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DECEMBER FEATURED PRODUCTS
Designed for machine builders and operators, the Lenze library simplifies implementation of PackML standards using ladder logic.
VEE software allows end effectors to be configured online in just a few minutes.
The brochure reviews quantifiable results delivered in pharmaceutical, high-performance cutting, converting, form/fill/seal and food and beverage packaging applications.
WHITE PAPERSview all
By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.
By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.
Automation.com, March 2012
By Michael C. Moed, Cognex
Image-based ID readers stand poised to replace laser scanners in several industries. Thanks to advances in microprocessors, imaging sensors and decoding algorithms, ID readers have become not only more affordable, but also more powerful.
CASE STUDIESview all
What’s New in Process Technology
Modern plastic bag-making machines often have two servomotor based axes - web feed and cut/seal - plus a mechanically linked third axis for ‘picking off’ the finished bags. UK machine builders Hartech Engineering and GPL Machinery developed a machine that also implements servo control on this third axis to provide programmable ‘electronic cam’ control of pick-off action.
Package Machinery converted to HMIs, servo drives, servo motors and I/O systems supplied by B&R Industrial Automation.
At packaging plants in Europe, robot arms from Universal Robots use advanced force control to handle even the most fragile and delicate items, and operate with no safety guarding.
Orlando, FL, USA
What strategies can industrial enterprises adopt to help position them to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing their investments wisely? Join us at the Eighteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum to learn from your peers how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.
The core display categories at HANNOVER MESSE 2014 are industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, industrial supply, production engineering and services and research and development.
Motor Expo is an annual trade fair presenting the most advanced technologies and innovations in motor industry. Established in 2003, Motor Expo now celebrates 12 consecutive years of steady growth in China.
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers.
Bakersfield, CA, USA
This course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses.