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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive disruption: a vision of smart manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
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Soley
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Getting industry to an internet frame of mind

Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry. At The Automation Conference in Chicago, Richard Soley explained what the Industrial Internet Consortium is doing about that.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
PRINT JOB. A Hypertherm employee initiates a print job through barcode scanning.
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Hypertherm cuts costs with enterprise labeling

U.S. manufacturer saves $1.5 to $5 million by implementing a browser-based labeling system that improves production uptime.
3-way electronic valves
Controls Product Brief
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Clippard: 3-way electronic valves

The Minimatic DV-3 line of electronic valves are precision-built 3-way control valves, utilizing a patented valving principle, flows to 70 liters/min., and designed to be suitable for many applications across diverse industries.
Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtain
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Access control barriers and accessories

The Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains are active optoelectronic protective devices designed for protection and safety when machine design and process are inadequate and open access might be required during operation.
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Baldor●Reliance® crusher duty motors
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric: Crusher duty motors

Baldor Electric Company introduces a line of crusher duty motors with improved reliability, performance and energy efficiency to help lower the operator’s total cost of ownership.
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KBox A-103
Controls Product Brief
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Kontron: Embedded box PC

Scalable, maintenance-free and IoT ready, Kontron introduces KBox A-103, a new fanless and compact computer platform for factory automation.
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Industrial matrix drive
Controls Product Brief
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Yaskawa: Industrial matrix drive

The U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive from Yaskawa enhances performance beyond that of a conventional AC drive, with extremely low harmonic distortion and regeneration in a space-saving design, without the need for additional components.
TDEPD electronic pressure transducer/switch
Controls Product Brief
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Transducers Direct: Pressure transducer/switch

The new TDEPD electronic pressure transducer/switch introduces a patented, programmable marquee display that can be set to revolve, hold at a fixed angle, or inverted for upside down installations of the sensor.
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bCOM6-L1700 module
Controls Product Brief
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GE Intelligent Platform: Module

GE Intelligent Platforms launches the fully rugged bCOM6-L1700 Type 6 COM Express Module.
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Intelligent Parker Amplifier (IPA)
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin: Servo drive/controller

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division releases the Intelligent Parker Amplifier (IPA).
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RFID locking safety switches
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: RFID locking safety switches

AutomationDirect’s safety products offering now includes non-contact locking safety switches.
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 Pencil-type contact sensor
Controls Product Brief
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Keyence: Pencil-type contact sensor

Keyence Corp. introduces the GT2-P, the newest edition to the high-precision GT2 Series of contact sensors, featuring high accuracy measurement, a tough and rugged design, and flexible communication options, all combined into a body the size of a pencil.
L and LRS Series compressors
Machine Product Brief
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Gardner Denver: Rotary screw compressors

Gardner Denver launches the L and LRS rotary screw compressors.
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