High-performance, high-voltage MHD digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) give packaging machines more power, with the space and cost savings of smaller motor-frame sizes and reduced-size power cables.
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Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) new high-speed friction feeder is said to use a revolutionary feeding mechanism that uses friction to separate and feed products with virtually no damage to the products.
Pacific Scientific (Wilmington, MA) released a brochure on its family of brushless digital servo systems. The selection guide provides detailed product features and benefits, technical and system component information, specifications and performance curves and dimensions.
The Lasetec is a new laser printer from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA). It produces precise text, bar codes and graphics on packages with a print quality said to be superior to other high-speed coding devices on the market.
Atlas Copco Controls (Sewickley, PA) has introduced the SimPL, a point-and-click servo control that simplifies motion control setup. While most motion controllers require a programmer to learn a new language, the SimPL has no syntax to remember.
Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.
Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has introduced the Model FSTS2-12H automatic filling, stoppering and tray loading system. It uses a positive displacement servo-driven pump to fill glass or plastic bottles ranging from 2 mL to 100 mL at speeds to 120 bottles/min.