Controls

Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
OEM Application Note
|

Brewery gains flexibility, reduces downtime with gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs: 2014 edition
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
Controls Product Brief
|

Lenze: Gearbox transforms motor speed into torque

Designed for mechatronic integration with the Lenze Smart Motor, the Lenze g500 gearbox range transforms motor speed into torque as intelligently and accurately as possible.
Sensors enable clear object detection. Source: Banner
Column/Opinion
|

CPG manufacturers benefit from sensor technology advances

One trend in packaging machine design is to move from tool-less changeovers to automated changeovers, reducing the complexity and downtime related to product variation. Sensors of various types enable the automation.
Banner's IVu  is a vision sensor that can identify mislabeling.
Column/Opinion
|

Sensor trends affecting packaging automation

Non-rigid packaging handling, quality control and trace-and-trace applications are being improved by advances in sensor technology. Here’s how.
Controls Product Brief
|

WAGO: Expanded line of signal conditioners and relays

WAGO expanded its JUMPFLEX® line of signal conditioners and relays to include a loop-powered signal conditioner offering conversion, isolation and transmission of a variety of signal types.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]
Controls Product Brief
|

Festo: Heavy-duty electric cylinder

Suitable for dynamic, high-feed-force applications, such as clamping, pressing, cable tensioning, and large component feeding, the ESBF cylinder from Festo is capable of generating almost two tons (17,000 N) of feed force, making it possible to use in place of a hydraulic cylinder.
Controls Product Brief
|

Bosch Rexroth: Motion logic controller

The Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 13 firmware from Bosch Rexroth comes with a safety PLC and open core interface, and features a new set of capabilities and function modules designed to make it faster and easier to implement in-demand automation tasks such as integrated safety, robotics functions, and new mobile apps tools.
Controls Product Brief
|

Technosoft: Intelligent panel mount drive

iPOS8010 BX-CAT is the newest member of the iPOS family of Technosoft’s intelligent drives.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]
Controls Product Brief
|

WAGO: I/O fieldbus couplers

To support end users that leverage Ethernet-based industrial networking, WAGO’s new PROFINET I/O Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series operate as I/O devices in the PROFINET network.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]
Keith Campbell ( Keith@CampbellManagementServices.net has been a shaper of opinion on manufacturing automation for 40 years. He worked for 28 years with The Hershey Company, and has served the broader industry in numerous roles including as Director of ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Div., and as the founding Director and later Executive Director of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, originally called the OMAC Motion for Packaging Workgroup. Since retiring from Hershey as Director of Automation & Integr
Column/Opinion
|

The future of automation for healthcare manufacturers

If healthcare manufacturers are a bit behind others, it is probably for valid and explainable reasons to which valid and explainable solutions exist.
Controls Product Brief
|

NK Technologies: Digital power monitor

The APN Series measures three phases of current and voltage and computes fourteen values necessary to track power usage.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]
Controls Product Brief
|

WEISS North America: Pick-and-place direct-drive module

WEISS North America, Inc. introduces the revolutionary HP70 Pick-and-Place direct-drive component that is thinner (60 mm wide) than any linear motor or pneumatic module on the market today.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]
Controls Product Brief
|

AutomationDirect: DC power supplies

RHINO PSB series DIN rail mount single-phase and three-phase input power supplies with IP20-rated terminals offer high performance and reliability and are perfect for applications that require a basic DC voltage power supply.
Controls Product Brief
|

Bodine: DC motor speed controller

Designed for use in bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, food processing applications, medical devices, and more, Bodine’s new 0794 DC motor speed controller is housed in a NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, and features a Forward-Brake-Reverse switch and dynamic braking to provide smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors.
Controls Product Brief
|

PHD: Pneumatic thruster slide

The Optimax Series OSD Pneumatic Thruster Slide from PHD, first in the company’s Optimax Series, is a robust linear actuator available in ¾-in., 1 1/8-in., and 2-in. bore sizes, and offers standard travel lengths ranging from 1-in. to 10-in.
WestPack 2014: Capping Machine
Video |

WestPack 2014: Capping Machine

Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine that applies and torques closures onto containers at speeds to 60 cpm. Track feeds cap to machine. Floats cap onto bottle, allowing for fewer crossthreads. Uses servo technology for repeatable, consistent running. Incorporates a user-friendly Allen Bradley touchscreen.
WestPack 2014: Automation products
Video |

WestPack 2014: Automation products

Drive- and control-based products, including Sercos bus system designed for safety; open core engineering tool that connects IT and PLC systems. Offer API programming interfaces, so software designers can develop solutions for machine control. Also, a demonstration of Android app that simulates motion that helps machines connect with one another on the floor to a higher-level control system.
Controls Product Brief
|

GE Intelligent: High-performance communications modules

GE Intelligent Platforms announces three new PACSystems RX3i modules that provide infrastructure OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as “in rack” solutions.
[CustomContent/LeadGenCampaign/SupplierSubmitted]

Pages

 

Newsletters
Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine

eClip

Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

PACKAGE DESIGN/
DEVELOPMENT

Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.