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Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?
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Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?

This demonstration from Bimba Manufacturing shows basic, intermediate and advanced solutions for positioning. Which is right for you? Pneumatics, servo-pneumatics or a double electric-actuator solution? Watch this video for the pros & cons of each.
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal

At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
At the heart of the pneumatics solution on the Rhino 12 MAP tray-packing system is the eight-station VTUB electronically controlled manifold.
OEM Application Note
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Pneumatic-based motion system keeps MAP machine productive

UltraSource partnered with its pneumatics solutions partner to ensure that critical motion actuation systems offer the highest performance and reliability.
Podcast

Where have all the parts gone?

Keith Campbell makes twin observations about an important trend in packaging machinery design that he sees markedly manifest on the floor of Pack Expo. And it's a good thing. Hint: This isn't your father's packaging machinery anymore.
Controls Product Brief
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Unitronics: New control platform

Unitronics’ UniStream all-in-one modular control platform combines dual CPUs (faster scan time, up to 2048 I/Os over 2MB of operand memory), a variety of HMI touch panels, and local and remote I/O installation.
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Cabinet module drives

North American users can now make full use of the benefits of a modular product, built to NEC (NFPA 70) standards, to configure common DC bus lineups and high horsepower drives, with optional UL/cUL listing.
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Controls Product Brief
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IDEC Corp.: Controller

The newest family of controllers from IDEC delivers affordability without compromise.
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Controls Product Brief
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Technosoft: Intelligent drive with EtherCAT interface

iPOS4808 BX-CAT is the latest member of the iPOS family of Technosoft intelligent drives.
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Products that produce – energy savings
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Products that produce – energy savings

Watch this video to understand how Mitsubishi Electric's industrial control solutions can make your plant and manufacturing equipment more efficient and sustainable.
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Controls Product Brief
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Mitsubishi Electric: All-in-one micro programmable logic controller

FX3GE combines FX3G CPU with built-in ethernet and analog I/O for cost-effective micro PLC.
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