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Multi-touch panel HMI from Beckhoff offers "consumer electronics" experience
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Multi-touch panel HMI from Beckhoff offers "consumer electronics" experience

Industrial-strength HMI designed for harshest factory conditions, available in landscape and portrait format, allows operator to zero in on any part of packaging line for diagnostic troubleshooting. HMI leverages touch and swipe technology found on tablets such as the iPad.
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Rennco LLC: Rennco LLC: Servos, HMI, and set-up recipes enhance performance of vertical bagging machine Booth # N-4016

The Rennco Model 301SF packager features a servo driven seal system, which is integrated with an HMI and set-up recipes for rapid changeover and higher throughput. This all-electric machine reduces overall energy consumption up to 50 percent compared to conventional baggers.
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays

IPak’s TF200 delivers speed, tray flexibility, and forming consistency in a simpler, easier to maintain design than traditional mechanical solutions. Additional benefits include modular construction for easy integration and maintenance, fewer wear parts, precise control, and reliable operation in demanding locations. Booth # N-4006
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Machine Product Brief
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Filler/capper benefits from integrated HMI/control

Chase-Logeman Corporation, recognized as the 'originator of the compact monoblock filling machine,' has introduced integrated control for its FCC Series monobolock filling & screw capping machinery.
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Feature Article
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Time for the big show – PACK EXPO Chicago

Get the big picture – whether in your home theater or your packaging lines
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Controls Case Study
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Lean automation solutions to increase in popularity

IMS Research projects world sales revenue of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise from $99 million in 2011 to approximately $148 million in 2016.
Controls Product Brief
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Maple Systems: HMIs with advanced features

Three new HMI models from Maple Systems including a 7-in. (HMI5070P), 12.1-in. (HMI5121P), and 15-in. (HMI5150P) TFT touchscreen display, are housed in a sleek aluminum enclosure that is compact and resistant to corrosion, and are specifically designed for efficient graphic animation and heavy data processing.
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff Automation: Multi-touch control panel series

Designed for use under harsh industrial conditions as “built-in” or mounting arm devices, Beckhoff Automation’s new CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series feature a modern operating concept with multi-touch technology as well as a contemporary, elegant device design.
Hybrid printer
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Hybrid printer

At Achema 2012, Stephan Wengi, sales director for Hapa demonstrates a hybrid printer that offers two printing technologies in a single machine. At the first station, a flex print head prints non-variable information, while variable batch codes and details are printed digitally at a second station. The machine can print flex only, digital only, digital and flex, and be equipped with a different color UV-curable ink for both print methods.
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Remote Diagnostics at Coke Plant

Kai Mariappan, plant control specialist at the Egan, MN, plant of Coca Cola, shared with his audience in the packaging track an example of a successful remote diagnostics application for packaging and production.

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