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Advanced Motion Controls: Motor controllers

The DVC Series is the latest addition to the M/V™ Family of Electric Mobility and Mobile Robotics motor controllers.
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SYNCHRONIZATION. Modern industrial Ethernet systems now make it possible to implement high-precision, high-performance synchronization in time frames of 100 nanoseconds, enabling packaging machinery OEMs to achieve reaction times in their machines as fast as 60 microseconds.
Feature Article
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What’s next for packaging machinery automation?

Contributing Editor Keith Campbell scoured the miles of aisles at interpack 2014 to deliver this insightful view of what might be next in the world of packaging machinery controls and automation.
Ease of operation. Flexible and easy to configure, the programmable safety controller now used by S&R Robot Systems is operator friendly.
OEM Application Note
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Safety controller fits robot integrator

Taking safety inputs and keeping track of them redundantly to prevent harm to operators—it’s an important task in today’s increasingly sophisticated machines.
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Tsubaki: Cam clutches

Made of a special alloy steel that provides extended wear, increased fatigue life, and greater torque holding capacity, U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission’s uni-directional/mechanical Cam Clutch product line locks the inner and outer races through the locking action of cams, transmitting torque in one direction of rotation while overrunning in the other.
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Unitronics: Controller

Unitronics introduces another addition to its Jazz® 2 Series - the JZ20-T40.
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Motion Technologies: Miniature integrated stepper motor drive

UIM240XX Miniature Stepper Motor Drivers are miniature, high performance stepper motor drives.
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Controls Product Brief
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Expanded control platform

GE Intelligent Platforms adds one more solution to the company’s high performance connected automation architecture with the expansion of its high availability control platform.
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Controls Product Brief
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Omron Automation and Safety: Machine automation controller

The Sysmac NJ Machine Automation Controller from Omron Automation and Safety provides direct connectivity to SQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL and Firebird.
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Machine Product Brief
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BlueWater Automation Group: Fully-automatic case former

The F-16 fully-automatic, washdown-protected case former from BlueWater Automation (BWA) includes a fully stainless steel open form frame design and Festo’s hygienic MPA-C valve terminal, making it suitable for sanitary environments and applications in the food packaging industry.
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B&R: Compact controllers with integrated I/O

With real-time Ethernet onboard, B&R’s X20 system includes a new series of compact controllers with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels; additional I/O modules can be connected either locally or remotely using cables.

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