Packagers increasingly look to robotics and automation to provide flexibility, efficiency, quality, cost and safety benefits.
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A manufacturer of label converting and finishing equipment reduced design time and costs with Application Templates that lead to software modules so modular in nature that they are effectively autonomous programs in their own right.
The Hapa 862-- introduced at Achema 2015-- is a scalable CMYK/spot color inkjet system for printing foils and labels in pharmaceutical packaging. It produces print resolution of 720 dpi at speeds of up to 54 meters per minute.
Though many engineers are familiar with the tried-and-true steps to troubleshooting an automated system, the fastest route to an answer can often go unchecked. How an experience troubleshooting the impact of a power supply on a light curtain reminded one engineer of this often-overlooked solution.
The Allen-Bradley PanelView 800 family feature an 800 MHz CPU processor, up to 256 MB of flash, and dynamic memory to reduce boot-up time, making it two times faster than the previous PanelView Component terminal.