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Easier connection for compact hybrid motor starters
Controls Product Brief
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Phoenix: Easier connection for compact hybrid motor starters

Phoenix Contact has added its push-in connection technology to the CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 hybrid motor starter family, reducing insertion forces up to 50% compared with traditional screw termination and requiring no tools for installation.
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Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders
Machine Product Brief
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Clippard: Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders

Clippard Instrument Laboratory has expanded its continuous flow manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at the company’s Cincinnati production facility, ensuring that thousands of sizes are guaranteed “Wrapped & Ready” for same-day shipping, and others are available to ship in just 2 to 3 days.
Optimax Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders
Controls Product Brief
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PHD, Inc.: Pneumatic cylinder

PHD, Inc. releases a new metric design of its Optimax® Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinder.
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Current switches to monitor large machines
Controls Product Brief
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NK Technologies: Current switches to monitor large machines

NK Technologies introduces ASXP-LS Current Switches, which combine a current transformer and signal conditioner and are designed specifically for monitoring large loads; they feature electromechanical relay output, external power source, simple field setpoint adjustment and easy installation.
Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end user
Feature Article
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Get a clear vision

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end users achieve faster, more accurate results.
IRC5C compact controller
Controls Product Brief
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ABB Robotics: Compact industrial robot controller

ABB Robotics launched the second generation of its IRC5C compact controller; now up to 25% smaller than the original compact model, and 87% smaller than the standard cabinet controller.
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EtherCAT I/O solution for circuit boards
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: EtherCAT I/O solution for circuit boards

EtherCAT plug-in modules from the Beckhoff EJ series offer a highly efficient I/O solution to implement platform concepts in large-scale machine production; these “plug-in” modules feature the performance and functionality of the well-known EtherCAT I/O system, while their efficient design enables them to be directly attached to circuit boards.
M12 connector
Controls Product Brief
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Phoenix Contact: Miniature connectors

Phoenix Contact expanded its M12 connector range for power transmission in industrial environments with S-coded flush-type connectors and cordsets rated to 16 A and 630 V.
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PN three-wire 10-30 VDC series inductive proximity sensors
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Proximity sensor line

AutomationDirect's new PN three-wire 10-30 VDC series inductive proximity sensors are IP 69K-rated short-body sensors with metal housings, are equipped with LED status indicators and are available with an attached two-meter output cable or M12 quick-disconnect.
Industrial flat panels
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Industrial flat panels

Siemens’ new 15-, 19- and 22-in. widescreen Industrial Flat Panels (IFP) feature multi-touch, intuitive five-finger operator input, scratch-proof glass fronts and highly luminous displays; units recognize multiple gestures in applications where the computer (IPC) and the HMI units are mounted separately.
Flow controllers
Controls Product Brief
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Pisco: Flow controller

Pisco USA, Inc. offers a new flow controller featuring a built-in shock absorber function.
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Versatile configurable control system
Controls Product Brief
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Pilz: Versatile configurable control system

The configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz can be used as a stand-alone or as a modular expandable alternative: instead of wiring, users can simply configure their safety circuit on a PC.
Capacitive label sensor
Controls Product Brief
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Lion Precision: Capacitive label sensor

Lion Precision’s new LRD6300 capacitive label sensor has easy one-button setup and a lower price: unlike its predecessors, it features push-button controls with one-click AutoGap setup; a sensor that includes EasyCheck Verification; and a simple system of bright LEDs that make it clear, even at a distance, if the sensor is operating correctly.
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The strategic relationship between builders and buyers of packaging machinery

How important is the relationship between builders and buyers of automated packaging machinery when it comes to things like reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), improving Overall Equipment Efficiency, and optimizing manufacturing operations?
Over 27,000 unique gearmotor SKUs produced at Tennessee facility
Controls Product Brief
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Brother Gearmotors: Gear motors and reducers

Brother Gearmotors, offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food and beverage, packaging and material handling industries, is touting the opening of its U.S. assembly facility in Bartlett, TN, which will house on-site assembly of over 27,000 unique SKUs and serve as a maintenance and repair hub for the Gearmotor division.

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