Feed Controls & Controllers

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Weight Processor provides stable readings, tightens feed control.

May 31, 2016

Targeting high-speed filling, dispensing, and check weighing applications, HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor features update rate (CPU clock speed) of 660 updates/sec that provide PLC with new weight reading every 1.5 msec. A/D conversion, weight processing, and communications port all update at 660 Hz to mitigate effects of in-motion weighing and promote accelerated settling time, stability, and control. Resolution is 1:30,000 even when exposed to mechanical vibration. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

New Environmentally Friendly Pressroom Automation Equipment

April 20, 2016

An increasing concern for the environment has prompted many companies to search for better options when it comes to manufacturing. They want cleaner, safer and more cost efficient replacements without sacrificing quality. Over the past several years Atlas Technologies, LLC in Fenton, MI has been focusing on just that. Hearing the demand for “greener” solutions from parts manufacturers, Atlas... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Electronic Pressure Compensator enhances loss-in-weight feeders.

February 16, 2016

Able to improve Coperion K-Tron loss-in-weight gravimetric feeder operation, Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system promotes accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers. Modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with KCM feeder control system. Software implements self-optimizing compensation algorithm for best performance and dynamics, which allows accurate results even in systems with perceivable pressure fluctuations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

STROTHMANN Wins Largest Contract in Company History Press Shop Automation for Volkswagen Mexico

July 21, 2015

In recent years, STROTHMANN Machines Handling has specialized on the automation of the full range of handling processes in and around press lines – especially for leading automotive companies. The most recent contract, the largest in the company’s history, illustrates the fact that major corporations rely on Strothmann’s know-how: Volkswagen de México has commissioned Strothmann to... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Vibratory Feeder Controller and Line Reactor reduce downtime.

December 22, 2014

Used together or as stand-alone products, REOVIB MFS 268 EtherNet-IP variable-frequency regulator series and CNW 9022 Line Reactor let vibratory feeder users integrate office and lab areas with production operations; enable remote feeder system monitoring/adjustments from one control center; and solve power quality problems. REOVIB MFS 268 is available with DeviceNet, PROFIBUS-DP, or RS232 interfaces, and CNW 9022 provides built-in surge protection to deal with industry-pervasive issues. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Demand for German Press Automation Know-How in China

December 15, 2014

Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany – STROTHMANN supplies the complete parts handling technology in a new tandem press line for Shanghai Superior Die Technology Co., Ltd. The German company has won its largest individual press automation contract in the Chinese market to date, with a volume of approximately 5 million Euros. "This is a project where we can demonstrate our engineering competence... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Blank Feeder features fully automated tooling change.

December 12, 2014

Based on CompactTransfer and designed for blanks up to 4,100 x 2,100 mm, HighSpeedTransfer (HST) employs linear servo technology and comes with press simulation software that determines safest, most efficient travel curve. At 6 m distance between press centers, up to 15 strokes/min are feasible. Respectively, theoretical max acceleration for horizontal and vertical axis is 25 adn 15 m/sec². Unit fastens to press frame in travel direction, and all modules mount above floor.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services, Waste Handling Equipment

Rogan Corporation Expands Capabilities with Two New State-of-the Art Two-Shot Injection Molding Presses

March 14, 2014

Northbrook, IL – Rogan Corporation, known for its true two-shot, TPE, silicone, and insert and overmolding, has further expanded its extensive molding capacity with the purchase of two state-of-the-art Wittmann Battenfeld two-shot hydraulic injection molding presses. Rogan's ongoing commitment to investing in new technology has resulted in the advancement of the company's molding capabilities... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services, Green & Clean

Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer Supports Tire Pressure Sensor with Evana Automation's Custom Solution for Compliant Press Pin Technology

August 26, 2013

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently delivered a compliant pin press system to a Tier 1 automotive manufacturer of vehicle safety products. Compliant pin press technology, also known as a press-fit pin technology, allows for the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

Spray Dispenser maximizes uptime via continuous operation.

July 12, 2013

Intended for continuously operating machinery, auto-fill spray dispenser uses alternating reservoirs in controlled sequence to attain always-on status. Fully automated unit provides constant source of pressurized fluid. When one reservoir is pressurized and dispensing, other reservoir is depressurized and refilled to eliminate need for attendant and periodic shutdowns. PLC controlled dispenser utilizes gallon reservoirs, which provide adequate refill time even under heavy spray conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Multi-Substrate Presses offer varying degrees of automation.

