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RD77GF Simple Motion Module & MR-J4-GF-RJ Servo with CC-Link IE Field

Mitsubishi MR-J4-GF-RJ servoThe RD77GF Simple Motion Module for the iQ-R Series controller is capable of everything from simple point table operation to advanced Synchronous control, for complex applications in an easy to program solution. Combined with the CC-Link® IE Field compatible MR-J4-GF-RJ servo system, its superior speed and performance make it a great product to tackle a wide range of applications. This solution also provides excellent flexibility, reduced wiring, improved noise-immunity, and easy programming.

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MICROmote Sensors - Miniature alternatives to fiber optics

Balluff MICROmote sensorsMICROmote® sensors are miniaturized photoelectric sensors with separate electronic processor unit. Their highly flexible, purely electric sensor cable makes them a genuine technical alternative to conventional fiber optics—with many added advantages for users. The photoelectric sensor heads have exceptionally small dimensions, excellent technical characteristic values and outstanding flexibility for customer-specific solutions. This makes them ideal for combining optimally with a wide variety of electronic functions, while maintaining convenient operation and maximum visibility. MICROmote® sensors are particularly well suited to installation in moving machine parts and robot grippers.

microSPOT® is a manufacturing technology developed to implement exceptional optical precision in extremely small housings. Therefore, the strength of the microSPOT® photoelectric sensors is reliable detection of tiny objects in extremely tight spaces—without interference from reflections from the surrounding area.

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Rugged Expandable Panel PC

Aplex Panel PCAPLEX Technology Inc., a global industrial computer solution provider, announced a series of new expandable Panel PC to its industrial-grade computers portfolio. Utilizing an Aluminum heat-sink, APLEX’s unique heat dissipation technology now supports wide-temperature range from -20~60°C in a fanless operating condition on the new APC-3X19A series. The APC-3X19A series is front IP65 certified, also featuring an accessible storage slot design that simplifies the installation and maintenance process. 

Despite its rugged construction, APC-3X19A is lightweight and is suitable for factory automation in almost any industrial applications. APC-3X19A series is available in both capacitive and resistive touch, sizes vary from 15”, 17” to 19”.  Wide selection of construction materials for front bezel are available from steel black, stainless steel to Aluminum for this series based on requirements.

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Balluff R0202K Miniature Photoelectric Sensors

Balluff R0202K miniature sensorEven though they are small in size, Balluff’s new BOS R020K line of miniature sensors provides extensive capabilities in solving the toughest applications. These sensors offer long range background suppression with ranges up to 150mm, polarized retroreflective with ranges up to three meters and through beam versions with ranges up to two meters. With a precise, well defined visible red light beam, dark and reflective objects are reliably detected.

Not only does the small size provide flexibility in installation, set up is fast and easy with fixe sensing ranges and potentiometer adjustment in long range background suppression versions. Connections are made by cable, M8 three-pin, or M8 four-pin quick disconnect.

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NB Linear - BG Type Linear Actuators

BG Type Actuators download datasheet The NB ACTUATOR is a compact single axis linear actuator which integrates a slide guide and precision ball screw. BG type offers compact dimensions and outperforms conventional positioning tables. This is made possible by a unique "U" shaped guide rail and slide block which provides multiple functions of a guide block and a ball screw nut combined into a single unit. The "U" shaped guide rail offers high rigidity against bending moment. This structural feature allows for integrated framework of machinery or equipment and can be cantilevered. Additionally, the slide block contains 4 ball circuits which delivers high load capacity, high accuracy and high rigidity. The integration of the slide guide and precision ball screw eliminates complex precision adjustment and reduces installation time dramatically. By utilizing four-circuit and four-point contact structure, the BG type provides extremely high rigidity. Four-circuit and four-point contact structure and "U" shaped guide rail provide very high rigidity despite its compact configuration and can be used for cantilevered application.

