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Master launches Marquardt product line

Master Electronics announced today that it has added the Marquardt switch line to their extensive line card. “Marquardt has been a successful, independent family enterprise for 90 years. Being a leading manufacturer in the field of electromechanical, electronic switches and switching systems, Marquardt products are an excellent fit to Master Electronics’ core competency,” said Riad

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Kaman and Rittal enter distribution agreement

Kaman Distribution Group, distributors of industrial products and services, and Rittal, a company that provides enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, software and services, recently entered into a national distribution agreement. Founded in 1961, Rittal has grown to more than 10,000 employees in 70 countries, with production on four continents. The company’s effective solutions

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AutomationDirect offers additional safety relays

AutomationDirect has expanded their offering of safety products to include additional Dold safety relay modules designed to be positively driven and assure a reliable opening and closing for safety applications. Relays are controlled by a built-in monitoring function, making them ideal for applications with e-stops, safety gates and light curtains. The Dold safety relay mat

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HTI Technology acquires American Control Electronics

HTI Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired American Control Electronics, LLC. This acquisition will combine HTI Technology’s expertise in AC and DC motor technology and powered mechanism capabilities with American Control Electronics’ technology and market leadership in DC and AC electronic motor drives and controls, including both Minarik Drives and American

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High-speed data transmission in lightweight construction from Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) introduces GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables to meet the civil aerospace industry’s need for reliable high-speed data transmission cables in a durable, lightweight construction. Engineered with a unique dual-buffering system, GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables withstand the challenging environments they encounter throughout an aircraft’s service life. These cables deliver

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Red Lion commits to bring clarity to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Red Lion Controls announced a new initiative dedicated to helping customers realize the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A new Red Lion facility in St. Louis, the IIoT Innovation Center, will drive this effort through a focused engineering, product and sales team dedicated to building on Red Lion’s existing IIoT expertise. “Our

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IIoT—the technological changes coming to automation equipment and systems

by LESLIE LANGNAU, Managing Editor Experts discuss the changes in technology that will enable greater connectivity and data gathering, and how it will affect your designs. Overall, the IIoT is primarily a concept—better business operations through knowledge. The basic technology to achieve this concept will be smart sensors, communication buses and analytical software. Vendors are

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