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Siemens TIA Portal V16 SUS Grace Period

Traditionally, you must have a valid current Software Update Service (SUS) agreement in place to be provided the latest software updates when they are released. If not, you will typically pay more for an “upgrade package” to get on the latest versions, once the release has been announced.

For a limited time ONLY – mid FEB 2020 – Receive the TIA Portal V16 Online Delivery with a purchase of a Downloadable SUS agreement. AND potentially receive the TIA Portal V17 later in 2020.

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Press Release - 25th TechToberFest Showcases the Latest Innovations in Industrial Automation, Robotics & Manufacturing Technology

22nd TechToberFestApplied Controls, Inc. announced their twenty fifth annual TechToberFest™ celebration and open house on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8:30am to 5:30pm. They will be hosting an exciting day of activities to exhibit & showcase what is new in industrial automation, robotics& manufacturing technology.

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Applied Controls Becomes One of the First Authorized Training Centers for Universal Robots

Universal Robots Certified Trainers will conduct training modules that cover a range of core and advanced cobot programming skills, including cobot scripting, industrial communication, and interface usage. Small class sizes with student-centered objectives and hands-on practice with UR robots ensure that participants come away with valuable skills they can apply immediately in their workplace.

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Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, Enjoys a Universal Robot Demo at Recent Trade Show

Give Amazon 's CEO Jeff Bezos two Universal Robots A/S cobots and see what happens!

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Applied Controls Inc. Earns BBB Accreditation- December 5th, 2018

This week, Applied Controls Inc. announced its recent accreditation by the Better Business Bureau serving (BBB) Eastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey and the Metro Washington DC area. As a BBB Accredited Business, Applied Controls Inc. is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.

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Universal Robots Tax Deduction 2018

With an industry leading manufacturing process, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs while stretching year-end budgets

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Cognex Introduces its Newest Vision System, Delivering Unprecedented Modularity and Integration

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leader in machine vision, today introduced the new In-Sight® 7000 series, a suite of ultra-rugged, highly modular standalone vision systems. The second generation In-Sight 7000 series represents a breakthrough in performance, flexibility and ease of integration. This powerful new vision system performs fast and precise inspections that keeps pace with increasing line speeds, while its compact form factor easily fits into space-constrained production lines. The In-Sight 7000's unique, modular design offers over 400 different field-changeable configurations making it the most flexible vision system available.

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Applied Controls Appointed to Pilot Siemens Elite Global APP (Approved Partner Program)

Applied Controls, Inc. announced today that they have been invited to pilot the new APP approved partner program which will be rolled out in 2018 as a global program.

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Siemens and Applied Controls Score Huge Brewery Business

Wayne Automation Corporation, a family-owned OEM, located northwest of Philadelphia has long been known for building fast, extremely reliable and highly engineered solutions—with Rockwell components exclusively.

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Applied Controls Adds Macron Dynamics to Product Offering

Applied Controls Adds Macron Dynamics to Product OfferingApplied 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

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Visualize...the ability to see what your barcode reader sees

DataMan 50 reading

Cognex 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.

  • Save images of no read for analysis
  • Get better process metrics
  • Watch the barcode reader live

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Automate easily, inexpensively, and flexibly


Universal Robots are flexible, light weight and user friendly 6 axis industrial robots. They are developed specially for small and medium enterprises, which has the need for flexible and effective automation that can provide them fast return of investments. The robots are easy to move around and do not require sturdy bases due to their light weight structure.

No requirements for safety fencing
As Universal Robots’ robotic arms are in compliance with the ISO standard for collaborative robots 10218-1:2006, they are therefore able to Universal Robots nov 2010operate without the need to install safety fences around them.

With a weight of 18 and 25 kilos respectively, UR5 and UR10 can easily be moved around in the production and used in many different instances. With the user friendly software, the robotic arms can be easily and quickly programmed to perform new tasks.

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LGS Series... Touch It, Save It

LGS ApplicationsThe new LGS Series from Pepperl & Fuchs redefines the automation light grid category, utilizing a modern, capacitive touch field for simple, step-by-step programming without the need for PC software.  The touch field and illuminated icons easily allow the user to enable complex functions including object identification, height monitoring and beam blanking.

All with the touch of a finger!  Setup has never been easier.
With a super-slim aluminum housing, a wide variety of lengths from small to large and a broad range of resolution options, the new LGS light grids offer benefits to new and existing applications in all markets.

  • Monitor an area for falling objects - ejection control
  • Verify an object is of a specific height -height monitoring
  • Ensure object geometry is within specifications -profile inspection
  • Determine if material overhang is present -overhang control
  • Detect objects with irregular or undefined edges -leading edge detection
  • Determine the amount of sag on a web of material -web sag monitoring
  • Ensure a roll of material is free of tears or breaks -web break detection
  • Confirm pallet is in the correct position -part positioning

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In-Sight 7010 is the entry level vision system!

Applied Controls Out Of The BoxWith the unique combination of hardware features and software tools, the In-Sight 7010 is the ideal out-of-the-box solution for many straightforward vision applications. In-Sight® 7010 is an entry level vision system developed specifically for inspection tasks where vision sensors are too limited and a standard vision system may not be cost effective. Every aspect of the In-Sight 7010 has been designed to make deploying a vision system easier than ever before:

Integrated autofocus
For production situations requiring regular part changes, or applications that require the vision system to be placed in hard-to-reach spaces.

Integrated illumination
In-Sight 7010 offers integrated, field-replaceable white lighting as well as four specific color lights to highlight particular parts or features.

Intuitive EasyBuilder® user interface
Power, flexibility and ease-of-use allow you to program solutions for your own vision applications

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The NEW In-Sight 7000 is the ultimate vision system - Small, tough and very smart

The In-Sight® 7000 smart camera represents a true revolution in machine vision. The In-Sight 7000 features powerful vision tools, faster image capture, the capability to power and control a range of external lighting and enough input/output capacity for virtually any inspection scenario—all in a compact, industrial IP67 package that makes the system ideal for more applications than ever before.

Unmatched read rate performance - Flexible lighting and optics - Ease of Deployment

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DataMan 300 Barcode Reader - A Quantum Leap in Barcode Reader performance

DataMan 300The DataMan 300 series of readers was developed to handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as challenging 1-D linear barcodes and 2-D Data Matrix codes and for indexed or high-speed lines.

Unmatched read rate performance - Flexible lighting and optics - Ease of Deployment

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Introducing the SITOP PSU100C: Power Supply Units for Distributed Applications

SITOPThe SITOP PSU100C stabilized power supplies of the SITOP compact product line for the low-end performance range have an extremely slim design that makes them ideal for distributed applications (e.g., installation in control boxes or small control cabinets).
With a width of just 22.5 to 52.5 mm, the power supply units require up to one-third less space on the mounting rail than comparable devices.

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SIMATIC S7-1200 for micro automation

S7-1200 PLCCompact and powerful, the new SIMATIC S7-1200 emphasizes seamless integration and perfect interplay between the controller, HMI and software. As a result, the new SIMATIC S7-1200 micro PLC is flexible and scalable, achieves high performance in a compact design and still is suitable for the most complex tasks.

S7-1200 PLCSIMATIC S7-1200 micro PLC and the SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels feature SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic engineering software for simple-and-speedy programming, networking and commissioning. The micro PLC's central unit is fully compatible with a range of I/O and communications modules, providing flexible extension options. The system also offers a PROFINET interface for easy networking and communication between the engineering system, controllers, and HMI.

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