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FACTORY AUTOMATION

Photonics Spectra
Mar 2007
Panasonic Electric Works Corp. of America has launched a redesigned Web site to represent its Automation Controls System Div. Featuring tools for factory automation, the portal enables engineers and other users to search, organize and compare materials such as 3-D CAD drawings, model dimensions and programming libraries. It details Panasonic’s motion control products, including the PD60 code reader, the GT11 series 4-in. touch screens and the FP Sigma programmable logic controller. Among the Sunx sensor products presented are FX-100 fiber optics, the CX-400 photoelectric sensor and the DP-100 digital compound sensor for low and high pressure.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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