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Controls & Automation

Precision, reliability. Since a PLC controller (left) became the brains of Lyle's thermoforming systems (above), precision and r
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PLC-based control tames obsolescence headaches

This manufacturer of thermoformers and trim presses finds multiple benefits in its newly developed PLC-based controls platform.
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Gear reducer brings labeling accuracy, better ergonomics

A high-speed pressure-sensitive labeler with an overhead-belt container stabilizer depends on a servo motor/planetary gear reducer combo to advance bottles
400 Per minute. Operating at speeds to 400 labels/min, this shrink sleeve labeler relies on the sensing and signaling capabiliti
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Vision system for label inspection

A background suppression photoeye and a vision sensor team up with a Programmable Automation Controller to reject containers that are labeled incorrectly.
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Best-in-class manufacturing ops

At Heineken South Africa and Microsoft Europe, efficiency-minded suppliers help make processing and packaging logical extensions of each other.
BL20 I/O. The BL20 I/O stations installed within the subassembly give users control and diagnostics on the Pro Pack machine.
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Case packer is 'sophisticated' yet rugged

Case packer is ‘sophisticated’ yet rugged Machine uses best-in-class controls technology to achieve throughput of 35 cases/min. IP67 rating ensures reliability despite rugged wash downs.
Efficiency. Reducing energy costs is becoming a greater concern for manufacturers, with automation being an area where much ener
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J&J Ortho employs total cost of ownership approach in Puerto Rico

By working with its controls, automation, and equipment suppliers, the company improves its packaging efficiency, economics, and sustainability.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. The ControlLogix PAC (above) helped Pneumatic Scale exceed its goal of designing a can seamer (left) capab
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Control system brings flexibility and throughput

Pneumatic Scale Angelus—a division of Barry Wehmiller and the world’s leading manufacturer of can-seaming machinery—knows how important product quality and productivity are for the customers that use its machines.
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Scale-to-PLC communications link is the key

Liquid filling gets a big boost in efficiency and accuracy from an Ethernet connection
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PLC delivers functionality and savings

TE bander/shrink sleeve labeler is distinguished by servo motors and a PLC that does motion commands and has print registration capabilities.
PRINT STATIONS. The print section shown here, which has five flexo stations and one gravure station, is identified as      in th
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Laminating line boasts better controls

Limitations inherent in a former controls architecture kept RG Engineering from building systems capable of anything more than 600 ft/min. New controls paved the way to 1,000.
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Case packer uses a power monitor to minimize energy consumption

 A three-axis, side-load case packer receives up-to-the-minute information on energy
NEW CARTONER. New controls technology helped Ultra Packaging build a cartoning machine that offers greater flexibility, faster c
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Veronica gets a controls makeover

Ultra Packaging uses an MLC motion controller and IndraDrive Mi integrated motor/drive system to give its cartoner a cleaner look and improved performance.
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Controls system yields dosing precision

When a demanding beverage products customer specified a controls platform that was functionally sophisticated but easy to operate, Cryotech delivered.
QUICK, PRECISE. This air motor advances bags quickly and stops them precisely in the taped bag loader shown below. Another key t
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Motor delivers big benefits on bagging machine

Electric motors on this bagging machine for manual loading of meat, cheese, or medical devices were not a good fit, so an air motor gets the nod.
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Photocells ensure accurate positioning on high-speed wrapper

A network of nearly 20 sensors on the GlobalShrink system help keep container collating, tray positioning, and shrink film infeed on track.

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