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Material Handling With IO-Link

A large material handling systems integrator in the Midwestern U.S. had a customer that was experiencing difficulty along their 24V powered roller conveyor system. Needing a solution that could eliminate this from continuing in the future, the industrial supplier turned to a systems integrator and Comtrol’s IO-Link Master.

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Transit Surveillance Powered By PoE

Throughout North America we’ve experienced the expansion of mass transit as a growing form of transportation not only for commuters, but the general public alike. With the growing number of riders utilizing these buses, trains, and light rails each day it is crucial to ensure quality system performance throughout all areas of these platforms. From ticketing machines and route displays to the surveillance of all public areas, it is critical to ensure the continuous operation and security of each platform along the way.

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Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc.

INVESTING IN INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION

Pepperl+Fuchs, a leading developer of industrial automation technology, has acquired the business of Comtrol Corporation. To ensure that Comtrol customers will be able to source products and conduct business as usual, a new company, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc., has been established. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. remains located in Minneapolis.

With the integration of Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. into the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, Comtrol customers will benefit from the group’s global reach and gain access to additional automation technologies.

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Process Automation Monitoring And Control With IO-Link

A leading oil product manufacturer chose to work with Comtrol on a variety of applications involving IO-Link. For Application 1, the company wanted to create greater visibility with their storage tank pressure and flow rates. Application 2 needed to track presence detection and flow rates to supervise oil feed into a bottling machine. Application 3 focused on label detection on conveyor lines.

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Auto Guided Manufacturing Vehicle

An industrial automation manufacturing company located in Grass Valley, California, needed to create and design a working communication system to connect multiple devices on auto-guided machines. Ward Systems Inc., designs, manufactures and distributes automated pallet handlers used in warehouse and industrial settings.

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CNC Machines Adding Intelligence

CNC MACHINES ADDING INTELLIGENCE THROUGH THE USE OF IO-LINK AND COMTROL’S MASTER

Various industries often stick with components that just get the job done. But for one machine builder, they have taken a more forward thinking approach. By implementing spindles that are IO-Link capable, it is giving their customers greater insight that can be very valuable. While CNC machines are already intelligent, IO-Link offers added intelligence.

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Christmas Hours

COMTROL HOLIDAY HOURS

Comtrol will be closing for the holiday season from December 24th to January 1st. We will return to regular work hours on January 2nd, 2019.

Meeting Your Network Needs

UNMANAGED VS. MANAGED SWITCHES EXPLAINED

The world is moving towards managed switches as complexity and demand increases. But what are the differences and how do you know which switch is going to be right for you?

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License Plate Recognition System Connectivity

As criminals are using more sophisticated tactics to implement attacks and escape punishment, security is becoming increasingly important for our law enforcement officers. Staying one step ahead of offenders requires consistent technological and intelligence innovation, and our officers continue to look for ways to keep this innovation moving forward to streamline security and law enforcement systems.

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