A new white paper from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) describes the concept of the PC-based logic controller, or “PCLC,” a hybrid controller said to combine the best attributes of both PLCs and PC-based controls.
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Two new fillers from Evergreen (Cedar Rapids, IA) package fresh refrigerated milk or juice at speeds to 3ꯠ gabletop cartons/hr. The GTL-1000 (shown) fills 250- to 1걶-mL (8.45- to 38.9-oz) cartons, while the GTN-1000 fills 125- to 500-mL (4.23- to 16.9-oz) cartons.
Favor-Pac 100 is an absorbent polymer that can be added to soaker pads to absorb fluids in refrigerated or frozen poultry packaging. The FDA has approved the polymer, made by Stockhausen (Greensboro, NC), for indirect food contact.
Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) introduces a new line of controls for brushless linear motors. All 3 models--the LinDrive, the Lin+Drive and the MintDrive--plug directly into the wall and have autotune routines to self-adjust after initial set-up.
The PanelMate Power Pro is the latest operator interface software available from Cutler-Hammer (Pittsburgh, PA). Compatible with the company's line of PanelMate products, the new software provides advanced Tag and Expression Management tools, allowing users to reuse applications and change brand of PLC and/or addresses when desired.