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Van der Graaf Motorized Drum for Extreme Duty

74 VanDerGraaf 150For the past 30 years aggregate plants have been adapting the drum motor or motorized pulley to drive their belt conveyors. Although the drive of choice for quarry conveyors has been the external mounted motor and gear box, the drum motor has been gaining popularity due to the all enclosed design that protects all vital components such as the electric motor, gear reducer and bearings, from the environment.


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Moxa Announces Data-Acquisition Solution

56 MOXA 150Moxa has announced a new data-acquisition solution that brings greater versatility for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The new ioLogik 2542-WL1 and ioLogik 2512-WL1 both feature 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, which will serve the growing number of devices and M2M applications that require wireless communication. The ioLogik 2542-WL1 supports analog I/O connections over Wi-Fi, whereas the ioLogik 2512-WL1 supports digital I/O connections over Wi-Fi.


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Emerson Offers Pressure Measurement Innovations

56 EMERSON 150The process control industry is often challenged with harsh operating environments where existing technology does not meet measurement needs. Emerson has leveraged their pressure expertise and industry field experience to tackle these tough measurement challenges.


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Rockwell Releases PlantPAx Software

43 Rockwell 150Rockwell Automation’s PlantPAx model predictive control (MPC) software embeds fully functional MPC technology into Logix controllers to help maximize equipment performance. When used in process applications, it can improve overall control in a single machine or an entire line to help maximize throughput, increase yield, reduce quality variability and improve energy usage.


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Rexroth Hydraulic Motors Up to 26 Percent More Compact 

43 Rexroth 150Rexroth fulfills demands for higher power in a small installation space with the new A2FM 70 series bent-axis hydraulic motors. The motors are up to 26 percent shorter with high power density. Rexroth has added two extra pressure levels to the new series, which now covers the pressure range up to 500 bar.


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