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Fully automatic thermoforming machine delivers high speed and performance

Inpak demonstrates high speed, high capacity and high performance on their thermoforming machine using a B&R control unit.
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High speed capping machine runs up to 75 cappings per minute

Technoshell demonstrates the tube capping machine CP-60, running in high speed, advanced by B&R steppers and drives that deliver high accuracy.
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Efficient coating line performs at high production speeds

Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
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High speed, high efficiency, high capacity full electric blow-molding machine

Extrusion blow-molding machine manufacturer, Techne, displays their fully electric line at the K show. All of their fully electric machines rely on B&R for both hardware and software control.
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ABB: Micro drive for simple machine interface

Ease of use distinguishes the ACS250 for OEMs and panel builders.
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In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
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Festo: Rodless pneumatic drive

Festo introduces the DGC-K, a compact rodless pneumatic drive ideal for simple drive functions and positioning operations, such as opening and closing doors and end of line packaging applications.
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Banner Engineering: Safety controller provides flexible programming capabilities

Banner Engineering introduces the SC26-2 Programmable Safety Controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs.
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Red Lion Controls: PID controllers

Compact design and universal input options provide PID control for a wide range temperature and process signals.
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Beckhoff: Multi-touch panel PCs

Delivering multi-touch functionality and automation capability with an ARM Cortex A8 processor, the compact, fanless CP26xx series of Panel PCs from Beckhoff Automation is suitable for use in PLC and motion control of small to medium-sized machines.

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