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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.
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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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Siemens: Synchronized drive control for printing, converting applications

A complete package for machine builders, system integrators, and end-users in printing and converting applications, Siemens’ Simotion Synchronized Drive Control (SDC) standard application solution allows more than 100 axes of motion to be engaged on system architecture.
Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications
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Stainless-steel drum motors suit hygienic applications

AC drum motors from Interroll feature a stainless steel design and have been engineered for industrial applications in the food industry. The company offers a number of drum motor styles, from servo to AC induction, in various diameters and horsepower capabilities.
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TURCK: Modular I/O System

TURCK announces the BL67 on-machine modular I/O system for industrial Ethernet.
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Motor/drive combo capitalizes on recent trends
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Motor/drive combo capitalizes on recent trends

Gen 2 integrated motor and drive from Bosch Rexroth capitalizes on recent advances in the automation bus and on the advent of safety technology. Said to be the only integrated motor and drive where it's capable of tying in local I/O.
At the heart of the pneumatics solution on the Rhino 12 MAP tray-packing system is the eight-station VTUB electronically controlled manifold.
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Pneumatic-based motion system keeps MAP machine productive

UltraSource partnered with its pneumatics solutions partner to ensure that critical motion actuation systems offer the highest performance and reliability.
Linear slide table good for food packaging machinery
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Linear slide table good for food packaging machinery

Dry-Lin SLN linear slide table system from Igus is good for food packaging machinery applications because it does away with lubricants that could become contaminants. Linear slide table can be designed with a stepper motor and encoder integrated into it.
Smart Wire DT eliminates conventional control panel hard-wired complexity
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Smart Wire DT eliminates conventional control panel hard-wired complexity

Eaton's lean connectivity solution combines PLC with HMI on front of panel, while a single flat cable connects all components, eliminating all traditional hard wiring. This simplified approach lowers cost by reducing engineering, assembly, testing and commissioning, while providing on-board diagnostics.

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