CTC Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver allows use of its Interact HMI software for Ethernet communications to Allen-Bradley SLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers on the factory floor.
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Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA) has made the proceedings from its Packaging Strategies 2000 conference available. Presentations given by executives at Huhtamäki Van Leer, Graphic Packaging Corp., Netgrocer, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Rexam PLC, Pechiney Plastic Packaging, and Graham Packaging Co., L.P.
EPI Labelers (New Freedom, PA) has introduced a Flex-Pac Labeler™ that integrates to Ishida APEX vf/f/s bagmakers. Applies single-ply or multi-ply, coupon stock or reclosable labels as the bags are being filled.
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has released a color catalog describing its new line of VersaMax™ Nano and Micro programmable logic controllers. Devices combine PLC and I/O into 1 unit that can fit in 1 hand.
Designed for integration with Ishida Apex vf/f/s equipment, the Flex-Pac labeler from EPI (New Freedom, PA) applies p-s labels—including coupon, multi-ply and reclosable styles—to fronts or backs of packages.
The Bauman ACO bottle unscrambler from Omega Design (Exton, PA) requires no tools for container changeover. Handling 500-mL to 5-L bottles at speeds from 150 to 600/min, automatic changeover is directed through a PLC.