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Automation & Control From 4.3" to 15" displays, Maple Systems has an HMI to fit your automation needs! Features include: Bright LCD touchscreen Rugged, durable construction High speed operation Serial and Ethernet Com ports Built-in video ports (12" and 15") Support for over 100 controllers axes, the QD77MS Simple Motion Module is the newest member of the iQ family of expansion modules available for use with the iQ automation and control platform. The iQ Platform combines all aspects of control. These include PLC, motion, CNC, HMI, robotics, and communications in a compact, rack-based configuration. The QD77MS module connects to Mitsubishi Electric's MR-J4-B servo amplifier over SSCNET III/H, the company's servo system control network. This allows high-speed synchronous communication between the amplifier and the simple motion module, offering technical advantages for machines that require synchronous accuracy. QD77MS motion controllers are engineered for motion control applications used in food packaging, semiconductor fabrication, LCD manufacturing, machine tool, material handling, automotive manufacturing, and more. Mitsubishi Electric automation inc. www.MEAU.com Easy to use, full-featured programming software PCI ExPrESS AnAlog & DIgItAl I/o, wIth MultIStAgE wAtChDog tIMEr Suited for a wide range of measurement and control applications. Sensoray's newest member of their extensive line of OEM data acquisition cards with is the Model 826, a PCI Express Analog and Digital I/O board with multistage watchdog timer. As always, Maple Systems provides complimentary technical support and the best value in the industry. Visit our website for details Every Machine Needs The Human Touch Call for a demo: 425-745-3229 maplesystems.com safe controller work together to automatically assert fail-safe output levels in response to faults or external triggers. This makes the Model 826 well-suited for a wide range of measurement and control applications, including those requiring fail-safe operation and automated error recovery such as beverage and food processing, amusement park rides, and laser cutting systems. Sensoray provides a Windows/Linux compatible software development kit (SDK) for the Model 826 to accelerate program development. The SDK includes a comprehensive API that supports both polled and high-performance, event-driven operation, along with sample application programs. Quantity 1 pricing for the Model 826 is $660. OEM volume discounts are also available. Sensoray www.sensoray.com/826 VAlVElESS, CErAMIC PuMPS Provide the solution for metering high viscosity grease at low pressure for precision lubrication of industrial robot gearboxes. To maximize productivity and eliminate downtime, industrial robots require continual lubrication. The PDS-100 Programmable Dispensing System utilizes FMI's unique valveless pumping design to accurately deliver gearbox lubricating grease, independent of viscosity. But more importantly, the PDS-100 accomplishes this at pressures low enough to prevent any seal damage to the gearbox. The PDS-100 is available in both single and dual channel configurations and is easily integrated with industrial process controllers. Dispense and metering rates Featuring: 6 encoder/timer/counter interfaces, 16 differential analog inputs (16-bit, 300 kS/s), 8 analog outputs (16-bit, 900 kS/s), 48 bi-directional digital I/Os with edge capture, 3-stage watchdog timer, and output fail-safe controller. Its six 32-bit counters can operate as conventional timer/counters or in any of several special modes, directly supporting incremental quadrature encoders, PWM and pulse generation, frequency measurement, period measurement, and pulse width measurement. The board's watchdog timer and fail- S34 A u t o m At i o n & Co ntr o l / A S up p le me nt to DeS ign ne w S a p ril 2013

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