Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley MPF servo motors are designed specifically for the harsh environments of food and beverage packaging applications. Available with 14 to 173 in-lb torque, the units have noncorrosive food-grade fasteners and coatings for extended performance.
The BCL 8 bar-code reader from Leuze Lumiflex is said to be the world’s smallest industrial bar-code scanner. Machine can read up to 550 scans/sec and automatically detect and read all customary code types.
Thompson Scale offers its Model 4693 Heavy-Duty Checkweigher with weight ranges from 10-300lb. Machine is designed for harsh, abusive, dirty environments such as those found in the cement, concrete, soil, bark, and carbon black products industries.
Redlake has combined Wind River embedded technology and services to deliver the MotionXtra™ HG-100K, a network-based, high-speed digital camera designed to capture extreme events in harsh environments.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers—and the images they project to their various publics—today seem to be confusing at best. Like other product manufacturers, they have become global businesses, doing business worldwide in a variety of ways.
Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) PosiTack™ in-line labeler automatically applies p-s labels to the top and bottom of flexible packages, rigid modified atmosphere packages, boxes, and a variety of finished products.
MotionMeter, a high-speed digital imaging system, captures images at up to 1ꯠ frames/sec. From Redlake MASD (San Diego, CA), the 2-lb hand-held camera is used for high-speed motion analysis of line equipment malfunctions.