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Optimal control. The modular BG software suite gives users optimal control of their material flows.
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Software suite brings optimal control of material flow

Material flow in a manufacturing setting is essential when it comes to getting cases out the door. This comprehensive software suite is a modular control system that gets the job done.
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Mondelez embraces the future with integrated control solution

Mondelez International is as global as it gets, so having an integrated line control and line performance solution suitable for global implementation means the world to them.
Bosch Rexroth EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series
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Bosch Rexroth: Variable frequency drive provides energy efficient process control

The EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series from Bosch Rexroth provides easy, quick start-up and improves process control through integrated PID controllers as well as through a sequence control system with eight steps.
Controllers and modules for harsh environments
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B&R: Controllers and modules for harsh environments

B&R’s X20c series of compact controllers and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module, making them suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.
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Oriental Motor: Enclosure fan modules

The new Enclosure Fan Modules offers AC or DC input, greater IP protection, simple installation and one part number inclusive of all components.
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Siemens: Expanded temperature sensor line

Siemens has extended its offering of temperature sensors to include the SITRANS TS500 product family.
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OEEguru: Software tool assesses speed of packaging lines

Based on the v-profile principle commonly used throughout the packaging industry, OEEGuru.com has released a packaging line balancing tool designed to help packaging professionals assess the speed profile of their lines.
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Parker Hannifin: Electromechanical linear actuator series

Parker Hannifin’s Electromechanical Division North America adds the High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series to its linear mechanics product family.
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Drop-in replacement actuators
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PHD: Drop-in replacement actuators

Designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price, the Optimax actuator product line from PHD, which includes OCG cylinders OSX slides, offers a wide range of economical, efficient, versatile, reliable drop-in actuators to provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line.
GEZ Series
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QA1 Precision Products: Fractured race spherical bearings

Manufactured using 52100 bearing steel, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are designed for high wear and increased load applications.
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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.
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.
ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders
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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.
OEM Application Note
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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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