TurboFil to Introduce Innovative Bottle Capper and Pharmaceutical Track and Trace at PackExpo East

At PackExpo East, TurboFil Packaging Machines will showcase its new Multi-Head Hybrid Capper MH120, the most flexible chuck capper available for speeds up to 120 bpm. The second introduction, Reditrace Pharmaceutical Track and Trace, is a new cloud based system that makes all required data available from any location.

Changing Automation with Sensitive Robots

Critics of automation claim robots are out to replace people. The near future will show that people are definitely in control and will be able to leverage technology for greater profitability and professional satisfaction.

HEIDENHAIN's Slim Encoder Offers Flexibility to Motor Design

HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce the addition of its new slim-design ECI 1118 rotary encoder to its expansive product line. With a thickness of only 10mm and a diameter just less than 37mm, the new absolute ECI 1118 encoder offers motor manufactures more flexibility within their design, including the ability to fit into compact applications while still retaining the high quality feedback and speed control for which HEIDENHAIN is well known.

Adoption of Advanced Robots to Boost Industrial Productivity, Lower Total Labor Costs

The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff, a development that could power a new wave of productivity growth in many industries and lead to changes of up to 5 percentage points in the cost competitiveness of major export economies relative to the U.S., according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Coldwater Machine Company Announces New SpotMeld System For Spot Welding of Non-Ferrous and Non-Metallic Flat Materials

Coldwater Machine Company has developed a new refill friction stir spot welding (RFSSW) system that can join aluminum, magnesium, non-ferrous and dissimilar sheet materials.

Why I Automate: MPI Systems

The latest figures show that 179,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide in 2013, according to the International Federation of Robotics. That was a 12 percent jump over 2012. The increase is expected to continue when the final numbers are tallied for 2014.

ABB Robotics announces Customer Certification Program

The application specific curriculum is targeted to customer engineers, technicians and programmers interested in earning official certification


Automate 2015, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, March 23-26

Effective, Automated Cleaning of 3D and SL Printed Parts with Graymills Help

Remove uncured SL material and residue from printed pieces quickly and thoroughly with a parts washer, rather than time-consuming hand cleaning. Let Graymills develop the system that will enhance your efficiency and improve product output.

Pleora Launches New Professional Services to Simplify Vision System Design

Fully managed design and customization services program delivers video interface products that meet unique performance requirements for manufacturers and system integrators

New Technologies Address Evolving Laboratory Automation Needs

Advanced solutions for sample handling, storage, and analysis broaden lab automation portfolio

BitFlow to Demonstrate Leadership in CoaXPress Frame Grabbers at Automate 2015 in Chicago

BitFlow, Inc., a leading global innovator in machine vision, will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its Cyton™ and Karbon™ CoaXPress (CXP) frame grabbers, showcasing this technology's speed and efficiency, at Automate 2015, North America's broadest automation solutions trade show and conference.

Adept Technology Introduces SmartVision MX

Offers Advanced Vision Capabilities and Rugged Architecture

Toshiba Imaging's New, 3-CMOS HD Video Camera Features USB3.0 Option

The addition of a front panel freeze frame and long exposure mode up to 1 second (60 frames), makes the new camera configuration especially well-suited for scientific imaging and microscopy applications.

Web tool for individual 3D gripper jaws now available online at www.schunk.com

World's first fully automatic 3D design tool for additively manufactured gripper fingers

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US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the E4T, their latest series of miniature high performance optical encoders. The E4T series delivers a marked performance increase over similar encoder models and designed to be an enhanced replacement for the E4P encoder series. The E4T utilizes state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporates US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor. Key features of the new E4T include: • Mechanically and Electrically Interchangeable with E4P • Improved Quadrature Signal Strength • 100 kHz Frequency Response • Transmissive Optical Design • Collet Style Push on Optical Disk Design (Patent Pending) • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process As with all of our products the E4T is designed and manufactured in their Vancouver, Washington USA facility and is available for purchase as of December 2014.