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Belt drive actuators

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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

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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

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


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Electric rod-style actuators

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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Latest enhancements help improve reliability and availability of fieldbus installations.
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The bionic gripper

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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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