Machine control

Efficient motion control system
Controls Product Brief

Siemens: Efficient motion control system

Siemens has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users many new functions that make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient; applications such as packaging, can be quickly, easily and efficiently engineered, configured and commissioned through the Siemens TIA Portal.
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 Industrial server with 12, 24, and 36 core options
Controls Product Brief

Beckhoff Automation: Industrial server with 12, 24, and 36 core options

Beckhoff Automation has introduced an industrial server product line that enables many-core machine control; this top-performance PC-based solution can be equipped with 12, 24, or 36 processor cores, and its memory can be expanded from 64 GB up to 2 TB.
Parker Automation Controller (PAC)
Controls Product Brief

Parker: High-performance automation controller

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division launches the Parker Automation Controller (PAC).
Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller
Controls Product Brief

Bosch Rexroth: PLC integrates I/O for speed, flexibility

Bosch Rexroth’s IndraControl XM21/22 programmable logic controller (PLC) combines the speed of the Sercos automation bus with Rexroth’s flexible IndraControl S20 input/output (I/O) series into one complete and scalable control system.
Controls Case Study

Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.
SOA PLC from Beckhoff
Controls Product Brief

Beckhoff: Service oriented architecture PLC

The SOA PLC from Beckhoff is designed for efficient, data-consistent, secure, and standardized communication for the implementation of Smart Factories; the unit features IEC 61131-3 functions and secure OPC UA communication.
Controls Product Brief

Rockwell: Process automation system

Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management, and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system, extending the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system’s design, deployment, operation, and maintenance.
Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive
Controls Product Brief

Yaskawa: Intelligent pump drive

Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive provides simple, reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 HP.
Cap liner. Among the machines built by MMC are those that cut and insert lining material into newly molded caps and closures.
Feature Article

Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control

PC-based control and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet technology bring faster machine setup, a smaller controls cabinet, and other benefits to this maker of cap lining machines.
Controllers and modules for harsh environments
Controls Product Brief

B&R: Controllers and modules for harsh environments

B&R’s X20c series of compact controllers and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module, making them suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.


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