03/04/2014

WAGO Corporation’s 2014 Innovation in Automation Tour (IIAT) is off to rolling start. Vehicles 1 and 2 have successfully departed from the Wisconsin headquarters and are making their way across the country, beginning in Southern California.

01/21/2014

WAGO Corporation’s 3-Phase Power Measurement Modules, part of the new power measurement family, provide energy consumption and power quality analysis in an I/O module form-factor, eliminating stand-alone power measurement equipment.

12/19/2013

To support users that leverage Ethernet-based industrial networking, WAGO’s new PROFINET IO Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series operate as I/O devices in the PROFINET network.

08/08/2013

WAGO’s Triggered Timer Relay supports E-stop circuitry. Upon E-Stop activation, the falling edge of a trigger signal initiates the 859-477’s off-delay timer for sequential shutdown. Four time delay ranges enable a PLC to log position of components.

07/17/2013

WAGO 222 Series LEVER-NUTS® lever-actuated splices celebrate 10 years of reducing wiring time by up to 50%. A versatile, labor-saving alternative to twist-style splices, LEVER-NUTS® orange lever eliminates twisting, taping and crimping.

03/08/2012

WAGO’s online eBooks are compatible with E-Book Systems’ free iFlipViewer Application for iPad® and Android™ Tablets. Patterned after the fieldbus-independent WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, the platform-independent iFlipViewer supports WAGO’s smart device brochures.

02/24/2012

WAGO Corporation’s 2012 Innovation in Automation Tour (IIAT) commences in March with Van 1 in Mississippi and Van 2 in Southern California.

02/24/2012

WAGO has added four new sets of code to its free Add-On-Instruction software suite (AOI). Created to extend Allen-Bradley® RS-Logix™ 5000 functionality, WAGO’s AOI offloads Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix®, CompactLogix® and DriveLogix® controllers.

02/23/2012

WAGO Corporation’s 2060 Series SMD-Terminal Block line gains 1- and 3-pole variants, bringing exclusive push-button actuation to additional PCB-based LED lighting and electronics.

02/22/2012

WAGO Corporation’s DIN-rail mount 859-940 High-Speed Optocoupler features a frequency input range of up to 1.5MHz. Engineered by WAGO’s Custom Products Division, 859-940 provides jumper-selectable, industry-standard input voltages of 5–10VDC or 10–24VDC.

12/14/2011

WAGO’s 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module (3PMM) now carries UL 508. 750-493 eliminates stand-alone monitoring components, cost-effectively supplying UL 508A industrial control panels with energy consumption and machine health data.

12/08/2011

WAGO adds six Dedicated Signal Conditioners to its JUMPFLEX® 857 Series Signal Conditioner and Relay family. The value-oriented Dedicated Signal Conditioners (DSC) support applications requiring conversion, isolation and amplification of one signal type.

11/29/2011

WAGO EPSITRON® 787 Series PRO Power Supplies gain nine Single Phase Units. Developed for max. efficiency, PRO Single Phase units feature highest-in-class PowerBoost and TopBoost.

11/10/2011

WAGO’s EPSITRON® COMPACT Power Supply family has earned Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approvals and has passed Environmental Category C and EMC2 testing. GL approval brings the power supplies aboard ships and demanding on/offshore applications worldwide.

11/03/2011

WAGO 0–10VDC Voltage-Frequency Converters provide output frequencies of 0–1.5KHz or 0–25KHz for pulse generation. The DIN-rail mount Voltage-Frequency Converters (VFCs) replace standalone frequency generators, rotating equipment and associated cabling.

10/27/2011

Nearly 30 couplers, controllers and I/O modules from WAGO Corporation’s WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM now carry ATEX and IEC Ex Certifications for operating in temperatures up to +60°C.

10/18/2011

Two new eight-channel, configurable Digital Input/Output (DIO) Modules have joined WAGO’s IP67 SPEEDWAY 767 I/O-SYSTEM. Configurable channel-by-channel, 767-5801 & 767-5802 modules (24V DC, 0.5A) run in direct input (DI), direct output (DO) or DIO modes.

10/06/2011

WAGO’s 2060 Series 2-pole SMD-Terminal Block provides class-exclusive, push-button termination/re-terminations for the broadest range of solid/stranded conductors AWG 24–18.

09/29/2011

WAGO’s 859 Series Timer Relay Module offers On-/Off-Delay modes and multiple time ranges for diverse applications, e.g., switch and package “de-bounce” sensors. 859 Series has a top-mount pot for fine-tuning delay time without removal from DIN-rail.

09/22/2011

Carrying IECEx-i certs., WAGO’s 750-606 24VDC Supply Module provides 1A (max) for WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM Ex-i modules. 750-606 permits a WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM node to serve hazardous and non-hazardous loc. by separating intrinsically and non-intrinsically safe sect.

