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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.
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Matrox Imaging’s 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computers and Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software
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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.
Elopak’s beverage cartons use second generation certified renewable polyethylene (PE)
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Elopak: Beverage cartons feature renewable polyethylene

Consisting of at least 75% renewable paperboard derived from responsibly managed forests, Elopak’s beverage cartons use second generation certified renewable polyethylene (PE) made of European-sourced biomass (not in competition with the food supply), with the goal to replace all fossil-based raw materials with renewable alternatives as part of its Future Proofed Packaging Strategy.
Festo’s DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator
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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
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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.
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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
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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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Sato: Online maintenance service for printers

Sato Online Services (SOS) is a global maintenance service for printers that uses the Internet of Things to provide 24/7 connectivity and worldwide customer support, helping ensure the stable performance of the company’s cloud connected printers.
PowerGrid technology from Cognex improves barcode reading
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Cognex: Barcode reading technology improves read rates

Designed to increase read rates in 2-D barcode-reading applications where conditions are difficult, PowerGrid technology from Cognex is a texture-based location algorithm approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes by locating a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.
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Ginger Cushing joins AIMCAL board of directors

Dan Bemi, president of the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), has appointed Ginger Cushing, global sales manager, packaging at Michelman, Inc., to the association’s Board of Directors to serve as a director-at-large.

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