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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Web-enabled hf/f/s machine

Hooper Engineering (Sarasota, FL) touts the N2500 horizontal f/f/s system as the world’s first Web-enabled packaging machine. It packages food, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and other products into packs formed from rollstock.
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Machinery looks to electronics

With an eye towards higher flexibility and efficiency, Robert Bosch Corp.’s Packaging Machinery Division (Bridgman, MI) is transitioning using Elau (Chicago, IL) motion controls from all-mechanical designs to a combination of mechanical, electronics, and software.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Wrapper saves costs

Rexroth Indramat’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) new PPC (Combined Motion & Logic Controller) eliminates the need for a separate PLC on horizontal form/fill/seal machines from AmeriPak (Warrington, PA).
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InduSoft: InduSoft: Product interface

SoftPLC (Austin, TX) and InduSoft (Austin, TX) have interfaced their products, making it possible for a SoftPLC controller to have an HMI, data acquisition system, and connections to both wireless instrumentation and the Internet.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Online PLC training

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc., (Alpharetta, GA) introduced earlier this year a series of 3 online courses for its Simatic™ S7 programmable logic controllers.
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CTC Parker Automation: Product brochure

CTC Parker’s (Milford, OH) brochure describes its full line of PowerStation and Industrial PC hardware solutions. The PowerStation family includes a 6” panel replacer as well as a 15” high-performance PC and can be bundled with CTC’s MachineShop suite of controls software.
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Cincinnati Industrial Automation Ltd: Machine vision literature

Cincinnati Industrial Automation (Covington, KY) has published a full-color brochure describing its new EZVision Sensor compact PLC-based machine vision system.
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Kollmorgen: Motion controllers

Kollmorgen’s (Radford, VA) Servostar MC multi-axis motion controller family now includes a PCI-card version and a standalone self-contained model. The Servostar MC controls up to 16 axes of coordinated motion via SERCOS drive amplifiers.
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Cincinnati Interface: Communications interface

Panel interface connectors (PICs) from Cincinnati Interface (Cincinnati, OH) consist of power outlet and one or more data ports. PICs mount to the outside of the packaging machine or controls cabinet.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Expanded micro PLC line

Siemens Energy and Automation (Alpharetta, GA) has expanded its Simatic S7-200 micro PLC product offering to include 8 CPU options, 25 digital and analog expansion modules, and more user-friendly software.

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