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.
The YH1900 partition inserter from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) laminates corner posts, then forms and folds H-style partitions (as shown with product) from flat blanks before placing them into RSC or HSC cases or display trays.
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.
Keyence's (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) Visual-KV(TM) PLC allows program parameters to be changed in real time. Featuring a 2-color data window, the unit is 2/3 the size of conventional PLCs but executes instructions in 0.7 microsec.