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    Recon software monitors automation systems

    June 29, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Integrity Recon software keeps and eye on automation systems.Photo: PAS HOUSTON: PAS’s new Integrity Recon software improves the reliability of automation systems based on Microsoft computing platforms. These platforms reside on Process Control Networks (PCNs) and include hardware, operating systems,

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    Bearing units offer versatility

    June 22, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Bearing units from NKE are preassembled for easy installation and offer versatile combination options. Photo: NKE STEYR, Austria: Preassembled bearing units from NKE Austria GmbH offer versatile combination options and are easy to install. The bearings fitted in a cast

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    In-line case palletizers get robotic retrofit

    June 22, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Intelligrated’s robotic arm retrofits to existing Alvey in-line palletizers. Photo: Intelligrated CINCINNATI: Intelligrated has launched the Alvey Robotic Retrofit Program for its family of Alvey in-line case palletizers. It includes installation of one or more jointed-arm robots to create a

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    Dual-range digital torquemeter replaces two sensors

    June 17, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    The MCRT 79700V dual range torquemeter. Photo: S. Himmelstein CHICAGO: You can now avoid swapping between two or more conventional torquemeters when production switches between different products. The MCRT 79700V dual range torquemeters from S. Himmelstein and Co. has two

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    Save on multi-camera vision apps

    June 9, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    New higher performance GEVA vision appliances.Photo: DALSA WATERLOO, Ont.: DALSA Corp.’s new GEVA (or GigE Vision Appliance) expands the performance platform for a host of industrial inspection tasks. Compatible with the full range of DALSA Genie and Spyder3 cameras, GEVA

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    Smarter plant floor display

    June 9, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Getting the message with a BoxPC-100T marquee.Photo: Arista FREMONT, Calif.: Arista Corp. expands functionality beyond what a typical LCD message board can deliver on the plant floor with its large-screen BoxPC-100T marquee. It displays anything from day-to-day operational visual communications

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    Two new platforms boost Sapera Essentials

    May 27, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    DALSA’s Sapera Essential software package. Photo: DALSA WATERLOO, Ont.: DALSA Corp. has enhanced its Sapera vision software by adding two new platforms to its Essential vision development tool kit. The Waterloo, Ont. manufacturer of machine vision products said it’s charging

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    ControlMaster elevates process control

    May 20, 2010 by PLANT staff

    Four models of ControlMaster process controllers and indicator instruments. Photo: ABB Instrumentation HOUSTON: ABB takes process monitoring and control to the next level with its next generation ControlMaster process controllers and indicator instrumentation. There are four powerful, intuitive models made

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    AO designs, debugs and documents control systems

    May 13, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    All-in-one PLC, OI and system configuration software. Photo: IDEC SUNNYVALE, Calif.: The Automation Organizer (AO) software suite combines the latest versions of IDEC Corp.’s PLC (WindLDR) and OI (WindO/I-NV2) software with new system configuration software (WindCFG to design, debug,

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    SJ-210 provides quick, accurate roughness testing

    May 6, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Testing surface roughness up to 0.75 mm/s. Photo: Mitutoyo TORONTO: Manual surface roughness tests are quick and accurate using the new Surftest SJ-210 portable tester from Mitutoyo Canada Inc.  A 2.4-in. colour LCD display includes backlighting, over-size fonts and it

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    Industrial monitor

    April 15, 2010 by Canadian Plant Staff

    Nematron Corp.’s M1200 12.1-in. industrial monitor addresses space-constrained installations while maintaining the same features and options of larger monitors. Other monitors in the series include the 15-in. XGA (M1500), 17-in. SXGA (M1700) and 19-in. SXGA (M1900). All versions are standard

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    Taking a 3D image for reverse engineering. Photo: Creaform Scan to reverse engineer Version 4 of Creaform’s VxScan software integrates data acquired by a Handyscan 3D laser scanner and the HandyPROBE armless and portable CMM. The new platform makes it

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    Inspector 140 sensor covers the angles

    April 8, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Inspector 140 covers all the angles. Photo: SICK MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.: The Inspector I40 FLEX Vision Sensor from SICK covers all the angles as it checks items on the production line for completeness and quality. SICK, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of sensors,

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    Improve energy efficiency with Altivar 312

    March 31, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Schneider Electric’s Altivar 312. Photo: Schneider Electric TORONTO: Schneider Electric’s Altivar 312 AC variable speed drive improves the energy efficiency of plant machines used in material handling, packaging, food and beverage, mining and pumping applications, and it integrates easily into

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    Baldor's BE$T iPhone app

    March 18, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Baldor’s BE$T iPhone app. Photo: Baldor FORT SMITH, Ark.: Here’s a neat app for your iPhone. In fact, the Baldor Electric Co. says it’s the “BE$T.” The Fort Smith, Ark.-based manufacturer of energy saving motors, power transmission and generators says