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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot
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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot

See what integrated machine control, robotic control, vision and safety look like in this video of Omron's Sysmac Machine Automation Controller mated to a Delta robot for high-speed part orientation, discrimination and matching with instantaneous communication to an EtherCat network.
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B&R: Controller and PC in one compact housing

Able to be used simultaneously as a high-performance industrial controller as well as a PC for sophisticated HMI applications, the new Automation PC 2100 from B&R can run Automation Runtime and Windows at the same time using Intel Atom multi-core processing technology.
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High-speed MAP packaging increases labor efficiency

M-Tek, a leader in Modified Atmosphere Packaging will be exhibiting our latest labor saving MAP packaging system in booth N-5877.
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Phoenix Contact: Industrial PCs

Phoenix Contact expands family of IP65 panel PCs with multitouch capability.
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B&R: Control panels require no hard wiring

B&R’s openSAFETY control panels allow safe data exchange over the bus system with just one cable and simple cabling of swing arm systems; hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode, and start buttons are unnecessary.
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Pilz: Configurable control system

The configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 by Pilz monitors safety functions in many areas of mechanical engineering.
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Schubert-Pharma: Serialization services
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Schubert-Pharma: Serialization services

GMP-/FDA-compliant line concepts are available for all process steps, from acceptance of the primary package to ready-to-ship pallets.
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AutomationDirect: Adds EtherNet/IP support to controller

AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol.
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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.
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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.

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