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Precision Motion Using Pneumatic Actuators
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Precision Motion Using Pneumatic Actuators

Enfield Technologies introduces its pneumatic actuators for precise motion control at it booth. The concept allows for pneumatic actuators to work like electric drives while suporting high loads and reducing machine footprint.
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Podcast: Edson and Brenton – Pro Mach’s new dynamic duo

Bob Krouse, Engineering and Operations Manager, Edson, discusses the new case packaging dynamic for Pro Mach between Edson and Brenton. Edson joined Pro Mach earlier this year and some of the results are on display at Pack Expo. Booth # S-760
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Machine Case Study
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Tervis gains repeatable efficiency with 'Precision' conveyor

Maker of insulated plastic drinkware uses precision conveyor and automated manufacturing to improve its process.
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Omron Automation and Safety: Smart camera for pick-and-place robots

The compact FQ-M vision sensor for pick-and-place applications from Omron Industrial Automation features a processing speed of 5000 pieces/min. with 360 degree rotation.
Machine Case Study
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From oven to packaging with 5,000 biscuits a minute

Cavanna SpA, has taken an important step forward in the Japanese market! Cavanna was selected to supply the transport system and packaging line for one of the largest biscuits producers of Japan. The order includes 4 production lines for a total capacity of more than 5000 biscuits/min.
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One Control. A single MLC control moves all the robots and does intelligent load balancing.
OEM Application Note
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One controller handles three delta robots

Easier installation at the customer plant is just one of the benefits gained by designing a multi-robot pick-and-place machine governed by a single controller.
Embedded programming means no need for a separate robot controller
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Embedded programming means no need for a separate robot controller

One EtherCat network connects the PLC to the Yaskawa drives on this robotic application. A co-processor from Online Development also contributes.
Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Integrate Robotics into Packaging

The PacDrive Robot P3 is designed as a complete mechanical package for integrating pick-and-place capabilities into packaging machinery.
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Robotic software library

Elau has released its IEC-conforming robotic software object library for its PacDrive automation system. This approach allows the controller running the rest of the packaging process to control multiple robot arms as modules in the control software program.
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KUKA Robotics Corporation: PC-based motion controller

Kuka Robotics Corp. (Sterling Heights, MI) offers the Kuka Motion Controller, a standalone version of its PC-based robot controller that can control the logic of packaging lines, and the coordinated motion of any machine with up to 8 servomotors.

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