ABB Flexible Automation Inc. (New Berlin, WI) formed a new division, Packaging Automation, which will focus on picking, packing and palletizing robotic system solutions for the food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.
Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) has introduced a new motion control chip designed to simplify the motion controller. The PCD-4500 combines control and translator functions into one 44 QFD package, and operates as a satellite microprocessor to simplify motion design.
The 1997 Industrial Marking Products Catalog is now available from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). The catalog offers traditional hand-marking products, label printers, labels and ribbons, and advanced/ automated systems such as on-line printer/ applicators and bar-code ink-jet systems.