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JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers
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PHD: Switches for grippers provide more sensing capability

Able to sense up to four jaw positions throughout the jaw travel, the JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers provide the switch plate with slots for either one or two Series JC1STP Switches to mount to the bottom surface of the grippers.
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AM801x and AM811x servomotors with flange size F1 enable the implementation of extremely compact, yet highly dynamic servo solut
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Beckhoff: Compact servomotors

Offering a low rotor moment of inertia as well as quadruple overload capacity, Beckhoff Automation’s AM801x and AM811x servomotors (which have been added to its AM8000 servomotor series) feature F1 flange size with a 40 mm edge length to provide high levels of motion dynamics in the smallest installation spaces.
Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller
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Bosch Rexroth: PLC integrates I/O for speed, flexibility

Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller (PLC) combines the speed of the Sercos automation bus with Rexroth’s flexible IndraControl S20 input/output (I/O) series into one complete and scalable control system.
B&R’s two new master modules
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B&R: Master modules for digital communication

B&R’s two new master modules each use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with four intelligent field devices: the X20DS438A with IP20 protection, and the X67DS438A with IP67 protection for use outside the control cabinet.
Aerotech’s QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages
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Aerotech: Nanopositioners for extreme precision applications

With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007% and repeatability to 2 nm, Aerotech’s QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment.
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Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.
NITRA® inline fittings
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AutomationDirect: Inline fittings

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes push-to-connect inline fittings.
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Siko’s new AG25 actuator
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Siko: Compact actuator

Suitable for format adjustments with optimized setup times, Siko’s new AG25 actuator features the same special power and control electronics, absolute sensor systems, and integrated position controller as the AG05 positioning drive, but in addition to the data interfaces that have previously been offered, the industrial Fieldbus interfaces Ethernet/IP, Profinet and EtherCAT, Sercos III, and POWERLINK have been added to allow flexible design of a wide range of line and ring topologies.
MPW stainless food grade servo motor
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Parker Hannifin: Stainless “food grade” motor

Parker Hannifin’s Electromechanical Automation Division introduces the MPW stainless "food grade" servo motor.
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iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor
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Technosoft: Stepless motor

The iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor is based on a cost-effective hybrid step motor.
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PosCon 3D
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Baumer: Measurement sensor

New measurement sensor reliably determines width and edge position in difficult applications.
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Clippard's all stainless steel cylinders
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Clippard: All stainless steel cylinders

Designed for use in a broad range of applications including those in washdown and caustic environments, Clippard’s cylinders are constructed of durable 303 stainless steel, and include a Nitrile rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating inside the cylinder.
SOA PLC from Beckhoff
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Beckhoff: Service oriented architecture PLC

The SOA PLC from Beckhoff is designed for efficient, data-consistent, secure, and standardized communication for the implementation of Smart Factories; the unit features IEC 61131-3 functions and secure OPC UA communication.
Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series
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Omron: Industrial relay with lockable test-switch

Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series now features a patented, lockable test-switch mechanism that enables operators and engineers to test the functionality of a panel, machine or system, or to simulate an actuator when one or more modules are offline or have been removed.
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Rockwell: Process automation system

Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management, and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system, extending the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system’s design, deployment, operation, and maintenance.
Matrox Imaging’s 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computers and Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software
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Matrox: Industrial imaging computer, vision software

Matrox Imaging’s new entry-level 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer, which uses Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software, is a unique combination of embedded PC technology, compact size, and ruggedness and is designed for cost-sensitive image analysis and machine vision applications.
Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator
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Festo: Pneumatic actuator for servo positioning and force control

The Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator with integrated position feedback delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads – up to 180kg horizontally and 60 kg vertically – and cycle times up to 30% faster than comparable standard pneumatic actuators, according to the company.
Parker Hannifin’s new MPE Servo Motor Series
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Parker Hannifin: Servo motor series

Designed for high-volume applications, Parker Hannifin’s new MPE Series is an economical servo motor that extends the MPP motor family to smaller sizes.

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