Controls Product Brief

All-Fill Inc: Volumetric filler

Model 305 single-head piston filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) handles liquids, creams, pastes and other viscous products in fills from 50 mL to 2 ½ L.
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Materials Product Brief

Enercon Industries Corp.: Induction cap sealer

The Super Seal 150™ from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) is an air-cooled induction cap-sealing system with an extended sealing head that prolongs dwell time.
Controls Product Brief

Washdown motor

The Paint Free Inverter Drive® Motor is the latest addition to Baldor’s (Fort Smith, AR) family of washdown duty motors. Offering ?
Controls Product Brief

AC drive

The ACS 400 AC drive from ABB (New Berlin, WI) is compatible with motors of 3 to 20 HP at 208 to 240 V ac. The features of this variable-speed drive include washdown housing, 7 preset speeds, 2 programmable relay outputs, 1 programmable analog output, 2 analog inputs and a 30-character alphanumeric display.
Controls Product Brief

Balluff: Balluff: Optical sensor

The MiniPro optical sensor from Balluff (Florence, KY) features standard housing dimensions, bracketry and installation capability. The housing is ultrasonically welded, rather than bolted together, making the sensor able to withstand 1겨-psi washdown.
Controls Product Brief

SICK, Inc: SICK, Inc: Washdown sensor

Sick’s (Bloomington, MN) W.1000 photoelectric sensor offers teach-in capability so an operator can set up the sensor for use by touching 1 button. A molded lens eliminates the need for a separate polarizing filter.
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
Controls Product Brief

ABB Robotics: Depanning system

Designed specifically for bakeries, ABB's (New Berlin, WI) RollBot(TM) moves baked goods from pans to conveyors or trays at a rate of 30 pans/min using vacuum or needle lifting mechanisms.
Controls Product Brief

Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
Machine Product Brief

Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case sealer

The LD-7 case sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines easy operation with washdown capability, according to the manufacturer. Stainless-steel construction and a washdown-duty-rated GE motor are coupled with NEMA 4 or 12 electrical components and tape cartridges designed for easy threading, including a cartridge that tips back for tape adjustments.


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