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Bosch Rexroth: Cabinet-free/modular machine control components

Bosch Rexroth’s motor-integrated and near-motor IndraDrive Mi drives enable machine manufacturers to integrate all electric drive components directly into the machine to deliver entirely cabinet-free, modular machines with a minimized footprint – complete drive technology has been moved from the cabinet to the machine with decentralized supply and mains modules.
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NB HMI series
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Omron: HMI provides visual machine safety status

Omron’s NB HMI series can now be directly connected to its G9SP Programmable Safety Controller via serial communications, consolidating safety and low-I/O applications, allowing operators to easily monitor operations and details of errors provided by the G9SP controller, and contributing to reduced machine downtime and improved safety.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Magnetic absolute rotary encoders.

Developed specifically for use in ambient conditions that pose challenges for mechanical systems, Pepperl+Fuchs’ new ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders combine precision, high-speed resolution, and extreme durability in a compact design: accuracies up to 0.1°; resolution up to 16 bit single turn and 32 bit multi turn; and a signal processing time < 100 µs;
IronHorse worm gearboxes
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AutomationDirect: Aluminum worm gearboxes

Designed for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, and rotary tables, AutomationDirect’s aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes line has been expanded to include five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.
MTR-ECI
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Festo: All-in-one DC servo motor/drive unit

Suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment, Festo’s all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-ECI is specifically designed for automating manual changeovers.
Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
GNV Series needle valves
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Clippard: Needle valves

Clippard’s GNV Series needle valves provide bidirectional flow control, feature a rugged and compact design, are available with multiple mounting options, port sizes, flow rates, and adjustment styles, include 360˚ rotating ports, and are suitable for use with push-quick fittings.
Connect disparate systems, increase productivity
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Connect disparate systems, increase productivity

Discover how the ProducTVity Station Plant Floor Communications Solution from Red Lion boosts productivity by connecting, monitoring and controlling a range of disparate processes and systems.
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Bimba Mfg.: Expanded line of switches

Bimba Manufacturing introduces a completely new Solid-State switch series to its family of switch products.
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control

Beckhoff's TwinCAT software now enables a machine to communicate from its PLC control to an Amazon Cloud server, back down to a Google Glass "wearable" HMI that operators can use to control the machine, receive operational notifications, and gather data.
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Portescap: Brushless slotless motor

Portescap introduces the newest addition to its Ultra EC™ mini motor platform - the 16 ECH brushless motor, designed specifically to provide an economic motor solution for high performance applications.
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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot
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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot

See what integrated machine control, robotic control, vision and safety look like in this video of Omron's Sysmac Machine Automation Controller mated to a Delta robot for high-speed part orientation, discrimination and matching with instantaneous communication to an EtherCat network.
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Schneider Electric Motion: Circular connectors on motors

Schneider Electric Motion’s Lexium MDrive products are expanded with the release of CANopen with M12 circular connectors on NEMA motor sizes 23 & 34.
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Automation PC 2100
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B&R: Controller and PC in one compact housing

Able to be used simultaneously as a high-performance industrial controller as well as a PC for sophisticated HMI applications, the new Automation PC 2100 from B&R can run Automation Runtime and Windows at the same time using Intel Atom multi-core processing technology.
Sophisticated control over fluid pumping
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping

Ingersoll-Rand's ARO fluid products provided this dynamic demo showing electronic controls and air-operated, double-diaphragm pumping simplify the accurate delivery of fluid to drums or other containers, adding capabilities to incorporate inputs for temperature and other factors.
Machine Product Brief
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Bimba: Multipurpose parallel and angular grippers

Bimba Manufacturing Co. and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics added extruded pneumatic parallel and angular grippers to its full line of MFD products.
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EMX Industries: Phosphorescence sensors for industrial automation

The new UVX-300P Phosphorescence Sensor reliably detects the presence of phosphorescent materials and pigments that are difficult to measure with traditional sensors.
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AutomationDirect: Submersible level transmitters

Designed to provide liquid level measurement by continually sensing hydrostatic pressure produced by the height of liquid above the sensor, AutomationDirect’s ProSense SLT series submersible level transmitters is available in two styles: the SLT1 with 1-in diameter housing and a ported bullet nose cap for protection of the sensor diaphragm; and the SLT2 with 2.75 in diameter PTFE flexible diaphragm surrounded by a 316 stainless steel non-fouling protective cage.

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