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Bimba Mfg.: Expanded line of switches

Bimba Manufacturing introduces a completely new Solid-State switch series to its family of switch products.
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control

Beckhoff's TwinCAT software now enables a machine to communicate from its PLC control to an Amazon Cloud server, back down to a Google Glass "wearable" HMI that operators can use to control the machine, receive operational notifications, and gather data.
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Portescap: Brushless slotless motor

Portescap introduces the newest addition to its Ultra EC™ mini motor platform - the 16 ECH brushless motor, designed specifically to provide an economic motor solution for high performance applications.
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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot
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Sysmac Machine Automation Controller with Delta robot

See what integrated machine control, robotic control, vision and safety look like in this video of Omron's Sysmac Machine Automation Controller mated to a Delta robot for high-speed part orientation, discrimination and matching with instantaneous communication to an EtherCat network.
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Schneider Electric Motion: Circular connectors on motors

Schneider Electric Motion’s Lexium MDrive products are expanded with the release of CANopen with M12 circular connectors on NEMA motor sizes 23 & 34.
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B&R: Controller and PC in one compact housing

Able to be used simultaneously as a high-performance industrial controller as well as a PC for sophisticated HMI applications, the new Automation PC 2100 from B&R can run Automation Runtime and Windows at the same time using Intel Atom multi-core processing technology.
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Bimba: Multipurpose parallel and angular grippers

Bimba Manufacturing Co. and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics added extruded pneumatic parallel and angular grippers to its full line of MFD products.
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EMX Industries: Phosphorescence sensors for industrial automation

The new UVX-300P Phosphorescence Sensor reliably detects the presence of phosphorescent materials and pigments that are difficult to measure with traditional sensors.
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AutomationDirect: Submersible level transmitters

Designed to provide liquid level measurement by continually sensing hydrostatic pressure produced by the height of liquid above the sensor, AutomationDirect’s ProSense SLT series submersible level transmitters is available in two styles: the SLT1 with 1-in diameter housing and a ported bullet nose cap for protection of the sensor diaphragm; and the SLT2 with 2.75 in diameter PTFE flexible diaphragm surrounded by a 316 stainless steel non-fouling protective cage.
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NK Technologies: Current transducers

NK Technologies solid-core case ATH Series Current Transducers with Time Integration now accommodate 120 VAC power supplies for use in heater monitoring applications.
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Parker: High moment rodless (HMR) linear actuators

Designed to reduce overall design time and simplify installation and integration, the High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series from Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division includes five different frame sizes, two different drive train options, multiple motor mounting, carriage and sensor options, an IP54 protective cover option, along with many other customizable features.
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HMS Industrial Networks Inc.: Gateway

The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network.
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Siemens: Software delivers enhanced design flexibility

The latest version of Siemens’ NX™ software (NX 10) (available in December) includes new capabilities that deliver enhanced product development flexibility and up to three times higher productivity.
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Aerotech: High accuracy scanner

The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on the AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.
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Balluff: High-resolution light array

Designed for applications involving measurement and detection of multiple objects during manufacturing, packing, or quality control, the BLA high resolution light array sensor from Balluff identifies, compares, or sorts objects based on minimal size or height differences, object diameter, object position, gap width, gap position, edge position, and more.
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Omega Engineering: Pressure sensor

The PX51-USBH pressure sensor is the latest in Omega’s high speed USB output transducer family.
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Inspection system. The 3D Gocator inspection system (above) is at the heart of the overall inspection system in the schematic shown here.
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3D vision inspection assures cup quality

A sophisticated vision inspection system that provides nearly 130 profiles per cup at 600 cups/min is used for quality assurance in the commercial thermoforming of yogurt cups.
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Nor-Cal sells beer distribution business, continues branded & co-pack bottling

It's not the first time the California company, which co-packs beverages as well as its own Go Girl energy drinks, has shed distribution assets.

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