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Controls Product Brief
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Igus: Universal sliding element customizes polymer slewing ring bearings (PRT)

With the flexible iglide J universal sliding element from igus, engineers are able to customize the size of slewing ring bearings – up to one meter in diameter and loadable up to ten tons.
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The remote I/O module used by  Advanced Manufacturing Technology has eight ports,  and because each can handle dual I/O, it’s a 16-point module.
OEM Application Note
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Remote I/O modules optimize flow of data on air conveyor lines

With a 16-point remote I/O module located every 60 feet, these air conveying lines are distinguished by minimal wiring and smooth transfer of data from sensors to controller.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner: Photoelectric sensor

Banner Engineering introduces its next-generation S18-2 compact photoelectric sensor series.
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Controls Product Brief
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Festo: Bus node

One CTEU bus node with an adapter can control two valve terminals at the same time regardless of valve size for even greater flexibility and savings.
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Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Control unit for variable speed drives

Designed for use with Siemens’ Sinamics G120 variable speed drives, the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit provides vector control with encoder feedback.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Advanced identification and monitoring solutions

Allen-Bradley portfolio of i-Sense voltage monitor, i-Grid service and DySC dynamic sag corrector help identify power irregularities and mitigate negative impact.
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Controls Product Brief
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Athena Controls: Process control systems to aid food processors get FSMA compliant

Athena Controls Inc. launches Maestro, a system of affordable temperature controllers, sensors and data recorders for process equipment used to manufacture fast moving consumer packaged goods (FMCG), such as snacks, confectionary, baked goods and prepared foods.
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Controls Product Brief
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Siko: Actuator minimizes set-up time

A compact, versatile positioning system, the AG05 actuator from the Siko DriveLine family provides remote, modular automation of all axes to minimize set up times, increase performance, and save money.
Controls Product Brief
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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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Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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
News
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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...
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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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