable I/O and a compact, space-saving design, SIMATIC S7-1200 Basic Controllers are the intelligent choice for everyday automation tasks within the scope of small to medium sized projects. SIMATIC S7-1200 Controllers are fully incorporated into Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) and take full advantage of the shared common database, centralized services and integrated system diagnostics. SIMATIC S7-1200 solutions are scalable in performance, functionality and are cost-efficient for any small to medium project application. For more complex tasks, SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers seamlessly continue the functionality of the SIMATIC S7-1200 series, ensuring uniform sequences and maximum efficiency in engineering, operation and maintenance. Basic Controller Products
SIMATIC Advanced Controllers- Meeting the demands of automation requirements for stand alone machines to complete plant automation, Advanced Controllers from Siemens are the right choice when things become challenging and high system performance is required. The flagship of the Advanced Controllers is SIMATIC S7-1500; the current standard for all factory automation, including complex safety-related applications. With seamless integration in the TIA Portal, you get the most out of your investment and are well equipped for the increasingly rapid changes in market, ever shorter product life cycles and increasing competition / cost pressures. The SIMATIC S7-300 and the high performance SIMATIC S7-400 round out the family of Siemens Advanced Controllers. Advanced Controller Products
SIMATIC Distributed Controllers- Meeting the demands of automation requirements for stand alone machines to complete plant automation, Advanced Controllers from Siemens are the right choice when things become challenging and high system performance is required. The flagship of the Advanced Controllers is SIMATIC S7-1500; the current standard for all factory automation, including complex safety-related applications. With seamless integration in the TIA Portal, you get the most out of your investment and are well equipped for the increasingly rapid changes in market, ever shorter product life cycles and increasing competition / cost pressures. The SIMATIC S7-300 and the high performance SIMATIC S7-400 round out the family of Siemens Advanced Controllers. Distributed Controller Products
SIMATIC Software Controller - Based on the SIMATIC S7-1500 and operating seamlessly on a SIMATIC Industrial PC, the SIMATIC Software Controller is especially suited for flexible control of machines with high performance and special functional requirements. The Software Controller runs independently of Windows and therefore offers a high level of system availability. This is especially advantageous for fast controller ramp-up and makes it possible to carry out Windows updates and rebooting while the control system is running. The combination of a PC-based Controller operating on an open Industrial PC allows you to integrate other software applications required for your operation while utilizing the same standard PLC programming languages you already know. Application programs for the Software Controller are fully compatible with standard SIMATIC S7-1500 Controllers and feature the same fuctionality including interfaces to industrial networks including PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Software Controller Products
LOGO!- The perfect choice for basic control tasks and small automation projects. LOGO! features easy installation, space saving design and simple, convenient programming via LOGO! Soft Comfort. The integrated display of LOGO! can also be used for programming as well as to show and change process parameters. LOGO! 8 now also features full communication options via Ethernet and connectivity with Siemens SIMATIC HMI panels. Additional modules are available providing communications via SMS, time synchronization and position detection. Ready-to-use functions which usually have to be programmed in a PLC, are also available; ON/OFF delay, weekly timer, pulse generator, astro timer, annual timer, stop watch, etc. LOGO! supports more than 40 functions and programs can include up to 400 blocks. Users can use LOGO! to program their own macro functions and create libraries from tested sub-functions. The option to record data also opens many new areas of application. LOGO! Logic Module Products
Safety Integrated - Fast and easy implementation of functional safety. Safety Integrated offers the world's most unique and comprehensive portfolio of control, drive and switching technology covering all requirements placed upon the functional safety of machines and systems. Safety Integrated incorporates safety technology into standard automation, significantly reduces engineering costs, eases and accelerates the realization of safe and productive machines. Safety Integrated Technology Safety Integrated Products
SIMATIC HMIThe world's leading Human Machine Interface solution. SIMATIC HMI offers a complete integrated Human Machine Interface suite that includes best-in-class products and systems for all HMI needs. Systems includes operating panel hardware devices and visualization software for machine-level HMI as well as the SCADA system, which can be used for a broad range of process visualization requirements. SIMATIC HMI Panels are equipped with numerous functions and available in many different performance classes. SIMATIC HMI Panels are easy-to-use, allow 3rd party connectivity and integrate seamlessly with SIMATIC S7 Controllers via TIA Portal and one common tag database. Many SIMATIC HMI Panels feature Ethernet IP connectivity, in addition to Profinet, for easy integration into your existing industrial plant networks. All SIMATIC HMI Panels are engineered to meet today's increasingly complex visualization needs and deliver outstanding value and performance.
SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels SIMATIC Comfort Panels offer high-resolution widescreen displays from 4" to 22" and optional touch operation or control keys. Comfort Panels offer several communication options including Profinet and Ethernet IP and can be adapted to fit most any application need. Comfort Panels are configured using the SIMATIC WinCC Comfort Engineering Software or the new Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal). Comfort HMI Panels
SIMATIC HMI Mobile PanelsSecond generation SIMATIC Mobile Panels now offer even more performance, flexibility, convenience and quality. Mobile Panels allow machine operators the flexibility to position themselves in the optimum location for efficient, safe operation and monitoring of machines. Safety Integrated technology provides for implementation of machine functional safety. Mobile Panels are designed to be easy to hold and are available in many display sizes. The Wireless Panel provides maximum mobility for wireless HMI. Mobile HMI Panels
Scalable Distributed IO Systems SIMATIC ET200 distributed IO modules are multifunctional, modular and precisely scalable systems. ET200 IO Modules are ideal in control cabinets, at the machine and in hazardous explosive areas. ET200 products save time and space, increase productivity and can be integrated into your existing automation system via PROFIBUS, PROFINET or Ethernet IP. The new SIMATIC ET200MP features outstanding flexibility and easy handling thanks to its modular, scalable station configuration. SIMATIC ET200SP featuring compact design for fast wiring, maximum transparency and reliable detection. SIMATIC ET200 products are also available with IP20 protection ratings. Distributed I/O Products
Motion Control Whether you have a production machine that requires high-precision movement or just simple positioning, Siemens has the widest range of motion control products to meet your needs. From SIMOTION, our full machine control system, to our high-precision drives highlighted by the SINAMICS S120, to our high-performance encoders and motors, Siemens offers the full range of motion control solutions. Motion Control Products
Machine Safety Integrated Ensuring machine safety with optimum productivity is a basic requirement in factory automation. Siemens provides a comprehensive machine safety portfolio covering all manufacturing industry safety tasks. Safety Integrated gives you a complete safety technology solution from a single source that integrates seamlessly in your automation control system through Totally Integrated Automation. Machine Safety Products
Standard Variable Frequency Drives Siemens Low Voltage Variable Speed Drive Solutions offer the broadest range of standard drives in the industry. Volts/hz or vector drives, in component, distributed or enclosed drive configurations, from 0.16 to over 800 hp, Siemens variable speed drive solutions bring ease-of-use, flexibility, safety, and dependability to more industries than any other supplier. Standard Drives Products
High Performance Variable Frequency Drives Industrial high-performance and servo drive applications require a high dynamic response with ultimate precision. These may be stand-alone drives for demanding applications or drives used in coordinated multi-motor drive systems. From simple positioning to advanced motion control solutions, Siemens SINAMICS S series of drives represent the global standard for innovation and dependability. High Performance Drives Products
Safety Integrated Safety Integrated incorporates safety technology into standard automation, significantly reduces engineering costs, ensures reliable and efficient operation and enables greater availability. Siemens leads the way with Integrated Safety technology, improving plant safety while significantly increasing productivity. Moving classic safety functions into the machine control system and drives not only allows for faster action but eliminates costly and troublesome electromechanical devices which are prone to failure and are difficult to troubleshoot. Safety Integrated Technology High Performance Drive Safety Safety for Drive Technology
tiastar™ Motor Control Centers Manufactured in the United States, Siemens Industrial Motor Control Centers combine time proven designs and components with the latest in technological advances to meet any application. No matter how customized your needs may be, you can be assured that you are getting a finished product that represents the state-of-the-art in low voltage motor control technology. Smart Motor Control Center offerings include state-of-the-art motor control technology components and features that offer optimal motor control, protection, power monitoring, communications and automation system interfacing. Siemens Smart MCC's offer the highest performance among all Smart (intelligent) MCC's available in the market today. Smart MCC's
EtherNet/IP™ Managing the complex tasks of machine control, production line monitoring and production area coordination is impossible without industrial communication. Siemens satisfies these requirements with a wide range product families incorporating several standard industrial communication protocols. From simple sensor connections to plant-wide quality and production data acquisition, Siemens' comprehensive industrial communications solutions allow efficient integration of all company areas into one connected system. Industrial Networks
Industrial Networks As the global industrial automation leader, Siemens recognizes the growing demand for Industrial Ethernet network technology. As a result, Siemens now offers direct connectivity to both PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™. Siemens offers a growing number of products with built in Ethernet/IP drivers that are compatible with existing non-Siemens components and are easy to configure. Take advantage of Siemens advanced features on your existing EtherNet/IP network. EtherNet/IP™ Products
SIMATIC Industrial Computers SIMATIC Industrial Computers and Software are the ideal basis for implementing PC-based Automation applications efficiently and cost-effectively. The Siemens portfolio offers users a highly compact and open architecture along with robust performance. The Siemens TUV-certified fail-safe software controller for PC based safety applications is a world first.
