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Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products
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Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products

An engaging demo at the Kollmorgen booth used two robotic pugilists to showcase Kolmorgen actuators, motors, drives, and other controls components the company offers.
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Custom machine parts configured for your application in one to six days.
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Custom machine parts configured for your application in one to six days.

Misumi U.S.A. is a global manufacturer of mechanical components that go into automation equipment. Timing belts, pulleys, rotating fins, etc. Configure and change dimensions for your custom project designing and building machinery serving pharmaceutical, medical, packaging, automotive markets, etc.
SCARA robots in ceiling-mount and conventional configurations
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SCARA robots in ceiling-mount and conventional configurations

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the latest RH Series SCARA robots from Mitsubishi, which offer speed, precision and ease of integration in ceiling-mount and other configurations.
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Emerson Industrial: Engineering software for conveyors

New SPEC™ engineering software for chain and modular belt conveyor applications determines viability and can recommend alternative optimal solutions.
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TURCK: Stainless steel junction box

With the ability to consolidate up to eight individual, localized analog or discrete signals into a single device, this junction box streamlines connectivity requirements.
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Wago: Current transformer disconnect terminal blocks

Wago Corporation's new 2007 Series TOPJOBS current transformer disconnect terminal blocks simplify current transformer testing, and increase safety within power monitoring applications with an intuitive orange three-position (Operating, Shorting and Measuring) disconnect lever.
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Kollmorgen: Stainless steel 
servomotors

Designed to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Kollmorgen’s new line of robust stainless steel AKMH synchronous servomotors are IP69K rated, and feature a hygienic housing designed to meet EHEDG, NSF, BISSC, and 3A machinery guidelines.
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Parsec: Updated MOM software

The latest version of Parsec Automation’s TrakSYS Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software – 8 R2 – provides a highly-integrated application that helps manufacturers to significantly improve asset utilization and efficiency, increase capacity of the current capital equipment, reduce production costs, decrease lead time, and improve profitability.
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AutomationDirect: Air-to-air heat exchangers

Available in 120VAC and 24 VDC models, AutomationDirect’s Stratus line now includes air-to-air heat exchangers – a closed-loop cooling system that employs the heat pipe principle to exchange heat from an electrical enclosure to the outside.
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Lion Precision: Clear label sensor for tight spaces

Designed for challenging label applications, Lion Precision’s new LRD3120 Clear Label Sensor uses a small, remote sensing head – only 14 x 18 x 24 mm – that fits in small spaces.
Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing
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Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing

Iris GT smart camera from Matrox, in an application designed by integrator Inventek Engineering, combines with Matrox' Design Assistant (DA) 3.0 smart camera software to inspect bottles presented by a robot. The Iris GT smart camera line lets users easily create their application's flowchart and HMI, and take projects from concept to completion in record time.
Open automation solutions will change the packaging industry
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Open automation solutions will change the packaging industry

PC-based control technology from Beckhoff can control and monitor individual packaging machines to complete packaging lines. Beckhoff industrial PCs and the TwinCAT automation software can be used to manage a wide range of packaging functions such as filling, forming, sealing, labelling, collecting, re-packing and palletising.
New drive technologies save energy & wiring, and runs more efficiently
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New drive technologies save energy & wiring, and runs more efficiently

SEW Eurodrive USA demonstrates new drive technology on working bottling line on the Pack Expo 2013 show floor that saves energy and wiring, and helps conveyors run more efficiently under varying speeds and loads.
Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface
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Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface

Banner Engineering demonstrates how its iVu Integrated Vision Sensors for bar code, date-code presence/absence and other applications can be made more effective by integrating lighting, vision sensing and a user-friendly touch-panel interface.
Multi-touch HMI/SCADA housed in industrial PCs and monitors
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Multi-touch HMI/SCADA housed in industrial PCs and monitors

This video gives you two great solutions, hardware and software, in one! InduSoft demonstrates the multi-touch capabilities of its HMI/SCADA software housed in industrial PCs and monitors from partner Beckhoff Automation.

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