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Oriental Motor: Enclosure fan modules

The new Enclosure Fan Modules offers AC or DC input, greater IP protection, simple installation and one part number inclusive of all components.
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Siemens: Expanded temperature sensor line

Siemens has extended its offering of temperature sensors to include the SITRANS TS500 product family.
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OEEguru: Software tool assesses speed of packaging lines

Based on the v-profile principle commonly used throughout the packaging industry, OEEGuru.com has released a packaging line balancing tool designed to help packaging professionals assess the speed profile of their lines.
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Parker Hannifin: Electromechanical linear actuator series

Parker Hannifin’s Electromechanical Division North America adds the High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series to its linear mechanics product family.
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PHD: Drop-in replacement actuators

Designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price, the Optimax actuator product line from PHD, which includes OCG cylinders OSX slides, offers a wide range of economical, efficient, versatile, reliable drop-in actuators to provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line.
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QA1 Precision Products: Fractured race spherical bearings

Manufactured using 52100 bearing steel, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are designed for high wear and increased load applications.
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Bosch Rexroth: Cabinet-free/modular machine control components

Bosch Rexroth’s motor-integrated and near-motor IndraDrive Mi drives enable machine manufacturers to integrate all electric drive components directly into the machine to deliver entirely cabinet-free, modular machines with a minimized footprint – complete drive technology has been moved from the cabinet to the machine with decentralized supply and mains modules.
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Omron: HMI provides visual machine safety status

Omron’s NB HMI series can now be directly connected to its G9SP Programmable Safety Controller via serial communications, consolidating safety and low-I/O applications, allowing operators to easily monitor operations and details of errors provided by the G9SP controller, and contributing to reduced machine downtime and improved safety.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Magnetic absolute rotary encoders.

Developed specifically for use in ambient conditions that pose challenges for mechanical systems, Pepperl+Fuchs’ new ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders combine precision, high-speed resolution, and extreme durability in a compact design: accuracies up to 0.1°; resolution up to 16 bit single turn and 32 bit multi turn; and a signal processing time < 100 µs;
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AutomationDirect: Aluminum worm gearboxes

Designed for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, and rotary tables, AutomationDirect’s aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes line has been expanded to include five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.
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Festo: All-in-one DC servo motor/drive unit

Suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment, Festo’s all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-ECI is specifically designed for automating manual changeovers.
Supplier News
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Reversible Drum Vacs Are Now CE Compliant

EXAIR's Reversible Drum Vac and High Lift Reversible Drum Vac are ideal for the recovery of fluids like: coolant, hydraulic oils, sludge and chips, waste water, and liquid spills. After undergoing rigorous testing by an independent laboratory, EXAIR’s Reversible Drum Vacs™ have been proven to meet the stringent requirements of the European Union in order to be marked as CE compliant.
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Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
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Clippard: Needle valves

Clippard’s GNV Series needle valves provide bidirectional flow control, feature a rugged and compact design, are available with multiple mounting options, port sizes, flow rates, and adjustment styles, include 360˚ rotating ports, and are suitable for use with push-quick fittings.
Connect disparate systems, increase productivity
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Connect disparate systems, increase productivity

Discover how the ProducTVity Station Plant Floor Communications Solution from Red Lion boosts productivity by connecting, monitoring and controlling a range of disparate processes and systems.
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Bimba Mfg.: Expanded line of switches

Bimba Manufacturing introduces a completely new Solid-State switch series to its family of switch products.
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Expanded Sizes of Digital Flowmeter Available

EXAIR's Digital Flowmeters provide an excellent way to monitor compressed air consumption and waste. Now, with the addition of six new sizes, we make it easier than ever to measure consumption and identify trends at all of the critical areas or individual legs of a compressed air system. Measuring compressed air is the first step toward identifying high compressed air use areas, compressed air leaks and optimizing air use.
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New High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ Saves Space and Money, Resists Corrosion and High Temperatures

EXAIR's 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 16 ounces (462g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target.
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