SIMATIC Industrial PC’s Powerful, Tough and Reliable. The new Siemens SIMATIC Industrial Computers offer high performance and maximum productivity utilizing the latest generation of Intel Core and Xeon processors, pre-installed and activated Windows operating systems and integrated communication interfaces. SIMATIC IPC's are carefully designed and inspected by Siemens to ensure functionality and durability, even in the most demanding environments. The SIMATIC IPC portfolio features rugged innovative products with long-term component / system availability. Industrial PC’s Industrial Grade Ethernet
Industrial Controls - Today’s market demands unprecedented efficiency best found in products designed to be flexible and dependable. One true measure of effective industrial performance is the ability of the technology you employ to produce real competitive advantages. With a comprehensive industrial control technology offering, Siemens provides just that at practically every level of your facility. From circuit breakers, push buttons and motor protection to industrial communications, Siemens control products are simple, reliable and fully integrated. Industrial Control Products
SITOP Power Supplies - SITOP Power Supplies are used in over 170 countries worldwide, carry a long list of global certifications and are internationally recognized for high reliability. Whether you're looking for a wider voltage range, protections against downtime, DC UPS or improved instrument control, there's a SITOP power supply to meet your needs. SITOP Power Supplies are cost effective and offer a range of add-on components and expansion modules to increase power range and provide additional protection. Power Supply Products
Cognex machine vision systems and industrial barcode readers deliver instant improvements to any manufacturing process, enabling products to be made at higher speed, without defects and at lower cost. For quality control and compliance, our machine vision systems and vision sensors provide consistent repeatability, superior accuracy, and minimal setup time.
Cognex DataMan - Cognex offers industry-leading industrial fixed-mount barcode readers Cognex DataMan® fixed-mount barcode readers represent a breakthrough in combining unmatched code performance, ease of use, and an extremely small size. Lighting, camera, processor and communications are all integrated making the DataMan fixed position barcode readers ideal for the most demanding applications. DataMan fixed-mount barcode readers offer best-in-class performance with patented Cognex 1-D barcode and 2-D matrix code reading software algorithms, flexible optics, lighting options, easy setup, and quick deployment.
Cognex In-Sight Systems - Vision systems inspect, identify and guide parts. Cognex In-Sight® vision systems are unmatched in their ability to inspect, identify and guide parts. These self-contained, industrial-grade vision systems combine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisition and processing. A wide range of models, including line scan and color systems, meet most price and performance requirements.
Cognex Checker 4G - The Checker® vision sensor is an award winning all-in-one industrial sensor with built-in camera, processor, lighting, optics, and I/O capable of detecting and inspecting up to 6,000 parts per minute–all in an industrial IP67 enclosure small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces.
SICK, Inc., the North American subsidiary of SICK was established in 1976. Our U.S. headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN and we have sales offices throughout the U.S. and Mexico. In addition, SICK has more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their goals: high production rates, short processing times, safe environments and consistent high quality. We design and manufacture our cost-effective products to achieve a high level of precision, reliability and versatility. SICK is a leading manufacturer of factory, logistics and process automation technology worldwide. With more than 1,000 patents for its products, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations.
Photo Electric Sensors - SICK’s vast range of photoelectric sensors offer precise optics and advanced technology, creating market-leading solutions with sensor intelligence. By using the latest SIRIC® and LED technologies, these sensors offer the highest level of operational reliability regardless of any interference factors. Additional sensor information can be used to simplify modern production processes. This extensive range of photoelectric sensors is used in many automation applications around the world.
Proximity Sensors - Proximity sensors provide non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media. SICK’s sensors are perfectly suited to industrial applications and requirements. SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision. SICK intelligently and reliably solves industry-specific and individual automation tasks.
Distance Sensors - SICK has a wide range of optic and ultrasonic solutions that measure from sub-microns to kilometers. They solve measuring, detecting and positioning applications using triangulation and time-of-flight modes. Sensors using triangulation are ideal for short-range, highly precise measurement. They can inspect miniature parts, thickness and shape, etc. Time-of-flight sensors work at longer distances, are not influenced by reflectivity or ambient light − perfect for positioning AS/RS, rail cars and gantry cranes.
Detection and Ranging - Laser measurement technology devices can be used for a wide range of applications. These devices detect both 2D and multi-dimensional contour data and can process information either externally or in the sensor itself. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, including anti-collision in harbors, classification in traffic, detection in building automation, or position evaluation in navigation.
Registration Sensors - The variety of tasks in automated production processes today, such as in packaging and printing machines, require sensors with the highest performance standards. Typical applications are the detection of visible and non-visible marks, labels and colors at high speeds as well as the detection of small parts and precise positioning. SICK offers a wide range of contrast, markless, color, luminescence, fork and array sensors to solve this wide spectrum of demanding tasks.
Idenification Systems - Product traceability and anti-counterfeiting solutions require reliable automatic identification products. SICK offers the three most common industrial identification technologies: laser-based scanners for 1D codes, image-based 1D and 2D code readers, and RFID readers. Integrated interfaces enable the readers to communicate inside industrial networks and innovative functionality makes commissioning and operation easy.
Vision Systems - Vision solutions are ideal for automated inspection and measurement tasks. SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify. Our vision products are built for industrial environments, carefully designed to leverage SICK’s 60-plus years of experience with industrial sensors.
Safety - Intelligent machine design focuses on increasing productivity on one hand, but also offering the highest level of quality and safety. sens:Control – safe control solutions embody this principle. The product portfolio includes safety relays, safety controllers and network solutions and is characterized by easy commissioning, modularity and an optimal integration into the automation process. The goal of sens:Control is to optimize interaction between people and machinery.