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Automated distribution systems speed material handling
Automated distribution systems speed material handling

United Sortation Solutions (USS) organized automation into a consolidated platform for material handling applications using embedded PCs, human machine interfaces, I/O modules, programming software, and industrial Ethernet networking in their machines to help customers to pick, pack, and ship goods more quickly. This...Read More

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Robust control starts with robust mechanics
Robust control starts with robust mechanics

During the design process it is imperative to relay the sensory requirements to the mechanical designers to ensure consistent, accurate, error-free control of our automated equipment.Read More

Companies, universities collaborate on open standards to help CNC machines, digital manufacturing
Companies, universities collaborate on open standards to help CNC machines, digital manufacturing

The Organization of Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) hosted a two-day industry forum on STandard for Exchange of Product model Data (STEP) for manufacturing, which demonstrated and discussed... Read More

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The pros and cons of using a virtualized machine
The pros and cons of using a virtualized machine

A virtualized machine can be a great help in maintaining a system, but the pros and cons of using one should always be taken into consideration. Read More

All-in-one PLC with HMI and onboard IOs
All-in-one PLC with HMI and onboard IOs

Product Exclusive: Unitronics’ Samba is an all-in-one palm-size PLC with HMI and onboard I/Os that enables data entry and display of variable data, including color trend graphs and alarm screens as... Read More

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Integrated Drive Systems: A Holistic Approach to Energy Savings

Presenter Rich Mintz will discuss how to take a holistic approach to drive train systems for improved efficiency as well as how drives, motors, gears and other drive train elements affect energy loss and where to prioritize your attention and budget for the best return.

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Long range wireless access points for Ethernet and serial communications
Long range wireless access points for Ethernet and serial communications

Weidmuller's two licensed frequency data modems that offer long-range communications and features... Read More

Solid state relay series for control panels
Solid state relay series for control panels

AutomationDirect’s 750R series of industrial relays has been expanded to include additional... Read More

Capacitive sensor series has better immunity to dust, humidity, EMI
Capacitive sensor series has better immunity to dust, humidity, EMI

Carlo Gavazzi's 4th Generation Tripleshield CA18CA capacitive proximity sensors feature improved... Read More

Cylinder series available in metric design
Cylinder series available in metric design

PHD Inc.'s Optimax series of OCG round body pneumatic cylinders are now available in a metric... Read More

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