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World record application in linear motion

Summit Publishing blogger, Keith Campbell, reports on the importance of price versus performance when it comes to investing in new technology in his article “What is appropriate technology?” He makes his point by presenting an example where B&R Industrial Automation was able to achieve world record results in linear motion.
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Controls Product Brief
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Kollmorgen: Scalable servo drive-based motion solutions

Delivering up to 128 axes of complex, fully programmable and synchronized motion, the AKD PDMM and AKD BASIC servo drive family from Kollmorgen provide high-performance, scalable motion solutions that enable OEMs to simplify the design, reduce the size, and improve the performance of machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Control Techniques: AC, servo motor controls

Control Techniques' Unidrive M is a comprehensive family of AC and servo motor controls that enhances machine performance, reduces commissioning and diagnostic times, lowers machine costs, and provides flexibility.
Kinsley debuts swing divider with stacked screws
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Kinsley debuts swing divider with stacked screws

Need to divide into 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 lanes? It’s no problem with Kinsley’s new swing divider. Dual-drive servos and controls from B&R make it easy to set up, compact, flexible and maintainable. It can fill on demand to equipment running at different speeds, it can turn containers, and can be used with single or stacked timing screws for unstable containers.
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Package Machinery servo overwrapper interacts with operator
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Package Machinery servo overwrapper interacts with operator

Package Machinery Company exhibited a 6-axis servo-driven overwrapper with a B&R control system that includes a 10-inch touch panel providing operational controls, safety, diagnostics, temperature, changeover videos, status, and even a complete machine manual.
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Each robotic end effector picks 30 empty tubes per cycle and places them in the pucks on the racetrack carrier.
OEM Application Note
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One controller governs 92 axes of motion

What do you get when you deploy 92 servo motors on a tube-filling machine? At Norden, a part of the Coesia Group, you get a machine that fills 850 toothpaste tubes/min.
Custom automation via Mechatronics at Work
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Custom automation via Mechatronics at Work

Bosch Rexroth's demos its custom Mechatronics @ Work technology, focusing on IndraDrive Mi integrated motor-drive system and its new Omega Linear Module OBB.
Machine Product Brief
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Rennco LLC: Rennco LLC: Servos, HMI, and set-up recipes enhance performance of vertical bagging machine Booth # N-4016

The Rennco Model 301SF packager features a servo driven seal system, which is integrated with an HMI and set-up recipes for rapid changeover and higher throughput. This all-electric machine reduces overall energy consumption up to 50 percent compared to conventional baggers.
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays
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Industry’s first servo-based solution for triangulated retail ready trays

IPak’s TF200 delivers speed, tray flexibility, and forming consistency in a simpler, easier to maintain design than traditional mechanical solutions. Additional benefits include modular construction for easy integration and maintenance, fewer wear parts, precise control, and reliable operation in demanding locations. Booth # N-4006
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Controls Product Brief
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Kollmorgen: Servo system catalog

The new Kollmorgen Servo System Catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of the company’s broad range of servo system solutions including their complete range of AKD Ethernet-based servo drives, AKM servomotors, direct drive technology, Kollmorgen Cartridge DDR motors, housed DDR motors, linear positioning systems, precision tables, electric cylinders, rodless actuators, TRUE Planetary gearheads, stepper motors, stepper drives, and other product solutions.

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