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AutomationDirect: DC power supplies

RHINO PSB series DIN rail mount single-phase and three-phase input power supplies with IP20-rated terminals offer high performance and reliability and are perfect for applications that require a basic DC voltage power supply.
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Bodine: DC motor speed controller

Designed for use in bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, food processing applications, medical devices, and more, Bodine’s new 0794 DC motor speed controller is housed in a NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, and features a Forward-Brake-Reverse switch and dynamic braking to provide smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors.
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PHD: Pneumatic thruster slide

The Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide from PHD, first in the company’s Optimax Series, is a robust linear actuator available in ¾-in., 1 1/8-in., and 2-in. bore sizes, and offers standard travel lengths ranging from 1-in. to 10-in.
WestPack 2014: Capping Machine
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WestPack 2014: Capping Machine

Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine that applies and torques closures onto containers at speeds to 60 cpm. Track feeds cap to machine. Floats cap onto bottle, allowing for fewer crossthreads. Uses servo technology for repeatable, consistent running. Incorporates a user-friendly Allen Bradley touchscreen.
WestPack 2014: Automation products
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WestPack 2014: Automation products

Drive- and control-based products, including Sercos bus system designed for safety; open core engineering tool that connects IT and PLC systems. Offer API programming interfaces, so software designers can develop solutions for machine control. Also, a demonstration of Android app that simulates motion that helps machines connect with one another on the floor to a higher-level control system.
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GE Intelligent: High-performance communications modules

GE Intelligent Platforms announces three new PACSystems RX3i modules that provide infrastructure OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as “in rack” solutions.
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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products
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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products

Stepper-control needle mounts for greater capabilities; electronic valves used in concentrators and respirators; manually actuated valves, push-button valves for greater application uses. Can supply valves and fittings, as well as a manifold as a fully-tested, plug-and-play unit.
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SICK: Inductive sensor

Unique start-up delay feature reduces false trips and downtime.
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Schneider Electric: Premium integrated motors

Lexium MDrive® integrated motors are now available in an even smaller size with the release of NEMA 17 motor products, completing the premium brand MDrive® update that already includes NEMA 23 & 34 motors.
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B&R: Panel PC

Combining new display sizes with multi-touch operation, B&R’s new Panel PC 900 system with multi-touch functionality uses state-of-the-art processors – up to and including Intel Core i7 technology – and offers full compatibility with the previous device generation.
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AutomationDirect: Small NEMA motor stepper gearboxes

AutomationDirect’s new SureGear™ PGCN series of stepper gearboxes is an excellent choice for stepper and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA-size input/output interface.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
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Applied Motion Products: Step motors for DC powered drives

These motors are available in single or double shaft versions with additional encoder or encoder and cover options.
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Baldor: Right angle reducer

Manufactured using 316-grade stainless steel, Baldor’s Dodge Quantis Ultra Kleen right angle reducer offers a smooth, rounded, universal housing for foot or flange mount in RHB sizes 38 and 48, reducing potential entrapment areas.
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Rockwell: On-machine controller

The Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) from Rockwell Automation provides users with high-performance, multidisciplined control in a controller that can be installed directly on-machine, simplifying the machine architecture and reducing the system footprint.

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