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New Compact 7-inch Panel PCs from Beckhoff

To best serve the HMI hardware needs of cost-sensitive machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC. The CP6606 combines a full color 7-inch TFT touch screen display (800 x 480 WVGA), 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, and 1 GB DDR3 RAM ̶ offering an all-in-one HMI and

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“Measurement Automation Trends” at IMTS

Hexagon Metrology announced it will highlight measurement automation trends at the 2014 IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) Conference Sessions. Scott Everling, a senior consultant from Hexagon Metrology’s Custom Solutions Group, will share his expertise on the topic “Measurement Systems to Optimize Automation Processes,” on Tuesday, September 9, from 1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. in Room

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Danfoss Technology Theater Takes Training on the Road

The latest “road show” sessions in Danfoss’ Technology Theater provided small-group training for HVACR contractors and technicians, consulting-specifying engineers, and students on high-efficiency technologies for commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration, including thermostatic and electronic expansion valves, pressure and temperature controls, and variable speed compressors. The one-day sessions, hosted by Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and

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Liquid Silicone Rubber Thin Walled Diaphragms for Healthcare Applications

Thin-walled diaphragms for medical devices require high strength and flexibility. To achieve these features, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics utilizes its 60 years of experience and advanced capabilities to custom design and injection mold liquid silicone rubber (LSR) thin walled diaphragms for demanding medical device applications. Utilizing these LSR processes, design function and cost efficiency is

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Yaskawa Acquires Solectria Renewables, LLC

Yaskawa Electric Corporation and Solectria Renewables, LLC announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its US subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria Renewables will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in Lawrence, MA, Solectria manufactures high performance photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the residential,

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Increase Machine Control, Motion Capabilities, and EtherCAT System Support

Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a new higher performance version of the AKD® PDMM, enhancements to the coordinated motion programming blocks and additions to the EtherCAT configuration tool. This enables OEM’s who utilize Kollmorgen’s automation and drive systems to deliver

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SPIROL Releases New Coiled Pin Design Guide

SPIROL is pleased to announce the release of their brand new Coiled Pin Design Guide. Truly an “engineered-fastener”, the Coiled Pin is available in three “duties” enabling the designer to choose the optimum combination of strength, flexibility and diameter to accommodate different host materials and application requirements. Their shock absorbing design dampens forces and vibration

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