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Over 27,000 unique gearmotor SKUs produced at Tennessee facility
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Brother Gearmotors: Over 27,000 unique gearmotor SKUs produced at Tennessee facility

Brother Gearmotors, offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food and beverage, packaging and material handling industries, is touting the opening of its U.S. assembly facility in Bartlett, TN, which will house on-site assembly of over 27,000 unique SKUs and serve as a maintenance and repair hub for the Gearmotor division.
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Space-saving HVAC matrix drive
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Yaskawa: Space-saving HVAC matrix drive

Yaskawa’s HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000; unit achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse arrangements.
Minimal waste. The Hydroforma SP pouch maker relies on its programmable automation controller (Photo A), variable frequency driv
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Tight control reduces film waste

Water-soluble pouches have been a breakthrough in safety and convenience for the cleaning and laundry industries. They wouldn’t be feasible without tight machine control.
Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software
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AutomationDirect: PLC programming software

AutomationDirect’s DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software, the 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the entire DirectLOGIC line of PLCs, provides faster status updates and contains many new and upgraded features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier.
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Web-based visualization software
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Pilz: Web-based visualization software

Web-based visualization software PASvisu is a high-performance yet simple to use package for operating and monitoring; it was designed as a platform-independent visualization package based on the latest web technologies such as HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
IO-Link Master DR-8-EIP
Controls Product Brief
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Comtrol: IO-link master

Comtrol Corporation announced the release of the IO-Link Master DR-8-EIP for industrial IO-Link sensor and actuator connectivity.
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Efficient motion control system
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Siemens: Efficient motion control system

Siemens has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users many new functions that make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient; applications such as packaging, can be quickly, easily and efficiently engineered, configured and commissioned through the Siemens TIA Portal.
Durable, low cost valves
Controls Product Brief
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Festo: Durable, low cost valves

Festo has debuted the VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds; these individually wired valves are designed to give years of dependable service while helping OEMs lower the costs of acquisition, assembly, and inventory.
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OEE on the docket at PACK EXPO East

OEE provides visibility into your operation, helping you to produce more with your existing equipment and prevent unplanned equipment downtime.
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New No Drip Siphon Fed Atomizing Nozzles positively stop liquid flow

Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as much as 36 inches (91cm). Siphon fed nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. The new No Drip Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off.
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 Industrial server with 12, 24, and 36 core options
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Beckhoff Automation: Industrial server with 12, 24, and 36 core options

Beckhoff Automation has introduced an industrial server product line that enables many-core machine control; this top-performance PC-based solution can be equipped with 12, 24, or 36 processor cores, and its memory can be expanded from 64 GB up to 2 TB.
Parker Automation Controller (PAC)
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Parker: High-performance automation controller

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division launches the Parker Automation Controller (PAC).
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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.
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.

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