Case Studies

Controls & Automation

Like so many other components in the traversing print head system, the servo motor is made of 300 Series stainless steel.
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Traversing print head is made of stainless steel

The washdown environment common in so many food manufacturing plants is a harsh one that causes equipment to corrode. So this OEM opted for stainless steel.
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The programmability of the moving coil electric actuator (shown) makes it the perfect sensing device in the Pressure Leak Detect
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Moving coil actuator key to inspection system

Designed for the online inspection of PET containers filled with carbonated beverages, the Pressure Leak Detector utilizes a unique breed of electric actuator.
AFA Electrical Engineer David Langen appreciates the unique method of communicating over the Internet on which the COSY VPN rout
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Easy remote access via Internet

Thanks to an industrial VPN router that mounts to a DIN rail in the machine control cabinet, this maker of end-of-line packaging machinery saves big on tech support costs.
This high-resolution thermal ink-jet printer and vision inspection system will help medical device manufacturers comply with the
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Print and verify system for UDI regs

As new identification legislation comes into play, medical device makers will need to modify how they code their products. This system is designed to meet their needs.
Medical devices
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Medical device firm wins with barcode labeling software

CFR enterprise barcode labeling software helps QTS reduce risk, increase efficiency, and become compliant with UDI and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.
The PIL-30 particle inspection and labeling machine is shown here with a remote inspection table for two operators.
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A syringe inspection system like no other

PC-based control helps this OEM reduce cost and streamline design because it centralizes logic, motion, HMI, and vision system data collection in one controller.
Photo from GSK
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GSK to standardize on automation

GlaxoSmithKline has selected Siemens as a strategic partner providing technology for manufacturing and R&D sites worldwide.
APPE’s VertoBagger 2.0
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Controls collaboration clicks

By leveraging a broad range of controls and automation components from a single supplier, APPE comes up with a continuous-motion bagger boasting ultrasonic sealing and high output.
nce pouches are cut into individual units, a pick-and-place device puts each pouch on a pedestal checkweigher.
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Controls platform makes robotic pouch transfer sing

The newest pouching and cartoning lines at Medifast get a boost from a delta-style robot. But the real story is the sophisticated controls platform that ties everything together.
Transfer system. The transfer system on the machine is designed as a conveyor loop with varied operation for puck or puckless tr
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Made in America

The lite-F is groninger’s first American-made filling machine. By relying on recent advances in controls technology, machine footprint is down by 50% and cost is cut, too.
Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
Controls platform. Since switching to servo motors for key axes of motion and moving to a new controller, cycle times on Ilpra’s
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Servos bring speed, energy savings, and reduced maintenance

Now that side gripper chain advance and the opening and closing of both thermoforming and heat-sealing tools are servo driven, the Formpack F1 offers a number of improvements.
Ring Gear Inside with Pinion Low Angle
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Ring slide components deliver precise motion

This builder of tablet counting systems needed precise control of bottle infeed for a 200 bottles/minute system going to a maker of substitute narcotic tablets.
Nine lines. The modernization project involved nine packaging lines.
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Safety management

When it came time to modernize packaging operations, Swiss potato chip manufacturer Zweifel Pomy-Chips sought a reliable partner in addressing safety requirements.
Flow wrapping. The cutting of the film in the individual flow wrapping unit is triggered by a CS8 color sensor
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Sensors drive paper tissue system

More than 40 sensors tightly integrated with about the same number of servo motors are the keys to this high-speed, modular system for producing and packaging tissue packets.

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