May 2017


Models UR3, UR5 and UR10

Universal Robots launched a new class of "collaborative robots" or co-bots due to their ability to work directly alongside employees with no safety guarding. These robot arms, pictured here, are named after their payloads in kilos. They all feature 0.1 mm repeatability and span in reach from 19.7" to 51.2". The average payback period is between 6 to 8 months. Give Calvin Hughes a call today to discuss your application. (800) 969-3030- ext. 121.

April 2017


STR1 Non-Contact Safety Switch

SICK's STR1 has monitored semiconductor outs and can be safely connected either individually or in series. It can be used for applications where a high level of manipulation protection is required. The STR1 is available with three codes: Universally coded, uniquely coded, and permanently coded sensors. Discuss your application with our SICK Product Specialist, Ken Holden. or (800) 969-3030, ext 138.

March 2017


Meet Sam Hartness, Our New Outside Sales Rep

Sam's been with our team for several months now. Prior to his employment at Hermitage, he worked for Thomas Advisors in Lynchburg as a Proposal Specialist for Nuclear and Government Service contractors. In 2012 Sam earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Communications from Virginia Tech. You can count on him! In his free time, Sam enjoys playing golf and the guitar plus rooting for the Hokies!


NX1P Built-in PLC and Motion Controller

Omron has come out with the NX1P....a built-in PLC and motion controller. It's a powerful all in one controller in Omron's Sysmac platform, designed to manage advanced motion, networking, IO and onsite LoT in a compact entry model. Connect local IO to reduce cabinet size and expand to adjacent technologies such as Vision and Safety using this groundbreaking CPU. Contact our Engineer, Neil Barker, to learn more about the NX1P. (800) 969-3030, ext 123.

February 2017


Rob Parrish: Your go-to Hermitage contact for Dorner conveyors

Rob enters his 19th year with Hermitage and has an extensive background in electrical automation and conveying systems. He's your go-to Hermitage contact for Dorner conveyors. Whether it's building a new line or providing spare parts for your conveyor, he's here to help you coordinate a plan to move forward with your project. Email Rob at or call him at (800) 969-3030, ext 127.

January 2017


Happy New Year!

We look forward to working with you on your automation projects!
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