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Schleicher Electronic (Berlin,Germany) says it is revolutionizing the operation of machine tools, handling devices, and industrial robots with the ProNumeric OP 50 M hand-held operating device. This is the first time that a machine can be controlled with smart-phone convenience, according to the company. The large touch display of the handy device visualizes the individual user interface, which is communicated by the device controller via a web browser. Traditional operating elements such as the high-resolution hand-wheel that eases real-time interaction between the operator and the controller are provided at the same time. The ProNumeric OP 50 M not only enables optimized handling but also supports problem-free interfacing with the leading machine networks EtherCAT and sercos III.

For more information, visit www.schleicher-electronic.com.

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