Fabric or Modular Chain? Find Out How to Choose the Right Belt for Your Conveying System

By BRAAS on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 09:05PM in Conveyance

Inline Transfer

When researching a conveyor system for a particular application, one very important consideration is belt selection.

With such a vast selection, finding the right belt for your conveying system is key to meeting your business needs and industry requirements.

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Motion Announces New Group Vice President – Automation

By BRAAS on Friday Apr 16, 2021 at 09:55PM in News

Aurelio Banda

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Aurelio Banda will join the Company as Motion’s new Group Vice President of Automation, effective today.

“Aurelio’s extensive industry background in automation distribution and manufacturing, combined with his education and training, make him a perfect fit to lead our automation strategy and accelerate growth,” said Randy Breaux, Motion President. “We look forward to watching our automation business flourish under his leadership.”

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Three methods of transferring products between conveyors

By BRAAS on Wednesday Feb 17, 2021 at 02:46PM in Conveyance

Inline Transfer

At some point in an engineer’s design work it is likely that they will encounter the need to transfer products from one conveyor to another. Outlined below are the three most common methods for making the transfer: 90-degree transfer, side transfer and inline transfer. Always be cautious when designing conveyor transfer solutions to minimize pinch points between the conveyors.

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Patrick Enroth joins BRAAS as Account Representative for SW Minnesota

By BRAAS on Wednesday Feb 03, 2021 at 09:21PM in People

Patrick Enroth

BRAAS, division of Motion Industries, is pleased to welcome Patrick Enroth to the role of Account Representative for the Southwest Minnesota region. He will be responsible for working with OEM’s, machine shops, equipment builders and packaging customers to provide the best automation solutions possible.

Patrick brings several years of sales and engineering experience to BRAAS. Most recently, he held the titles of regional sales manager and application engineer in industrial fire protection. Prior to that, Patrick worked as a commercial HVAC application engineer for a manufacturer of air movement and control equipment.

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Introducing Encore Networks, our new line of industrial cellular routers

By BRAAS on Wednesday Feb 03, 2021 at 02:37PM in News

Encore Networks

Encore Networks™ EN Series industrial solutions are manufactured and designed for high-availability and critical communications applications inside the electric, water, oil and gas, and green energy, and industrial infrastructures.

Encore Networks’ products are USA made so it's easier to upgrade and manage your network—from simple M2M/IoT connectivity, to critical SCADA communications, all the way to complex Multi Access Edge Computing (MEC).

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Segmenting your factory floor network improves operations

By BRAAS on Friday Nov 20, 2020 at 12:00AM in Connectivity

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Murrelektronik expands partnership with BRAAS

By BRAAS on Sunday Nov 01, 2020 at 12:00AM in News


BRAAS is proud to announce that we are now an authorized distributor for Murrelekronik across all regions.

Whether you are talking about lowering installation and operating costs or simply putting together a more efficient machine, let BRAAS and Murrelektronik be your system partner from the control cabinet.

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Faster conveyor layout drawings

By BRAAS on Thursday Oct 22, 2020 at 09:36PM in Conveyance

Twenty years ago, an idea could be tossed around for days or even weeks before serious design ideas were ‘put to paper.’

Not so much, anymore. Compressed timelines for many of today’s engineering solutions can be a challenge, especially when it requires depending on others. With a shortened engineering cycle, the tools we use must continually evolve and improve—just to keep up. In this environment where proposals and final designs are produced, it’s imperative to employ the means that gives access to the most up-to-date and trustworthy information  …faster.

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Will cobots replace people in manufacturing?

By BRAAS on Wednesday Oct 21, 2020 at 09:15PM in Robotics

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Motion Industries acquires Applied Machine and Motion Control, Inc.

By BRAAS on Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 at 12:00AM in News


Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Applied Machine and Motion Control, Inc. (AMMC), a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation products and services. The transaction closed with an effective date of September 1, 2020.

Founded in 1995, AMMC is headquartered in Park Hills, Kentucky, outside of Cincinnati. The majority of AMMC's business comprises the markets of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The company's engineering and application expertise propels its specialty services including motion control, drives, HMI, PC and embedded control, automation control, mechanical, robotics, motors, and mechatronics. AMMC's customer base consists primarily of OEMs, plus a number of end users.

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Move products vertically in sanitary environments

By BRAAS on Monday Aug 17, 2020 at 04:23PM in Conveyance

Dorner AquaPruf

The AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor from Dorner Mfg. is engineered to move bulk products in straight-up 90° sanitary applications. Featuring Vertical Belt Technology (VBT), the AquaPruf comes with a proprietary staggered sidewall belt that provides more pocket capacity than a traditional bucket elevator. 

The conveyor comes with an open frame design for quick cleaning and more effective product changeover. The AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor is perfect for elevating bulk products including vegetables, fruits/grains/nuts, popcorn, pet food, and pharmaceuticals. The conveyor also handles small packages in applications such as elevation for walk-thru, hopper feeding, weigh scale feeding, general bulk handling and sanitary environment

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Safer conveyors are within reach

By BRAAS on Friday Jun 26, 2020 at 11:08AM in Conveyance

Finger Injury

Over the last century, the dangers of working in industry and manufacturing were demonstrated by the countless numbers of severe injuries and fatalities that commonly occurred on the production floor.

Fortunately, with the establishment in 1971 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and through better standards and efforts of employers, today's work force experiences greatly reduced risks associated with accidents in the workplace.

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Spring automation fair to feature the latest technology, demonstrations, and educational sessions

By BRAAS on Monday Mar 23, 2020 at 11:11AM in News

Auto Tech Fair

BRAAS Wisconsin will host Automation TECH FAIR on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.

This free industrial automation event will showcase the latest in automation technology with live demonstrations, on-site educational opportunities and highlight the latest trends in the automation industry. 

The fair includes exhibits by our premier partners along with BRAAS product specialists ready to share their knowledge and expertise. Also featured are hourly educational breakout sessions throughout the day. The event includes door prizes, a complimentary lunch and full day admittance to the Harley-Davidson Museum .

BRAAS Automation TECH FAIR Flyer

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The right conveyor for the job

By BRAAS on Tuesday Mar 03, 2020 at 11:32AM in Conveyance


At BRAAS Company, we have been promoting automation for nearly 60 years.  As the discipline has evolved so has the need for specialization.  This has been a challenge for all companies and some have met the challenge better than others have.  BRAAS has invested heavily in people to bring the highest level of product knowledge to the point of sale in the industry.  Beyond that, we have added products specialists where they can help our field sales staff continue to learn as much as practical.

For many years, we have collaborated with arguably the world leader in Conveyors:  Dorner Mfg. They have by far the broadest experience and breadth of product offering.  

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Leveraging predictive maintenance to increase OEE

By BRAAS on Friday Dec 06, 2019 at 11:44AM in News

In the November issue of Automation World , BRAAS division Mi Automation Solutions Group President Joe Schwartz and Conveyor Specialist Dan Toynton examine the importance of a Predictive Maintenance (PdM) program.

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