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Omron MX-Z Laser Marker System

Laser marker engraves a wide range of materials and shapes in practically any industry   This high-performance laser marker is part of a turnkey solution that easily integrates with PLCs, vision systems for inspection and database systems for traceability. The MX-Z_H fiber laser marker delivers high speed, high-quality etching at today’s in-line production speeds. The […]
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Automate It! Seminar

Join us for a half-day, interactive, hands-on seminar! You will learn about NEW products and technologies and how those products relate to applications within the overall machine. This seminar is perfect for those people looking to get hands-on experience with Banner’s Q4X and iVu TG Camera. You will participate in two hands-on demos where you will […]
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ABB ACS880 Machinery Drives

Adapts to the machine you designed and makes it run optimally When you need a performer that adapts precisely to your machine the ACS880 machinery drives fits that description perfectly. This high-end machinery drive is designed to control virtually any type of motor accurately and dynamically. It offers IEC 61131-3 programming capabilities for flexible control […]
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Omron NX Series IO-Link Master Unit: NXILM-400

Master IO-Link Module IP20   The NXILM-400 is a host controller that can cyclically read control signals, status, wiring, and power supply status of IO-Link sensors. User-specified data in IO-Link devices can be read and written from the host controller when necessary. Digital signals can be input rapidly from IO-Link sensors*1 during IO-Link communications. IO-Link […]
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Banner WLS15 Low-Profile LED Strip Light

A low-profile strip light with a sleek design used to enhance visibility in a broad range of applications for workspaces and machines. WLS15 Main Features 15mm Low-profile design for easy installation in tight spaces 12 or 24Vdc operation in one model Completely sealed with an IP67 rating for use in wet or dusty environments Brackets […]
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ABB AFS Contactors

ABB AFS Contactor for Safety Applications

Help make your system safer Designed for machine safety applications, AFS contactor comes with fixed front contact blocks (mechanically linked and mirror contacts) making them ideal for monitoring and controlling circuits. ABB’s complete range of safety components make protection systems easier to build.   AFS Contactor: Main benefits Complying with main safety standards EN ISO […]
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Ramco Innovations: 2017 Top Workplaces Award

News Release – 9/17/17 RAMCO INNOVATIONS NAMED A TOP IOWA WORKPLACE Electrical Distributor Honored     THE DES MOINES REGISTER NAMES RAMCO INNOVATIONS A WINNER OF THE STATE OF IOWA 2017 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD   West Des Moines, Iowa – Ramco Innovations has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. […]
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ABB World Leader in Drive Technology

ABB World Leader in Drives Technology

Empower your business with profitable efficiency You base your business on cost efficiency and performance. You know that everything counts to make you more competitive. ABB drives are made with all this in mind. They are flexible for you to optimize all your processes and control, and reliable for less downtime. You also get premium […]
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Turck TBEN-PLC CODESYS 3 compact IP67 PLC

TBEN-PLC Compact IP67 Controller with CODESYS 3 Turck has released its TBEN-PLC CODESYS 3 compact IP67 PLC for controlling small or modular machines. Thanks to its robust housing and a high degree of environmental protection, the TBEN-PLC can operate directly on-machine, enabling the implementation of machine control without the need for a control cabinet. Using […]
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Omron S8FS-G Power Supply: Built in Transformer

Power Supplies that are Ideal for Machine Tools and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Superior performance and reliability, and a wide range of standards allow broad usability… Wide operating temperature range from -20 to 70ºC. Built-in transformer eliminates extra hardware and cost; transformer conforms to IEC 61558-2-16. 68% reduction in volume compared to previous models. High vibration resistance up […]
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Omron E5C Series Temperature Controllers

Compact and intelligent general-purpose controllers The next generation E5C series temperature controller is setting a new standard in terms of regulation performance easy set-up and outstanding visibility. With 3 (4) AUX outputs on board and other useful features, these slim case controllers (depth = 60mm) are fit for purpose. Easy to set-up without power supply […]
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GraceSense Hot Spot Monitor

Find faults before they find you with the Hot Spot Monitor from GraceSense™   The NFPA 70B, Chapter 17.9 Loose Connections states: “Excessive heat in a circuit breaker can cause a malfunction in the form of nuisance tripping and possibly an eventual failure. Loose connections are the most common cause of excessive heat. Periodic maintenance checks […]
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ABB PSTX Soft Starter

The PSTX combines many years of research and product development with extensive knowledge of application-specific requirements and needs. The PSTX is ABB’s latest advancement in motor control and protection and adds new functionality with increased reliability to any motor starting application. Reliability With ABB’s softstarters current peaks are eliminated and the starting current is reduced significantly. The […]
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Anybus Communicator Solves Connectivity Problems

Nearly all machines and devices in operation today have a serial or CAN based RS-232/422/485 interface. Most of them perform well but lack an interface to Fieldbus or industrial Ethernet. This is where the Anybus Communicator gateway comes in. It takes your existing device as is and enables it to be connected to an industrial […]
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Banner Wireless K50U Ultrasonic Sensor

The K50U Ultrasonic Sensor Features Plug-and-Play Compatibility for Wireless Tank Level Monitoring. Optimized for use with Banner’s Q45U Wireless Node, the pair provides a cost-effective, plug-and-play solution to monitor levels in mobile or remotely located tanks and totes. The K50U reliably detects the distance from the target to the sensor in ranges between 300 millimeters […]
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Omron NX Safety

Omron NX Safety CPU

The NX Safety Controller is a powerful and robust Stand Alone Safety System that reaches the PLe according to EN 13849-1 and SIL3 according to IEC 61508. The EtherNet/IP coupler unit allows for connection to almost any PLC via EtherNet/IP™ or standard Ethernet communications. In addition, the flexible hardware allows the NX safety I/O units […]
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Anybus Wireless Bolt – Ethernet

Anybus Wireless Bolt enables you to connect industrial machines and devices to a wireless network. It is attached to a cabinet or a machine to enable wireless access to the network via Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Low Energy® or WLAN (WiFi). On the wired side, the Anybus Wireless Bolt communicates over Industrial Ethernet, supporting protocols such as […]
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Omron F3SG Safety Light Curtain: Advance Type

The F3SG, the next generation safety light curtain packed with powerful features, offering both robustness and reliability. Robust and Compact All models are equipped with a robust housing that can be used in harsh conditions and withstand shocks caused by sudden human contact or a dropped tool. The scratch-resistant material is used for the optical […]
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Banner Wide Area Plastic Fiber Array

New Wide Area Plastic Fiber Arrays Featuring Very Tight Beam Spacing Banner’s newest fiber arrays have very tightly spaced beams and uniform light intensity, enabling very fine levels of detection. They are highly immune to optical and crosstalk interference for use in dense sensing applications. Models: PGIRS66U-40 Housing Style: Rectangular Type: Plastic Sensing Mode (General): Opposed […]
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Banner XS26-2 Expandable Safety Controller

XS26-2 Expandable Safety Controller: Scalable safety made simple. The XS26-2 is a cost-effective, easy to use solution that is scalable to fit your specific machine safeguarding requirements. With the option to add up to 8 I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 expandable safety controller has the capacity to adapt to a variety of machines, including large […]
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