Processing & Packaging

Automation & Control Systems

A New Cermex Vertical Case Erector for Low and Medium Speeds

Automation & Control Systems

In October, Cermex launched a new automatic vertical case erector for American style (Regular Slotted Container or “RSC”) cardboard boxes. Designed for the low and medium speeds, the F312 offers the best compactness/price/performance ratio currently available on the market. Equipped with the high quality components selected by the brand, and finished to the same level as the high speed machines, its quality and its reliability are …

DIR Technologies Brings 100% Inspection and Quality Control to Heat Sealing with New DIR Eye

Automation & Control Systems

DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions, along with machine manufacturer Shemesh Automation, have developed the DIR Eye, which was formally introduced at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 as an integrated feature on Shemesh’s SealPro Total thermo sealer. Visitors witnessed the machine sealing each package and then immediately inspecting the sealing quality without slowing down the packaging process. Using the DIR Eye …

New Lubrication-Free Linear Guide from igus for Greater Sliding Precision

Automation & Control Systems

Heavy-duty version of the drylin T linear guide from igus, now with adjustable clearance The drylin T guide as a heavy-duty version with adjustable clearance will be presented by the motion plastics specialist from Cologne at Motek in Stuttgart. This new product provides users with more precision during linear movement, even in very rough environments. The HD version with stainless-steel cover is also suitable for heavy loads in dirty …

Microscan Offers World’s Smallest, Most Flexible Barcode Readers for OEM Installations

Automation & Control Systems

Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of auto ID solutions from the world's first laser diode barcode scanner to the Data Matrix symbol, introduces the world's smallest barcode readers for installation into OEM equipment and embedded applications. MicroHAWK readers are designed for incredible power on an incredibly small scale to meet precise requirements for form, fit, and function throughout the life of OEM machines. MicroHAWK barcode …

Operator Control and Monitoring in Special Environments

Automation & Control Systems

Siemens launches devices for operator control and monitoring in special environments. The new monitors and panel PCs are suitable for use in hygienic production areas, such as in the food industry, and also meet the requirements of the chemical, oil and gas industries. The new stainless steel Simatic Inox Pro devices have the high IP66K degree of protection, and are suitable for use in hygienic production areas in the food and tobacco, …