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HepcoAutomation and KUKA partner up

HepcoAutomation’s partnership agreement expands KUKA robot activities in general automation.
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ABB brings robotics manufacturing to U.S.

The start of local robot manufacturing in Michigan cements ABB's commitment to North American customers.
Controller upgrades for injection molding machines
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Beckhoff: Controller upgrades for injection molding machines

Beckhoff Automation has announced the XMold and eMold controllers, integrated solutions to enhance automation in injection molding machines; leveraging high-end PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, the XMold system is intended for the most complex injection molding machinery in the industry, while eMold is designed to suit cost-sensitive applications as an efficient yet powerful solution.
GWconnect Heavy Duty Connectors
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Molex: Heavy duty connector

Molex Inc. announces the expansion of its Heavy Duty Connectors following the recent acquisition of the GWconnect® product range from Italian industrial connector manufacturer Westec Srl.
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Hydrovane rotary vane compressor
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Gardner Denver: Hydrovane rotary vane compressors

Gardner Denver introduces the hydrovane rotary vane HR compressor series.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive disruption: a vision of smart manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
Soley
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Getting industry to an internet frame of mind

Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry. At The Automation Conference in Chicago, Richard Soley explained what the Industrial Internet Consortium is doing about that.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
PRINT JOB. A Hypertherm employee initiates a print job through barcode scanning.
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Hypertherm cuts costs with enterprise labeling

U.S. manufacturer saves $1.5 to $5 million by implementing a browser-based labeling system that improves production uptime.
3-way electronic valves
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Clippard: 3-way electronic valves

The Minimatic DV-3 line of electronic valves are precision-built 3-way control valves, utilizing a patented valving principle, flows to 70 liters/min., and designed to be suitable for many applications across diverse industries.
Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtain
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AutomationDirect: Access control barriers and accessories

The Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains are active optoelectronic protective devices designed for protection and safety when machine design and process are inadequate and open access might be required during operation.
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HepcoMotion appoints new U.K. Sales Manager

Graham Smith moves up from Regional Manager to cover all of the United Kingdom.
Baldor●Reliance® crusher duty motors
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Baldor Electric: Crusher duty motors

Baldor Electric Company introduces a line of crusher duty motors with improved reliability, performance and energy efficiency to help lower the operator’s total cost of ownership.
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KBox A-103
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Kontron: Embedded box PC

Scalable, maintenance-free and IoT ready, Kontron introduces KBox A-103, a new fanless and compact computer platform for factory automation.
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Industrial matrix drive
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Yaskawa: Industrial matrix drive

The U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive from Yaskawa enhances performance beyond that of a conventional AC drive, with extremely low harmonic distortion and regeneration in a space-saving design, without the need for additional components.
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Intelligrated appoints Russ Mellott VP of Software Sales

The 25-year veteran of sales and executive positions will manage global software sales for Intelligrated.
TDEPD electronic pressure transducer/switch
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Transducers Direct: Pressure transducer/switch

The new TDEPD electronic pressure transducer/switch introduces a patented, programmable marquee display that can be set to revolve, hold at a fixed angle, or inverted for upside down installations of the sensor.
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bCOM6-L1700 module
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GE Intelligent Platform: Module

GE Intelligent Platforms launches the fully rugged bCOM6-L1700 Type 6 COM Express Module.
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