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NK Technologies: AC current transducer/switch

The ATS Series AC Current Sensors combine a current operated switch and transducer in a single package.
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Controls Product Brief
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ABB Robotics: Robotic picking-and packaging software

The new software improves the performance of robotic picking lines by identifying potential risks and optimizing cell designs with accurate 3D simulations.
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Controls Product Brief
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WAGO: Module

The 750-439 NAMUR Ex i Module provides a flexible and effective solution for intrinsically safe digital applications.
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MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
Controls Product Brief
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Portescap: Brush DC motors

Designed to excel in uneven loading environments.
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Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Servo terminal supports One Cable Technology

Combining power and feedback signals into one streamlined cable, Beckhoff’s EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports One Cable Technology (OCT), which reduces material and servo costs in servo systems.
Bush Brothers' Anthony Peterson talks data acquisition benefits.
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Manufacturing performance software brings big gains

What happens when a fifth-generation family-owned business goes shopping for real-time manufacturing performance software?
Representatives from two breweries at The Automation Conference 2014.
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Brewers wrestle with data acquisition

Brewers who are looking at various automation solutions, including automated data acquisition software, to help them cope with rapid growth should keep one thing in mind: Keep operations data in its own network and have it report out to an enterprise network. Otherwise, bandwidth issues could surface, and plant floor operations could be negatively affected.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric: New line of electric motors

Baldor Electric Company announces a new line of electric motors – Super-E motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Isolated device coupler

FieldBarrier R4D0-FB-IA is a diagnostic-enabled isolated device coupler for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA instruments.
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Feature Article
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Next-gen cartoning at interpack

There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
Controls Product Brief
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Clippard: High-flow bidirectional electronic valves

Designed using a unique, patented valving principle, Clippard’s DV Series Minimatic electronic valves are compact, precision-built 2-way control valves that provide flows to 100 l/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Electric: Networkable integrated motor systems

Integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder systems are now networkable with PROFINET IO for industrial automation applications.
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Controls Product Brief
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Tolomatic: Single-axis drive/controller for electric actuators

Specifically designed for electric actuators, the low-cost, easy-to-use Tolomatic actuator control solution automatically configures all performance information about the actuator and motor system.
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Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering: Fiber optic amplifier

Banner Engineering enhances its fiber optic sensors product line with the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier.
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