Articles Tagged with ''controls''

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Temperature controller

Creating a transition between heating and cooling devices, the Oven Industries 5R7-001 temperature controller comes with a bi-directional or unidirectional H-bridge configuration.


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Multi-axis motion system

The Technosoft iPOS360x SX multi-axis motion system accepts up to 4 iPOS3602 VX or iPOS3604 VX intelli­­gent drives and provides all the necessary connectors (motor, encoder feedback and I/O signal) for each of them; the drives are connected through a CAN-bus link. An RS-232 link offers access to all drives for setup and testing with a standard PC. 


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UL-rated control panel

Used for soft start and variable speed control of a Ross ribbon blender, the Ross SysCon UL-rated, single-axis stainless steel control panel comes in a NEMA-4X stainless steel enclosure. 


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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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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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