Decentralized Motion, Driven by Intelligence

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More flexibility, greater efficiency, less cost - those are what manufacturers say they want from people like Mike Grinager, vice president of technology at Brenton Engineering. The message was received loud and clear at Brenton, a builder of packaging and palletizing equipment in Alexandria, Minn. That's why its newest line of side-loading case packers uses a decentralized, or distributed, approach to motion control - to take advantage of the intelligence and engineering found in today's drives.

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