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Clippard: Electronic fill & bleed circuits

A combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function, and to release or vent pressure in a second controllable function, Clippard's new EFB Series Fill & Bleed circuits are used in many applications where a particular pressure, firmness, or position can be controlled with the addition or venting of pressure.
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AutomationDirect: Adds EtherNet/IP support to controller

AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol.
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Beckhoff: EtherCAT servo terminal

Bekhoff’s new EL7211 servomotor EtherCAT Terminal with integrated resolver interface or with the One Cable Technology (OCT) solution is a complete compact servo drive with an output current of up to 4.5 ARMS at 50 V DC integrated into a space-saving, 24-mm wide terminal housing.
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PHD: Electric actuators in new lead screw version

Designed to provide lower tier performance at a significant cost savings, PHD’s new lower-cost lead screw version of its series of PHD Plus line of electric cylinders and linear slides is now available; in addition to the existing ball screw design, the Series ECV Electric Cylinders, the Series ESK/ESL Electric Thruster Slides, and the Series ESG Electric Gantry Slides are now offered in lead screw designs.
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Software upgrades

In order to provide access to accurate, timely production and process data, GE’s Proficy Mobile Tasks, Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX, and Proficy HMI/SCADA – CIMPLICITY have been upgraded, and new capabilities have been added that help users take full advantage of the Industrial Internet.
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B&R: Ultra-compact panel PC

Available with single-, dual-, or quad-core processors, the computing power of B&R’s Panel PC 2100 – which uses the latest Intel Atom technology – is fully scalable, and can be used as a single, integrated control for standard machine control, HMI, CNC, and robotics.
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NK Technologies: Current transducer

NK Technologies’ AT/ATR-LS combines a current transformer and signal conditioner designed for monitoring large loads; a large, split-core design can be installed over existing conductors without disconnecting the load, even in applications with multiple conductors per phase.
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Optimal Engineering Systems: Pick & hold modules for solenoid control electronics

The compact (3.00 in x 3.00 in x .85 in) PH-ET Pick & Hold module from Optimal Engineering Systems, a very low-cost solution for solenoid control electronics, is a reliable module suitable for driving valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.
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Schneider Electric: Circular M12 connectors

Industry standard M12 circular connectors on Schneider Electric’s Lexium MDrive integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder system facilitate fast implementation of the system in new and existing systems and equipment, and further industrialize the system.
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GE Intelligent: Operator interface solutions

GE Intelligent Platforms announces its QuickPanel+™ operator interface (OI) for the Industrial Internet now features multi-touch technology, providing the same pinch-to-zoom functionality as today’s popular consumer touchscreen devices.
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AutomationDirect: Directional control solenoid valves

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes additional directional control solenoid valves available in a wide variety of configurations to meet a broad range of pneumatic valve applications.
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Advanced Motion Controls: Motor controllers

The DVC Series is the latest addition to the M/V™ Family of Electric Mobility and Mobile Robotics motor controllers.
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AutomationDirect: Accessories for enclosures

AutomationDirect added over 160 accessories designed for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures. New items include drip shield kits, window kits, folding shelves and internal mounting components.
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SYNCHRONIZATION. Modern industrial Ethernet systems now make it possible to implement high-precision, high-performance synchronization in time frames of 100 nanoseconds, enabling packaging machinery OEMs to achieve reaction times in their machines as fast as 60 microseconds.
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What’s next for packaging machinery automation?

Contributing Editor Keith Campbell scoured the miles of aisles at interpack 2014 to deliver this insightful view of what might be next in the world of packaging machinery controls and automation.
Ease of operation. Flexible and easy to configure, the programmable safety controller now used by S&R Robot Systems is operator friendly.
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Safety controller fits robot integrator

Taking safety inputs and keeping track of them redundantly to prevent harm to operators—it’s an important task in today’s increasingly sophisticated machines.
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Tsubaki: Cam clutches

Made of a special alloy steel that provides extended wear, increased fatigue life, and greater torque holding capacity, U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission’s uni-directional/mechanical Cam Clutch product line locks the inner and outer races through the locking action of cams, transmitting torque in one direction of rotation while overrunning in the other.
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Unitronics: Controller

Unitronics introduces another addition to its Jazz® 2 Series - the JZ20-T40.
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Advanced Motion Controls: Servo drives

Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of 14 new 60Amp and 100Amp servo drives to the DigiFlex Performance family.
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