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NB Linear - BG Type Linear Actuators

BG Type Actuators download datasheet The NB ACTUATOR is a compact single axis linear actuator which integrates a slide guide and precision ball screw. BG type offers compact dimensions and outperforms conventional positioning tables. This is made possible by a unique "U" shaped guide rail and slide block which provides multiple functions of a guide block and a ball screw nut combined into a single unit. The "U" shaped guide rail offers high rigidity against bending moment. This structural feature allows for integrated framework of machinery or equipment and can be cantilevered. Additionally, the slide block contains 4 ball circuits which delivers high load capacity, high accuracy and high rigidity. The integration of the slide guide and precision ball screw eliminates complex precision adjustment and reduces installation time dramatically. By utilizing four-circuit and four-point contact structure, the BG type provides extremely high rigidity. Four-circuit and four-point contact structure and "U" shaped guide rail provide very high rigidity despite its compact configuration and can be used for cantilevered application.

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Balluff True Color Sensor with I/O Link

download datasheet If your application requires reliable detection of colors or the ability to distinguish shades of color, Balluff's True Color sensor is the solution. Balluff's True Color sensors use white LEDs to provide a greater color spectrum evaluation. Combine this with the CIELAB color space, which is one of the most versatile color systems, and the result is a color sensor that meets or exceeds the human eye. CIELAB color space includes all possible colors exceeding the RGB color model.

BFS 33M true-color sensor can discriminate all shades and colors with high accuracy, regardless of the object type. Even the slightest shades, smallest grey level differences or minimal changes to the surface properties are detected without effort.
As a true-color sensor, the BFS 33M precisely detects every color in the technical color space, making it suitable for use in a variety of demanding applications including robotics, automated assembly and in the packaging industry. The sensor is always used in conjunction with a fiber-optic cable, so that applications under especially harsh conditions and tight mounting spaces can be handled.

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more information WAGO 757-801 Bluetooth® Module

WAGO's 757-801 Bluetooth® Module wirelessly connects a serial interface to external Bluetooth® devices (e.g., PCs/notebooks with Bluetooth®). Data is exchanged via Bluetooth® SPP (Serial Port Profile).

The new 757-801 Bluetooth Module (RS-232, IP67) provides reliable and wireless data transmission for more efficient automation applications – no matter whether it is for operation in normal or harsh environmental conditions. The Bluetooth Module allows you to wirelessly connect the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 with any external Bluetooth devices. The fully encapsulated 757-801 Module (IP67) also provides uncompromised protection against dust and water. Furthermore, the serial Bluetooth Module withstands extreme vibrations and temperatures ranging from -20°C to +60°C.

Substitute cabling between two serial devices by automatically restoring the outgoing wireless connection (e.g., to a second Bluetooth® module). High protection class provides enhanced, wireless Bluetooth® module's installation outside of control cabinets.

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Mitsubishi MR-JE Servo System Mitsubishi Electric MR-JE Servo System

Mitsubishi Electric introduces the MR-JE series high performance servo system.  Combining proven reliability with a 2.0 kHz high-frequency response and an energy-saving design, the MR-JE offers the best-in-class performance with the setup ease of advanced one-touch tuning.  Fully compliant with global standards and ready for deployment worldwide, the MR-JE series is the right servo solution for all kinds of machines and applications.

MR-JE family of servo products leverages advanced functionality such as true one-touch auto-tuning, vibration suppression, and machine diagnosis functionality in an easy-to-use servo solution.

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Mitsubishi GOT2000 Graphic Operation Terminal download

The GOT2000 inherits all the features of our popular GOT1000 series, and introduces a more refined and advanced function set. The GOT2000 boasts advanced functionality, acts as a seamless gateway to other industrial automation devices, all while increasing productivity and efficiency. The high quality display is designed to optimize operator control and monitoring of device and line statuses. If you are looking for an intuitive operation terminal, the new tablet-like operability and the higher functionality of operation terminal makes the GOT2000 the ideal choice.

This new generation of operator interface products offers advanced features such as an intuitive gesture touch interface and a multitude of communications options including a wireless LAN interface. Other features include an SD card interface, expansion slots for optional communication, dual processors, and multi-touch control.

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download brochure Mitsubishi FR-A800 Delivers the Ultimate in Inverter Technology

The A800 Series inverter combines traditional induction and permanent magnet motors into a single solution, providing high performance response and energy-efficient motor control.  Because of its flexibility, the A800 can be used throughout an entire facility, reducing training, inventory and support.  Rather than requiring a unique VFD for each application, the A800 frequency controller can support multiple applications, ultimately reducing costs for the end user.

The new series is equipped with the new state-of-the-art high-speed processor developed by Mitsubishi. With better control performance and response level, safe and accurate operation is assured in a diverse range of applications. The enhanced real sensorless vector control and vector control serve the needs of all machinery types.

