Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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Rotary shaft encoder

 Used primarily for protecting equipment and personnel from dangerous underspeed or belt slip conditions, the 4B Rotech industrial-duty, stainless steel rotary shaft encoder also is suitable for speed control, direction of rotation detection, gate position indication and counting shaft revolutions.  


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Platform with HMI

 The Bosch Packaging Technology Gemini 4 Delta robot hardware platform and software controller runs up to 8 Delta robots and 16 conveyors.  


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Control system

Enabling users to pre-configure process devices such as valves, pumps, variable drives or tanks, the ECS S88 Builder control system configures the devices into specific operating tasks such as mixing, flow control, heating and cleaning.


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Logic controller with HMI

 The Unitronics JZ20-R31 programmable logic controller has a full-function onboard HMI with a 16-key keypad and 2-line LCD text display that shows up to 60 user-designed screens.  


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Redundancy controller

Blending automation and IT protocols, the WAGO ETHERNET 2.0 750-885 media redundancy controller features 2 redundant networks backed by dual, independent Ethernet interfaces and 1MB of data memory.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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TECH FLASH

How do closed-loop quality management strategies fail?

Closed-loop management is a tool in the race to produce quality goods quickly and cheaply.

Manufacturers need help striking a balance between quality and cost.


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Temperature/process controller

The West Control Solutions CAL9500P programmable controller for temperature and process control applications enables data logging, process data archiving, chart recording, virtual instrument display and on-screen alarms to monitor and control equipment from any computer connected to a process network.


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Monitoring light towers

Patlite NHL Series network monitoring light towers notify the administrator of network abnormalities via LED lights, audible alarms and email notifications.


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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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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 October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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