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Cloud Network Camera provides 720P HD resolution.
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'); document.write('Offering up to 1280 x 720 megapixel resolution at 30 fps for recording, Model TN80W produces clear image details, especially for moving objects. QR code on camera automatically works as camera ID, enabling users to scan code and see live images on smartphone anytime, from anywhere. Supplied with camera, C4Home cloud app supports Dropbox cloud storage, push notification with snapshot, motion detection, and ability to share videos with others.'); document.write('
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Flying Camera captures stabilized HD video.
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'); document.write('Featuring built-in camera that shoots 1080p video at 30 fps and takes 14 MP pictures, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ facilitates aerial filmmaking. Unit is mounted to electronic stabilizer, ensuring steadiness of camera on 3 axes: pitch, roll, and yaw. Built-in GPS enables system to automatically stay in same spot in air, even in winds up to 25 mph. With DJI VISION App for iOS/Android devices, pilots can view what camera is seeing in real-time and control camera from up to 2,296 ft via Wi-Fi network.'); document.write('
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CNC Router facilitates fence picket processing.
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'); document.write('Offering production method that promotes productivity, 5 x 10 Venture Series features extended table surface that allows 6 ft pickets or posts to be stacked into self-centering customer clamp fixture. Production work cell also keeps track of number of routed parts so that production reports can be obtained by management for cost calculation and production planning. Operation streamlines loading and clamping of blanks, cutting, and unloading of completed pickets.'); document.write('
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Rugged Computer is powered by Intel Haswell mobile processor.
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'); document.write('Measuring 8 x 5 x 3 in. and weighing <3 lb, iBrick model SC215ML all-weather computer does not have any moving parts and offers silent operation. Solid aluminum chassis and passive cooling system accommodate environments prone to shock and vibration as well as temperature extremes. Along with RJ45 Ethernet, 3 USB ports, and HDMI video, standard configurations include 4th Generation Intel® Mobile Core i3 processor and HD 4400 graphics engine. Several configuration options are available.'); document.write('
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Fanless Computer addresses signage, surveillance, telecom needs.
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'); document.write('Powered by AMD Embedded G-Series Fusion 64-bit APUs with up to 16 GB DDR3-1333 memory, fit-PC3i incorporates SIM socket, fit-Headless HDMI plug, and CEC support for dual HDMI graphics channels. SIM card and optional MiniPCIe cellular modem module allow mobile applications to communicate over cellular networks, while dual GbE network ports allow redundant networks to be set up. Radeon HD processors provide graphics capabilities, and multiple I/O, storage, and connectivity options are available.'); document.write('
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Surveillance System improves public transportation security.
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'); document.write('Able to be used for surveillance in buses, trucks, and other vehicles, ARTS-4770 in-vehicle system features 4-PoE module, Intel® 3rd generation Core™ i7 processor, and 1–4 IP cameras. All video images can be displayed on screen beside driver and recorded into removable SSD. Wi-Fi and USB connectivity also enable data transference, while GPS with 3G/4G telecommunication allow for location tracking. Other features include smart power ignition and over-voltage power protection.'); document.write('
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Automatic Tool Changer has compact, high-capacity magazine.
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'); document.write('CTA-HSL series suits CNC milling machines, VMCs, HMCs, CNC lathes, and multi-tasking machines. Each automatic tool changer consists of CTA dual motion cam operated exchanger; mechanical exchange arm with dual gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks; tool storage magazine, on which all tool holder pockets are hinged to enable 90° tilt during tool exchange, assembled in moveable track; and pneumatically operated tool holder tilt unit. Exchange time varies from 0.6–1.2 sec.'); document.write('
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Video Collaboration Robot enables remote management.
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'); document.write('With self-driven Ava 500, people can use video to see and be seen while collaborating in environments that would otherwise be difficult or impossible from afar, including hallways and manufacturing floors. Remote user schedules and controls Ava 500 using iPad®, selecting destination by tapping location on map or by choosing location or employee name. At time of meeting, robot autonomously navigates its way to desired location and initiates call using Cisco TelePresence EX60.'); document.write('
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Vehicle Monitoring System helps prevent backing accidents.
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'); document.write('Available as hardware add-on for MobileTRAQ™ Vue, SenseStat® Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System displays 4 zones behind vehicle to help fleets and drivers prevent backing accidents. System automatically detects when vehicle is in reverse and changes display from monitoring TireStat® tire sensors to displaying SenseStat backing sensors, which are accurate to within 1 in. MobileTRAQ Vue monitor displays all zones in real-time, indicating specific area closest to object.'); document.write('
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Security Cameras provide 360 degree range.
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'); document.write('Available in 5, 8, and 12 MP configurations, Arecont Vision SurroundVideo® Omni Cameras feature 4 sensors that can be individually adjusted to capture different fields of view within full 360° range. Units offer multiple lens options from 2.8–16 mm, and 12 MP configuration delivers Wide Dynamic Range up to 100 dB at full resolution without lowering frame rate. Housed in vandal-resistant IP66-rated housing, cameras provide extended motion detection with 1,024 zones/channel.'); document.write('
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Robot Loading System enhances production ALD systems.
