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Omron: HMI provides visual machine safety status

Omron’s NB HMI series can now be directly connected to its G9SP Programmable Safety Controller via serial communications, consolidating safety and low-I/O applications, allowing operators to easily monitor operations and details of errors provided by the G9SP controller, and contributing to reduced machine downtime and improved safety.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Magnetic absolute rotary encoders.

Developed specifically for use in ambient conditions that pose challenges for mechanical systems, Pepperl+Fuchs’ new ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders combine precision, high-speed resolution, and extreme durability in a compact design: accuracies up to 0.1°; resolution up to 16 bit single turn and 32 bit multi turn; and a signal processing time < 100 µs;
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AutomationDirect: Aluminum worm gearboxes

Designed for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, and rotary tables, AutomationDirect’s aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes line has been expanded to include five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.
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Festo: All-in-one DC servo motor/drive unit

Suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment, Festo’s all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-ECI is specifically designed for automating manual changeovers.
Supplier News
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Canadian provincial and federal governments support Xiplinx Technologies Ltd.

Xiplinx Technologies Ltd., a Saint John, New Brusnwick company, will commercialize its SITEFLO software solution, and hire new employees to help with sales and marketing thanks to more than $700,000 in contributions from the provincial and federal governments.
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Sonoco named a Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt

Sonoco has been named to the 2014 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders by Aon Hewitt: Sonoco was No. 12 (out of 25) on the 2014 North America list and No. 21 (out of 25) on the Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list.
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Arpac rebrands After-Market Services to SupportPro

As part of its ongoing investment in its customers, Arpac has rebranded its After-Market Services to SupportPro (www.supportpro.pro).
Machine Product Brief
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Spee-Dee: App determines fill rates, tooling requirements for auger fillers

The new RevCalc App from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery helps auger filler operators streamline the process of calculating fill rates and tooling sizes for their applications: simply input the product density and target weight of the product being filled, and the RevCalc App will recommend the proper tooling size for that specific application.
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Aurelio Banda named President of Beckhoff North America

Beckhoff Automation has announced that Aurelio Banda will become the company’s president of North American operations, overseeing all operations at the headquarters of Beckhoff Automation LLC in Savage, MN, effective January 1, 2015.
Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve Seal: Vertical sleeve labeler

The new generation SSL-600i vertical sleeve labeler from Sleeve Seal is a robust, user-friendly machine able to produce 600 products/min using 25 micron film.

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