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Upcoming Training



Technology Workshop featuring Cognex 

and Baxter the Robot

August 7, 2013 Portland, TN


Webinar: Introducing groov

August 14, 2013 - 11:00 - 11:45am


Cognex Machine Vision Workshop
August 15, 2013 - Alcoa, TN 


Technology Workshop featuring Cognex
and Baxter the Robot

August 21, 2013 - Dickson, TN 


It's Mobile made simple.
In a minute, we'll describe how you can now build, deploy, and view your browser-based operator interface HMI screens with no programming and no browser plugins.
In a minute, we'll describe how you can now build, deploy, and view your browser-based operator interface HMI screens with no programming and no browser plugins.
groov webinar Change the Way You Think About HMIs.  Forever.
Webinar: Introducing groov
Wednesday, August 14th, 11:00 - 11:45 am


Would you like to easily create operator interfaces for your automation systems and use then on ANY computer, tablet, or smartphone?


Then join us for a short webinar on groov - described as a "game changer", "addicting", and "fun" by those who've used it.


In this short webinar, ACS and Opto 22 will present:

  • What is groov and why yo uneed it now
  • How to create and view operator interfaces with groov
  • How groov works on virtually any browser-based computer, tablet, smartphone - even HDTV
  • Security: choices for securely adding groov to your facility or machine archetecture
  • Live demo of groov in action
Attend and Win!
Attend and Win!
 All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a 16-GB iPod touch.  The winner will be announced at the end of the webinar and must be present to win.


Register Now!

Cognex In-Sight EasyBuilder and Spreadsheet 4-day Training

October 15-18, 2013 - Marietta, GA


This 4-day class prepares students for programming and implementing a Cognex In-Sight vision system using the EasyBuilder interface and the Spreadsheet programming environments.


The class features both EasyBuilder and Spreadsheet applications and an introduction to round trip application development. roundtripping


  • Hardware and Connections
  • Software Overview and Image Acquisition
  • Pattern Matching and Logic
  • Histogram and Edges
  • Blobs and Image Filters
  • Calibration
  • Digital I/O
  • Communication
  • GUI Building
  • Maintenance and Deployment
  • Lighting and Optics
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Murr ElektronicProviding Connections to the Outside World

Machines and systems require connections to external equipment


Modlink MSDD Modlink MSDD is your choice for meeting your diverse connection needs. Murelektronik provides the right contact source for making brief connections to the control panel for performing set-up/diagnostics or carrying out process optimization.  


With 2 frame sizes, 2 different locking mechanisms and 3 frame colors along with over 4000 inserts, Modlink MSDD makes it easy to connect to laptops, programming devices, diagnostic equipment, PCs, printers, networks and modems to the controller.


  • Rugged: IP20 inside with touch protection, IP65 outside protection
  • Easy to open & close: Lid with locking position
  • Modular inserts: Room for 2-pole circuit breaker


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Balluff SensorsIndustrial RFID Becomes Just Another I/O Point
Balluff's IO-Link based RFID simplify network topology and reduces cost per ID point RFID IO Link
Imagine you could connect your RFID system to your network just as easily as connecting your discrete I/O -- without adding any additional cost.  Balluff's IO-Link based RFID systems do just that.  The IO-Link protocol allows the user to connect a complex device such as an RFID processor to an industrial network via a gateway using standard discrete sensor wiring -- it's a simple plug and play operation.
Simplify your network topology and PLC setup by using the IO-Link block which treats the RFID data like standard I/O points.
Reduce your costs by running multiple RFID readers off one I/O block using standard, 3-conductor sensor cables. 

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Wermer logo At-a-glance Wireless Monitoring of your Factory Floor

Go beyond visual alerts to increase productivity and reduce costs WERMA WIN


Werma's Wireless Information Network (WIN) gives you complete view of the performance of all your machines on the factory floor remotely on your PC.  WERMA wireless solutions can be installed with minimum effort, are easy to operate and can be flexibly used.  A single, easy-to-understand graphic interface shows you exactly what's happening at all times.  You can even have WIN send emails with status updates.


WIN incorporates many features that you'd expect to find only in a costly SCADA system.  WIN tracks and charts your machine performance over time, so you can identify error patterns to increase efficiency, or analyze run-time in order to identify bottlenecks and optimize your production flow.


WIN Lightstacks Win is easy to use and inexpensive.  Simply install a WIN transmitter into your existing WERMA stack light, or retrofit your equipment with one of their convenient kits.  No additional wiring is needed.


    • React quickly to malfunctions
    • Improve machines productivity and efficiency
    • Use your existing WERMA Signal Towers
International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics
November 12 - 14, 2013
ICVGR logo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Technology Square Research Building
Atlanta, GA

ACS will be exhibiting at the International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics (ICVGR) focusing on the successful implementation of vision guided robotics for a variety of industries.

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