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Yaskawa: Medium voltage AC drive

The MV1000 medium voltage AC drive family from the Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America combines compact modular design, high efficiency, low harmonics, and MTBF into a medium voltage drive solution that is compatible with Yaskawa’s 1000 series low voltage AC drive products.
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Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Abbreviated switchgear

Developed to house Emax circuit breakers, the UR 1558 abbreviated switchgear offers the electrical community the flexibility and reliability required for the most demanding manufacturing environments.
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Controls Product Brief
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Clippard: High-flow poppet valves

Featuring a bubble tight design, Clippard’s GV-GTV Series High Flow Poppet Valves provide high flow rates of 38 scfm @ 50 psig, 67 scfm @ 100 psig, and now include cartridge styles.
Eaton at Pack Expo
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'Lean' automation architecture will change how OEMs serve packagers

Eaton representative sees the 'integrated HMI and PLC' a continuing trend; streamlined I/O and greater connectivity are on the rise.
Feature Article
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Benefits of PackML and when to use it on your line

What is PackML?
The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago celebrates the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S.
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Chicago conference to focus on how automation drives efficiency across industries

The Automation Conference this year celebrates the resurgence in manufacturing with two days of educational sessions covering industrial automation as a key driver of efficiency.
Controls Product Brief
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ABB JOKAB SAFETY: Light curtains and light grids

Single curtain or grid model works for all applications, eliminating the need to stock multiple versions for varying machine safety requirements.
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Bush Brothers likes automated tracking of downtime

Bush Brothers and Co. is a family-owned company best known for its baked beans. But the Knoxville, TN-based firm also serves up some pretty sophisticated data acquisition and downtime tracking technology since implementing a Parsec software application called TrakSYS.
Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Scalable safety integration for small applications

SafeLOGIC-X, a virtual safety solution from B&R, is now available for small, cost-sensitive applications and provides safe I/O and drive technology to integrated diagnostics, safe line integration, and safe machine options.
Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Power protection devices

ABB’s Power Conversion business has released the PCS100 UPS-I and PCS100 AVC power protection devices to the North American market.
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Dual-robot control offers a seamless PLC and robot integration
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Dual-robot control offers a seamless PLC and robot integration

Dual-robot control with MLX100 Robot Gateway from Yaskawa Motoman enables controlling and programming Motoman robots entirely within the ControlLogix platform, eliminating the need for an additional controller or language. With MLX100, robots are programmed through the same PLC ladder logic code that is widely used for controlling equipment such as filling machines, packaging machines and conveyors.
Controls Product Brief
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TURCK: Inductive angle sensors

Sensors provide accurate valve monitoring on rotary actuators.
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Supplier News
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New Powerful Stainless Steel Flat Air Nozzle Saves Space, Saves Money and Resists Corrosion

EXAIR's new 1" Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target.
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Feature Article
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Why PackML is good for packaging lines

What is PackML? Simply, it is a standardized way of looking at machine states, operating modes and tag names plus a modular approach to machine control code.
Motors provide more torque in a compact package
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Motors provide more torque in a compact package

Oriental Motor USA's K2 Series offers motors from 6 to 90 watts, with gear ratios from 3:1 up to 350:1. Find out how they get more power for the frame size to handle more load, more quietly and with new, more flexible mounting options.
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It's time to put packaging machinery control specifications on a diet

Electrical specs tried very hard for years to maintain the sanity of plant technicians by defining everything right down to wire color.
Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products
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Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products

An engaging demo at the Kollmorgen booth used two robotic pugilists to showcase Kolmorgen actuators, motors, drives, and other controls components the company offers.
Custom machine parts configured for your application in one to six days.
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Custom machine parts configured for your application in one to six days.

Misumi U.S.A. is a global manufacturer of mechanical components that go into automation equipment. Timing belts, pulleys, rotating fins, etc. Configure and change dimensions for your custom project designing and building machinery serving pharmaceutical, medical, packaging, automotive markets, etc.

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