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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.
Single-cable connection simplifies servo drive connectivity and control
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Single-cable connection simplifies servo drive connectivity and control

Beckhoff Automation demonstrates the benefits of its One Cable Technology simplifies connectivity and control of servo drives, such as those embedded into the company's EL 7201 Servo Terminal. Click to learn of the benefits and savings.
Single cable simplifies servo connections to DIN rail-mounted controls
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Single cable simplifies servo connections to DIN rail-mounted controls

Beckhoff Automation shows you how One Cable technology can provide motor power, feedback and thermal information, via EtherCAT, between its CX-200 family DIN rail-mounted PC-based controls to multiple two servo motors, including a washdown-rated stainless steel design.
Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?
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Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?

This demonstration from Bimba Manufacturing shows basic, intermediate and advanced solutions for positioning. Which is right for you? Pneumatics, servo-pneumatics or a double electric-actuator solution? Watch this video for the pros & cons of each.
Integrated safety on a valve terminal
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal

At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
Servo motor facilitates quick, automated changeover
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Servo motor facilitates quick, automated changeover

New servo motor from Festo is specifically designed for packaging machinery. Offers Ethernet IP integrated controls. Motor and drive package are both in one compact, low-voltage unit.
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Banner: Wireless push button sensor

Banner Engineering announces the SureCross® Wireless Q45 Push Button with confirmation light, the latest addition to the company's industry-recognized line of wireless sensors.
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