Machine control

Control unit for variable speed drives
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Siemens: Control unit for variable speed drives

Siemens Industry, Inc. has announced the availability of the Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit for use with its Sinamics G120 variable speed drives; the unit provides vector control with encoder feedback.
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Variable speed drives
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Emerson: Variable speed drives

Render Technology, an Italian specialist in the manufacture of end-of-line handling and palletizing machines for the packaging market, has switched its drives partner to Emerson, and as a result has seen productivity of its machines increase by 20%.
Transfer system. The transfer system on the machine is designed as a conveyor loop with varied operation for puck or puckless tr
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Made in America

The lite-F is groninger’s first American-made filling machine. By relying on recent advances in controls technology, machine footprint is down by 50% and cost is cut, too.
 Desktop piezo drive
Controls Product Brief
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Aerotech: Desktop piezo drive

Desktop piezo drive from Aerotech is networkable with any ensemble drive to control up to ten axes of piezo and/or servomotor stages; the Ensemble QDe is designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers.
Tolomatic ACS actuator controllers
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Tolomatic: Single-axis driver/controller

Available in both servo and stepper control technologies, the Tolomatic ACS actuator control solution for industrial applications ensures interoperability between other ODVA conformant devices over EtherNet/IP.
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Productivity2000
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Programmable controller

The Productivity2000 is AutomationDirect’s newest addition to the Productivity line of industrial controllers.
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CX8091 Embedded PC
Controls Product Brief
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Beckhoff: Small local controller

Compact embedded PC can serve as data collector for comprehensive energy management in plant environments.
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Ultra Packaging’s Veronica
OEM Application Note
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Controls platform brings cartoning flexibility

Pedigree Ovens of Harvard, IL, a contract manufacturer in the niche market of high-end dog treats, recently decided to invest in cartoning technology to improve productivity and increase capacity.
High-performance DC drives
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: High-performance DC drives

IronHorse GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controllers for 12 to 48V equipment, providing smooth control with high-efficiency operation, and are ideal for applications such as auger feeders, automated door actuators, commercial cooking equipment, food production, industrial pumping systems and more.
Enhanced drive platform
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens: Enhanced drive platform

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #6137! Siemens has announced that its Sinamics G120 drive system has been enhanced to include EtherNet/IP connectivity, thus providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication while offering innovative concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant.

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