09/19/2011

WAGO installed a Renewegy VP-20 Wind Turbine at its WI HQ. Generating 20kW for WAGO’s engineering, manufacturing and sales hub, VP-20 employs WAGO 787 Series Power Supplies, 756 Series Cables/Connectors, 288 Series Fuse Blocks & Back-Up Capacitor Module.

09/09/2011

WAGO’s ETHERNET 2.0 Control platform has received ABS-Type Approval as well as KR, GL and DNV Marine Certifications. This brings ETHERNET 2.0 capabilities to demanding onshore/offshore, marine controls and shipbuilding applications worldwide.

03/08/2011

WAGO’s Interface Adapter provides JUMPFLEX® Signal Conditioners & Relays with a tool-free interface to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM or other PLC interfaces. Interface Adapters capture analog/digital signals for eight combined JUMPFLEX modules.

03/01/2011

Twenty accessories, including exclusive models, have joined WAGO’s TOPJOB®S Terminal Block line. The Modular Connectors, Vertical Jumpers, Colored Jumpers and Component Plugs conveniently enable users to extend TOPJOB®S functionality.

02/23/2011

Control Engineering readers selected WAGO’s 750-881 “ETHERNET 2.0” Programmable Fieldbus Controller as a recipient of the 2011 Engineers’ Choice Award. Readers did so on technological advancement, service to industry and market impact.

02/14/2011

WAGO Corporation’s 753 Series Pluggable I/O Modules and High-Density 16-Point I/O Modules have earned GL Marine Approval. This enables WAGO to offer more than 150 marine and offshore products with multiple marine ratings including ABS, BV and DNV.

01/18/2011

WAGO JUGO-NUTS provide are portable containers with job-site quantities of WALL-NUTS, LEVER-NUTS or LUMI-NUTS connectors. Jugs feature a screw-top lid for on-the-job convenience in new construction, remodels, retrofits or specialty projects.

01/04/2011

WAGO Corporation’s free Solar Positioning Function Block (SPFB) increases concentrated solar arrangement efficacy. SPFB achieves this by enabling dynamic solar mirrors to track the sun’s arc within +0.02o via WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM.

12/14/2010

UL/cUL Certification is complete for 27 models within WAGO’s EPSITRON power supply family. Certification applies to select models in the EPSITRON Electronic Circuit Breaker, PRO-Power Supply, Uninterruptible Power Supply and Redundancy module lines.

11/10/2010

WAGO 750-881 “ETHERNET 2.0” Programmable Fieldbus Controller processes 1000 instructions/235 µS. 750-881 provides significant memory for PLC programs and Web applications, as well as integrated dual-port Ethernet Switch. Independent ports respond in 1ms.

10/11/2010

WAGO’s CPO Series DIN-rail Mount Outlet Boxes provide control cabinets with power for common tools including laptops and testing equipment. Designed by WAGO’s Custom Products Group, the CPO Series utilizes a UL 498 Receptacle — ideal for UL 508 panels.

10/11/2010

WAGO’s 828 Series feedthrough terminal block is UL Certified for 600V/40A. The 828 Series provides tool- and maintenance-free, through-panel terminations for apps such as motor control centers, UPS systems and electric vehicle charging stations.

08/03/2010

WAGO 758 Series IPCs are managing solar energy for Tûranor PlanetSolar, the largest solar-powered boat. Tûranor is solar power research vessel and will embark on a 2011 global tour – the first solar-powered circumnavigation by any means of transport.

06/09/2009

WAGO has issued a new WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM brochure. The brochure includes a removable four-panel reference poster outlining WAGO’s range of bus couplers, PLCs and more than 300 digital input/output, analog input/output and specialty modules.

04/07/2009

WAGO’s 2716 Series high-current PCB-mount terminal block has an exclusive lever-actuated termination design for tool-free termination of conductors 24–6 AWG. The integrated lever minimizes strain and wiring times while reducing torque exerted on PCBs.

04/02/2009

WAGO Corporation announces the release of version 5.2 of its popular ProServe product development software suite.

03/31/2009

An exclusive 3.5mm-wide terminal block rated for 600 volts leads the 2000 Series from WAGO’s TOPJOB®S family. The 2000 Series terminal blocks provide fast, vibration-proof terminations to space-restricted applications requiring conductors 16–24 AWG.

03/26/2009

WAGO Corporation appointed Darrick Rejret, former WAGO IT systems analyst, as ProServe product manager. Rejret’s role will be overseeing growth and support for the ProServe product development software suite.

