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MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.

Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
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Efficient coating line performs at high production speeds

Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
Controls Product Brief

AutomationDirect: DC drives

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motors and drives now includes the GSD1, GSD3, GSD4, and GSD5, GSD6, and GSD7 series of DC drives.
Controls Product Brief

B&R: Hollow shaft angular gearbox

Designed for flange sizes 60 to 142 mm, B&R’s 8GA75 premium-grade angular planetary gearbox features a hollow shaft, making it possible to feed cables, fluid lines, and material strands through the drive axis.
Controls Product Brief

Yaskawa: Medium voltage AC drive

The MV1000 medium voltage AC drive family from the Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America combines compact modular design, high efficiency, low harmonics, and MTBF into a medium voltage drive solution that is compatible with Yaskawa’s 1000 series low voltage AC drive products.
Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products
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Robotic boxers demonstrate controls products

An engaging demo at the Kollmorgen booth used two robotic pugilists to showcase Kolmorgen actuators, motors, drives, and other controls components the company offers.
New drive technologies save energy & wiring, and runs more efficiently
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New drive technologies save energy & wiring, and runs more efficiently

SEW Eurodrive USA demonstrates new drive technology on working bottling line on the Pack Expo 2013 show floor that saves energy and wiring, and helps conveyors run more efficiently under varying speeds and loads.
Single cable simplifies servo connections to DIN rail-mounted controls
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Single cable simplifies servo connections to DIN rail-mounted controls

Beckhoff Automation shows you how One Cable technology can provide motor power, feedback and thermal information, via EtherCAT, between its CX-200 family DIN rail-mounted PC-based controls to multiple two servo motors, including a washdown-rated stainless steel design.

Tray sealer boasts a clever controls concoction

A clever combination of stepper drive, stepper motor, DC gear motor, DC drive, and PLC control.
Controls Product Brief

Siemens: Motor/drive combination package

A pre-set list of integrated Simotics motor/Sinamics drive packages from Siemens Industry, Inc. allow an OEM or end-user to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source, backed by a full three-year warranty.


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