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Contemporary Controls

Innovative Machine Integration

Contemporary Controls develops, manufactures and markets innovative networking and control products to the benefit of our automation customers worldwide. We are committed to delivering products and services that meet customer requirements and expectations through our continuous improvement efforts.

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Networking & Controlling Automation Processes

CONTEMPORARY CONTROLS designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are important. Our products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET, BACnet®, Controller Area Network (CAN), Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, and Sedona – typically found in the building, energy, and industrial automation industries.

Motion Control

Contemporary Controls productsInnovative Machine Integration

Contemporary Controls’ designs and manufactures IP routers that quickly and effectively integrate machines to a customer’s existing IP infrastructure, benefiting both customer and machine builder alike.

Modern machines are comprised of various complex subsystems that communicate via the Internet Protocol (IP) – the backbone of the Internet. The machine builder pre-defines each subsystem IP address and the range of addresses devoted to each machine. This addressing convention may conflict with the addressing policies of the customer potentially jeopardizing a speedy integration of the machine or machines to the plant.

Cost-Effective, Trusted IP Routers

Contemporary Controls’ Skorpion series of IP routers eases the integration of new machines into the existing network.

Each machine consisting of multiple IP devices connects to the LAN side while keeping the same IP settings for the devices and the application, lowering installation cost and eliminating troubleshooting. The IP address for the WAN port on the IP router is the only setting that requires modification allowing multiple machines to reuse the same configuration on the LAN side.

Skorpion routers have been successfully used in Robotics, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Packaging, Scientific Equipment to name a few applications.

Quick Diagnostics with Secure Remote Access

Skorpion IP routers also supports Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality. This can be enabled to allow secure remote access to the machine at the site for remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, using both wired and cellular VPN routers. This allows remote access to the machine over the internet and through the plant network for servicing.

Rugged Ethernet Switches

Whatever the Ethernet infrastructure need, a solution is available from CTRLink products. For simple systems, plug-and-play unmanaged switches provide a cost-effective method for expanding Ethernet networks. For troubleshooting, diagnostic switches allow a network sniffer to attach to an unused port on a switch and observe all traffic on the network. Managed switches provide SNMP, VLAN and RSTP.

40 years of Experience

With more than 40 years of experience, Contemporary Controls has been a leader in innovative solutions for industrial automation. Contemporary Controls’ CTRLink products are designed for unattended operation in environments not conducive to office-grade equipment. The products provide convenient DIN-rail mounting in control panels, 24VAC/ DC power, UL 508, improved EMC compliance and reliability. Contemporary Controls’ repeating hub, switches, media converters and IP routers adhere to IEEE 802.3 standards and more. Specialty regulatory needs are addressed in selected models.

Our Customers

Contemporary Controls’ customers are systems integrators, contractors and OEMs seeking simple, reliable networking and control products from a dependable source.

With headquarters based in the US, Contemporary Controls also has operations in the UK, Germany and China and is well suited to fulfil your application needs worldwide.

For customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, visit

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