Articles Tagged with ''actuators''

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Belt drive actuators

January 10, 2014
Available in 8 standard versions, MISUMI MSA Series belt drive actuators carry loads up to 500 lb., with travel speeds ranging from 1,200 to 10,000mm/sec.
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Sensor interface module

December 6, 2013

Molex Brad SST actuator sensor interface modules connect Rockwell Logix control systems, including CompactLogix, MicroLogix 1500 and ControlLogix, to an AS-interface network; they provide an open Fieldbus solution for connection between the PLC backplane and simple field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, rotary encoders, analog inputs and outputs, push buttons and valve position sensors.


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Serial remote I/O

October 11, 2013

 Moxa ioLogik R1200 series, dual-independent RS-485 serial interface remote I/O devices enable the deployment of dual-Bus redundant or extended-length remote I/O daisy-chain topologies.  


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Tech Update: Valves

Control the flow

Lower-cost, mix-proof, tank-style and control-top configurations proliferate.
September 11, 2013

 Clean-in-process techniques can help dairy and beverage firms realize productivity gains. 


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Electric rod-style actuators

June 11, 2013

 Designed for washdown protection, corrosion resistance and bacterial growth prevention, Tolomatic all-304 stainless steel ERD electric rod-style actuators are intended for stringent food and beverage applications. 


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Pneumatic actuators

April 9, 2013

Engineered for corrosive installations, Hayward GF-PP PMD4/PMS4 pneumatic actuators have a glass-filled polypropylene housing that provides corrosion resistance.


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Servo actuator

January 10, 2013

The B&R ACOPOSmulti65 servo actuator unites a motor, positioning sensor, precision gear box and servo drive into a single compact unit.


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Linear actuators

December 6, 2012

Allowing the use of third-party motors, Exlar K90 linear actuators can directly replace pneumatic and hydraulic actuators.


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TECH FLASH

Fieldbus Foundation updates FOUNDATION Fieldbus device coupler test specification

August 28, 2012
Latest enhancements help improve reliability and availability of fieldbus installations.
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The bionic gripper

June 8, 2012

Engineers have taken advantage of 3-D printing for rapid prototyping of tools and parts in recent years. Technicians at the German firm Festo AG & Co. are taking the technology to the next level to mass produce end-of-arm robotic attachments.


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