Controls

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Clippard: In-line flow control line

Lightweight and compact in size, PQ-FV In-Line Flow Controls from Clippard can be easily added to existing circuitry, and since they provide a tube-to-tube connection, the control valves may be installed as meter-in or meter-out devices.
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EVT: Vision sensor

With the compact EyeSens Measure by EVT, bending processes can be monitored in real time.
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Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts
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'Why is PackML important, why is OEE important, and how can they work together in your machine-control scheme?'

That's the question Doug Meyer posed at Pack Expo 2013, just before he revealed the answers to attendees of his presentation on the topic...
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AutomationDirect: Cushioned pneumatic air cylinders

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes D-Series double-acting heavy-duty air cylinders ideal for use where abusive conditions exist.
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Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Photoelectric laser distance sensors

OPT series short and long range distance sensors from AutomationDirect are available with either Class 1 or Class 2 laser options.
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Molex: Ethernet modules

Compact 30mm digital HarshIO modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine Ethernet connectivity between I/Os and control systems using a PROFINET fieldbus.
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GE: Software for automation and control systems

Designed to improve production processes from common tasks to critical emergencies and minimize errors and risk, reduce waste, and ensure compliance, Proficy Workflow Version 2.1 from GE Intelligent Platforms is a software solution that also makes it easier to integrate with existing automation and control systems, speeding response to out-of-spec HMI/SCADA conditions with appropriate action.
Controls Product Brief
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Moxa: High-bandwidth outdoor wireless solution

Moxa’s AWK-6232 Wireless AP/Bridge/Client allows outdoor networks to scale to higher bandwidth demand to provide faster transmission speeds and maximum network availability.
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Kollmorgen: Safe motion modules

Kollmorgen Safety Modules™ (KSM) help OEMs deliver higher productivity by combining Machine Safety logic and Safe Motion into one powerful package that integrates seamlessly with Functional Safety Devices.
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Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.
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'No more searching for manuals' with the latest process CIP systems

The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Compact lift stages

Aerotech’s MPS-SV series lift stages provide high-performance elevation motion in a compact, cost-effective design.
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InfinityQS: OEE dashboards improve real-time visibility of quality, availability, and performance metrics

Powered by a Statistical Process Control (SPC) software analytical engine, ProFicient 5.1 from InfinityQS International, Inc. heightens visibility across the enterprise with Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) dashboards within the web-based Manufacturing Intelligence portal, ProFicient InSight, and helps executive-level management to monitor and improve manufacturing processes.
Dairy processing. Source: Rockwell Automation
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Is the U.S. dairy industry ready for better process control?

More tightly controlled automation systems can help dairy processors turn waste into resources and make the most of export opportunities. Is the slow-to-change dairy industry ready to invest in new technology?
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Expanded line of pneumatics air preparation components

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products has been extended to include more models of air preparation components (FRL), soft-start/dump valves, and distribution blocks.
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PackML gaining traction

One thing I found especially encouraging at Pack Expo Las Vegas this time around is the number of times I heard or saw evidence to suggest that OMAC PackML is gaining some traction.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Signal conditioners

AutomationDirect’s expanded FC series of signal conditioners includes potentiometer and bipolar signal conditioners to solve various interface problems between PLCs and analog input devices.
Controls Product Brief
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Unitronics: Flat fascia HMI with key pad

Unitronics introduces the newest members of their Vision130™ PLC+HMI family- flat fascia Vision130™ units. The new flat fascia makes these models a perfect fit for the food & pharmaceutical industries.
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