As the vendor’s fastest CCD camera to date, the GE680 camera runs 200-plus frames per second at VGA resolution and even faster at lower resolutions—up to 1500 fps when using a 25x25 region-of-interest.
Snap-in mounting technology is now available on the vendor’s series MSM metal line switches.
With new native tag support of Allen-Bradley’s Logix series PLCs, users can easily integrate the vendor’s G3 series HMI, Modular Controller and Data Station products with the ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLCs, via serial or Ethernet.
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Engineered to satisfy the price and performance needs of the OEM market, the ST5-S Stepper Drive offers advanced features to obtain maximum performance benefits from a stepper motor.
Encoder feedback is now available on the vendor’s size 8 hybrid linear actuators.
Lean Manufacturing can deliver huge efficiency gains for mass production operations, but Pearson Packaging Systems has proved that Lean can produce big payoffs for one-off, custom manufacturers as well.
Awareness of industrial network security issues is on the rise, but much work is still needed to keep factory systems safe from cyber attackers.
Radiator Specialty Co. relies on industrial personal computers and Ethernet networking technologies for its packaging machinery operations.
(Sidebar to "Easy As Changing Hats" from the February 2007 issue of Automation World)
Technology advances enable fast changeovers and a seamless manufacturing line, from raw materials to packaged goods.
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