Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
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Electro-Craft (Eden Prairie, MN) offers a DeviceNet option on its BRU Series Advantage line of universal drives and IQ Series positioning drives. DeviceNet is an inexpensive industrial-grade local area network that permits the drives to be connected along with sensors, motor starters and other devices to operator interface panels, PLCs and PCs.
The Provit 5600 industrial PC from B&R Indus-trial Automation (Roswell, GA) combines a sealed front panel designed for tough NEMA 4-type environments with the convenience of front access to CD-ROM and floppy disk drives.
New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
VersaPro(TM) PLC programming software for Windows(TM)-based personal computers is available from GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA). Supports both Instruction List and Relay Ladder Diagram programming editors and provides switching capabilities between the two languages.
The new Flowtronic 120SF wrapping machine from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) can produce up to 1ꯠ packs/min. Suitable for the confectionery industry, the machine features an Allen-Bradley PanelView(TM) 600 color display unit for tool-free adjustment of key parameters.
The Vegatronic 400XL from Ilapak (Newton, PA) is an improved version of its standard vf/f/s machine. To facilitate settling of product in the bag, 5" have been added between the jaws and the forming tube.
The Assists 2000 is a new, PLC-based induction sealing control system from Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI). The system's capabilities provide four operating and control modes, hold five preset product menus (including set power level, coil height, eject delay, eject time and stalled bottle delay), provide a critical fault monitor and a series of help menus.
AirJacket(TM) is an all-plastic padded mailer from PAC National (Redmond, WA). Made of a durable, moisture-resistant, multi-layered PE film laminated to an interior bubble-type lining for cushioning protection.