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'); document.write('Based on industrial robotics, fully automatic sample handling system suits large scale batch Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) reactors. Efficient production rate can be achieved by clustering several P-300B batch ALD tools and synchronizing sample loading/unloading of individual tools with robot. Other available sample handling options include linear loader, vacuum load lock, central vacuum robot sample handling unit, pneumatic chamber lift, and loading through inert atmosphere glove box.'); document.write('
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Angle Clamp offers swivel mounting solution.
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'); document.write('Able to mount to any SAS aluminum profile, Model WSL-SH allows for top mounting of gripper arms and holders to frame profile. Users can determine where they would like to place robotic gripper arms and holders without being limited by stationary mounting solutions. In addition to swivel mounting feature, custom clamp is also adjustable, parallel and perpendicular to frame.'); document.write('
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PLC System controls and programs multiple robots.
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'); document.write('Offered with select 4–7 axis, 5–300 kg payload Motoman robots, MLX200 Robot Gateway enables control of robots entirely through Rockwell Automation\'s ControlLogix® PACs. MLX200 provides programming Add-On-Instructions for Rockwell Automation’s RSLogix™ 5000 software and full-featured robot teaching and maintenance HMI for Allen Bradley’s PanelView™. Applications include assembly, part transfer, picking, sorting, kitting, case packing, and palletizing/de-palletizing.'); document.write('
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Hygienic EOAT Vacuum suits food processing and transport.
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'); document.write('With HDSV Hygienic Design SAS Vacuum technology, vacuum is generated by means of compressed air directly in gripper, allowing air to continually clean tool. Vacuum created does not have to be additionally guided by tubes and machines to product. In addition, high leakage tolerance allows secure grip even with incomplete seal between product and gripper or porous or uneven food surface. System can grab wide range of diverse foods such as tofu or topped muffins.'); document.write('
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Automatic Tool Changer features drum style magazine.
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'); document.write('Able to accommodate most types of tool holders, CTM and offers tool exchange time that varies from 0.6–5 sec depending on choice of 4 frame sizes, tool weights, and exchange arm length. Each tool changer consists of dual motion cam operated exchanger; mechanical exchange arm with dual rapid-release gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks; tool storage magazine. Applications include NC milling machines, VMCs, HMCs, CNC lathes, transfer machines, and laser/plasma cutting machines.'); document.write('
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Gripper Components offer power from compact form factor.
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'); document.write('Supporting range of sensor, assembly, and mounting options, Gripper components of Blue Line series include GRF 14-35 and GRF 14-90 Gripper Finger, GRZ 10-10 D Sprue Cutter, and GRZ 20-22 G-STC Gripper Plier. Latter features aluminum housing and jaws, several mounting options, and sensor jaw that accepts off-the-shelf sensors. Various sizes and types of pneumatic gripping fingers and pliers are available, and tools deliver gripping and clamping power in compact form factor.'); document.write('
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End Effectors serve heavy weight, press tending applications.
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'); document.write('Designed with SAS HX hybrid frame profiles and modular off-the-shelf gripper components for flexibility, Hybrid HX End Effectors for 5+ Axis Robots feature hybrid design combining tubular frame adjustability as well as extruded channel frame profile rigidity. Products accommodate direct side channel mounting of standard SAS gripper component hardware, and modular design allows for side mounting or circumference component or connector clamping. ODs of 40 and 60 mm are available.'); document.write('
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Needle Depanner System handles commercial bakery products.
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'); document.write('Designed for high-volume applications, SAS Depanner features custom stainless steel grippers, each using 4 curved needles to depan 144 muffins from 2 moving baking pans on oven conveyor. Welded tubular steel frame supports mounting of stroking cylinders, bushing rails, grippers, and actuating cylinders. In addition to depanning, tool compresses muffin spacing in 2 directions for direct deposit into retail and wholesale trays on adjoining conveyor. Other uses include cupcakes, cakes, and brownies.'); document.write('
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Sprue/Part Pliers work with end-of-arm tooling.
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'); document.write('Compatible with SAS’s modular End-of-Arm Tooling/Gripper System, Model GRZ 10…ST features single action spring return function and aggressive grooved tooth pattern that helps grippers turn and tighten sprues. Model GRZ 20-22/GRZ 20-22 C, featuring slimmer design, helps automate work in tight areas. Small, grooved teeth and increased force capabilities handle large and die-locked sprues and runners. Both are available with or without sensors and connectors.'); document.write('
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Quick-Change Mounting Plate combine security and flexibility.
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'); document.write('As fully adaptable custom gripper component, SWM LK Quick Change Mounting Plate is compatible with every robot. Product also features interchangeable End-of-Arm tooling (EOAT), minimizing downtime during installation, modifications, or other setup changes. While mounting plate features aluminum base plates and can be locked to ensure secure foundation, EOAT grippers also stay aligned and secure in quick change mounting plate. Unit also integrates pneumatic quick disconnect system.'); document.write('
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