Brewers who are looking at various automation solutions, including automated data acquisition software, to help them cope with rapid growth should keep one thing in mind: Keep operations data in its own network and have it report out to an enterprise network. Otherwise, bandwidth issues could surface, and plant floor operations could be negatively affected.
There’s no place like interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
Balluff's new BVS Universal Vision Sensor provides 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM), and OCV, and comes with a serial port and digital I/O.
Pepperl+Fuchs’ IO-Link compatible Series IO ultrasonic sensors with pushbutton programming provide fast and easy on-site sensor parameterization without software, and unlock a series of control functions that customize the sensor for installation in the most challenging environments.
Minimizing the effects of shaft currents that can be present in adjustable speed motor applications, Baldor Electric Company’s Reliance Super-E motors with internal AEGIS Bearing Protection Ring are now available with 28 new ratings consisting of 1 to 40 HP, open drip-proof motors, 200 volt and 575 volt, as well as 5 to 15 HP totally enclosed fan-cooled designs for 200 volt.
EXAIR’s new PEEK 3/8 NPT Super Air Nozzle™ has been engineered to produce the highest performance attainable. The protective aerodynamic slots guide the airflow to a single point of convergence for hard-hitting force and dramatic noise reduction over typical blowoffs.