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.
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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.
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.