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IXARC encoders ascend to new heights: POSITAL elevates performance with fractional PPR
February 6, 2024 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has just upgraded its IXARC programmable incremental rotary encoders: users can now configure them to deliver fractional pulse rates, or fractional PPR. In other words, these rugged encoders can be programmed to…

Festo’s DHPL series: Powerhouse long-stroke grippers in a compact frame
January 10, 2024 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada has added another innovation to its broad family of industrial solutions: the DHPL long-stroke parallel gripper. Developed from a recently completed production line, the DHPL series consists of competitively priced units…

Rosta’s RPU: tailored torsion power for every unique application need
January 3, 2024 by Rosta Inc

As a leading producer and supplier of machine elements and components, Rosta Inc. works off the groundbreaking innovations of its parent company in Switzerland – providing solutions in three areas of technology: rubber-suspension,…

POSITAL’s upgraded kit encoders offer higher resolution, sleeker packaging
December 11, 2023 by FRABA Inc

A major upgrade has been announced to the family of 36-millimetre kit encoders available from POSITAL-Fraba: as part of the NEXTGEN initiative, the new devices will come with higher resolution and refined packaging…

Bent-axis pumps, motors by Parker: power savings, reliability, and durability
November 24, 2023 by Wainbee Limited

Parker Hannifin is an international leader in motion-control technologies, and its industrial solutions are available through Wainbee Limited. One of the latest additions to this product family is the F10 series of bent-axis…

IXARC absolute encoders by POSITAL now available with SSI interfaces
November 10, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba manufactures the IXARC line of magnetic absolute rotary encoders, and the next generation of these devices is available with SSI (Synchronous Serial Interface) communications interfaces. SSI is a commonly used communications protocol…

POSITAL’s next-generation TILTIX inclinometers are now available with analog outputs
October 30, 2023 by FRABA Inc

The innovative TILTIX line of inclinometers by POSITAL-Fraba now has models with analog communications interfaces. Part of the manufacturer’s ambitious NEXTGEN program, these new units are mechanically and electrically compatible with previous models,…

CMTS 2023 features innovative Festo solutions, Sept. 25 to 28
September 19, 2023 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada is exhibiting at this year’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which happens at the Toronto Congress Centre from Sept. 25 to 28. The corporation showcases its latest motion-control technology for performing…

CMMT multi-protocol servo drives by Festo boost productivity, reduce inventories
September 6, 2023 by Festo Inc

Festo Canada has launched its CMMT MP line of multi-protocol servo drives, each of which is configurable for Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET and Modbus TCP, as needed. Switching between protocols on the drive is…

Advanced Motion & Controls moves to convenient new Mississauga location
August 31, 2023 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

For more than 35 years, Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. has served Canadian industry as a leading supplier of innovative motion-control automation solutions. Now, the company reaches a new milestone in its history:…

Upgraded magnetic encoders by POSITAL offer superior performance, energy efficiency
August 17, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has introduced a major upgrade to its IXARC line of magnetic encoders, as part of its ambitious NEXTGEN initiative. The manufacturer is releasing a new generation of single and multi-turn absolute encoders…

Bergen Cable carries various types of cable-assembly solutions and more
August 10, 2023 by Bergen Cable Technology, Inc

As a major supplier of high-quality industrial cable products, Bergen Cable carries an unmatched selection of cable options. Among the examples are custom cable assemblies, miniature cables, and lanyards. The company offers these…

Festo completes FLAIROP international research project with Canadian, German partners
August 4, 2023 by Festo Inc

A new international research project involving artificial intelligence (A.I.) and robotics has been completed by The Festo Group and its Canadian partners, startup DarwinAI as well as the University of Waterloo, and the Karlsruher…

New variable-speed drives by Parker: highly featured, economical solutions for motor control
July 18, 2023 by Wainbee Limited

Parker Automation industrial solutions are available to Canadian businesses through Wainbee Limited, including two new models of variable-speed AC drives – the AC15 and AC20 series. These innovative AC drives are highly featured,…

Midwest Motion Products supplies robust, reliable motion-control solutions with timely delivery
July 12, 2023 by Midwest Motion Products, Inc.

