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New Festo apps improve nitrogen-gas dosing on industrial filling lines
October 14, 2021 by Festo Inc

The Pack Expo show in Las Vegas last month gave The Festo Group an opportunity to showcase its latest solutions, including two new apps that boost the efficiency, flexibility, and energy savings of…

New Simplified Motion Series by Festo is an engineering breakthrough
October 7, 2021 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada’s game-changing Simplified Motion Series (SMS) was a star attraction at Pack Expo in Las Vegas. This series of all-in-one integrated-drive electric axes bridges the gap between pneumatic and servo motion and…

explosion proof encoders

Explosion proof encoders by POSITAL work for mines and more
June 9, 2021 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is a major global manufacturer and supplier of industrial motion-control solutions, such as a line of incremental explosion proof encoders. These ATEX-certified units have been approved for use in underground mining and…

sensor technology

FRABA Group sees corporate growth in spite of COVID pandemic
May 27, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Home of the POSITAL brand for sensor technology and energy harvesting, the FRABA Group remained profitable last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to innovative products and an advanced, digitally enabled business model,…

precision magnetic encoders

POSITAL precision magnetic encoders now come with BiSS-C interfaces
April 26, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Always looking to enhance its products with groundbreaking innovations, POSITAL-Fraba has just announced that its IXARC line of precision magnetic encoders will soon come with BiSS-C communications interfaces. These upgraded, high-precision, absolute rotary…

machine loading

UR’s ActiNav solution is the next generation of machine loading
April 9, 2021 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. is the supplier to approach for automation innovations by Universal Robots (UR) – like ActiNav. This device blends intelligent vision, real-time autonomous motion control, and UR cobot technology…

measuring wheels

Measuring wheels by POSITAL are great accessories for rotary encoders
March 31, 2021 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial motion-control solutions, including accessories for its major products. A key example is its measuring wheels, which allow its IXARC line of rotary encoders to…

cantilever axis

Festo’s new EHMH cantilever axis can move large payloads safely
March 22, 2021 by Festo Inc

Produced with rack and pinion technology that handles payloads of up to 200 kilograms with high repeatability, the new EHMH cantilever axis from Festo Canada is perfect for stacking or palletizing heavy loads.…

industrial cube encoders

POSITAL industrial cube encoders are upgraded with timely new features
March 18, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Innovations and improvements never cease at POSITAL-FRABA, and the company recently upgraded its line of industrial cube encoders. Incremental rotary encoders packaged in a cube-shaped housing have been popular with machine builders for more…

miniature kit encoder

POSITAL is breaking ground with its new miniature kit encoder
January 28, 2021 by FRABA Inc

The latest innovation from POSITAL-Fraba is a miniature kit encoder, recently unveiled as a fully functional prototype. In automation, businesses want exceptional performance in a compact package, and this 22-by-23-millimetre multi-turn encoder fits…

valve technology

Valve technology by Festo used for Japanese dental simulation robot
January 27, 2021 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada is an international force in piezo valve technology, which the Japanese robotics manufacturer Tmsuk has incorporated into a breakthrough product: the Pedia Roid dental simulation robot. This humanoid robot realistically imitates…

cobot accessories

UR+ cobot accessories add to the convenience of robot arms
January 13, 2021 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. teams up with Universal Robots (UR) to supply collaborative robot arms, or “cobots”, to Canadian businesses. Another series of solutions available is UR+ – a series of cobot…

safety cover

AIRSKIN safety cover by Blue Danube makes robots, grippers easier
January 4, 2021 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Manufacturers that use robots and grippers typically want practical, flexible safety solutions. Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. offers a comprehensive safety technology from Blue Danube Robotics: the AIRSKIN safety cover. Typically used with…

motion design

Motion Design Tech: a unique product concept by Sugatsune
January 4, 2021 by Sugatsune Canada Inc

For 90 years, Sugatsune Kogyo Co. has manufactured and supplied high-grade architectural and industrial hardware worldwide. In 2016, the company expanded its operations to Canada through Sugatsune Canada Inc. One of the best…

proximity sensors

Proximity sensors by POSITAL use the unique Wiegand power technology
December 16, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba’s portfolio of solutions includes Wiegand sensors, which are tiny devices that use variations in an external magnetic field to generate electrical signals and energy. They have unique properties that make them an…


