Articles Tagged with ''PLCs''

Dispenser/filler module for PLCs

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Hardy Process Solutions’ HI 1756-nDF dispenser/filler modules for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs are easy to install and simple to set up.
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Miniature, automated chocolate factory assembles bars for guests

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Though a guest attraction at HERSHEY’s Chocolate world, this automated line works just like its big brothers in the plant.
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Rollers take the pressure out of conveying

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Add PLCs and motion control, and a smart conveying system is ready to interface to smart wrapping and packaging systems.
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Tech Update: Preventing dust explosions

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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While understanding the physics of dust explosions can require college math, using the old eyeballs and some simple cleaning tools can go a long way in preventing a catastrophe.
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Rockwell Automation Fair visits Philly

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With Center City hotels, Chinatown, restaurants, historical sights, shopping and easy transportation, what’s not to like about this venue?
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PACs aid carton maker

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Controls technology advances in small increments, and every few decades, the changes justify a complete overhaul.


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Pneumatic conveyors

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Powder-Solutions Group’s dense-phase pneumatic conveyors work in applications where degradation and segregation are unacceptable.


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Intelligent drive

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Equipped with CAN/CANopen and optionally with EtherCAT interfaces, the Technosoft iPOS3602 MX micro-sized, pluggable intelligent servo drive provides a flexible solution adapted to the decentralized control of any rotary or linear brushless, DC brush or step motor up to 75 W (36 V, 2 A).


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HMI-PLC

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Combining an HMI and PLC into one unit, the Maple Systems Human Machine Controller has a customizable I/O, and accepts up to 5 plug-in I/O modules with varying configurations of digital and analog inputs and outputs.


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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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