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Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders
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Servo motor has field-replaceable encoders

The 1FK7 servo motor from Siemens is developed with field-replaceable encoders that make for quick and easy on-site service with no special tools or recalibration required. Modular design permits the swapping of incremental encoder with an absolute encoder right in the field, without sending the unit back to the factory. Also shown is Sinamics S120M that integrates motor and drive right in the same unit, ideal for vertical form/fill/seal machines, flow wrappers, rotary capping machines, filling machines, and other packaging equipment.
Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology
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Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology

Conveyor picking and delivery, conveyor replenishment and new product spotlight: Simogear geared motor delivers 96% mechanical efficiency, NEMA class, for conveyor applications.
Pack Expo 2012: Motion Control Options for Machine Builders
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Pack Expo 2012: Motion Control Options for Machine Builders

The Simotion family comes in three form factors: Simotion D, drive-based package; Simotion P, micro-box option; and a PLC unit. (Approximate Time - 1:52)
Pack Expo 2012: Sinamics Drive System from Siemens
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Pack Expo 2012: Sinamics Drive System from Siemens

G 120D machine mount IP 67 close loop VFD. Integrated safety and interated IO. Mounts right on side of packaging machine without need for a cabinet. Also, compact drive with power system.
Pack Expo 2012: TIA Portal new generation programming environment.
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Pack Expo 2012: TIA Portal new generation programming environment.

Program controller logic in PLCs, HMI, and networking between devices all in one user environment. Modern navigation, very graphical and intuitive. Changes automation programming approach to a system view.
Pack Expo 2012: Networking and connectivity from Siemens
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Pack Expo 2012: Networking and connectivity from Siemens

Sinamics drive system, PLC, IO and HMI offer complete connectivity--ethernet-based Profinet, Profibus, Canbus, Modbus, Ethernet IP, etc. Drive, HMI and I.O. network is not a special configuration, but a selection embedded in the system all ready to work. Delivers seamless, peaceful coexistence of multiple networks over the same wire.
Pack Expo 2012: Siemens Integrated Safety
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Pack Expo 2012: Siemens Integrated Safety

One complete safety certified system with standard PLC integration and safety integration, plus mobile panels with safety e-stops and wireless safety solutions.
New vf/f/s machine purchase boosts business opportunities
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New vf/f/s machine purchase boosts business opportunities

Growing acceptance of stick packs in the U.S. leads contract manufacturer/packager Contract Pharmacal Corp. to purchase a new 10-lane stick-pack machine.