Automating a Confectionery Packaging Machine

Chocolate products place heavy demands on packaging machine manufacturers. Speed and flexibility need to be combined with gentle handling. The Italian company Fima specialises in the packaging of confectionery products. To make sure that the machines stay in time and that the individual modules are perfectly synchronized, the company uses Pilz motion control; not only does it control the...

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Customizable MCU offers migration path to high-volume ASICs.

Based on automated netlist re-targeting that preserves system functionality, AT91CAP ARM-®-based customizable MCUs support migration to ASICs via CAP-to-ASIC re-targeting flow. All internally-developed IP blocks implemented in CAP(TM) fixed architecture or metal programmable block are provided. This offers pre-qualified functionality from standard network/connectivity IPs for Ethernet, USB, and...

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Panel Mount Controller features basic user interface.

Panel Mount Controller features basic user interface.

Offering 1 universal input and option for up to 2 outputs, EZ-ZONE-® PM Express is available in 1/32 or 1/16 DIN panel mount package as PID process controller or dedicated over and under-temperature limit controller. Supported by 2 menus, user interface makes product suited for basic applications and user levels. Standard bus communications provide product configuration via PC communications...

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Graphics Module handles demanding imaging applications.

Available for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA, Telum(TM) 3001 Graphics Adapter includes provision for dual digital and/or analog displays and support for ganged operation. Single silicon package integrates ATI(TM) M72-CSP128 GPU, 128 Mb onboard memory, and x8 PCI Express(TM). It supports max resolutions of 1,920 x 1,200 DVI/digital and 1,600 x 1,200 VGA/analog. In addition, module includes DirectX 10.0...

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Expanded Features Boost DS-eTPC Control Capabilities

Expanded Features Boost DS-eTPC Control Capabilities

March 31, 2009 (Pawcatuck, Conn.)--Additional temperature control features and an option for historical data collection have been added to Davis-Standard's DS-eTPC touch-panel control system. The improved system, which offers processors coordinated line control, supports more customers across all product lines while maintaining pricing comparable to discrete controls. These new advantages are...

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Motion Control System Controls and Automates Packaging Machines

Packaging machines in the pharmaceutical sector are demanding: they have to be reliable, modular and versatile, but most of all they have to be flexible and efficient. The requirements of the corresponding drive and automation system are equally high. Pilz motion control manages the movement of all the servo axes to ensure that complex workflows from infeed to cartoning do not fall out of sync...

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Monitoring/Control Unit can be programmed via text messaging.

LinkTx G3 enables text messages from GSM devices to turn equipment on or off, change system parameters, and request measurement/alarm information. Emergency conditions, temperature, voltage, current, and digital readings can be sent to up to 16 GSM mobile telephone numbers and 4 number groups. Compatible with GSM networks worldwide, unit allows creation of local control system and up to 4 modules...

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Siemens Energy Awarded Third Series of U.S. Contracts to Upgrade Power Plant Controls with Advanced I&C System

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Siemens Energy's Instrumentation & Electrical Business Unit has been awarded its third series of new contracts for its innovative SPPA-T3000 distributed control system in 2009. Each contract is for upgrading the control systems at United States power generating facilities located in Alabama, New Jersey and Ohio with the installation of the SPPA-T3000. Since the...

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Met-Pro Corporation's Duall Business Unit Receives Equipment Order Totaling in Excess of $500,000

Harleysville, PA, March 26, 2009 - Raymond J. De Hont, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE:MPR), announced today that the Company's Duall business unit has received an order, totaling more than $500,000, to supply a municipality in the Southeastern United States with two multi-stage odor control systems for their wastewater treatment facility. Both systems are...

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Control Module has integrated, modular design.

Control Module has integrated, modular design.

Designed for use in conventionally wired applications, FieldQ(TM) control module covers applications from simple switching to high-end busses with diagnostic capability. Integrated solution enables on/off control and provides all benefits of rack and pinion pneumatic actuator with controls in modular package. Suited for new and retrofit applications, product is available with torque output from...

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