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Proportional output controllers
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Carlo Gavazzi: Proportional output controllers

Carlo Gavazzi has launched new single-phase RGx1P proportional output controllers; upon input from an analog signal, the controller calculates and delivers the necessary output power without the need for an additional interface device.
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Heavy-duty fiber optics
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Banner Engineering: Heavy-duty fiber optics

Banner Engineering introduces a new heavy-duty Vantage Line fiber optics to complement its fiber amplifier product family; featuring a flexible 304 stainless steel tube, the polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber is protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments.
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Cryopak: Temperature Monitor

iMini LCD is an advanced temperature monitoring device for pharmaceuticals.
Ethernet PLCs
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AutomationDirect: Ethernet PLCs

AutomationDirect has added Ethernet basic and standard PLCs to the CLICK line; the new PLCs are 3 to 10 times faster than the existing CLICK PLCs and are 100% upward compatible with the existing CLICK units.
National Bulk Equipment: Weigh System
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National Bulk Equipment: Weigh System

Bulk bag filling system provides NTEP-certified weighing with accuracy, repeatability, proper calibration and calibration.
Ethernet protocol and peripheral voltage in one cable
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Beckhoff: Ethernet protocol and peripheral voltage in one cable

With the newly introduced EtherCAT P technology, Beckhoff unites EtherCAT communication and power functions in a standard, 4-wire Ethernet cable: One Cable Automation technology integrates the 24 V DC supply of the EtherCAT P slaves with the signals and data from connected sensors and actuators.
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PCI sees ‘tremendous activity’ in pharmaceutical serialization

Contract packager PCI's serialization investment expected to deliver strong ROI and help its global pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical customers.
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Kollmorgen: Stepper Motors

PMX stepper motors offer a broader range of frame sizes.
SureMotion drive couplings
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AutomationDirect: Drive couplings

AutomationDirect’s new SureMotion drive couplings are available in four styles: jaw/spider, double loop, Oldham, and beam-style servo; bore reducers are also offered to fit a coupling when the exact bore is not available.
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Linear solution encoder
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Encoder Products: Linear solution encoder

The TR2 Tru-Trac tracks velocity, position, or distance in almost any application and features an integrated encoder with a rack-and-pinion gear assembly.
Lower-resolution analog modules
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AutomationDirect: Lower-resolution analog modules

AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line now includes 12 and 13-bit resolution current and voltage analog input and output modules for cost-conscious applications.
Base unit for configurable control systems
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Pilz: Base unit for configurable control systems

Pilz adds its new base unit PNOZ m B1 to the range of configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2, in order to not only offer higher performance for machines with a larger function range, i.e. for larger projects, but also to provide a connection to all common fieldbus systems via the corresponding expansion modules.
Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Blister/Cartoning Module
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Blister/Cartoning Module

Latest in Blister Express Center range produces up to 700 blisters/min and 500 cartons/min.
Eriez: Vertical Drop Metal Detectors
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Eriez: Vertical Drop Metal Detectors

Xtreme detectors achieve high sensitivity in gravity free-fall applications.
AC power modules
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Siemens: AC power modules

PM240-2 power modules are now available from Siemens, extending the use of the Sinamics G120 drives family; a significant change is the addition of 230V single- and three-phase line supply units featuring quick-connect pull-off terminals on the motor, line supply, and braking resistor connections; allowing unit to offer an even more simplified installation and maintenance.

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