Machinery

Controls, Automation & Components

G-thread pneumatic fittings
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: G-thread pneumatic fittings

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products now offers G-thread push-to-connect fittings and flow control valves; components are made with strong thermoplastic (PBT) or nickel-plated brass bodies and stainless steel tube gripping claws and have a pre-applied O-ring to seal.
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Lightweight, Space-Saving Collaborative Robots
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Lightweight, Space-Saving Collaborative Robots

Universal Robots has designed collaborative systems to replace human operators in dirty, dangerous and dull jobs, yet it is safe to work side-by-side with people. The use of patented technology enables operators with no programming experience to easily set up the robot using 3D visualization.
Schneider Electric shows off flexible automation for machine control
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Schneider Electric shows off flexible automation for machine control

Segment marketing manger Mark Duncan walks through the systems on display at PACK EXPO, including PLCs for machine control with embedded web servers, an HMI controller and new wireless push button technology.
Red Lion paves a path to IIoT productivity
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Red Lion paves a path to IIoT productivity

In order to experience the real value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Red Lion has mapped out a product line up that covers plant floor data collection and visualization: From HMIs, panel meters and remote I/O, to the Data Station Plus which offers multiple protocol conversions, data logging and remote machine access.
Beckhoff Automation ties robots to the cloud
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Beckhoff Automation ties robots to the cloud

Daymon Thompson demonstrates how Beckhoff controls are running kinematic calculations on hardware while sending robot data to the cloud as another enabler of Industry 4.0.
ABB demonstrates the IRB 360 FlexPicker
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ABB demonstrates the IRB 360 FlexPicker

The delta robot is a high speed pick and place system for the food industry. It can handle raw food as well as hot items right out of the oven. It comes with the company's PickMaster software for configuring applications and guiding processes.
Schneider Electric Motion: Small integrated motor
Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Electric Motion: Small integrated motors

NEMA 17 Lexium MDrive products now feature M12 connectors and IP65 rating.
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Controls Product Brief
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Numerex: Smart sensor interface

Numerex Corp. launched the nxLINK, a ruggedized, compact, battery-operated "smart sensor interface" that connects to literally thousands of sensors used in capturing important iIoT data.
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FT1A Touch 14 I/O
Controls Product Brief
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IDEC Corp.: Micro-programmable controller

IDEC announces a new model in its FT1A Touch micro programmable controller series of combo HMI+PLC units, the FT1A Touch 14 I/O.
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Fuse and disconnect terminal block
Controls Product Brief
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Wago: Fuse and disconnect terminal blocks

Wago introduces the industry’s only pivot style fuse terminal blocks in a 3-conductor variant. The newest addition to the TOPJOB®S family allows a second conductor to be connected on the field side.
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Commercial motion controller
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Commercial motion controller

EasyTune from Aerotech is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller; entirely data-driven, the algorithm largely mimics the process followed by an experienced controls engineer.
This high-resolution thermal ink-jet printer and vision inspection system will help medical device manufacturers comply with the
OEM Application Note
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Print and verify system for UDI regs

As new identification legislation comes into play, medical device makers will need to modify how they code their products. This system is designed to meet their needs.
EVT Eye Vision Technology:
Machine Product Brief
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EVT Eye Vision Technology: Contamination detection system

CDS monitors the type and amount of particles in cleanrooms.
Low-cost ball bushings
Controls Product Brief
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HepcoMotion: Low-cost ball bushings

HepcoMotion's new range of linear ball bushings combine competitive price with uncompromised quality.
Omron Automation and Safety: Safety light curtain
Machine Product Brief
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Omron Automation and Safety: Safety light curtain

F3SG-RE is a simple, reliable, and cost-effective global safety light curtain.

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