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Cognex 4-Day Training

August 5-8, 2014 

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The new stepper motor-based robot utilizes technology from the PowerCON 150 controller for high performance at a lower cost.


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DataMan 8050X with 2DMax+


Designed to decode challenging 2D Direct Part Mark codes


DataMan 8050X handheld barcode readers with 2DMax+ is designed to decode challenging 2D Direct Part Mark codes with near/far integrated LED illumination.


Though Data Matrix codes have built-in error correction, "no-reads" can still occur when codes are incomplete. 2DMax+ barcode software can read Data Matrix codes even when critical elements of the codes are missing. 2DMax+ can also locate and decode Data Matrix codes that are overexposed or underexposed, without requiring multiple retries. This improves throughput, speed and overall reliability.

  • Corded and wireless options
  • Integrated liquid lens technology for maximum application flexibility and depth-of-field
  • Modular communications support RS-232/USB, Industrial Ethernet and wireless
  • Rugged ergonomic design for the demanding factory floor environment

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CTC Logo EtherCAT Applications Guide    

The most advanced open protocol for Servo Control and remote I/O


Learn more about the use and capabilities of EtherCAT, the widely-adopted open networking protocol for motion control and I/O. This informative guide provides detailed programming examples for many of the advanced capabilities possible using EtherCAT.

With sections covering the configuration and capabilities of the following compatible vendors:

  • ABB
  • Advanced Motion Controls
  • Copley (Accelnet)
  • Emerson (Control Techniques)
  • IAI
  • Kollmorgen
  • Sanyo Denki
  • SMC Corporation
  • Turck
  • Yaskawa

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Piab logo Improved Design on Bag Lip for piGrip Suction Cups

Better gripping performance ensures higher productivity


Piab introduces the next generation of piGRIP® bag lips, known as "BGI". These lips include an internal retainer piece as well as three additional diameter sizes. The bag lips are ideal for handling different types of bag materials, especially hard-to-handle thin bag material, such as plastic film. The six diameter sizes now at 25, 34, 41, 48, 63 & 80 mm provides a larger range of sizes for choosing the exact cup for the handling application.  


The range of diameter sizes now allows for very small and/or oblong narrow flexible packages (fast-food ketchup packs) to be handled by the smallest 25 mm size. The largest size, 80 mm, addresses the need for handling heavy bags or sacks such as animal feed sacks.


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Accelnet Plus Panel EtherCAT

Digital servo drive for brushless/brush motors


Accelnet EtherCAT is a high-performance, DC powered drive for position, velocity, and torque control of brushless and brush motors via EtherCAT, an Ethernet-based fieldbus. Drive commissioning is fast and simple using CME 2™ software operating under Windows® and communicating with Accelnet EtherCAT via RS-232.


Accelnet operates as an EtherCAT slave using the CAN application layer over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol of DSP-402 for motion control devices. Supported modes include: Profile Position-Velocity-Torque, Cyclic Synchronous Position-Velocity-Torque, Interpolated Position Mode (PVT), and Homing.


Control Modes

  • Indexer, Point-to-Point, PVT
  • Camming, Gearing 
  • Position, Velocity, Torque


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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 


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