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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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EVT: Vision sensor

With the compact EyeSens Measure by EVT, bending processes can be monitored in real time.
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Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts
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'Why is PackML important, why is OEE important, and how can they work together in your machine-control scheme?'

That's the question Doug Meyer posed at Pack Expo 2013, just before he revealed the answers to attendees of his presentation on the topic...
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AutomationDirect: Cushioned pneumatic air cylinders

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® pneumatic product line now includes D-Series double-acting heavy-duty air cylinders ideal for use where abusive conditions exist.
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Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Photoelectric laser distance sensors

OPT series short and long range distance sensors from AutomationDirect are available with either Class 1 or Class 2 laser options.
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Molex: Ethernet modules

Compact 30mm digital HarshIO modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine Ethernet connectivity between I/Os and control systems using a PROFINET fieldbus.
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GE: Software for automation and control systems

Designed to improve production processes from common tasks to critical emergencies and minimize errors and risk, reduce waste, and ensure compliance, Proficy Workflow Version 2.1 from GE Intelligent Platforms is a software solution that also makes it easier to integrate with existing automation and control systems, speeding response to out-of-spec HMI/SCADA conditions with appropriate action.
Controls Product Brief
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Moxa: High-bandwidth outdoor wireless solution

Moxa’s AWK-6232 Wireless AP/Bridge/Client allows outdoor networks to scale to higher bandwidth demand to provide faster transmission speeds and maximum network availability.
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Kollmorgen: Safe motion modules

Kollmorgen Safety Modules™ (KSM) help OEMs deliver higher productivity by combining Machine Safety logic and Safe Motion into one powerful package that integrates seamlessly with Functional Safety Devices.
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Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.
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'No more searching for manuals' with the latest process CIP systems

The latest Clean-In-Place systems mate training and workforce productivity tools with electromechanical bells and whistles for speed and compliance.
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Compact lift stages

Aerotech’s MPS-SV series lift stages provide high-performance elevation motion in a compact, cost-effective design.
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InfinityQS: OEE dashboards improve real-time visibility of quality, availability, and performance metrics

Powered by a Statistical Process Control (SPC) software analytical engine, ProFicient 5.1 from InfinityQS International, Inc. heightens visibility across the enterprise with Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) dashboards within the web-based Manufacturing Intelligence portal, ProFicient InSight, and helps executive-level management to monitor and improve manufacturing processes.
Dairy processing. Source: Rockwell Automation
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Is the U.S. dairy industry ready for better process control?

More tightly controlled automation systems can help dairy processors turn waste into resources and make the most of export opportunities. Is the slow-to-change dairy industry ready to invest in new technology?

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