A new line of electromechanical actuators is available from PHD (Ft. Wayne, IN). The Series ES servo-powered linear actuator (Emax(TM)) provides quick, smooth and accurate multi-position linear motion, as well as simplified program- ming.
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R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA) has developed a new compact case erector that runs tablock or standard cases at speeds to 25 containers/min. Model R225 has a variable frequency drive with a programmable keypad.
Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has added products to its Washdown Duty line. Available are the Three-Phase Inverter Drive® and Vector Drive® motors in 1 through 10 HP in NEMA frames 143TC through 256TC.
Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.
Courtaulds Performance Films has doubled silicone coating capacity at its Martinsville, VA, facility by extensively upgrading an existing gravure coater with new ovens, drive systems and components supplied primarily by Faustel (Germantown, WI).