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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place
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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place

Creates a high-speed pick-and-place cell requiring little floorspace, handling multiple sizes with minimum tooling, allowing efficient size changeovers.
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Aerotech: High-power modular drive chassis in 19-in. rack-mount design

Aerotech’s Npaq 6U high-power drive rack uses plug-in amplifiers supporting both linear and PWM topologies to control brushless, DC brush, or stepper motors.
Linx: Thermal ink-jet case coder
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Linx: Thermal ink-jet case coder

Software upgrade adds multiple benefits on TJ725.
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Mitsubishi: Modular programmable automation controller

Designed for multi-discipline systems requiring at least one sequence CPU, the iQ Platform from Mitsubishi Electric integrates individual sequence, motion, CNC, and robot control onto a single back-plane rack.
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Super Blast Safety Air Guns with Extensions Offer High Power for Hard to Reach Blowoff

EXAIR’s Super Blast Safety Air Guns have always provided high quality performance for your blowoff, drying or cleaning needs. Now, they are available with 3 foot and 6 foot extension pipes. These CE compliant Super Blast Safety Air Guns with Extension Pipes provide strong blowing force to clean large areas quickly and the extensions allow you to reach areas not easily accessible.
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Igus: Universal sliding element customizes polymer slewing ring bearings (PRT)

With the flexible iglide J universal sliding element from igus, engineers are able to customize the size of slewing ring bearings – up to one meter in diameter and loadable up to ten tons.
The remote I/O module used by  Advanced Manufacturing Technology has eight ports,  and because each can handle dual I/O, it’s a 16-point module.
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Remote I/O modules optimize flow of data on air conveyor lines

With a 16-point remote I/O module located every 60 feet, these air conveying lines are distinguished by minimal wiring and smooth transfer of data from sensors to controller.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner: Photoelectric sensor

Banner Engineering introduces its next-generation S18-2 compact photoelectric sensor series.
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Festo: Bus node

One CTEU bus node with an adapter can control two valve terminals at the same time regardless of valve size for even greater flexibility and savings.
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Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Control unit for variable speed drives

Designed for use with Siemens’ Sinamics G120 variable speed drives, the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit provides vector control with encoder feedback.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Advanced identification and monitoring solutions

Allen-Bradley portfolio of i-Sense voltage monitor, i-Grid service and DySC dynamic sag corrector help identify power irregularities and mitigate negative impact.
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Athena Controls: Process control systems to aid food processors get FSMA compliant

Athena Controls Inc. launches Maestro, a system of affordable temperature controllers, sensors and data recorders for process equipment used to manufacture fast moving consumer packaged goods (FMCG), such as snacks, confectionary, baked goods and prepared foods.
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Siko: Actuator minimizes set-up time

A compact, versatile positioning system, the AG05 actuator from the Siko DriveLine family provides remote, modular automation of all axes to minimize set up times, increase performance, and save money.
Controls Product Brief
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Microscan: Miniature industrial imagers

The MS-4Xi and MINI Hawk Xi imagers combine today's most popular industrial automation features in our patented mini design.
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Clippard: In-line flow control line

Lightweight and compact in size, PQ-FV In-Line Flow Controls from Clippard can be easily added to existing circuitry, and since they provide a tube-to-tube connection, the control valves may be installed as meter-in or meter-out devices.

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