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Patlite - LS7-9 Hygienic Design Signal Light Towers

download brochure The days of covering signal towers and other sensitive components with plastic bags before washdowns, are over with the LS7-9 LED Signal Tower.

The LS7-9 Series Signal Light Tower features an elegant, smooth surface design that is IP69K rated to withstand high-pressure and high-temperature washdown operations. Additionally, with no exposed screws, shafts or other metal components, the LS7-9 is ideally suited for sanitary environment applications such as the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The M12 Quick-disconnect version significantly simplifies installation and can reduce costs by eliminating the need for a separate relay box.

LS7-9 Series Signal Light Towers feature a state-of-the-art inner lens design that emits a sharper and more efficient LED light in comparison to other signal tower designs.

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IAI - Direct Drive Motors

High Speed, High Payload, Easy to Adjust
The Direct Drive Motor is a rotary actuator that directly drives a rotary table with a motor without using any speed reducing mechanism such as a belt or reduction gears.  Eliminating the speed reducing mechanism translates to high speed and excellent response, while the compact actuator lets you reduce the size of your equipment.

download catalog High torque – high payload
DD can generate a maximum instantaneous torque of 25.2N-m with a payload of 90 kg (based on a rectangular solid shape of 200mm x 200mm in size).

High acceleration/deceleration
Shorter positioning time means shorter cycle time and greater productivity

Compact Size
Measuring 180mm x 180mm x 53mm the DD actuator is a compact size

Index or Multi-rotation Type
Index type has operating range up to 359.999 deg and the multi-rotation absolute type of +/-9999 deg.

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Mitsubishi MR-J4 Servo SystemMitsubishi MR-J4 Servo System more information

Integrated motion control solutions that work perfectly together
Representing two decades of R&D investment and refinement, the next-generation MR-J4 servo series offers more than just a few new splashy features.  It delivers a tightly integrated motion control solution that boosts productivity with speed, safety and performance.

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more information Sentronic PLUS - Precise Control of Pressure and Flow

The Numatics SentronicPLUS direct-operated 3-way proportional valve with digital control. Valve control loop parameters can be optimized for the application using Data Acquisition Software (DaS) and a PC connection. This valve is designed for applications with very dynamic pressure requirements. This valve accurately adjusts pressure, flow, force, speed, and linear or angular positions. The valve components are designed to provide control at an extremely low hysteresis.

With the Data Acquisition Software (DaS) and the RS232 interface, it is now possible to optimally adjust the valve's control parameters serially, without the need for an analog converter or the expense of adding an analog card to your controller.

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Numatics ExpressNumatics Express delivery program more information

With their rapid assemble-to-order capability, Numatics now offers the broadest line of pneumatic products and the fastest lead times of any quick-ship program in the industry.

Numatics Express gives customers the choice of more than 1,000 cylinders, linear slides, valves, regulators, and manifold assemblies with millions of available configurations -all for shipment within 2 and 3 days. 
Numatics Express products can be ordered and configured in minutes using Numatics' online catalog and dynamic product modeling tool.

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Intelligent Actuator CT4 High-speed Cartesian RobotIAI CT4 cartesian robot

Shortens assembly/inspection cycle times
The CT4 high-speed Cartesian Robot from IAI shortens assembly/inspection cycle times by operating at high speed, ensuring high rigidity and demonstrating excellent straight moving performance.  High-speed operation with commanded acceleration of up to 3.2 G (maximum instantaneous acceleration: 4.8 G).

The CT4 is now equipped with a variation of Pick & Rotate specification which provides a grip-and-turn function. The grip-and-turn function, for light work pieces, allows efficient handling of materials and shapes which are difficult to grip by vacuum.

The newly developed dedicated cast aluminum frame ensures high rigidity.  Also, the improved shape and vibration damping performance of the fastening brackets for XY-axes reduced the vibration at the tip of the Z-axis, while the vibration control function of the XSEL controller achieved substantial reduction of vibration during high-speed operation.

A wide operation range of 400 mm (X-axis) x 300 mm (Y-axis) is ensured.  Square operation ranges have no wasteful space and are more efficient compared to those of multi-jointed robots and parallel-link robots that can only operate in circles due to their structure.

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