Packaging pros saw a 3.49% average pay increase in 2012 compared to 2011, with job security and job prospects strong, according to respondents to the 2013 Institute of Packaging Professionals/Packaging World Salary Survey.
A leading robotic integrator and maker of secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment, Schneider Packaging Equipment makes a line of Robotic Vertical Carton Loaders that are suitable for food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and other industries.
Aerotech’s AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity, and long-term positioning performance over previous generations of worm-gear-drive stages to address a wide range of applications for general purpose positioning in an economical package.
Force Control Industries’ Double C-face Coupler Brake includes double c-faces and mates to a standard motor, replacing special brake motors that often involve long lead times and high costs, and reducing inventory and maintenance costs for palletizers and other packaging machinery.
Beckhoff’s new EP1518 EtherCAT Box provides a greater variety of distributed I/O technology, integrating numerous functions such as 32 bit fast-pulse counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnostics and adjustable filter characteristics all into one compact I/O box.
AutomationDirect’s SureStep line of motion control products now includes a low-cost digital stepper drive in a compact package that operates with high-speed pulse input signals (Step and Direction, or jumper-selectable CW/CCW step) and has a selectable resolution range of 200 to 20,000 steps per revolution.
Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller provides a more economical alternative to drives and more advanced control than across-the-line starters, and includes a newly-designed three-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure.
Offering two times the flow of their standard series, Clippard’s new Minimatic Electronic valves and manifolds provide a complete system for efficient interface with electric and electronic circuits for many applications.