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Employee Spotlight - Jimmy Rayad, Application Engineer
A Quantum Leap in Barcode Reader Performance
Low Profile Belt Conveyor Carries More Weight
New Standard of Ultra-compact PLCs
Powerful, Compact PLC
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A demonstration of how quickly you can add functionality to Panasonic's FP-X PLC by utilizing expansion cassettes.


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Jimmy RayadEmployee Spotlight - Jimmy Rayad, Application Engineer  


Jimmy has been at Clayton Controls for 9 years.


Find out more about this Sharp Shooting Application Engineer


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A Quantum Leap in Barcode Reading Performance

Cognex Introduces the DataMan 300 Code Reader


The new DataMan 300 series of readers was developed to handle the difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as provide high read rates for challenging 1-D barcodes and 2-D Data DataMan 300 Barcode ReaderMatrix codes.

  • 1DMax+™ with Hotbars™ technology provides higher read rates of damaged 1-D linear barcodes at a faster pace than ever before.
  • Controllable, field interchangeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring the highest read rates.
  • Intelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part.

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Low Profile Belt Conveyor Carries More Weight


Dorner Increases Carrying Capacity by 65%


Dorner's 2200 Series low profile belt conveyor with the latest advancements in belt and drive technology increases its weight carrying capacity to a 200 pound maximum load. The 2200 series is able to move these heavy loads while maintaining a 1.4" 2200 Series Conveyordiameter pulley for optimal part transfer and machine interface. This compact design allows the conveyor series to fit into tight spaces where other conveyors simply can't.


What gives the 2200 Series the added weight capacity is its engineered cogged belt with teeth that engage and grip the two sprocket pulleys on each end of the conveyor. The action of the teeth on the back of the belt engaging the sprocket pulleys prevent slippage, which means the conveyor can carry a much heavier load. 


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FPOR Series - The New Standard of Ultra-compact PLCs

Advanced functionality and performance - superior to basic ultra-compact models


The FPOR's ultra-compact space-saving body size facilitates the miniaturization of target machine, FPOR PLCequipment and control panels.  The ultra-high speed processing enhances productivity.  The FPOR is expandable up to 128 I/O points. 

Built-in 4-axis pulse outputs allow multi-axis motor control without requiring positioning units or other expansion units.  A variety of dedicated instructions enable high-accuracy positioning. 

  • Equipped with RS485 portLarge capacity program and data memory
  • Ultra-high speed processing
  • Battery-less automatic backup of all data

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The FP-X PLC is a powerful, compact PLC with the processing power and expandability of larger PLCs.

High Performance, multiple functions, and strengthened lineup to support a wider variety of applications.


The FP-X PLC comes with a wide range of features suitable for most applications and is designed to save development cost. Ultra high processing speed of 0.32 μsec per instruction (executes a 5 Kstep program in 1.9 msec). Large program capacity of 16, or 32 Kstep exceeds the capacity of most compact PLCs. Expandable up to 382 I/O points, low cost coordinated motion, analog, and communication cassette options are also available.


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* Please note that not all products may be available in Northern California region, but we encourage you to inquire with us for more information