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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.
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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.
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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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IDEC Corp.: Controller

The newest family of controllers from IDEC delivers affordability without compromise.
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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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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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M70V Series computer numerical controllers (CNC)
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Mitsubishi Electric: CNC platform

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the M70V Series computer numerical controllers (CNC).
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Sick: Safety controller cascades up to 32 sensors onto one loop

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth # 7107! The Flexi Loop safety controller from SICK uses a single cable with an M12 plug to connect e-stops, sensors, switches, lamps, pushbuttons and interlocks so that it can cascade up to 32 safety switches and OSSD safety sensors onto one loop – independent of the manufacturer.
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Festo: Heavy-duty toothed belt and ball screw electric actuators

Featuring recirculating ball bearing guides that help absorb lateral forces and torques, Festo’s EGC-HD (heavy duty) toothed belt and ball screw electric actuator also delivers the same high speed, response, and dynamic rigidity of the EGC model, and adds load-bearing capacity to its specifications–twice the load bearing of the EGC actuator.

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