Case Studies

Controls & Automation

Embedded drive. A smart embedded drive inside the friction feeder brought a big leap in performance for the OEM’s friction feed packaging machines.
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Stripped-down drive works wonders

A leading maker of leaflet inserters greatly increased machine speed and doubled accuracy by embedding a stripped-down servo drive in its friction feeder.
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Medical pouches. This sophisticated medical combination pouch system turns flat roll stock into a range of bags and pouches used in the healthcare industry.
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Recipe for success

Using the latest drive and control components, CMD Corp. built a PDI Medical Combination Pouch System with rapid data management and unparalleled precision.
Big leap. HMI technology takes a big step forward with ADCO’s introduction of the InterACT™ runtime application. Its impressive functionality can also be accessed on a hand-held mobile device.
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Building a better interface and taking it mobile

ADCO, a leading builder of end-of-line packaging systems, went to Pack Expo Las Vegas with a brand new HMI and a mobile app that wowed show attendees.
The remote I/O module used by  Advanced Manufacturing Technology has eight ports,  and because each can handle dual I/O, it’s a 16-point module.
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Remote I/O modules optimize flow of data on air conveyor lines

With a 16-point remote I/O module located every 60 feet, these air conveying lines are distinguished by minimal wiring and smooth transfer of data from sensors to controller.
At the heart of the pneumatics solution on the Rhino 12 MAP tray-packing system is the eight-station VTUB electronically controlled manifold.
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Pneumatic-based motion system keeps MAP machine productive

UltraSource partnered with its pneumatics solutions partner to ensure that critical motion actuation systems offer the highest performance and reliability.
With a top speed rated at  140/min, this overwrapper uses servo motors  for six axes of motion.
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New controls package bring versatility, functionality, and low TCO

Like most OEMs, Package Machinery Co. looks for ways to reduce TCO for its customers. A switch to a new controls package brought significant progress.
A servo linear conveying system similar to this one is what Delkor uses in its integrated cartoning solution.
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Linear servo motor permits unique cartoning system

All in a very small footprint, this integrated packaging system forms, loads, and closes cartons thanks to its “racetrack” conveyor powered by servo linear motors.
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In Edson’s newest line of case packers, the use of RFID plays a big role in ensuring that the right change parts are being added when a changeover is called for.
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Flexible case packer becomes intelligent

Change is inevitable. Human errors seem inevitable, too. But with skillfully applied technology, this case packer OEM developed a system to cope with such things.
Figure A: This schematic illustrates how data is extracted from plant floor PLCs and then turned into reports that Campbell personnel at various levels can utilize.
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Campbell Soup’s cooking with real-time data

From automated data collection to plant floor workers armed with handhelds helping them make better decisions, Campbell Soup is leaving behind its paper-based ways.
Through a Modbus TCP connection to the controller, all energy parameters are displayed on the HMI.
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How to optimize energy usage on a flow wrapper

By putting a variable frequency drive on a crucial vacuum pump and connecting electric power meters to the HMI by way of the controller, ACMA developed a “green machine.”
As many as four robots can be integrated into one of Schneider’s RVCL systems, but regardless of the number, each robot controller has integrated within it the hardware and software tools for vision processing.
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Machine vision processing made easy

A leading robotic integrator and maker of secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment, Schneider Packaging Equipment makes a line of Robotic Vertical Carton Loaders that are suitable for food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and other industries.
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Converter adds business management software

Rice Packaging Solutions, a converter serving the food and beverage industry, has selected a business management software solution built specifically for packaging operations.
Among the benefits of the versatile valve manifold is that all inputs are carried back to the PLC by a single cable.
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CANopen-fieldbus and motion-control success

End user productivity went up 30% after a state-of-the-art retort-basket unloading system was designed as a replacement for a largely mechanical predecessor.
Tripack used a motion analyzer tool to size the servo motor.
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Perf module a highlight of integrated control solution

When it came time to show off a new machine at Pack Expo International, this OEM was ready. A highlight of the new equipment is its controls package.

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