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1206 size wire-in-air surface mount fuses

AEM Components introduces the AF1206, a new AirMatrixTM fuse series with the compact EIA 1206 size. The Wire-in-Air structure of the AirMatrixTM design allows for high voltage ratings and high inrush current withstanding capability in a compact package size. AEM’s new AF1206 fuse is a market leader with current ratings up to 15A, making this

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Custom molded floating pistons improve motor vehicle performance

High performance molded plastic (HPP) components for motor vehicles greatly improve performance with critical sealing and high wear resistance. Motor vehicle designers of assemblies such as Floating Pistons for shock absorbers benefit from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MR&P) design experience and molding capabilities. For a custom molded 1-3/4 inch diameter Floating Piston, a proprietary MR&P

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ARC Technologies announces launch of AC2ES

ARC Technologies’ AC2ES material offers flexibility and versatility for applications requiring transparent EMI shielding materials. These ultrathin, flexible films use the latest nanotechnology to provide high levels shielding effectiveness while remaining optically clear, for use in commercial and industrial electronic applications requiring transparent solutions for shielding materials. The AC2ES materials can be flat or shaped

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Omron Americas headquarters opens in Chicago

Omron opened its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL, on September 3, 2014. Just 30 miles from the heart of Chicago and featuring a state-of-the-art Automation Center, Omron designed the facility to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one centralized location. The Automation Center also serves as a university-style laboratory where

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Packaging on the fast track

B&R’s reACTION technology takes packaging to an entirely new level With reACTION technology, B&R is able to reduce response times in industrial automation applications down to 1 µs. This new approach allows extremely time-critical subprocesses to be managed using standard hardware – all within the requirements of IEC 61131 – while cutting costs by reducing

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Designline industrial PCs with larger screens and more powerful processor

Phoenix Contact’s Designline industrial PCs are now available with an Intel Core i7 processor in the newly released 18.5- and 21.5-inch screen sizes, as well as the original 15-inch version. These models are IP65 rated and have a fanless design, making it possible to mount directly on the factory floor. Because it is safe to

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Intelligent software functions increase productivity and protect know-how

With Open Core Engineering, Rexroth enhances classic PLC programming by bridging the gap to IT automation. It increases engineering efficiency thanks to open standards, software tools, and function toolkits. Rexroth now offers machinery manufacturers the option of creating individual software functions independently, thereby allowing them to access the control via defined interfaces in real time.

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