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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.
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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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AutomationDirect: Fractional HP DC motors and gearmotors

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of electric motors now includes fractional HP DC motors and gearmotors.
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WAGO: Proportional valve control

WAGO’s proportional valve module significantly simplifies the connection of hydraulic or pneumatic valves to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750.
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Servo drives. The Digitax ST drives use multi-network management via central PC and Ethernet for coordination of all production menus and motion equations on the individual process components.
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Variably-sized shippers on demand

Servo drives and motors play a key role in delivering the kind of precision and predictability necessary on a new breed of machine that forms variably-sized corrugated shippers from roll stock on demand.
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Festo: Rodless pneumatic drive

Festo introduces the DGC-K, a compact rodless pneumatic drive ideal for simple drive functions and positioning operations, such as opening and closing doors and end of line packaging applications.
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Ross Controls: Soft start double valve

The M DM2® Series C double valve with an integrated soft start function unites the proven ROSS DM2® function with an innovative on-board soft start capability that allows gradual introduction of air to the system when the valve is energized.
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