Machine control

Pneumatic system solutions
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B&R: Pneumatic system solutions

In cooperation with partners Festo, ASCO Numatics and Aventics, B&R has created a solution for seamlessly integrating pneumatic solutions in an automation system; users benefit from extremely easy handling, high clock accuracy throughout the system and maximum freedom in the selection of hardware.
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Lenze's Mark Collins
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Lenze Americas appoints Mark Collins Director of Engineering

Collins joins the Lenze Americas business leadership team to support global inverter sales.
Schneider Electric shows off flexible automation for machine control
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Schneider Electric shows off flexible automation for machine control

Segment marketing manger Mark Duncan walks through the systems on display at PACK EXPO, including PLCs for machine control with embedded web servers, an HMI controller and new wireless push button technology.
Commercial motion controller
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Aerotech: Commercial motion controller

EasyTune from Aerotech is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller; entirely data-driven, the algorithm largely mimics the process followed by an experienced controls engineer.
Pilz Production Center
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Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Center opens in Germany

Renate Pilz says "Values create our future” as the company grows and expands.
This high-resolution thermal ink-jet printer and vision inspection system will help medical device manufacturers comply with the
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Print and verify system for UDI regs

As new identification legislation comes into play, medical device makers will need to modify how they code their products. This system is designed to meet their needs.
Supplier News
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PI North America announces new board member

Barry Lynch of GE joins the Board of Directors at PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
Browser-based barcode reading interface
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Microscan: Browser-based barcode reading interface

Microscan announces the first-ever web-browser-based barcode reading interface, WebLink; Released alongside the company’s MicroHAWK barcode reader platform, the WebLink interface offers the most intuitive configuration utility for barcode reader setup and control on the market.
Magnetic encoder module
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Encoder Products Co.: Magnetic encoder module

Encoder Products Company (EPC), introduces the Model 30M, a low-profile 30 mm diameter magnetic encoder module that provides high-performance rotary feedback over a wide range of operating conditions.
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How manufacturers are using PackML to reduce engineering time.

PackML standard helps define machine states, modes of operation, and machine-to-machine communication.

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