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Mitsubishi Electric Certifies Training Center at Gibson Engineering in Norwood, MA

April 15th, 2014 · News

In an effort to make training convenient for its customers throughout North America, Mitsubishi Electric Automation has opened a Certified Training Center at Gibson Engineering in Norwood, Mass. The training center gives customers in the Northeastern U.S. more convenient access to the same quality training, hardware and material that was previously available to them only [...]

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Achieve higher 1-D & 2-D barcode read rates

April 10th, 2014 · Identification Systems, News

Cognex software improves set up and increases 1-D & 2-D barcode read rates. Powered by the high-performance 2DMax+™ and 1DMax+™ with Hotbars™ algorithms, the advanced tuning features offered by DataMan® 5.2 software apply to all symbologies including: 1-D barcodes PDF417 codes MSI codes Aztec codes MaxiCodes QR codes Find out how new tuning capabilities bring proven, [...]

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Festo Electric Cylinder ESBF

April 10th, 2014 · Motion Control, News

The Festo electric cylinder ESBF with ball screw spindles can be used for almost any tasks, whether clamping, gripping or cutting.  With feed forces up to 17 kN  providing hydraulic performance with electric cleanliness and efficiency, improving  your flexibility and control in high load applications. 3 sizes (63, 80, 100mm Protection class: up to IP65 [...]

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Multimedia Download: Technology Guide Ultrasonic Sensors

March 25th, 2014 · News, Sensors

More than 60 pages are packed with background information on functionality principles as well as advice on parameterization and commissioning of ultrasonic sensors. Expand your knowledge on sound beams, measuring range, switching inputs and outputs Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the “Technology Guide Ultrasonic Sensors” as a free multimedia download. This guide compresses more than 30 years of [...]

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Mitsubishi e-Factory MES Interface IT

February 26th, 2014 · Controls & Visualization, News

Part of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory concept, the MES Interface IT bridges the traditional gap between the factory and office by enabling bi-directional data communication from the production floor to enterprise IT systems.  Eliminating all middleware and gateway PCs, the MES Interface IT controller-level direct database access provides users with the leanest solution possible, reducing overhead costs as well as [...]

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Festo DGC – A New Generation of Rodless Cylinders

February 26th, 2014 · Motion Control, Pneumatic & Vacuum

The DGC is a new benchmark for precision, reliable guidance and high load capacity.  And, moreover, an excellent price-performance ratio.  The DGC is a series of rodless linear drives with plain bearing or recirculating ball guides featuring improved guidance quality and higher load and torque capacity. Rodless drives with various guide options DGC-K With internal [...]

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Intelligent Alternative to Pallet Conveyor Systems

February 25th, 2014 · News, Safety/Frames/Conveyors

QuickStick Linear Synchronous Motor Transport MagneMotion’s QuickStick Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) transport and positioning conveyor systems for large loads provides the assembly automation market a faster, cleaner, and more efficient alternative to pallet conveyor systems. The modules are configured end-to-end creating electro-magnetic force to propel carriers and their payloads through automated assembly and process systems [...]

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Entrepreneur: Robots and humans work together

February 18th, 2014 · News, Robotics

USA TODAY – Money Article A $25,000 robot named Baxter recently worked 2,160 straight hours in a Hatfield, Pa., injection molding factory, grabbing plastic parts off the line, placing them in a box and separating them with inserts, then counting the items to make sure each box was exactly the same. Those tasks typically require [...]

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SMARTEYE SmartDot Laser Sensor

January 27th, 2014 · News, Sensors

The SMARTEYE® SmartDot Laser Sensor from Tri-Tronics Company, is designed for precise, small parts detection at long ranges. The consistently small laser beam is used to detect such things as a tab on a battery, a misaligned or missing bottle cap, or a cross-threaded can lid.  The SmartDot Laser Sensor can be easily aligned, repeatedly [...]

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DataMan 8050 Industrial Handheld ID Barcode Reader

January 27th, 2014 · Identification Systems, News

DataMan 8050 barcode readers bring Cognex’s patented algorithms to a new, lightweight industrial handheld platform.  DataMan 8050 reads 1-D and 2-D barcodes with incredible speed every time even if it’s damaged, smudged, scuffed or poorly marked.  And, at an economical price point. Modular Design Easily Adapts to Meet Your Needs With field interchangeable communications modules, [...]

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