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.
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.
Thiele-Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a patented technology for case packing of chub packages. Because chub packages are typically soft and inconsistently shaped, they've had to be hand loaded.
sterbergs (Gteborg, Sweden) has launched a new case/tray packer called the WA/BR 6000. Servo-driven machine allows quick changes between packing patterns, as well as customized patterns to meet production requirements and product design.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
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.