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Can I get a side of expertise with that?

Distribution channels come with many advantages and disadvantages

Can I get a side of expertise with that nav

Seeking assistance from a distributor or integrator to develop I&C designs has its advantages and disadvantages. “Some of the advantages a distributor has, versus an integrator, is the breadth of product,” says Ken Bradley, vice president of sales at Allied Electronics & Automation. “In normal circumstances, integrators have had to choose a primary or single supplier partner to support. Distributors can have many different options to present to the customer, which allows the customer to choose the best solution for the application.”When it comes to control projects, cost is king, adds Bill Dehner, technical marketer, AutomationDirect. “The cost…

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A Control Design reader writes: I am working on the design of a large automated assembly line with many cells assembling small parts using advanced automation, robots and motion control, and I think machine vision is the key to success. In several of the machine cells, the plan is to use cameras to…

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