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Digital servo motors

The MKD line of digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) are IP65 rated, making them suitable for harsh environments. Five frame sizes are available, offering peak motor power up to 12 kW, with peak torques ranging from 4 to 104 Nm (35 to 900 lb") and speeds to 9ꯠ rpm.
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Brushless servo

The MR-C brushless servo system from Mitsubishi Electronics (Mt. Prospect, IL) was designed as an economic alternative to five-phase or microstepping drives.
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Linear actuators

A new line of electromechanical actuators is available from PHD (Ft. Wayne, IN). The Series ES servo-powered linear actuator (Emax(TM)) provides quick, smooth and accurate multi-position linear motion, as well as simplified program- ming.
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Motor products

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has added products to its Washdown Duty line. Available are the Three-Phase Inverter Drive® and Vector Drive® motors in 1 through 10 HP in NEMA frames 143TC through 256TC.
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Harsh-duty labeling head

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) offers the Q60 labeling head with NEMA 4X electronics for use in harsh or wet environments such as dairies or beverage bottling plants.
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Case erector

R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA) has developed a new compact case erector that runs tablock or standard cases at speeds to 25 containers/min. Model R225 has a variable frequency drive with a programmable keypad.
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Hi-res printers

The Overture series of high-resolution printers from Marsh (Belleville, IL) use a carton template as a backdrop for simplified message creating. Users define the actual carton size, then insert various coding elements at desired locations.
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Application News

Courtaulds Performance Films has doubled silicone coating capacity at its Martinsville, VA, facility by extensively upgrading an existing gravure coater with new ovens, drive systems and components supplied primarily by Faustel (Germantown, WI).
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Brushless servo

The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.

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