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Athena Controls: Process control systems to aid food processors get FSMA compliant

Athena Controls Inc. launches Maestro, a system of affordable temperature controllers, sensors and data recorders for process equipment used to manufacture fast moving consumer packaged goods (FMCG), such as snacks, confectionary, baked goods and prepared foods.
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Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.
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ABB: Abbreviated switchgear

Developed to house Emax circuit breakers, the UR 1558 abbreviated switchgear offers the electrical community the flexibility and reliability required for the most demanding manufacturing environments.
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Motors provide more torque in a compact package
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Motors provide more torque in a compact package

Oriental Motor USA's K2 Series offers motors from 6 to 90 watts, with gear ratios from 3:1 up to 350:1. Find out how they get more power for the frame size to handle more load, more quietly and with new, more flexible mounting options.
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Wago: Current transformer disconnect terminal blocks

Wago Corporation's new 2007 Series TOPJOBS current transformer disconnect terminal blocks simplify current transformer testing, and increase safety within power monitoring applications with an intuitive orange three-position (Operating, Shorting and Measuring) disconnect lever.
Multi-touch HMI/SCADA housed in industrial PCs and monitors
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Multi-touch HMI/SCADA housed in industrial PCs and monitors

This video gives you two great solutions, hardware and software, in one! InduSoft demonstrates the multi-touch capabilities of its HMI/SCADA software housed in industrial PCs and monitors from partner Beckhoff Automation.
Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?
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Three positioning solutions...which one's right for your application?

This demonstration from Bimba Manufacturing shows basic, intermediate and advanced solutions for positioning. Which is right for you? Pneumatics, servo-pneumatics or a double electric-actuator solution? Watch this video for the pros & cons of each.
Integrated safety on a valve terminal
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal

At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
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.
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Where have all the parts gone?

Keith Campbell makes twin observations about an important trend in packaging machinery design that he sees markedly manifest on the floor of Pack Expo. And it's a good thing. Hint: This isn't your father's packaging machinery anymore.

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