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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
When you think of industrial robots, chances are you thinking of big, expensive robots used in industrial applications such as automotive manufacturing or warehousing. But robot applications are increasingly trending toward small, more precise applications as evidenced by the release of the new UR 5 and UR 10 robots from Universal Robots. Key to the...
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AmeriPak Upgrades Software to Sync with CPG Brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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Pleora: External Frame Grabber

The iPORT CL-Ten Full external frame grabber allows designers to deploy Camera Link Full cameras in real-time, high-bandwidth GigE Vision networks.
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Acromag: Analog Input Ethernet Modules

New models in the BusWorks XT Series fit 16 channels into an inch-wide unit.
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket

Technology incorporated in the ground systems for the Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket--a rocket designed to be cost-effectively re-usable--includes LVDT signal conditioners.
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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

The sixth generation of ABB’s flagship distributed control system enhances security, and supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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The Future of the Industrial PC

With continued influence from the consumer market, industrial PCs will need more than just the latest processor to differentiate themselves.
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Automation Line Designed for Change
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Automated Assembly Line Designed for Change

Flextronics’ Universal Automation Line is an assembly line comprised of multiple stations that can be changed to adapt to new products or production processes.
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The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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Endress + Hauser Sensors and Components
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Endress+Hauser Offers Customized Sensors, Components

Automation instrumentation vendor Endress+Hauser is now offering customized pressure sensors and components, as well as design support services, to the North American OEM machine market.
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Automation Booms from Southeast Asia’s Oil and Gas Growth

Demands are evolving for the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia, particularly in developing countries, providing new opportunities there for automation vendors.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery Gains Flexibility, Reduces Downtime with Gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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Yokogawa: Low-Power Autonomous Controller

The enhanced version of the Stardom FCN-RTU is for the upstream oil and gas industries.
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Siemens: Compact Coriolis Flow Meter

The Sitrans FC410 is for skid and machine builders.
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Rockwell: Programmable Logic Controller

The extended Allen-Bradley Micro800 family now offers more features and options.
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Red Lion: I/O Module, RTU Firmware

The E2-MIX20884-D Sixnet EtherTRAK-2 I/O module is for applications that require a high density of mixed I/O types, while firmware for the Sixnet series RTUs has been enhanced.
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Opto 22: Web-Based Mobile Operator Interface System

Version 2.1 of groov adds new features, improves OPC tag handling, and reduces data payload for mobile devices.
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Mitsubishi: Motor Control Contactors

The MS-T Series are useful in downsizing panels.
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