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The strategic relationship between builders and buyers of packaging machinery

How important is the relationship between builders and buyers of automated packaging machinery when it comes to things like reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), improving Overall Equipment Efficiency, and optimizing manufacturing operations?
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Syskron purchases SAP consultancy firm

Krones subsidiary Syskron purchases German SAP consultancy firm
DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: PLC programming software

AutomationDirect’s DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software, the 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the entire DirectLOGIC line of PLCs, provides faster status updates and contains many new and upgraded features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier.
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Web-based visualization software
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Pilz: Web-based visualization software

Web-based visualization software PASvisu is a high-performance yet simple to use package for operating and monitoring; it was designed as a platform-independent visualization package based on the latest web technologies such as HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell: Process automation system

Rockwell Automation has added new virtualization, batch management, and integrated motor control capabilities to its PlantPAx process automation system, extending the capabilities of its modern distributed control system (DCS) platform to simplify the system’s design, deployment, operation, and maintenance.
Matrox Imaging’s 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computers and Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software
Controls Product Brief
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Matrox: Industrial imaging computer, vision software

Matrox Imaging’s new entry-level 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer, which uses Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software, is a unique combination of embedded PC technology, compact size, and ruggedness and is designed for cost-sensitive image analysis and machine vision applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Anritsu: Detection technologies/equipment support

Designed to ensure food product quality and safety, Anritsu’s line of detection equipment, which includes (High Definition) HD, Ultra HD, and DualX X-ray technologies, Checkweigher solutions, and Metal Detection technology is now supported by the company’s newly developed process called Detection360, a proprietary program that analyzes and secures the proper points of detection and inspection within the processing environment to effectively reduce or eliminate risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items.
Controls Product Brief
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OEEguru: Software tool assesses speed of packaging lines

Based on the v-profile principle commonly used throughout the packaging industry, OEEGuru.com has released a packaging line balancing tool designed to help packaging professionals assess the speed profile of their lines.
Connect disparate systems, increase productivity
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Connect disparate systems, increase productivity

Discover how the ProducTVity Station Plant Floor Communications Solution from Red Lion boosts productivity by connecting, monitoring and controlling a range of disparate processes and systems.
Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control

Beckhoff's TwinCAT software now enables a machine to communicate from its PLC control to an Amazon Cloud server, back down to a Google Glass "wearable" HMI that operators can use to control the machine, receive operational notifications, and gather data.

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