Newsletter Volume 25 Issue 4

Linear Actuator Options
Linear actuators, driven with servo or stepper motors, are an effective way to implement accurate automated machine motion. Linear actuators can also be driven by pneumatic or hydraulic methods, depending on the force, speed, accuracy, and cost requirements of an application. Electrically-driven actuators are the preferred solution for many applications, especially when automated by a PLC, or when IoT data connectivity is desired.
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Supplier Profile: LS ELECTRIC | A Visionary in Automation
As the energy sector continues to evolve, LS ELECTRIC remains at the forefront of automation system technologies in an effort to make energy smarter, safer and more convenient for everyone. The company is shifting its focus from being a product-provider to an integrated solution provider of devices, software, and communication devices, sensors & systems ? the entire scope.
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Now Available

Murrelektronik Surge Suppression Devices
Starting at $8.00

More Trumeter Graphical Panel Meters
Starting at $222.00

Atlas 300V Type AWM Wire
Starting at $31.00 (500 ft.)

IDEM Two-hand Safety Control Panels
Starting at $153.00

Additional FATH T-slotted Rail Hardware Components
Starting at $2.00

Endress+Hauser Waterpilot Series Submersible Level Sensors
Starting at $509.00

Smiley’s Photo Challenge
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Remote Monitoring of Wind Turbines
A team of students at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering recently completed a capstone project to allow remote monitoring of a wind turbine. The team?s objective was to use industrial commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components to develop an autonomous data-logging system to remotely monitor, test, and evaluate small-scale turbine performance and operating conditions.
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Vision Sensing Becomes Practical for More Applications
Smart vision sensors incorporate on-board machine learning, empowering users to deploy them in common applications, without the cost and complexity of traditional products. Common photoelectric (PE) sensors are the most basic type of ?vision? device, but traditionally it has required much more advanced technology to capture and analyze actual images for advanced detection. 
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FREE Giveaway for You
This month you have a chance to win 1 of 2 Wera Kraftform Kompakt 20 Tool Finder 1 Pouch Sets. Contest is open for approximately 1 week after the newsletter is sent and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Winner will be contacted via email. 
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