From Balluff, Inc.
When thinking about ways in machine building to achieve cost reduction while still increasing
benefits to the customer, the installation technology on the machine is one of the first places to
look. Signals between sensors, actuators and the controller need to make their way through all
kinds of hurdles along their way, with single- and multi-conductor cable both shielded and
unshielded, strip terminals, connectors, interface modules, gateways and IO modules..
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