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BXII Series Brushless Motor and Driver Package
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Oriental Motor: Brushless motor & driver package

Oriental Motor USA launches the BXII Series Brushless Motor and Driver Package.
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PowerFlex 527 drive
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Rockwell Automation: AC drive

The new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 AC drive from Rockwell Automation is designed for machine builders that are looking for ways to improve their machines while reducing costs and complexity.
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Sinamics V20 AC drive
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Siemens: Expanded drive family

Siemens announces the release of its new single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both Low Overload (LO) and High Overload (HO) ratings.
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Space-saving HVAC matrix drive
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Yaskawa: Space-saving HVAC matrix drive

Yaskawa’s HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000; unit achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse arrangements.
Siko’s new AG25 actuator
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Siko: Compact actuator

Suitable for format adjustments with optimized setup times, Siko’s new AG25 actuator features the same special power and control electronics, absolute sensor systems, and integrated position controller as the AG05 positioning drive, but in addition to the data interfaces that have previously been offered, the industrial Fieldbus interfaces Ethernet/IP, Profinet and EtherCAT, Sercos III, and POWERLINK have been added to allow flexible design of a wide range of line and ring topologies.
Bosch Rexroth EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series
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Bosch Rexroth: Variable frequency drive provides energy efficient process control

The EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series from Bosch Rexroth provides easy, quick start-up and improves process control through integrated PID controllers as well as through a sequence control system with eight steps.
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Optimal Engineering Systems: Pick & hold modules for solenoid control electronics

The compact (3.00 in x 3.00 in x .85 in) PH-ET Pick & Hold module from Optimal Engineering Systems, a very low-cost solution for solenoid control electronics, is a reliable module suitable for driving valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.
MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
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Efficient coating line performs at high production speeds

Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
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AutomationDirect: DC drives

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motors and drives now includes the GSD1, GSD3, GSD4, and GSD5, GSD6, and GSD7 series of DC drives.

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