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Machine Product Brief
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Multivac: Chamber belt machine

NEW AT INTERPACK! The B 210 Chamber Belt Machine is available in a wide variety of versions and configurations.
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JVL: Integrated servo motor

The MAC402 is designed for battery powered and low voltage applications.
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Supplier News
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Large Super Air Nozzle Resists Corrosion And High Temperature

EXAIR's new 1 NPT Stainless Steel Super Air Nozzle™ delivers 6.6 pounds of strong blowing force for blowoff, cooling and drying applications located in corrosive, high temperature, food and pharmaceutical environments. Because the force is more than 8 times that of ordinary air nozzles, it is ideal for blowing heavy materials and where the air nozzle can’t be mounted close to the target surface.
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Feature Article
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How plant automation impacts product, equipment, and packaging compliance

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who does this law affect?
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Seven tips for FSMA compliance in plant automation

Here's how automation can improve compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
How automation can minimize risk and enhance process control and consistency.
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Five ways integrated software can ensure food safety

Preventing food safety risk begins with a comprehensive approach that accounts for five key software capabilities: real-time operational intelligence; trending capabilities; rich analytics; electronic standard work practices; and powerful traceability.
One IT architecture for a food safety management system
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How integrated management software enhances audit readiness

How automated food quality/safety system helps the most efficient companies eliminate errors and increase efficiencies in the auditing process.
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Eight tips for selecting food safety compliance systems

Regulations — namely, the coming requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — have spurred growth in the market for food safety and quality management software. Below are eight guidelines food and beverage manufacturers should consider when selecting a system.
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B&R impressions of K 2013

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Fully automatic thermoforming machine delivers high speed and performance

Inpak demonstrates high speed, high capacity and high performance on their thermoforming machine using a B&R control unit.
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New preform system delivers speed, performance and energy efficiency

Athena Automation and Sipa utilize efficient servo technology including POWERLINK and openSAFETY to make the XFORM 150 machine system fast, flexible and energy efficient.
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High speed capping machine runs up to 75 cappings per minute

Technoshell demonstrates the tube capping machine CP-60, running in high speed, advanced by B&R steppers and drives that deliver high accuracy.
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Efficient coating line performs at high production speeds

Starlinger presents their lamiTEC coating line for tubular and flat tape fabric. The machine performs automatic roll changes at a full production speed of 220 m/min and delivers excellent coating quality.
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High speed, high efficiency, high capacity full electric blow-molding machine

Extrusion blow-molding machine manufacturer, Techne, displays their fully electric line at the K show. All of their fully electric machines rely on B&R for both hardware and software control.
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Controls Product Brief
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Cognex: Updated software

Software update expands tuning and test mode options for DataMan fixed-mount ID readers.
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ABB: Micro drive for simple machine interface

Ease of use distinguishes the ACS250 for OEMs and panel builders.
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Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.

 

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