For the top selection of high-quality motion-control products – especially brushed and brushless DC motors and gearmotors for robotics and automation equipment – businesses need only trust one name: Midwest Motion Products, Inc.…

Festo’s multi-axis solution boosts cobot capabilities with additional motion axes
June 15, 2023 by Festo Inc

A recent product available from Festo Canada is a multi-axis solution, certified for use with Universal Robots (UR) collaborative robot arms, or cobots. Ready to plug and function, this UR+-certified system increases cobot…

FRABA Group reports a profitable and eventful year for 2022
June 2, 2023 by FRABA Inc

An internationally renowned leader in industrial position sensors, The FRABA Group is coming off a successful year. Over 2022, the corporation earned €45 million in sales worldwide, a decrease from the previous year,…

POSITAL has launched a new WebShop to facilitate online purchases
February 8, 2023 by FRABA Inc

To make online shopping easier for customers, POSITAL-Fraba has just launched a new WebShop for encoders, inclinometers, linear position sensors, and related accessories. This service complements the POSITAL website’s Product Finder portal, which…

Next-generation TILTIX inclinometers by POSITAL upgraded with flexibility, higher speed
January 26, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba recently upgraded its TILTIX line of inclinometers with better performance, more flexible configuration options, and quicker delivery. The new TILTIX units come with three-axis MEMS accelerometers, improved firmware, and a new housing…

POSITAL has added kit encoders to its Product Finder portal
August 4, 2022 by FRABA Inc

As a leading manufacturer and supplier of kit encoders, or modular encoders, POSITAL-Fraba has recently updated its online Product Finder portal to include its wide portfolio of these items. Kit encoders are designed…

Festo multi-axis cobot system embodies top precision, reliability, and longevity
June 23, 2022 by Festo Inc

Among the latest industrial innovations available from Festo Canada is a multi-axis system for use with Universal Robots (UR) collaborative robots, or “cobots”. Certified by UR+, this ready-to-install solution adds up to four…

For 50 years, POSITAL has manufactured bit parallel rotary encoders
May 26, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains an innovative manufacturer of industrial position sensors used for many motion-control and safety systems – including rotary encoders with bit parallel communications interfaces. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the…

POSITAL and Fraba Group report double-digit growth over last year
May 10, 2022 by FRABA Inc

An internationally recognized leader in motion-control sensors, the Fraba Group (of which POSITAL-Fraba is a subsidiary) saw strong growth over the previous fiscal year. In 2021, the parent company grew by 23 per…

Fraba corporate sale will allow organization to focus more on POSITAL unit
April 20, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is a member of the Fraba Group, which supplies technically advanced products and services for businesses worldwide. The parent company recently announced that it had sold its VITECTOR business unit to CEDES,…

POSITAL explosion-proof rotary encoders now have ATEX and IECEx certification
March 21, 2022 by FRABA Inc

Safety remains a priority for the POSITAL team, as the manufacturer’s series of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders has just earned ATEX and IECEx certification. This means they comply with ATEX/IECEx directives for Category…

Fraba has opened a new factory, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
January 27, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains a major supplier of motion-control products, and its parent company has expanded even further. The Fraba Group has just opened a new manufacturing plant in the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru,…

Linear-motion components by THK benefit from unique ideas and technology
December 9, 2021 by Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd

THK has been enhancing linear motion for businesses around the world for half a century, and its products are available in Canada through Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. The Tokyo-based manufacturer offers creative…

New Wainbee e-commerce site makes browsing and shopping far easier
November 17, 2021 by Wainbee Limited

For more than 70 years, Wainbee Limited has been the top Canadian source for industrial solutions in automation, filtration, and motion and control. Now, it is easier than ever for customers to find…

POSITAL rotary encoders now save more space with 27-millimetre housing
November 8, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Always seeking out new ways to improve on its innovative motion-control solutions, POSITAL-Fraba has recently launched new models of its widely used IXARC rotary encoders. These new units are available with housing that…

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…



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