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More Automation Speed, Power

March 15, 2010 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™

Wilden Saniflo VC Series Metal Pumps

March 15, 2010 8:18 am | by Wilden | Product Releases | Comments

Wilden has announced that its new Saniflo Vacuum-Controlled (VC) Series Metal Pumps have been designed to efficiently and sanitarily handle large solids in food-processing applications.

Ellison Bakery Finds The Sweet Spot

March 3, 2010 4:51 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Despite a challenging economy, rising costs and significant competitive pressures, Ellison appears well-positioned for the future. A combination of the right equipment investments, a strong corporate culture and a thorough, experience-based knowledge of the cookie business appears to be the right mix for this bakery's continued success.

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Popcorn Tweets

February 24, 2010 11:23 am | by clevermonkeydave | Videos | Comments

Popcorn Tweets! The Twitter-powered popcorn machine ** Tech Doc Here: http://tinyurl.com/ni-tech-doc ** By Dave Britt (@_clevermonkey_) and Justin Goeres (@JustinGoeres) A custom LabVIEW program polls Twitter for any mention of #popcorn, and for each Tweet, activates a LEGO Mindstorms NXT...

Programmable Timer Ball Valve

February 22, 2010 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Keller Products' programmable automatic timer for compressed air supply allows prescheduled untended operation of any air-driven piece of equipment.

Laser Precision Quality Control

February 18, 2010 5:38 am | by WALT PASTORIUS & MARTIN SANDEN | Articles | Comments

To increase quality and improve product safety, t ire and rubber manufacturers require inspection systems that can detect small geometric defects.

Tall Robot Pancake Stack

February 17, 2010 10:23 am | by RGLumaAutomation | Videos | Comments

RG Luma have recently installed 2 lines of four ABB IRB360 flexpickers each of which take randomly distributed pancakes from a conveyor and stack them to a predefined (selectable) stack pattern on a central conveyor and transports the stacks to a flow wrapper for outer wrapping. Each...

Platform for Integrating Building Automation Systems

February 12, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICONICS' FacilityWorX™ is designed to help facility managers reduce costs, increase security, improve alarm response time and achieve better energy efficiency.

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IT — A Love-Hate Relationship

January 29, 2010 5:32 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

It’s easy to complain about downtime associated with scheduled IT overhauls and upgrades, but try to remember how life would be without them, and maybe take an extra moment to appreciate your tech.

Technical Jargon Overload

January 20, 2010 9:23 am | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

The fictional Retro Encabulator device, which uses six hydrocoptic marzel vanes and an ambifacient lunar wane shaft to prevent unwanted side fumbling. We can't believe the salesman was able to keep a straight face.

Remote Wireless Inventory Management

January 18, 2010 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster presents its BinLink® Web-based monitoring solution to enable remote wireless inventory management of stored materials from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere in the world.

Integrated Automation Integrity

January 12, 2010 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

PAS recently launched its Integrity automation disaster recovery solution, which facilitates the timely restoration of power and processing plants in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Sweet Automation

January 7, 2010 5:43 am | Videos | Comments

Automation plays a big role in the production of candy canes, which, as it turns out, isn't all that different from rolling out steel.

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H1N1 Vaccine Facility at 100 Percent Capacity

January 5, 2010 12:00 pm | Videos | Comments

Inside Sanofi Pasteur's production facility, where H1N1 vaccine is churned out 24 hours a day.

Packaging Sustainability with Flexible Automation

January 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Rush LaSelle, director of worldwide sales & marketing for Adept Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

Automation allows packagers to increase production, consistency and reliability, while improving working conditions and allowing manufacturers to quickly change to more eco-friendly packaging materials.

Addressing Food Traceability Legislation

December 30, 2009 11:36 am | Articles | Comments

Food companies like Country Maid are using a combination of hardware and software modules to integrate accounts with ingredients, weights and batch numbers.

Scalable Material Handling System

December 30, 2009 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Asymtek’s MH-900 series material handling system is configurable for inline or same-side load and unload operations.

Reduce Process Variability

December 30, 2009 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK's Calibrated Process Jetting Plus (CPJ+) reduces process variability by ensuring consistent dispensing flow rates.

Huge Injection-Molding Machine Installation

December 22, 2009 11:22 am | Videos | Comments

The 225,000 pound hydraulic toggle injection molding system is one of the biggest machines of its kind in the U.S.

Temperature Compensated Acoustic Level Transmitters

December 21, 2009 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hawk Measurement's Sultan 234 acoustic wave level transmitters can be powered using loop power (2-wire), 3 wire or 4 wire source.  

Three Zone Belt Conveyor Oven

December 21, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The No. 1018 three-zone belt conveyor oven from Grieve has 4” insulated walls and an aluminized steel exterior.

Automation Injection

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

In an entirely automated process, syringes are injection molded, assembled, quality checked and packaged.

Thank An Engineer: Remote Controls

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

What life would be like if engineers didn't develop remote controls.

High-Performance Chip For Industrial PCs

November 24, 2009 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&R has integrated the new Intel® Atom™ processor generation in its industrial PC product range, which reduces power loss and increases performance. When used in the Automation PC 620 and Panel PC 700, the system does not require a cooling fan.

DeltaV Enhancements: Machinery Protection & Prediction

November 12, 2009 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has integrated machinery protection and prediction of critical mechanical equipment with its DeltaV™ digital automation system. This new capability directly supports users’ goals for improved availability and performance.

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