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OMAC Presents PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference

The half-day training session, May 18 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, provides PackML fundamentals and applications in packaging and non-packaging related automation
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The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader includes a delta-styled robot from Codian Robotic's powered by a B&R control system
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Simplifying Machine-Robot Integration

This robotic case packer’s sleek, hygienic design appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
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Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end user
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Get a Clear Vision

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end users achieve faster, more accurate results.
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Sensor detects clear labels
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Sensor detects clear labels

Smart Dot laser sensor from Tri-Tronics with OLED display provides many benefits and opportunities to configure the sensor as needed. It's especially suitable for clear-label sensing.
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Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
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Amacoil: Zero Backlash Indexing Drive Nut

The Model RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft without threads, which eliminates the potential for clogged threads and jamming.
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ITEI’s Dr. Dan Liu introduces the Chinese EtherCAT standard.
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China Adopts EtherCAT as a National Technology Standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group, which recently welcomed the organization’s 1000th member from Asia, announced another milestone in the global adoption of this industrial Ethernet standard: EtherCAT ha
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Clear-label sensor
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Clear-label sensor

A clear-label sensor from Lion features all push-button controls as opposed to more conventional screw adjustments. Though designed primarily for clear film labels, it can also be used on paper labels.
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Anti-vibration Technology
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Anti-vibration Technology

The Bosch-Rexroth anti-vibration technology, demonstrated on a two-axis delta style robot, makes it possible to increase packaging machinery speed by 33%.
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Banner: Compact Programmable Safety Controller

The XS26-2 is expandable for a wide range of assembly applications.
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