Miscellaneous Controls

Miscellaneous Controls

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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Panel Mount Controller features basic user interface.
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Panel Mount Controller features basic user interface.

Offering 1 universal input and option for up to 2 outputs, EZ-ZONEÂ-® 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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Expanded Features Boost DS-eTPC Control Capabilities
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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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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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Control Module has integrated, modular design.
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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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Turning up the Heat for Insect Control

March 27, 2009 Three Rivers, Mich. - Armstrong International, a world leader in intelligent system solutions for steam, air and hot water utility applications, is turning up the heat on insect control in food processing facilities and other environments where methyl bromide has been used. The EPA phase out of methyl bromide (except for critical use exemptions) has prompted many processors to turn...

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Gas Flow Control is designed for use in plasma cutting.
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Gas Flow Control is designed for use in plasma cutting.

Comprised of 3 independent modules, Automatic DFC-3000 (Digital Flow Control) functions as central manifold for all incoming gases in automated plasma cutting and works with 100, 200, and 300 A models of Ultra-Cut system. First module (TSC-3000) has touchscreen controller and USB port and saves programs for future use. Second module (DMC-3000) has 7 inputs and 5 outputs for gas use, while third...

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Power Monitor and Control Unit has self-testing capability.
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Power Monitor and Control Unit has self-testing capability.

Designed to monitor voltage, frequency, phase sequence, THD, and DC component in 1- or 3-phase wye or delta connected power lines, DSP based iPM is hermetically sealed and ruggedized. Internal 10 A relay opens and cuts power from load, when any parameters are outside pre-programmed limits, while RS-485 interface allows for external control of power relay. Device has universal input voltage and...

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Vibration Measurement System withstands high temperatures.
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Vibration Measurement System withstands high temperatures.

Model 5334 includes high-temperature charge mode accelerometer, connected to input of in-line miniature differential charge amplifier via 18 in. hard line cable. Amplifier operates from constant current 2-wire IEPE power unit. Device features case-isolated design to avoid ground loops and hermetic sealing for resistance to moisture/dirt. It also features 3-bolt mount, SS construction and utilizes...

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