POSITAL magnetic encoders help to boost performance in stepper motors
December 8, 2020 by FRABA Inc

A leading global provider of industrial motion-control solutions, POSITAL-Fraba offers a wide variety of kit encoders, including magnetic encoders. Now, the manufacturer has released a new generation of kit encoders, or modular position…

energy automation products

Lovato Electric energy automation products available in Canada from PIC
December 3, 2020 by Process Instruments and Components Inc

Process Instruments and Components Inc. (PIC) is a premier Canadian supplier of industrial solutions for hazardous work environments. Workers stay safe and productive with the company’s unique selection, which includes products made by…

counter module

Multi-turn counter module by POSITAL uses Wiegand energy harvesting
November 12, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has introduced a new multi-turn counter module, a maintenance-free rotation counter that users can integrate into motors or other rotating machinery to provide a reliable count of the amount of rotations the…

draw wire sensors

POSITAL draw wire sensors make linear position measurement easier
November 2, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Among the many solutions in the POSITAL-Fraba portfolio is the LINARIX line of draw wire sensors, designed to make linear position measurement easier. With these encoders, users easily scale their measurement ranges for…

modular kit encoders

Modular kit encoders by POSITAL are digital alternatives to resolvers
October 21, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of kit encoders and other industrial motion-control equipment. The company is always on the leading edge when it comes to its line of…

product selection tool

POSITAL has launched a new online product selection tool, EncoderMatch
October 9, 2020 by FRABA Inc

To help customers find replacement encoders quickly and easily, POSITAL-Fraba recently launched an intuitive online product selection tool, EncoderMatch. Targeting MRO needs, this platform combines a search engine, product configurator, and ordering tool.…

smart rotary encoders

Smart rotary encoders by POSITAL are upgraded for Industry 4.0
September 24, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has upgraded its IXARC line of smart rotary encoders to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 – by expanding the series to include support for the IO-Link communications interface. With this expansion,…

control cable solutions

Control cable solutions by Bergen work for many important applications
September 21, 2020 by Bergen Cable Technology, Inc

Bergen Cable is one of North America’s premier cable suppliers, having provided a wide range of workplace options for close to eight decades. Among the products that customers rely on are lanyards, miniature…

mass flow controller

Festo’s VEMD mass flow controller suits ventilators and oxygen devices
September 3, 2020 by Festo Inc

The latest addition to the family of piezo-based control valves at Festo Canada is the VEMD mass flow controller. This valve has been designed to control air flow proportionally in portable oxygen devices,…

SSI encoders

POSITAL’s team has just upgraded its IXARC programmable SSI encoders
September 2, 2020 by FRABA Inc

The IXARC series of programmable SSI encoders by POSITAL-Fraba has recently undergone an upgrade, with powerful new programming capabilities and tools. The manufacturer’s engineers have taken the programming concept to a new stage:…

RTU interface

Rotary encoders, inclinometers by POSITAL now have RTU interface
August 12, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is always upgrading its products to boost their performance while complying with evolving customer demand. Most recently, the company has expanded its line of IXARC rotary encoders and TILTIX inclinometers – offering…

electromechanical gyroscopes

POSITAL has upgraded its TILTIX inclinometers with new electromechanical gyroscopes
August 4, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Among the many technological solutions available from POSITAL-Fraba is its line of Dynamic TILTIX inclinometers, or tilt sensors. Standard inclinometers from many manufacturers tend to rely on accelerometers to sense gravitational forces, but…

programmable automation controller

Parker Automation Controller (PAC): precision control for challenging environments
July 23, 2020 by Wainbee Limited

Sometimes, manufacturing operations need precision control for certain applications. Parker Hannifin offers many solutions in this area, available in Canada from Wainbee Limited. A key example is Parker’s innovative PAC, a programmable automation…

energy harvesting

The Wiegand system of energy harvesting converts energy for POSITAL
July 16, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is a major innovator in the field of motion control. The manufacturer always uses the latest technology in its encoders, sensors, inclinometers, and more. A hot topic in industry these days is…

valve module

Proportional valve module by WAGO is ideal for heavy equipment
July 15, 2020 by Wainbee Limited

Wainbee Limited knows that precision control is a vital requirement for many industrial applications. This is why the company supplies a variety of tools and equipment that give users exacting control of their…

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