R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has redesigned its (IMS) Intermittent-Motion Servo-Driven cartoner for cartoning multiple-product units. It can load a variety of products into display or point-of-purchase cartons, or shippers or overpack cartons at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
The Turbo Servo Series is a new series of high-performance servo motors from API Gettys (Amherst, NY). They're designed with high torque-to-inertia ratios and maximum power density for demanding operations.
Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
DSM and Micro DSM are the latest additions to Giddings & Lewis' (Fond du Lac, WI) Centurion(TM) line of servo systems. When used with the YSM- and NSM-series of servo motors, these fully digital amplifiers can be used in a broader range of applications.
Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) will show the new Eagle 50 Robotic Palletizer, manufactured by Italy's Gruppo Elettric 80, fully integrated with the Schneider high-speed, servo-driven, horizontal case packer.