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AutomationDirect: Right-angle servo gear reducers

Suitable for applications that require a more compact footprint, AutomationDirect’s new SureGear PGB series of right-angle servo gear reducers offer similar technical specifications to the PGA series in-line gear reducers, and are available in four gear ratios (5:1, 10:1, 15:1, 25:1).
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B&R: Servo drives provide repetitive control

By using predictive following error compensation, B&R’s ACOPOS line of servo drives now provide repetitive control to improve the accuracy of production processes with stationary disturbances: the performance of the machine or system is considerably increased simply by installing a firmware update.
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Siemens: Synchronized drive control for printing, converting applications

A complete package for machine builders, system integrators, and end-users in printing and converting applications, Siemens’ Simotion Synchronized Drive Control (SDC) standard application solution allows more than 100 axes of motion to be engaged on system architecture.
Multi-axis demo for pick-and-place, palletizing
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Multi-axis demo for pick-and-place, palletizing

B&R featured a live demo of a multi-axis ActuatorLine from Rollon. The unit demos a 5 actuator - 3 axis of motion infrared target practice game that is driven by B&R controls. Rollon X-Y-Z gantry is an out-of-the-box solution for pick and place, packaging, palletizing and depalletizing, delivering flexible, reliable, accurate linear motion controlled by B & R.
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Mitsubishi: Motion controller

Offering easy upgrade to its MR-J3 and MR-J4 servo platforms, Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller allows end users to operate their existint third-party control systems that incorporate Add-On-Instructions (AOI).
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Kollmorgen: Scalable servo drive-based motion solutions

Delivering up to 128 axes of complex, fully programmable and synchronized motion, the AKD PDMM and AKD BASIC servo drive family from Kollmorgen provide high-performance, scalable motion solutions that enable OEMs to simplify the design, reduce the size, and improve the performance of machines.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation: Servo & motion controller solution

Mitsubishi’s MR-J4 series--its next generation of servo motors, servo amplifiers and motion controllers--provides 2500Hz frequency response speed time, reducing settling times to less than two milliseconds (msec) to maximize machine performance and throughput.
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Lenze Americas: Servo inverter

Well-suited for material handling systems, Lenze’s Servo Inverter i700 features extremely short cycle times, 32-bit signal resolution and an overload capacity of more than 200% to make the new i700 equally suited for simple positioning tasks and highly dynamic, precise, multi-axis applications in handling and packaging machines or robot applications.
Machine-mounted servo drive
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Machine-mounted servo drive

Acoposmulti65 from B&R is an on-machine-mounted, IP-67-rated, servo motion controller rated to 4 kilowatts that has connections for servo motor, servo encoder, network cable, and connections to on-board machine I/O.
Sport drink cap (with Overcap) assembly system
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Sport drink cap (with Overcap) assembly system

Shibuya Hoppmann designed a Sports Cap Feed and Capper Assembly System for a major closure manufacturer.  The system feeds, orients and assembles spouts and locking caps at an output rate of 200 ppm using an eight-station continuous motion assembly system. Each station had an individual servo motor to precisely torque each cap assembly to preset specifications.
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