Phoenix Contact’s new EMpro measuring devices detect, monitor and analyze electrical characteristics, such as voltage, current, power, consumption, harmonics and network asymmetries, of machines and systems.
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Podcast: Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds caught up with Robert Lowe, executive director of the Control System Integrators Association, and asked for a few highlights from CSIA’s stimulating panel presentation at The Automation Conference 2013.
The ACS 2000, ABB’s active front end drive for general purpose applications where a medium voltage installation is required-- such as pumps, fans, blowers and conveyors--is now available with higher power capabilities, up to 3000 HP.
TURCK extends its in-cabinet Ethernet switches with a new multimode fiber optic port unit for reliable, fast performance in process and factory automation environments requiring conversion from fiber to copper media.
Dr. Niaz Latif, Dean of the School of Technology and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet, was among those who attended The Automation Conference. He talks with Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds about a stimulating presentation by Arnav Anand of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley.
Available in four sensing modes, the R2 Series Ultra-Small Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs feature a 24 mm x 7.5 mm x 11.2 mm housing, industry standard mounting footprint, a flush and wear-resistant antistatic glass lens and a 45° cable outlet to maximize mounting flexibility.
Designed to optimize performance and reliability at a modest cost, MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators from Misumi Corporation can be configured to carry loads up to 227 kg (500 lbs.), with travel speeds ranging from 1200 to 10,000 mm/sec, and standard lengths up to 6.25 meters, with custom lengths upon request.
At The Automation Conference 2013, contract OTC pharma manufacturer Perrigo presented their Stage By Component process, where Automated Guided Vehicles bring packaging materials to packaging lines on demand. Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds talks with Perrigo’s Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Black Belt, about the project.
Sato’s Linux and Mac OS X drivers have been developed for use with its thermal printers, allowing Linux and OS X users to integrate thermal printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of SOHO (small office home office) and enterprise based printing needs.
Keynote session number one this morning at The Automation Conference provided a unique glimpse into how challenging but potentially rewarding it can be when the IT folks and the Automation folks find ways to work cooperatively.
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