• The New GP 5000 Gripper Series is Here | 30 Million Cycles - 3X Industry Standard



    2016-05-16 13:55:09

    Sommer Automatic is now part of Zimmer Group. One of the largest selections of gripper technology in the U.S. is here. Check out the industry changing Zimmer 5000 Series Grippers with new steel-on-steel dovetail guide-ways for an even stronger and more reliable hold than any gripper in the industry.


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  • The Cabinet-Free Drive Technology



    2016-05-16 15:21:36

    Bosch Rexroth is once again developing the most cutting edge technology, which is changing the way our world manufactures and develops products. In the world of manufacturing, specifically the automation sector, all electronically controlled machines need big control cabinets for all of the electrical controls for the machine. This can be very


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  • Aventics Introduces Focused Delivery Program: Quick Ship



    2016-05-09 14:02:24

    In 2014 Bosch Rexroth sold off their Pneumatic business. A new standalone company has been created from the new ownership of the former Pneumatics business unit of Bosch Rexroth. The former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company since the beginning of 2014, whose headquarters is located in Lexington, KY.


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  • The Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things



    2016-04-22 17:42:07

    by Alicia Bowers, Product Manager, Automation Software, GE Digital The Industrial Internet of Things will improve the end user experience and create new OEM revenue streams. Thought leaders around the world say the most valued companies will be those that blend digital capabilities and industrial assets. Digital capabilities are required to drive


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CONEXPO and IFPE to get bigger?

2016-05-23 20:12:42

Posted by Paul Heney on Monday, May 23, 2016 · Leave a Comment   If you’ve never attended the CONEXPO/IFPE shows, let me tell you something—they’re enormous. How big are they? Well, they spread across pretty much the entire Las Vegas Convention Center (which is pretty gargantuan to begin with) and then they spill


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The hydraulics of injection molders

2016-05-23 18:42:32

Carl Dyke • Contributing Editor Precise metering and responsive force control are the name of the game in this specialized fluid power application. Seals are expertly designed to keep hydraulic oil from leaking into the plastic molding process. Plastics injection molding machines feature a hydraulic system that must provide reliable


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3D-Printed Excavator to Debut at IFPE 2017

2016-05-19 20:03:41

At the joint CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) scheduled for March 2017 will spotlight some of the most innovative products to likely shape the future of the construction industry. One of the main displays embodying the shows’ theme, “Imagine What’s Next,” will be the first fully functional


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The Made in America Store Readies for a Re-opening

2016-05-19 18:23:25

Mark Andol, founder and CEO of the Made in America stores in western New York, is hosting another celebration this Saturday, May 21. The event is to mark the grand opening of his newly built, 12,000 square-foot flagship location in Elma, New York. The Elma location, the first of Andol’s Made in America Stores, was launched six years ago. He


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Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves

2016-05-18 20:46:06

Hydraulics and pneumatics technologies are two widely used methods of power transmission. Hydraulics is most often used for its ability to move heavy loads with highly controlled motion, whereas pneumatics is more often associated with applications involving lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions. Many machines use hydraulic, pneumatic, and


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Industrial Internet of Things Focal Point for Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit at 2016’s Industrial Automation North America

2016-05-20 00:23:44

Senior level discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the focal point for the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit held during Industrial Automation North America 2016, which is co-located at IMTS from September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Themes for the one-day conference on Wednesday, September 14


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Why is there water in my compressed air system?

2016-05-18 14:45:49

Receiver tanks can easily fill with water if they are not protected by condensate drains. Depending on inlet conditions, air compressors can produce lots of water. If this water is not removed, it can travel through your piping and overwhelm your air dryer (if you have one). The water will rust steel pipes, and act as a solvent for compressor


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These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

2016-05-13 12:42:16

Alison E. Berman for Singularity Hub:  If you've been staying on top of artificial intelligence news lately, you may know that the games of chess and Go were two of the grand challenges for AI. But do you know what the equivalent is for robotics? It's table tennis. Just think about how the game requires razor sharp


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From IoT Buzzword to Reality

2016-05-12 16:53:25

By Bill Lydon, Editor The Daikin Industries Intelligent Equipment platform translates the IoT buzzwords into a real-world IoT application. The platform provides predictive and preventative maintenance HVAC information that helps facility managers maintain equipment before it loses efficiency or impacts occupant comfort.


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M-Bus sensors connect apartment building in Sweden

2016-05-12 16:53:25

Processcomponent in Sweden used the Anybus M-Bus to Modbus-TCP gateway to quickly connect M-Bus sensors to the OptoEMU Energy Monitoring System.


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