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Beckhoff's booth at WestPack 2015 illustrates the possibilities of Industry 4.0
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Industry 4.0 at WestPack

The sometimes the vague concept known as Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things was a subject of discussion at more than one booth at WestPack and Automation Technology West, held in Anaheim Feb. 10-12; but there was nothing vague about the conversations to be had at these booths.
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Multi-touch widescreen HD displays
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B&R Industrial: Multi-touch widescreen HD displays

Multi-touch widescreen panels from B&R Industrial are available in sizes ranging from 18.5 in. to 24 in. with either HD ready or full HD resolution; the larger displays and higher resolution make it possible to include even more information on each screen.
Swing arm systems
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B&R Industrial: Swing arm systems

These fully enclosed panels are available in a wide range of variants and feature IP65 protection, allowing them to be placed optimally on machines.
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Robot controller software
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ABB Robotics: Robot controller software

RobotWare 6 from ABB Robotics offers manufacturers greater flexibility and reliability, with an extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities; the enhancements improve the programming and control of robotic systems and equipment, without sacrificing motion control and safety.
Sleek and compact. The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader (shown) is complemented by the compact, multi-axis servo drives
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Simplifying the integration of machine and robotic control

This robotic case packer has a sleek, hygienic design that appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
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.
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.
Controls Case Study
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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
Controls Product Brief
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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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