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Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor
October 30, 2014

Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor

HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by the bridge conveyor. This information is used by the mine control system to automatically move the bridge conveyor to correct any imbalance.

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October 30, 2014

Ford switches from sensors to vision for body panel inspection

Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by using machine vision. The camera connects to either the robot or the PLC using the Ethernet/IP protocol.

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Unico uses wireless ID readers to boost production 40%
October 30, 2014

Unico uses wireless ID readers to boost production 40%

Unico Systems, a manufacturer of home air conditioning and heating systems, uses Cognex wireless handheld scanners to read barcodes on the product, and QR codes on employee badges and assembly stations. Operators now spend less time on data entry tasks and the production rate is up 40%

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Aerotech releases AGV-HPO Galvo Scanner
October 30, 2014

Aerotech releases AGV-HPO Galvo Scanner

The repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.

Green Watt announces 40 Watt GLC Series power supply
October 30, 2014

Green Watt announces 40 Watt GLC Series power supply

The 40 Watt GLC has a universal input range of 100 to 277VAC and offers output currents of 900, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1800, 2200 and 2400mA.

Rockwell adds safe torque option to PowerFlex 7000 drives
October 30, 2014

Rockwell adds safe torque option to PowerFlex 7000 drives

Safe torque off technology allows users to reliably remove power from the motor without removing power to the drive, enabling a faster re-start of the system after a safe state is reached.

October 30, 2014

WIN-911 Opens Office in Grenoble, France

The European office will deliver channel partner and technical support for alarm notification software to European, Middle Eastern, and African markets.

Integrating Ethernet-Based Machine Vision and Image-based ID Readers into Factory Networks
October 30, 2014

Integrating Ethernet-Based Machine Vision and Image-based ID Readers into Factory Networks

By John Lewis, Cognex
The need to use PCs to interface with vision systems and ID readers required the purchase of expensive hardware and development of sometimes complex software. A new generation of vision systems and ID readers with built-in EtherNet/IP connectivity streamlines factory network integration.

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Vision System helps Exide read battery labels
October 30, 2014

Vision System helps Exide read battery labels

Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based Cognex DataMan 200 readers with 2D decoding software and an EtherNet/IP interface to the PLC.

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Moxa announces AWK-3191 wireless access point
October 30, 2014

Moxa announces AWK-3191 wireless access point

By frequency-shifting 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi to 900 MHz, AWK-3191 is able to support maximum data rates of up to 54 Mbps and distances up to 30 km line-of-sight.

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Wireless - Communications & Radio Modems
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Moxa Technologies
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Saelig Introduces TNP6Gx Near-Field EMC Probe Set
October 30, 2014

Saelig Introduces TNP6Gx Near-Field EMC Probe Set

TNP6Gx is suitable for investigating interference sources, estimating interference field strengths, verifying shielding and filtering designs, identifying faulty components, or detecting circuitry that may be sensitive to interference.

October 30, 2014

Comtrol Releases IO-Link Master 4-EIP IO-Link Gateway

The IO-Link Master connects intelligent IO-Link sensors and actuators to EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP while effectively shielding PLC programmers from IO-Link complexities.

Chromalox announces model 6060 1/16 DIN PID controller
October 30, 2014

Chromalox announces model 6060 1/16 DIN PID controller

Model 6060 controller has two PID sets, multiple inputs and outputs, heat/cool operation, soft start function, self-tuning startup, and optional Modbus/RTU RS485 communications.

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Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions
October 30, 2014

Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions

RFID sensor tags do not require batteries to monitor temperature, pressure and humidity of equipment remotely.

October 30, 2014

Kollmorgen motors shrunk in Kuka robots

Kuka and Kollmorgen were able to reduce the installation volume of the motors compared to standard models, implement robot-specific applications and optimise the entire supply chain.

Rockwell Automation drives Underground Mining operations
October 30, 2014

Rockwell Automation drives Underground Mining operations

Four PowerFlex 755 Variable Frequency Drives operate motors that run the hydraulic emulsion pumps responsible for advancing roof supports at an unnamed mining company in Illinois.

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4-20ma to 0-10V DC Current Signal Conditioners
October 30, 2014

4-20ma to 0-10V DC Current Signal Conditioners

IAP DC current/voltage Conditioners(one in one out)

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8-CH 4-20mA to RS232 converter
October 29, 2014

8-CH 4-20mA to RS232 converter

8 inputs channel Current/Voltage signal to RS485/232 Converter with Modbus RTU protocol

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0-10V signal isolated splitter/isolated amplifier
October 29, 2014

0-10V signal isolated splitter/isolated amplifier

DIN35 Rail-mounted Current/Voltage signal isolated splitter(one in two out)

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Is it Time for New SCADA Software Technology?
October 29, 2014

Is it Time for New SCADA Software Technology?

By Rich Hunzinger, B-Scada
With all of the opportunities presented by today's data-driven enterprise, the time has come to consider whether your SCADA system is limiting your potential.

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