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Variable speed drives
Controls Product Brief
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Emerson: Variable speed drives

Render Technology, an Italian specialist in the manufacture of end-of-line handling and palletizing machines for the packaging market, has switched its drives partner to Emerson, and as a result has seen productivity of its machines increase by 20%.
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IMA: Tablet press
Machine Product Brief
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IMA: Tablet press

Prexima ensures complete separation between processing and mechanical areas.
Transfer system. The transfer system on the machine is designed as a conveyor loop with varied operation for puck or puckless tr
OEM Application Note
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Made in America

The lite-F is groninger’s first American-made filling machine. By relying on recent advances in controls technology, machine footprint is down by 50% and cost is cut, too.
Cyber security
Feature Article
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Plant floor cyber security—turning discussion into action

Last month we explored why plant floor cyber security should be on your agenda. Here in Part 2 we focus on how to establish a serious and open dialog, develop strategies, and tap outside resources.
Laser distance sensor
Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering: Enhanced laser distance sensor

Featuring new firmware, the Q4X dual teach mode sensor from Banner Engineering combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing the Q4X to reliably solve difficult applications with ease.
 Desktop piezo drive
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Desktop piezo drive

Desktop piezo drive from Aerotech is networkable with any ensemble drive to control up to ten axes of piezo and/or servomotor stages; the Ensemble QDe is designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers.
BXII Series Brushless Motor and Driver Package
Controls Product Brief
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Oriental Motor: Brushless motor & driver package

Oriental Motor USA launches the BXII Series Brushless Motor and Driver Package.
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Tolomatic ACS actuator controllers
Controls Product Brief
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Tolomatic: Single-axis driver/controller

Available in both servo and stepper control technologies, the Tolomatic ACS actuator control solution for industrial applications ensures interoperability between other ODVA conformant devices over EtherNet/IP.
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Brushless DC (BLDC) gearmotors and motor only products
Controls Product Brief
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Bison Gear: Brushless DC gearmotors

Bison Gear and Engineering launches a new line of brushless DC (BLDC) gearmotors and motor only products.
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Hygienic motor and connections
Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Hygienic motor and connections

Stainless steel motors from B&R meet strict hygienic design standards and are now easier than ever to use; employing a special connector, the motor can be connected and disconnected in the field.
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Machine Case Study
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Particle inspection equipment delivers savings, benefits

Custom particle inspection labeling machine with camera-based inspection set to be operational at a pharmaceutical company by late 2015.
Productivity2000
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Programmable controller

The Productivity2000 is AutomationDirect’s newest addition to the Productivity line of industrial controllers.
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CX8091 Embedded PC
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Small local controller

Compact embedded PC can serve as data collector for comprehensive energy management in plant environments.
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SuperShorty inductive sensors
Controls Product Brief
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Balluff: Inductive sensors

Balluff introduces its SuperShorty inductive sensor line specifically developed for compact applications such as robotic end effectors.
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QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioners
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Z-axis piezo nanopositioners

The QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioners provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment.
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