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Automation Technology Fair
September 14, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
Join us for our 10 th Annual Automation Technology Fair!

Attend seminars on topics ranging from machine vision to safety to robotics. Talk with your sales representatives and meet manufacturing reps who can help answer your questions. See robots in action and view demonstrations designed by our application engineers and product specialists!

Read the full Automation Technology Fair “What to Expect” to get a sneak peek at some demonstrations that will be showcased!

Piab Acquires Vaculex
Adding vacuum lifting equipment expertise

Piab has acquired  Vaculex , a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment based on vacuum technology.

With 30 years of experience Vaculex designs, manufactures and sells ergonomic lifting systems  for various applications, e.g., baggage handling, packaging, distribution and logistic.

The  vacuum lifter solutions  developed by Vaculex drastically reduces the problems with repetitive strain injuries, whilst still being able to integrate it into the existing handling system –even if this is partly automated or fully manually operated.

The Vaculex vacuum lifter solutions allows a high work pace and is extremely flexible making it possible to handle a wide variety of different goods with one type of equipment. 

Lexium MDrive
Simplifying machine building with compact integrated motors
Lexium MDrive is a robust rotary stepper motor integrated with drive, controller and encoder to form a single, compact unit that is quick to install and easy to use.  Lexium MDrive products offer interchangeable ease to system designers.

Robust Lexium MDrive products integrate 1.8° 2-phase stepper motors with onboard drive electronics, a controller with up to 8 I/O, and 1000 line (4000 counts/rev) internal encoder with hMT closed loop performance. This high degree of integration can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many stepper and servo motor applications.
  • NEMA 17, 23 & 34 available in 3 stack lengths
  • Premium high torque motors available
  • Pluggable Style – includes mating connectors for direct wiring
  • M12 Circular Connector Style – IP65-rated against water and dust ingress

ORIGA System Plus - OSP-P
Rodless Pneumatic Cylinder

Based on the ORIGA rodless cylinder technology , PARKER-ORIGA now offers the OPS-P, complete pneumatic solution for linear systems. rodless actuator in bore sizes Ø10, Ø16, Ø25, Ø32, Ø40, Ø50, Ø63 and Ø80mm is a combined linear actuator, guidance and control package with additional functions designed into modular system components.
Designed for absolute reliability, high performance, ease of use and optimized engineering the OSP-P satisfies even the most demanding applications.  Optimized cylinder profile for maximum stiffness and minimum weight, corrosion resistant steel outer sealing band, robust wiper system on the carrier for use in aggressive environments and a proven corrosion resistant steel inner band for optimum sealing. 

Mitsubishi RH-FHR Ceiling Mount SCARA Robot
Featured in the Mobile Showroom at the Automation Technology Fair
The Mitsubishi Electric RH-FHR 4-axis SCARA robot provides industry leading cycle times while also maintaining a high level of repeatability, which allows the RH-FHR to tackle even the most demanding of applications. This r everse mounted SCARA, features a full 360deg work envelope for increased access, while multiple protection ratings including IP65 and ISO class 3 provide maximum protection. 

Mitsubishi’s mobile showroom offers a vast range of automation and process technologies, including PLCs, drives, CNCs, motion control, HMIs, robotics, energy monitoring and management, and connectivity.

QC Configurator
Our Conveyor Configurator is the industry's easiest way to configure the exact conveyor you need. When you configure your conveyor, you'll have the option to download 3D CAD Models and 2D Drawings, including sides/guides, drives, stands and automation accessories.