June 3, 2013

Serving label, flexible packaging, and converting markets, EF multi-substrate presses include 3 versions designed to accommodate unique application requirements. Standard EF press offers automation package with iControl, Crisp.Dot, Gearless Tooling, Short Web, Multi Drive, and Job Memory. EF-APC adds to automation with print sleeve settings, slide-out ink drawers, and Dynamic Print Control. Additionally, EF-APC Advanced adds Automatic Print Control on print gap (substrate related). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

New Vibratory Feeder Line Introduced by Bunting

May 22, 2013

Newton, KS – Bunting® Magnetics Co. — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide recycling, food, printing, automobile, plastics, and electronics industries — has released a new line of vibratory feeders for eddy current separators and high-intensity separation conveyors. The first public showing of the product line will be in Booth 4667 at WasteExpo 2013 in New Orleans,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

ABB Robotics Flexible Tube Press and Weld System Wins Ford Global Powertrain Excellence "2012 Top Award"

March 18, 2013

The new system allows Ford Sterling Axle to manufacture to the necessary volumes, and eliminate overcapacity and underutilization of equipment AUBURN HILLS, Mich.- A flexible Tube Press and Weld System developed by ABB Robotics for the Ford Sterling Axle Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, has won the 2012 Ford Global Powertrain Technical Maturity Model Excellence Award. Installed in 2012,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

Press Line Retrofit: STROTHMANN Installs Time-Saving, Fully Automatic CompactTransfer

November 20, 2012

STROTHMANN has installed a complete handling system for high-capacity suction presses all the way from blank loading through to end-of-line parts removal at the production site of a major car company.<4444>The automation concept, which is suitable for all car parts and can be quickly adapted to new products, consists of a blank loader enabled for fully automatic tool change, standard robots at... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Mitsubishi Presentation at Graph Expo 2012 Puts Production Processes in the Spotlight

September 28, 2012

HUNT VALLEY, Md. - At Graph Expo 2012, MLP U.S.A. will present integrated digital technologies to help printing operations profitability deliver eye-catching quality while reducing their work's impact on the environment. The company will expand on themes discussed at the successful drupa exposition last May in Germany tailored to the needs of print service providers doing business closer to... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Feeder Controller supports up to 16 devices.

March 16, 2012

Designed for management of up to 16 gravimetric screw feeders, weighfeeders, and mass flow meters, DISOCONT® MASTER Touch Group Controller is suited for processes where multiple feeders are controlled or monitored from single workplace, at a specific ratio as part of overall group setpoint. Unit offers recipe management, measurement value selection, and ability to display, analyze, and acknowledge events. Control can be packaged in panel, wall, or pedestal mount IP65, NEMA 4 type enclosure. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Group Manager Feeder Controller offers touchscreen operation.

March 8, 2012

Designed for management of up to 16 gravimetric screw feeders, weighfeeders, and mass flow meters, DISOCONT® MASTER Touch Group Controller offers touchscreen operation and recipe management. Functionality lets users display, analyze, and acknowledge events; reset totalizing counter; select measurement value; and interlock feeders in group. Offered in panel-, wall-, or pedestal-mount IP65/NEMA 4 type enclosure, controller supports Fieldbus, language translation, and batch reporting options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Elscint Vision Inspection System for Small Battery Parts

February 1, 2012

Elscint Vision Inspection System for Small Battery Parts<4444>Elscint Automation, the leading vibratory parts feeder manufacturer from India recently completed a project for a dry cell battery parts supplier wherein a dry cell battery part having diameter of dia 10 mm, was required to be fed with the pointed side up. Thereafter, the part was to be conveyed on a belt conveyor for vision... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Food Processing & Preparation, Services, Software

Allpax Retort Monitoring and Control Solutions Ensure Compliance with the Mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act

September 6, 2011

COVINGTON, La. - Allpax Products, a division of Pro Mach and a market leader in retort technology and retort room automation, introduced today a program for ensuring that retort rooms meet the quality and reporting mandates specified under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed by Congress on January 4. <4444>Under this new Allpax program, experienced field technicians will... Read More