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CNC Surfboard Machine using SmartMotor and HLD60 Belt Drive Actuator



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Machine & Motion Control



Machine Vision and ID Solutions

Machine Vision & Barcode

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Robotics & Conveyors 


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Safety & Sensors 


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Employee Spotlight: Sam Gemmet, Inside Sales
 Sam Gemmet
Learn a little about Sam and see what he looked like after a 3.5 mile longer obstacle course up trails, climbing over walls, swimming, jumping cars, jumping fire, and crawling through mud.
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Economical OEM-Style Servo Motors



The new high-performance MPE Series is an economical servo motor that extends Parker's popular MPP motor family to smaller sizes. The MPE is perfect for high-volume applications where fast delivery and competitive pricing are required. This is accomplished through streamlined options andMPE Servo motor reduced complexity, making the MPE the most economical motor Parker offers.

  • Up to 750W of power 40mm, 60mm and 80mm frame sizes
  • High torque density packaging
  • 2500 line encoder
  • I56 Environmental protection
  • High-performance neodymium magnets

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Cognex - In-Sight MICRO 1020
 Make it small.  Make it smart.  Make if easy.


Cognex has achieved all of this and more with the next-generation In-Sight� Micro vision system.


Insight MicroSmallest... In-Sight Micro packs an entire vision system into an amazingly small package measuring just 30mm x 30mm x 60mm.  Ideal for mounting in tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery anywhere on the production line.


Smartest... In-Sight Micro includes the proven Cognex vision tool library to handle the broadest range of vision applications for the widest array of industries.


And Easiest... with the new EasyBuilder� configuration software, even the most powerful vision tools are accessible to users with little vision experience.


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Next-gen Electric Cylinder offers longer life and reduced costs


ETH electrocylindersWith the new ETH elector thrust cylinder, Parker has completely re-engineered the ET cylinder into a next -generation ball screw actuator product that delivers equivalent thrust forces and life to that of a similar-sized roller screw product.


It provides up to 5 times the force or up to 10 times the life of the previous ET in the same frame size.


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Motion Control with Ethernet

MDrive Hybrid Motion Control with Ethernet


Ethernet is used in more than 90% of networks today, and now MDrive� industry-leading integrated motor and drive systems are available for Ethernet networks with simplified connectivity, ease of use, and reliability with minimal signal degradation MDrive with Ethernetover long distance.


MDrive Ethernet systems feature integrated motor, drive and fully programmable controller, with standardized IP addressing system which allows up to 255 devices on a network while eliminating the complicated wiring and software configuring of traditional multi-drop systems using RS-422/485 communications.


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