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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…

absolute encoders

POSITAL diverse-redundant absolute encoders: a safe, flexible alternative
June 30, 2020 by FRABA Inc

The newest technological breakthrough by POSITAL-Fraba is a line of “diverse-redundant” absolute encoders, an inexpensive, flexible alternative for safety-critical motion-control systems. Based on non-certified standard components, these devices supplement the company’s existing range…

hollow shaft encoders

New hollow shaft encoders by POSITAL overcome the multi-turn barrier
June 22, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is renowned for its constant technological innovation, and one of its more recent breakthroughs is its line of hollow shaft encoders. These new multi-turn kit encoders offer bold new options for designers…

Fraba Group recorded a worldwide growth of 6.2 per cent last year
June 1, 2020 by FRABA Inc

In spite of ongoing trade disputes and structural issues in machine building and the automotive sector, POSITAL-Fraba and its international parent company, the Fraba Group, saw significant success last year. The corporation recorded…

configuration device

UBIFAST configuration device by POSITAL is rife with great features
May 21, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba manufactures an impressive lineup of industrial tools, like the UBIFAST configuration device. This instrument is used to configure the various parameters available in the company’s successful IXARC programmable encoders. Last year, POSITAL…

process automation products

Festo Canada joins forces with Electrozad for process automation products
May 20, 2020 by Festo Inc

Electrozad, the largest independently owned electrical distributor in southwestern Ontario, has become the full-line exclusive sales, support, and service partner of Festo Canada from London to Windsor and Sarnia, Ont. As the exclusive…

quality cable solutions

The eight kinds of quality cable solutions from Bergen Cable
May 15, 2020 by Bergen Cable Technology, Inc

Bergen Cable is a leader when it comes to quality cable solutions for industrial needs. Custom cable assemblies, miniature cables, lanyards – an unsurpassed selection of products for many applications is available. Bergen…

webinar series

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. virtual webinar series showcases great industrial solutions
May 1, 2020 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Manufacturers across Canada benefit from world-class automation solutions from Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. The company serves customers not only as a provider of equipment, but also as a team of experts in…

robotic arms

UR robotic arms: all the game-changing benefits that they offer
April 28, 2020 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. is Canada’s leading authority on robotic technology, supplying the Universal Robots (UR) line of collaborative robotic arms, or “cobots”. These lightweight, flexible robots have changed the face of…

collision sensor

How Blue Danube’s AIRSKIN collision sensor solves common cobot issues
March 18, 2020 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd., Canada’s leading authority on intelligent robotic technology, boosts productivity for manufacturers with Universal Robots collaborative robot arms, or “cobots”. To make UR10 six-axis cobots easier to use, Blue…

power-bus systems

HARTING’s tips on saving big with its power-bus systems, connectors
March 9, 2020 by Harting Canada Inc

Manufacturers today are switching from hard wiring to connectors and power-bus systems – especially in power distribution, machine connectivity, and motor control – to save money and time while boosting automation-system reliability. As…

industrial tilt sensors

Industrial tilt sensors by POSITAL have now attained UL approval
March 9, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade fair in Las Vegas this week to promote its motion-control solutions to international industry. Among these products is a line of Dynamic TILTIX inclinometers, or industrial tilt…

absolute kit encoder

POSITAL has developed the smallest multi-turn absolute kit encoder
January 8, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Technological innovation never stops at POSITAL-Fraba. The company has unveiled a fully functional prototype of its new miniature multi-turn absolute kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. This device is 23 millimetres high and…

cobot products

The benefits of Blue Danube AIRSKIN: space, speed, and safety
December 13, 2019 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Universal Robots (UR) is revolutionizing manufacturing with its cobot products, or collaborative robot arms. And these robotic units are even easier to use with AIRSKIN, a specialized pressure-sensitive safety skin developed by Blue…

servo actuators

HyperCyl products by AEC are perfect for assembly and forming
December 2, 2019 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Since 1994, Aries Engineering Co. (AEC) has specialized in HyperCyl hydra-pneumatic cylinders, servo actuators, and standalone press systems, which are ideal for a wide variety of assembly and forming applications. Available in Canada…

magnetic grippers

Magswitch magnetic grippers reduce energy costs and boost throughput
November 27, 2019 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada manufactures great industrial solutions, but also distributes innovative products from other sources – like Magswitch’s line of magnetic grippers. Newly available from Festo, these switchable magnetic gripping and clamping systems are…

UR robot arms

Blue Danube’s AIRSKIN helps workers interact with UR robot arms
November 22, 2019 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. supplies up-to-the-minute automation innovations to manufacturers, including collaborative robots, or cobots, by Universal Robots (UR). To make UR robot arms easier to interact with, the distributor also carries…

feedback encoders

POSITAL to showcase encoders, sensors, and more at SPS show
November 6, 2019 by FRABA Inc

As a renowned manufacturer of motion-control solutions, POSITAL showcases products at trade shows around the globe. Later this month, the company is exhibiting at the SPS (smart production solutions) show in Nuremberg, Germany.…



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