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Controls, Automation & Components

Controls Product Brief
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ABB: Micro drive for simple machine interface

Ease of use distinguishes the ACS250 for OEMs and panel builders.
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Controls Case Study
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
Column/Opinion
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Fractional HP DC motors and gearmotors

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of electric motors now includes fractional HP DC motors and gearmotors.
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Controls Product Brief
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WAGO: Proportional valve control

WAGO’s proportional valve module significantly simplifies the connection of hydraulic or pneumatic valves to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750.
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Servo drives. The Digitax ST drives use multi-network management via central PC and Ethernet for coordination of all production menus and motion equations on the individual process components.
OEM Application Note
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Variably-sized shippers on demand

Servo drives and motors play a key role in delivering the kind of precision and predictability necessary on a new breed of machine that forms variably-sized corrugated shippers from roll stock on demand.
Controls Product Brief
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Festo: Rodless pneumatic drive

Festo introduces the DGC-K, a compact rodless pneumatic drive ideal for simple drive functions and positioning operations, such as opening and closing doors and end of line packaging applications.
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Controls Product Brief
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Ross Controls: Soft start double valve

The M DM2® Series C double valve with an integrated soft start function unites the proven ROSS DM2® function with an innovative on-board soft start capability that allows gradual introduction of air to the system when the valve is energized.
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Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering: Safety controller provides flexible programming capabilities

Banner Engineering introduces the SC26-2 Programmable Safety Controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs.
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News
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AmeriPak upgrades software to sync with CPG brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
Controls Product Brief
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Red Lion Controls: PID controllers

Compact design and universal input options provide PID control for a wide range temperature and process signals.
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Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: C-more touch screen interface panels

AutomationDirect adds the EA9 series operator touch panels to the C-more line.
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Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Decentralized servo drive

Expanding on its popular Sinamics S120 multi-axis drive system, Siemens introduces the new Sinamics S120M.
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Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Multi-touch panel PCs

Delivering multi-touch functionality and automation capability with an ARM Cortex A8 processor, the compact, fanless CP26xx series of Panel PCs from Beckhoff Automation is suitable for use in PLC and motion control of small to medium-sized machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Programmable logic controller

Extended Micro800 PLC family now offers more features and options to allow machine builders the scalability required for more cost-effective machine control.
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