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Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the R2000 detection laser scanner

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the R2000 Detection Laser Scanner. Smaller than most coffee mugs, these 2D laser scanners feature a 360-degree gapless measurement angle with angular resolution within 0.071 degrees, scan frequency to 30 Hz and object detection down to 1 mm. An eye-safe visible red laser simplifies alignment and, because the light spot is up to

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Avnet adds “embedded brains” to machine vision

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is helping to eliminate time and cost barriers to develop industry-leading embedded machine vision applications with today’s release of the Smart Vision Development Kit featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7015 PicoZed System-on-Module (SOM). The low-cost, all-in-one kit enables engineers in markets such as banking, medical scanning,

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SKF Vibracon self-leveling, height adjustable chocks

SKF Vibracon self-leveling and height adjustable chocks enable easy and accurate mounting of rotating machinery to base frames, steel foundations, or plates while eliminating Soft Foot (improper contact between a machine casing and the baseplate used to support it). Applications for rotating equipment range from industrial and marine to offshore. These mechanical chocks effectively compensate

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Birchwood’s automated TRU TEMP® black oxide system

High quality black oxide finishes, with zero/minimal labor cost, are easily achieved when using the new Birchwood Technologies CNC (computer numerically controlled) TRU TEMP® finishing system. The non-polluting, low temperature process is now available in a user-proven, integrated programmable hoist and tank line to automatically process iron and steel components with a high quality black

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TURCK acquires sales partner in Canada

TURCK has acquired a 50 percent interest in its long-term Canadian sales partner, Chartwell Automation, Inc. The new company name is now TURCK Chartwell Canada, Inc. Furthermore, on Oct. 1, 2017, TURCK will acquire the remaining shares and thus be 100 percent owner of the new subsidiary, TURCK Canada Inc. Mark and Steve Boehmer, the

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Sealevel’s SeaPAC HMI delivers RISC computing power

The SeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications. Featuring LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to +70°C with no heaters or cooling fans

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Baumer VisiLine cameras now available with USB 3.0 interface

Baumer’s VisiLine series industrial cameras are now available with USB 3.0 interface. Providing simple solutions to demanding image processing tasks, VisiLine cameras are ideally suited for robotics, packaging and print inspection, medical technology, and renewable energy applications. Baumer’s cameras featuring high-performance SONY CCD sensors are the first group available with USB 3.0 technology and excel

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