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Applied Controls Adds Macron Dynamics to Product Offering

October 6, 2014

MacronRoboticsApplied Controls is proud to be partnered with Macron Dynamics linear robotics systems and mechanical motion technology.

Macron has redefined each component and every product through time-tested installations and experience.  Macron products are built with the highest quality materials, assembled in the USA, and engineered to withstand the abuses of rigorous, daily usage.

Linear Robotics, Gantry Systems, Cartesian Robots, Multi-Axis Automation, Belt-driven & Screw-driven Actuators


Rittal Enclosure Cooling Technology Takeout

June 6, 2014

Rittal coolingLearn about revolutionary improvements to enclosure cooling and software to calculate your needs

This Complimentary session will cover these important considerations of system cooling:

  • Therm Sizing software
  • Roof and wall versions
  • Mounting position
  • Intelligent control
  • Energy efficiency
  • Cooling capacity

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Achieve higher 1-D & 2-D barcode read rates

April 10, 2014

Cognex software improves set up and increases 1-D & 2-D barcode read rates.

Cognex 10 Reasons Powered by the high-performance 2DMax+™ and 1DMax+™ with Hotbars™ algorithms, the advanced tuning features offered by DataMan® 5.2 software apply to all symbologies including:

  • 1-D barcodes
  • PDF417 codes
  • MSI codes
  • Aztec codes
  • MaxiCodes
  • QR codes

Find out how new tuning capabilities bring proven, industry-leading technology to code reading applications in your industry. Get 10 Reasons to Choose Image-based Barcode Readers today.

Surge Technology Forum to be Held April 10th

March 27, 2014

This complimentary event will be held on April 10, 2014 in the Phoenix Contact Harrisburg training facility and will feature three seminars:

  • Surge Protection
  • National and International standards – UL 1449 2nd vs. 3rd Edition
  • Grounding and Bonding for Effective Surge Protection

First Non Human Will Ring Closing Bell On NASDAQ

November 7, 2013

Universal Robots UR5 Robot ArmThe time has come. On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the first non-human will ring the closing bell on the NASDAQ stock market to mark the launch of a new robotics stock index, ROBO-STOX™. ROBO-STOX is the first index to benchmark the value of robotics, automation and related technologies. Universal Robots‘ UR5 robot arm will reach up and ring the closing bell.

DataMan 50L image-based readers are more reliable than laser scanners

October 31, 2013

Cognex DataMan 50L No Moving Parts!No Moving Parts!

With a solid state design, DataMan® barcode readers have no moving parts that need replacement and constant adjustment.  The DataMan 50L image-based readers are ideal for applications where single-line laser scanners are used and are comparable in price.

  • Compact size
  • Highest read rates
  • Performance feedback
  • No moving parts!

Working with Robots – Our friends electric

September 10, 2013

read the Economist articleThe Economist article:

Robotics –  A new breed of robots is being designed to collaborate with humans, working alongside them to make them more productive.

TechToberFest 2013 Registration Open

September 6, 2013

TechToberFest 2013Join Applied Controls and our premier manufacturers as we showcase the best in automation technology.  

October 3, 2013

Attend any of our 20 seminars to learn the latest trends in industrial and automation technology, safety & regulatory compliance, mechatronics and advances in motion control, network security, machine vision … and more

NEW Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 Modullar Controller

June 6, 2013

The new SIMATIC S7-1500 controller sets new standards for maximized productivity.  This benefits small-series machines as well as complex installations that place high demand on speed and deterministics. SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller

The SIMATIC S7-1500 is seamlessly integrated in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) for maximizing engineering efficiency.

  • High-speed backplane bus for faster signal processing
  • Faster signal processing for shorter response times and higher productivity
  • Multiple PROFINET ports and IP addresses for field level communication
  • Perfect drive integration through motion control functionalities and PROFIdrive

Visualize…the ability to see what your barcode reader sees

May 30, 2013

DataMan 50 image based barcode readerCognex DataMan® image-based barcode readers work like cameras; they take digital images of the product as it passes by the barcode reader. Because of this technology, DataMan barcode readers offer users performance feedback.  You can view your barcode images live or FTP images of no reads to a server for analysis and process improvement.

Start understanding why you have no reads by getting a visual confirmation of any errors that occur by upgrading to DataMan image-based barcode reading technology.