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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Control systems

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) has the in-house capability to provide control systems such as fully integrated data highway and line management reporting systems.
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KUKA Robotics Corporation: PC-based motion controller

Kuka Robotics Corp. (Sterling Heights, MI) offers the Kuka Motion Controller, a standalone version of its PC-based robot controller that can control the logic of packaging lines, and the coordinated motion of any machine with up to 8 servomotors.
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Beckhoff Automation: Industrial PC

The CX1000 Automation Control from Beckhoff USA (Minneapolis, MN) is a modular, DIN rail-mounted industrial PC with power and economy. Combines Microsoft® embedded operating systems (Windows CE.NET and Windows XP), and Beckhoff’s TwinCAT®CE PLC and motion control software in a low-cost, rugged hardware platform suitable for use in a wide range of machine tool and industrial control applications, handling up to 6 axes with the PLC program.
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SICK, Inc: Flexible scanner

The Omni-2110 from Sick is an individually configurable, omni-directional scanning system from Sick (Minneapolis, MN) suitable for the most demanding sortation, item-tracking, and package-handling environments.
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Advanced Micro Controls Inc: Stepper controller module for ControlLogix

The Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT) multiaxis stepper controller for the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC is available as a 2-axis module with encoder feedback and can control velocity and position of 2 stepper motors simultaneously.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Maintenance software

Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces WinPRM AddOn software for System 200 PLC controllers. Software simplifies preventive maintenance management and ensures machine uptime by monitoring the operation of machine components when maintenance events become due, company says. WinPRM monitors component operation in two ways.
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CTC Parker Automation: PC control card

Designed for small- and mid-size machine control on a PCI card is the new MachineLogic™ Slot Card Runtime control card from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH).
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Cermex Inc: PC interfaces

Cermex (Norcross, GA) offers industrial PC-based operator interfaces on all of its packaging machinery, in a standard version or as an option, depending on the model.
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Pallaypack Inc: Shrink bundler

PallayPack Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) offers the Arenco Line of shrink bundlers for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products. Available in 3 models, shrink bundlers can accommodate bottles from 1 oz to 1 gal.
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Norstat,Inc: Operating panel

Norstat (Rockaway, NJ) introduces the WOP-IT Ethernet-driven Web operating panel that combines the World Wide Web with human machine interface and PLC technology.

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