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Industrial Automation

Making the Complex, Simple.

We’re here to help you automate even the most intricate operating processes for fast and lean manufacturing. Communicate, drive, control, monitor, and protect any process or component in your facility. With a full-line of electrical and mechanical solutions and unmatched engineering expertise, state-of-the-art technology and effortless automation is just a phone call away. See a wide variety of our automation products and capabilities, below.

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Automation Devices

For the most diverse portfolio of industrial automation devices, call John Henry Foster. From timers and counters to sensors and scanners, and HMI and PLCs, we have the products to automate even the most complex operation. And for the more unique operations, we specialize in custom automation assemblies and systems.

  • Counters
  • Temp Controllers
  • Timers
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Bar Code Readers

Choosing the right barcode reader for your process is important. With the largest selection of laser bar code scanners, image-based ID readers and connectivity devices, John Henry Foster has you covered.

  • Connectivity
  • Image-Based ID Readers
  • Laser Bar Code Scanners
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Drives and Controls

Electric Drives and Controls from John Henry Foster set the standard in factory automation. Representing industry-respected suppliers of the most innovative solutions in automation, we have the products and systems you need to maximize your flexibility and efficiency.

  • CNC Control Systems
  • Drive Technology
  • Human Machine Interface
  • I/O Systems
  • Motors and Gearboxes
  • PAC/Combined Logic Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Resistance Welding Systems
  • Sytronix Drives
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Industrial Sensors

John Henry Foster carries the widest selection of optical rotary encoders,inductive proximity sensors, magnetic proximity sensors, capacitive proximity sensors, laser sensors, fiber optic sensors, and more. When your process automation relies on critical data, let the automation experts at JHF help.

  • Area Sensors
  • Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Inductive Sensors
  • Laser Measurement Sensors
  • Laser Sensors
  • Micro Photoelectric Sensors
  • Photoelectric Sensors
  • Pressure/Flow Sensors
  • Rotary Encoders
  • Safety Sensors, Components, Light Curtains
  • Sensor Options
  • Special Purpose Sensors
  • Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Wire-Saving Systems
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Industrial Vacuum Pumps from John Henry Foster

John Henry Foster represents top-tier manufacturers of innovative industrial vacuum products and systems. Cleanup or transport a wide variety of materials including aggregates, powders, sand, dust, slurries, and liquids with vacuum pumps, generators and tank systems and suction cup systems from JHF.

  • Diaphragm Vacuum Pumps
  • Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps
  • Piston Vacuum Pumps
  • Regenerative Blowers
  • Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps
  • Vacuum Generators
  • Vacuum System Accessories
  • Vacuum System PMAT
  • Vacuum System Pumps
  • Vacuum System Suction Cups
  • Vacuum Tank Systems
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Linear Motion

Linear motion is used in facilities for pick and place operations, CNC lasers and routers, complex adhesive application or whenever super-precise and accurate positioning is required.We’ll help you choose or design linear motion systems, profiled rail systems, multi-axis handling systems, screw assemblies and system components to fit your unique application

  • Linear Bushings and Shafts
  • Linear Motion Systems
  • Multi-Axis Handling Systems
  • Profiled Rail Systems
  • Screw Assemblies
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Machine Safety

Choose JHF for Innovative safety products and solutions. We have the products and engineering expertise to help you improve the functional operation of your equipment while helping to increase personnel safety, efficiency and productivity. From safety mats and curtains to safety switches and relays and custom machine safety systems, and more, we have what you need to maximize safe operations in your facility.

  • Lockout Valves
  • Quick Exhaust Valves
  • Safety Laser Scanners
  • Safety Light Curtains
  • Safety Mats
  • Safety Relays and Accessories
  • Safety Switches
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Machine Vision Systems

Machine vision software and systems allow you to customize application performance to your specific needs. Our experts will help you choose and implement well-designed vision systems, machine process control and feedback products and solutions to automation any operation.

  • Accessories (IA-MVS)
  • Cameras
  • Smart Cameras
  • Software
  • Vision Processors
  • Vision Sensors
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Material Handling

Move, store, control and protect your products throughout manufacturing with material handling products and systems from John Henry Foster. Whether you're looking for products such as work-holding grippers, hoists, or conveyers...or in need of a uniquely designed system for your operations, we can help.

  • Hydraulic Clamps
  • Manual Toggle Clamps
  • Pneumatic Clamps
  • Pneumatic Grippers
  • Pneumatic Rotary Tables
  • Pneumatic Thruster Slides
  • Workholding Accessories
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Motion Control

John Henry Foster offers complete motion automation solutions for industrial applications. From high precision stages, motion controllers,and complete motion systems, we’ll help keep your operations moving.

  • Couplings (IA-MC)
  • Gear Reducers
  • Linear Mount Products
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Tension Control

Precise tension control is critical for production processes that require constant tension of material such as converting lines, winding/unwinding, cutting, coating and printing. John Henry Foster has the products and custom-engineered solutions for any tension control application.

  • Aluminum Rollers
  • Custom Engineered Application Solutions
  • Pneumatic Tension Brakes
  • Tension Amplifiers
  • Tension Controls
  • Tension Transducers
  • Zero Set and Calibration Set
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