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Controls Product Brief
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GE Intelligent: High-performance communications modules

GE Intelligent Platforms announces three new PACSystems RX3i modules that provide infrastructure OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as “in rack” solutions.
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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products
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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products

Stepper-control needle mounts for greater capabilities; electronic valves used in concentrators and respirators; manually actuated valves, push-button valves for greater application uses. Can supply valves and fittings, as well as a manifold as a fully-tested, plug-and-play unit.
Controls Case Study
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SICK: Inductive sensor

Unique start-up delay feature reduces false trips and downtime.
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Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Electric: Premium integrated motors

Lexium MDrive® integrated motors are now available in an even smaller size with the release of NEMA 17 motor products, completing the premium brand MDrive® update that already includes NEMA 23 & 34 motors.
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Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Panel PC

Combining new display sizes with multi-touch operation, B&R’s new Panel PC 900 system with multi-touch functionality uses state-of-the-art processors – up to and including Intel Core i7 technology – and offers full compatibility with the previous device generation.
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AutomationDirect: Small NEMA motor stepper gearboxes

AutomationDirect’s new SureGear™ PGCN series of stepper gearboxes is an excellent choice for stepper and other motion control applications requiring a NEMA-size input/output interface.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
Controls Product Brief
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Applied Motion Products: Step motors for DC powered drives

These motors are available in single or double shaft versions with additional encoder or encoder and cover options.
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Controls Product Brief
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Baldor: Right angle reducer

Manufactured using 316-grade stainless steel, Baldor’s Dodge Quantis Ultra Kleen right angle reducer offers a smooth, rounded, universal housing for foot or flange mount in RHB sizes 38 and 48, reducing potential entrapment areas.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell: On-machine controller

The Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) from Rockwell Automation provides users with high-performance, multidisciplined control in a controller that can be installed directly on-machine, simplifying the machine architecture and reducing the system footprint.
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Festo: Communication node for EtherNet/IP

The new CPX-FB36 node for EtherNet/IP communications from Festo is suitable for production and process automation environments requiring diagnostics from the operational and master controller level on down to the field level.
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TURCK: Rotary position sensor

Designed from the company’s rotary inductive sensor technology, the QR24 rotary position sensor provides contactless position detection and wear-free performance in a variety of industrial applications ranging from solar energy plants and harvesters to crane vehicles and AGVs.
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Controls Product Brief
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Balluff: Industrial ethernet cables

Available with M12 D-coded and/or RJ45 connectors, Balluff¹s 4 conductor cables – PUR Shielded Starquad Flex 2 million, PVC Shielded STP, TPE Unshielded Flex 10 million, and TPE Shielded STP 2 pair: FT1 – are designed for almost any industrial Ethernet application.
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AutomationDirect: Ultrasonic liquid level sensors

Designed to replace float, conductance, and pressure sensors, AutomationDirect’s Flowline EchoTouch, EchoSpan, and EchoSwitch lines of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters, as well as the PodView digital level indicator, are suitable for small, medium, and large capacity tanks.
Controls Product Brief
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Inductive coupling devices

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces flat-pack style transmitter coupling devices to their WIS (short range wireless inductive coupling system) product family.
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