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PHD: Pneumatic thruster slide

The Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide from PHD, first in the company’s Optimax Series, is a robust linear actuator available in ¾-in., 1 1/8-in., and 2-in. bore sizes, and offers standard travel lengths ranging from 1-in. to 10-in.
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Schneider Electric: Premium integrated motors

Lexium MDrive® integrated motors are now available in an even smaller size with the release of NEMA 17 motor products, completing the premium brand MDrive® update that already includes NEMA 23 & 34 motors.
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Oriental Motor: Stepper motor and driver packages

Oriental Motor introduces its RKII Series Stepper Motor and Driver Packages with Built-in Controller (Stored Data) Type and Pulse Input Type.
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Bodine: Gearmotors with AC models

Bodine Electric’s expanded FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors includes the all-new 42R6-FX, which combines a new, 3-wire reversible 42R frame AC induction motor with a completely redesigned and updated FX gearhead to provide up to 40% more torque than previous E/F models.
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PHD: Economical cylinder product line

PHD's Optimax Series OCV Pneumatic ISO Cylinder line (first in the company’s Optimax actuator product line) is available in 32, 40, and 50 mm bore sizes and stroke lengths.
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Aerotech: High-power modular drive chassis in 19-in. rack-mount design

Aerotech’s Npaq 6U high-power drive rack uses plug-in amplifiers supporting both linear and PWM topologies to control brushless, DC brush, or stepper motors.
Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications
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Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications

AC drum motors from Interroll feature a stainless steel design and have been engineered for industrial applications in the food industry. The company offers a number of drum motor styles, from servo to AC induction, in various diameters and horsepower capabilities.
Hygienic motor with unique ventilation tube
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Hygienic motor with unique ventilation tube

AKMH motor from Kollmorgen is designed to be most hygienic in the market. Can be put directly in the wash down area and sprayed with water and cleaning chemicals. Stainless steel housing. Single cable for power and feedback. Unique breathing tube in the cable makes it possible to ventilate the motor as it goes through its thermal cycles.
Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders
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Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders

The 1FK7 servo motor from Siemens is developed with field-replaceable encoders that make for quick and easy on-site service with no special tools or recalibration required. Modular design permits the swapping of incremental encoder with an absolute encoder right in the field, without sending the unit back to the factory. Also shown is Sinamics S120M that integrates motor and drive right in the same unit, ideal for vertical form/fill/seal machines, flow wrappers, rotary capping machines, filling machines, and other packaging equipment.
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Tray sealer boasts a clever controls concoction

A clever combination of stepper drive, stepper motor, DC gear motor, DC drive, and PLC control.

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