A new book, SoftLogic: Overcoming Funnel Vision, by Dennis E. Wisnosky, senior VP of Intellution (Norwood, MA), describes the promise of control software running on standard PCs, which it terms SoftLogic.
D30 Series graphic touch panel from Aromat (New Providence, NJ) consists of a NEMA 4-rated two-color backlit LCD that can display text and graphics. Stores up to 256 message screens, which can be color coded for faster operator recognition.
Indaseal Model 360 is an automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Bunzl (Indianapolis, IN) that will debut at Pack Expo West. This PLC-driven wrapper is capable of producing packages at medium speeds.