Designed one of the first light curtain safety devices sold in the U.S., the Model 301 Link-Lite.
Introduced a standalone time-based brake monitor for existing press controls and the SS501, the first solid-state control that also incorporated a brake monitor.
In response to industry shifts toward increased productivity and automation requirements for press production systems, Link designed and introduced the first fully-integrated, microprocessor-based electronic control system that combined multiple press control functions: the OmniLink 5000 Press Control.
Debuted the Black Max Light Curtain, featuring a smaller cross section and more application flexibility than the previous model, the 302 Link-Lite.
Introduced another first in integrated press controls, the OmniLink 5100, which incorporated distributed processing for multiple press and automation control functions over high-speed cable connections, offering nearly unlimited flexibility.
Introduced LinkNet 3, a shop floor data collection platform that put our customers’ entire stamping operation at their fingertips.