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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery gains flexibility, reduces downtime with gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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 Motorized roller-conveyors feature greater control and connectivity
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Motorized roller-conveyors feature greater control and connectivity

Live from MODEX 2014: Watch this video to find out how Interroll's EC-310 24v DC motorized roller-conveyors take control and connectivity to the next level, from single-zone, zero-pressure accumulation logic to protocols that can help builders simplify connectivity with communication protocols including Ethernet, PROFIBUS, PRIFONET and AS-i bus.
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Festo: Communication node for EtherNet/IP

The new CPX-FB36 node for EtherNet/IP communications from Festo is suitable for production and process automation environments requiring diagnostics from the operational and master controller level on down to the field level.
Medical pouches. This sophisticated medical combination pouch system turns flat roll stock into a range of bags and pouches used in the healthcare industry.
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Recipe for success

Using the latest drive and control components, CMD Corp. built a PDI Medical Combination Pouch System with rapid data management and unparalleled precision.
AGV styles. One function of the Forked Straddle AGV is to bring pallet loads of in-process or finished goods from 29 packaging lines.
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Perrigo—propelled by AGVs and organizational readiness

Attention to detail, excellent use of controls and information technology, and a keen appreciation for ‘the people element’ are the foundation of this automation initiative.
Aerotech integrated machine control: PLC, motion control, fieldbus, I/O and operator interface
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Aerotech integrated machine control: PLC, motion control, fieldbus, I/O and operator interface

Aerotech's A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech's A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency, decrease development time and to increase quality.
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The remote I/O module used by  Advanced Manufacturing Technology has eight ports,  and because each can handle dual I/O, it’s a 16-point module.
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Remote I/O modules optimize flow of data on air conveyor lines

With a 16-point remote I/O module located every 60 feet, these air conveying lines are distinguished by minimal wiring and smooth transfer of data from sensors to controller.
Controls Product Brief
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Moxa: High-bandwidth outdoor wireless solution

Moxa’s AWK-6232 Wireless AP/Bridge/Client allows outdoor networks to scale to higher bandwidth demand to provide faster transmission speeds and maximum network availability.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Signal conditioners

AutomationDirect’s expanded FC series of signal conditioners includes potentiometer and bipolar signal conditioners to solve various interface problems between PLCs and analog input devices.
The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago celebrates the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S.
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Chicago conference to focus on how automation drives efficiency across industries

The Automation Conference this year celebrates the resurgence in manufacturing with two days of educational sessions covering industrial automation as a key driver of efficiency.

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