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Miniature pressure regulators
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Clippard: Miniature pressure regulators

The MAR-1 miniature pressure regulator has become very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life, offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions.
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nPC20 industrial node computer
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Nematron: Industrial PC

Nematron announces the launch of a high performance computer in its’ lineup of fanless, rugged, industrial-strength embedded PC’s – the nPC20 industrial node computer.
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Sealed linear actuators for lighter loads
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Bell-Everman: Sealed linear actuators for lighter loads

Bell-Everman is now offering a compact model of its SLS sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate or liquid contaminants outside of the stage housing.
Quick connect/disconnect ball joints
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QA1: Quick connect/disconnect ball joints

QA1 Precision Products, Inc., has released quick connect/disconnect style ball joints for the industrial market; the design is ideal for applications requiring rapid assembly and disassembly of the ball joint.
Expanded website now operates 24/7
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Clippard: Expanded website now operates 24/7

Effective immediately, Clippard Instrument Laboratory is expanding its website hours of operation to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
New safety functions for servo drive family
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B&R: New safety functions for servo drive family

With SafeMOTION Release 1.9, B&R has updated the safety functions for the ACOPOSmulti servo drive family; in addition to two new functions – Remanent Safe Position (RSP) and Safely Limited Acceleration (SLA) – this update also introduces machine options for SafeMOTION parameters and improves both system availability and user-friendliness.
New controller, I/O and software products
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Yaskawa: New controller, I/O and software products

Yaskawa America, Inc. announces three new motion control products, each of which is designed to improve the performance of automation systems, and to compound the improvement in system effectiveness when used in combination.
NJM Packaging: Syringe filling and plugging machine
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NJM Packaging: Syringe filling and plugging machine

The Dara SFL offers consistently accurate filling and plunger insertion.
Laser sensors
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Banner Engineering: Laser sensors

Banner Engineering has expanded its L-GAGE LE family of laser sensors with two new models, designed with the same robust housing, intuitive interface and linear array technology as Banner’s analog models.
Flow wrapping. The cutting of the film in the individual flow wrapping unit is triggered by a CS8 color sensor
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Sensors drive paper tissue system

More than 40 sensors tightly integrated with about the same number of servo motors are the keys to this high-speed, modular system for producing and packaging tissue packets.
Slitter/rewinder. Mechanical flexibility and precise tension control are among the key benefits AB Graphic International values
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The future of machine programming is FAST

ABG reduced design time and costs with Application Templates that lead to software modules so modular in nature that they are effectively autonomous programs in their own right.
Don't miss the PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference 2015.
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Half-day workshop on PackML at The Automation Conference

The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), in partnership with The Automation Conference 2015, is presenting a half-day workshop on implementing PackML to increase productivity.
IP67-rated inductive proximity sensors
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AutomationDirect: IP67-rated inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s new APS series inductive proximity sensors are IP67-rated rectangular compact DC sensors available in top or front sensing models with 2.5mm and 4mm sensing ranges.
Easier connection for compact hybrid motor starters
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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.
Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders
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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.

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