03/24/2009

WAGO subjected 773 Series WALL-NUTS PUSH WIRE connectors to shock and vibration sequence testing. Testing adhered to IEC standards and verified contact continuity (no current interruptions during testing) and housing integrity (no physical damage).

02/12/2009

WAGO offers Basic Product Training, Distributor I/O Training and Industrial Control seminars for 2009. Enrollment is free; WAGO provides course materials, meals and coordinates ground transport. Attendees are responsible for lodging/travel.

02/10/2009

WAGO’s eBooks online tool contains online versions of its five full-line product catalogs. eBooks provide convenient online access to nearly 17,000 products from WAGO’s Interconnect, Electrical Interface and Automation product lines.

02/06/2009

For 2009, WAGO Corporation’s Innovation in Automation Tour (IIAT) will spend 40 weeks touring the U.S. and Canada presenting WAGO’s Automation, Interconnect and Electrical Interface product lines.

01/08/2009

WAGO’s 873-902 LUMI-NUTS luminaire disconnect has exclusive 20A/600V line-side rating and daisy chaining (two conductors/pole). LUMI-NUTS can loop power from one disconnect to another for quick wiring of multiple ballasts/multiple fluorescent fixtures.

12/17/2008

WAGO’s 750-645 2-Channel Vibration and Roller Bearing Monitoring Module tracks machine vibration conditions. Based on the ISO 10816-3 standard, the 750-645 monitors/analyzes vibration severity and shock pulse feedback via Tandem-Piezo sensor.

10/21/2008

WAGO’s Custom Products Division launches 26-pin D-sub interface modules (prod. # 51013375) for motion control apps. High-density, male interface modules are paired with Triple-Deck Terminal Strips for electromechanical control-level connections.

10/10/2008

Wire more in less time. WAGO’s pluggable connector for modular wiring systems, the 890 Series WINSTA® MINI, brings PUSH WIRE® terminations to modular electrical wiring. WINSTA MINI consists of 2- and 3-pole variants; 5-pole variant will launch in 2009.

10/10/2008

WAGO adds the 873-903 three-pole model to the LUMI-NUTS™ luminaire disconnect line. The 873-903 is a safe electrical disconnect for high-feature linear fluorescent fixtures using dimming circuit or Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol.

10/08/2008

Three modules have joined WAGO’s online E-learning suite. Professionals can select from nine free E-learning modules to keep current on industrial technologies/products. WAGO Training Manager Marc Immordino has developed and leads all E-learning modules.

09/02/2008

WAGO’s 750-871 ETHERNET TCP/IP 2-Port PFC has an integrated Ethernet switch. The 750-871 links the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM to ETHERNET fieldbus, and dual RJ-45 Fieldbus ports daisychain up to 20 devices — each segment may be up to 100m long — within one series.

08/22/2008

WAGO’s DIN-rail mount terminal blocks, ranging from the 280 Series to 285 Series POWER CAGE CLAMP®, now carry a 100 kA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) when used with appropriate fuses.

08/19/2008

Three mounting and strain relief components have joined WAGO’s LEVER-NUTS™ connector family. The mounting carrier, strain relief plate and angled DIN-rail adapter are ideal for fixed mounting and/or strain relief.

07/10/2008

WAGO’s new 852 Series of Ethernet switches range from simple switches to configurable, multifunction Ethernet communication switches, all have an temp range of 0°C to 60°C, vibration resistance (IEC 60068-2-6) and shock resistance (IEC 60068-2-27).

05/21/2008

WAGO has extended the pole configurations for the insulated comb-style jumpers used with the 231 Series MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM (MCS) MIDI. The 3-, 5-, 7- and 10-pole versions are the only Spring Pressure-compatible jumpers available.

05/15/2008

WAGO’s 285-150 (2/0) and 285-135 (2 AWG) for the POWER CAGE CLAMP line complete the only spring-type terminal block for conductors from 2 AWG to 4/0. POWER CAGE CLAMP terminates conductors with one simple turn of a hex wrench or a screwdriver.

04/29/2008

Cory Thiel joins WAGO as Interconnect Product Manager to lead: PCB-mount terminal blocks/connectors, Multi Connection System (pluggable PCB connectors), 773 Series WALL-NUTS, 222 Series LEVER-NUTS and 770 Series WINSTA plug-in connectors.

02/26/2008

WAGO Corporation has completed the expansion of its North American headquarters. The expansion has significantly increased WAGO’s product manufacturing and storage capacity from 60,000 sq. ft. to 75,000 sq. ft., complete with 36,000 product locations.

02/14/2008

WAGO's 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module integrates comprehensive power supply network monitoring with I/O connectivity. At 12 mm wide, the high-density, 6-channel 750-493 is a cost- and space-effective solution to power system supply management.