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I/O module PSSu K F EI. Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Controls Product Brief
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Pilz: Compact I/O module

Pilz expanded the performance range of its automation system PSS 4000 for safe motion monitoring: the new, compact I/O module PSSu K F EI monitors safe speed, direction of movement and stop functions.
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Adept Technology: Packaging robot
Machine Product Brief
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Adept Technology: Packaging robot

Hornet 565 features high-speed pick-and-place capabilities.
Heavy-duty safety switch line
Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Heavy-duty safety switch line

ABB's new range of safe, modern, and high-performance heavy-duty safety switches offer a complete range of fusible and non-fusible solutions from 30 to 1200 amps.
Multi-touch panel PC series
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Multi-touch panel PC series

The CP32xx Panel PC series from Beckhoff Automation represents industrial multi-touch display technology that can be used in an all-in-one, high-performance automation device for HMI and control applications.
MG America and Cos.Mec: Bin mixer
Machine Product Brief
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MG America and Cos.Mec: Bin mixer

A double-inclination wheeled bin mixer is designed for mixing powders and granules.
Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
OEM Application Note
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
High-performance DC drives
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: High-performance DC drives

IronHorse GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controllers for 12 to 48V equipment, providing smooth control with high-efficiency operation, and are ideal for applications such as auger feeders, automated door actuators, commercial cooking equipment, food production, industrial pumping systems and more.
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EXAIR’s New Catalog 28 Offers 192 Pages of Intelligent

EXAIR's new Catalog 28 is our best catalog yet; a full color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating and static electricity problems. This 192 page catalog includes many new products that can help companies conserve compressed air, reduce dangerous noise levels and eliminate harmful dead end pressures. Featured products include our new complete family of 1/2 NPT Atomizing Spray Nozzles, including No-Drip models.
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NJM Packaging: Capper
Machine Product Brief
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NJM Packaging: Capper

The beltorque high-speed in-line capper caps up to 300 bpm.
Meypack: Case packer
Machine Product Brief
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Meypack: Case packer

VP 453 processes folding boxes in trays with top-fitted fully enclosing lids.
Enhanced drive platform
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Enhanced drive platform

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #6137! Siemens has announced that its Sinamics G120 drive system has been enhanced to include EtherNet/IP connectivity, thus providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication while offering innovative concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant.
Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard
News
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Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard

Aims to accelerate compliance for healthcare counterfeiting regulations.
Controls platform. Since switching to servo motors for key axes of motion and moving to a new controller, cycle times on Ilpra’s
OEM Application Note
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Servos bring speed, energy savings, and reduced maintenance

Now that side gripper chain advance and the opening and closing of both thermoforming and heat-sealing tools are servo driven, the Formpack F1 offers a number of improvements.
Cyber security
Feature Article
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Plant floor cyber security—is it on your agenda?

What is the cyber landscape for Consumer Packaged Goods companies? How great is the risk of getting hacked? Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at cyber security.
Stepper motor and driver package
Controls Product Brief
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Oriental Motor: Stepper motor and driver package

Oriental Motor USA offers its latest technology for advanced positioning applications, the AZ Series battery-free, absolute sensor equipped motor and driver package; it incorporates a newly developed Absolute Sensor for absolute-type positioning.

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