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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.
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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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Anritsu: Detection technologies/equipment support

Designed to ensure food product quality and safety, Anritsu’s line of detection equipment, which includes (High Definition) HD, Ultra HD, and DualX X-ray technologies, Checkweigher solutions, and Metal Detection technology is now supported by the company’s newly developed process called Detection360, a proprietary program that analyzes and secures the proper points of detection and inspection within the processing environment to effectively reduce or eliminate risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items.
Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems from LM76
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LM76: Carriage and rail linear motion systems

Available in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in) to 1200 mm, the low cost, low profile Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems from LM76 feature: quiet running; low resonance; smooth motion; low friction 440c stainless steel roller bearings (Coeff of Friction is .001 to .010 compared with .15 to .30 for polymer plain bearings); low magnetic signature; corrosion resistant stainless steel rails; and electrodeless nickel plated carriages.
PowerGrid technology from Cognex improves barcode reading
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Cognex: Barcode reading technology improves read rates

Designed to increase read rates in 2-D barcode-reading applications where conditions are difficult, PowerGrid technology from Cognex is a texture-based location algorithm approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes by locating a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.
AutomationDirect’s AcuAMP series of AC and DC current sensors
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AutomationDirect: AC and DC current sensors

AutomationDirect’s AcuAMP series of AC and DC current are designed in a rugged industry-standard feed-through package to provide flexibility across many current ratings.
Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive
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Yaskawa: Intelligent pump drive

Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive provides simple, reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 HP.
Banner Engineering’s EZ-LIGHT K90 Series multicolor indicator lights
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Banner: Multi-color indicator lights

Banner Engineering’s EZ-LIGHT K90 Series multicolor indicator lights feature a large, 90-mm indicator housing, and deliver extremely bright and uniform illumination from all directions and at longer distances, while a highly-visible illuminated dome ensures easy-to-see operator guidance.
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Longer static eliminator neutralizes and cleans wide surfaces

EXAIR has expanded Long Super Ion Air Knives to a range from 60″ (1524mm) through a maximum length of 108" (2743mm). All knives 60" (1524mm) and longer are now made in a one piece construction. New one piece construction ensures seamless airflow and eliminates coupling multiple short length air knives together. One piece construction decreases overall height by ½″ making it better for tight spaces. EXAIR offers an unmatched selection of materials and sizes within our Super Air Knife product line. From 3” to 108” in Aluminum, 303 and 316 stainless steel.
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Cap liner. Among the machines built by MMC are those that cut and insert lining material into newly molded caps and closures.
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Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control

PC-based control and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet technology bring faster machine setup, a smaller controls cabinet, and other benefits to this maker of cap lining machines.
Optimal control. The modular BG software suite gives users optimal control of their material flows.
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Software suite brings optimal control of material flow

Material flow in a manufacturing setting is essential when it comes to getting cases out the door. This comprehensive software suite is a modular control system that gets the job done.
Line of the Future. Production of the iconic Oreo cookie is among the packaging operations that reflect the Line of the Future t
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Mondelez embraces the future with integrated control solution

Mondelez International is as global as it gets, so having an integrated line control and line performance solution suitable for global implementation means the world to them.
Bosch Rexroth EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series
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Bosch Rexroth: Variable frequency drive provides energy efficient process control

The EFC 3600 electronic frequency converter series from Bosch Rexroth provides easy, quick start-up and improves process control through integrated PID controllers as well as through a sequence control system with eight steps.
Controllers and modules for harsh environments
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B&R: Controllers and modules for harsh environments

B&R’s X20c series of compact controllers and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module, making them suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.

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