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Omron: Safety laser scanners

Omron Automation and Safety’s new OS32C-4M is the latest addition to the company’s family of safety laser scanners.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Miniature diffuse mode photoelectric sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs added three high performance diffuse mode sensors to its family of user-friendly and field-proven ML100 Series photoelectric sensors.
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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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Beckhoff: 7-in economy panel PC

Intended for the HMI hardware needs of cost-sensitive machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation’s new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC is an all-in-one HMI and controller that combines a full color 7-in TFT touch screen display (800 x 480 WVGA), 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, and 1 GB DDR3; ultra-compact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media.
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Pilz: Integrated safety gate system

Combining safety gate monitoring, safe guard locking, and monitoring of either E-STOP and/or control elements, Pilz’s PSENsgate safety gate system provides personnel and facility with category PL e rated protection – the highest category of protection.
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Baldor Electric: Large AC–GPM induction motor line

Baldor Electric Company announces a new line of energy efficient electric motors.
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Siemens: New 230V, single- and 3-phase AC power modules

A new line of PM240-2 power modules is now available from Siemens, extending the use of the Sinamics G120 drives family.
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Bison Gear: New PowerSTAR DC gearmotor

Bison Gear and Engineering is launching a PMDC motor version of the PowerSTAR hypoid right-angle product line.
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Schunk: Compact short-stroke axis for dynamic assembly applications

Schunk has combined a powerful linear motor drive with an ultra-smooth pre-loaded roller guide for its ELB linear axis and is desig-ned for precise and dynamic strokes.
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Weiss: Linear motor axes for small parts assembly applications

Available in two different axis sizes – HG 25 with peak force of 180 N, and HG 12 with peak force of 110 N – the HG series of lightweight, aluminum, closed linear motor axes from Weiss reduce costs, provide precise axis in a compact design, and feature a unique guide profile cover made of machined aluminum to provide protection for applications that experience external contamination influences.
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ProSoft Technology: Expands family of gateways

ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 gateways now are available with 2 separate Ethernet ports that allow protocols to reside on separate subnets.
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B&R: Helical gearboxes

B&R’s two new helical gearboxes, the 8GP70 series with a shaft output and the 8GF70 series with a drive flange, provide smooth operation for absolute precision, excellent synchronization characteristics, and a very low noise level at high speeds.
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Expanded control platform

GE Intelligent Platforms adds one more solution to the company’s high performance connected automation architecture with the expansion of its high availability control platform.
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Omron Automation and Safety: Machine automation controller

The Sysmac NJ Machine Automation Controller from Omron Automation and Safety provides direct connectivity to SQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL and Firebird.
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Wago: Compact, surface-mount terminal blocks

Suited for solid-state lighting applications that often utilize metal-core PCBs, including compact or miniaturized LED modules and LED bulbs, Wago’s 2059 SMT PCB terminal blocks series offer an extremely small (2.7 mm high), fast, cost-effective alternative to soldering leads.
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J.W. Winco: Retaining magnets

J.W. Winco, Inc. offers GN 51.7 Retaining Magnet Assemblies with ball knob or key ring, with rubber jacket, in metric sizes.
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AutomationDirect: Powerline filters/surge protectors

With multiple levels of surge protection, AutomationDirect’s AEGIS powerline filters/surge protectors protect single-phase electrical and electronic equipment from the full spectrum of transient disturbances, including surges and line noise, that can cause misoperation and damage.
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Will Google glasses play a role in packaging?

Keith Campbell, a Packaging World Contributing Editor and On the Edge blogger, took in the sights and sounds of Dusseldorf this past May to bring us a series of reports on new developments in the packaging controls and automation space being shown at interpack 2014. In case you missed his written, blogged, or podcast contributions, here are a few highlights.

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