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Controls Case Study
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Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.
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NITRA® inline fittings
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Inline fittings

AutomationDirect’s NITRA® line of pneumatics products now includes push-to-connect inline fittings.
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Siko’s new AG25 actuator
Controls Product Brief
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Siko: Compact actuator

Suitable for format adjustments with optimized setup times, Siko’s new AG25 actuator features the same special power and control electronics, absolute sensor systems, and integrated position controller as the AG05 positioning drive, but in addition to the data interfaces that have previously been offered, the industrial Fieldbus interfaces Ethernet/IP, Profinet and EtherCAT, Sercos III, and POWERLINK have been added to allow flexible design of a wide range of line and ring topologies.
MPW stainless food grade servo motor
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin: Stainless “food grade” motor

Parker Hannifin’s Electromechanical Automation Division introduces the MPW stainless "food grade" servo motor.
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iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor
Controls Product Brief
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Technosoft: Stepless motor

The iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor is based on a cost-effective hybrid step motor.
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PosCon 3D
Controls Product Brief
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Baumer: Measurement sensor

New measurement sensor reliably determines width and edge position in difficult applications.
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Clippard's all stainless steel cylinders
Controls Product Brief
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Clippard: All stainless steel cylinders

Designed for use in a broad range of applications including those in washdown and caustic environments, Clippard’s cylinders are constructed of durable 303 stainless steel, and include a Nitrile rod wiper to keep potential contaminants from penetrating inside the cylinder.
SOA PLC from Beckhoff
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Service oriented architecture PLC

The SOA PLC from Beckhoff is designed for efficient, data-consistent, secure, and standardized communication for the implementation of Smart Factories; the unit features IEC 61131-3 functions and secure OPC UA communication.
Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series
Controls Product Brief
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Omron: Industrial relay with lockable test-switch

Omron’s G2RV industrial relay series now features a patented, lockable test-switch mechanism that enables operators and engineers to test the functionality of a panel, machine or system, or to simulate an actuator when one or more modules are offline or have been removed.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell: Process automation system

Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management, and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system, extending the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system’s design, deployment, operation, and maintenance.
Matrox Imaging’s 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computers and Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software
Controls Product Brief
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Matrox: Industrial imaging computer, vision software

Matrox Imaging’s new entry-level 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer, which uses Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software, is a unique combination of embedded PC technology, compact size, and ruggedness and is designed for cost-sensitive image analysis and machine vision applications.
Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator
Controls Product Brief
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Festo: Pneumatic actuator for servo positioning and force control

The Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator with integrated position feedback delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads – up to 180kg horizontally and 60 kg vertically – and cycle times up to 30% faster than comparable standard pneumatic actuators, according to the company.
Parker Hannifin’s new MPE Servo Motor Series
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin: Servo motor series

Designed for high-volume applications, Parker Hannifin’s new MPE Series is an economical servo motor that extends the MPP motor family to smaller sizes.
Controls Product Brief
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Anritsu: Detection technologies/equipment support

Designed to ensure food product quality and safety, Anritsu’s line of detection equipment, which includes (High Definition) HD, Ultra HD, and DualX X-ray technologies, Checkweigher solutions, and Metal Detection technology is now supported by the company’s newly developed process called Detection360, a proprietary program that analyzes and secures the proper points of detection and inspection within the processing environment to effectively reduce or eliminate risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items.
Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems from LM76
Controls Product Brief
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LM76: Carriage and rail linear motion systems

Available in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in) to 1200 mm, the low cost, low profile Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems from LM76 feature: quiet running; low resonance; smooth motion; low friction 440c stainless steel roller bearings (Coeff of Friction is .001 to .010 compared with .15 to .30 for polymer plain bearings); low magnetic signature; corrosion resistant stainless steel rails; and electrodeless nickel plated carriages.

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