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Bryan Cleal (left) and Jeff Russell address The Automation Conference.
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PepsiCo: Forming an IT/Automation partnership is like merging two companies

Keynote session number one this morning at The Automation Conference provided a unique glimpse into how challenging but potentially rewarding it can be when the IT folks and the Automation folks find ways to work cooperatively.
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Campbell Soup talks data acquisition

From a corporate position we knew we didn’t want nine different solutions.
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Powerful linear scales

Dura-Pack's family of net linear scales uses a new B&R automation platform that retains the functionalities of a high end control system with the economies of a micro PLC.
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High performance palletizer

New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
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Alternative to shrink wrapping

Krones’ award-winning EvoLite packaging machine produces revolutionary packaging for plastic bottles in the form of strapped packs with integrated handles that do not use shrink wrap as secondary packaging, reducing both the amount of required energy and plastic by 75%.
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TURCK, Inc: Diagnostic power conditioner backplane provides advanced monitoring

Turck’s Diagnostic Power Conditioner (DPC) Backplane for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 segments provides up to four segments with redundant power and 800mA/segment.
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Oriental Motor USA: Motor/driver package with built-in controller

The high-efficiency AR Series motor and driver package from Oriental Motor is now available with a built-in controller (stored data) featuring I/O, Modbus, or EtherCAT (via a gateway converter) communications.
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B&R Industrial Automation: What could you do with the most powerful industrial PC and a giant multi-touch tablet?

There’s nothing wrong with the same old operator interfaces, there’s just so much more productivity possible by ruggedizing the latest innovations in mainstream computing.
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PackML + PackSpec = packaging’s future

A joint meeting of the Organization for Machine Automation & Control’s PackML and PackSpec committees recently took place in Atlanta.
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No standing pat at Pack Expo or at Perrigo

Never ones to stand pat when it comes to the packaging shows they organize and produce, the folks at PMMI have cooked up something brand new for Pack Expo Las Vegas this year: the Center for Trends & Technology, or CTT.

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