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OptoForce - How to Find the Center Point of An Object

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: solutions, automation, sensor, Universal Robots, OptoForce, center point

Unitronics - Energy Plant Solutions with PLC+HMI

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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When you need reliable control fast, an all-in-one PLC+HMI saves development time.

Summary:

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Topics: solutions, PLC, HMI, energy plant, Unitronics

Learn How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Control Accessible to Users

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Industry - Pharmaceutical, Medical

Summary:

Coating Systems International manufactures equipment to apply pill coats to pharmaceutical tablets.  They needed a flexible control platform with good user ergonomics for a line of coating machines with a payload of up to 500 liters.  Coating Systems selected the UniStream all-in-one PLC+HMI from Unitronics, which offered flexible, modular I/O and clear, precise graphics.

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Topics: solutions, PLC, medical, HMI, Unitronics, pharmaceuticals

Bimba - Custom Valve Built to Read an Exterior Load Scale

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: bimba, solutions, Pneumadyne, valve

Bimba - Adjustable Axle Lifting System Provides 10% Cost Savings

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: bimba, solutions, mead, TRD

Unitronics - How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Accessible

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Industry - Pharmaceutical, Medical

Summary: 
Coating Systems International manufactures equipment to apply pill coats to pharmaceutical tablets.  They needed a flexible control platform with good user ergonomics for a line of coating machines with a payload of up to 500 liters.  Coating Systems selected the UniStream all-in-one PLC+HMI from Unitronics, which offered flexible, modular I/O and clear, precise graphics.

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Topics: solutions, PLC, HMI, Unitronics

Bimba - All Composite Cylinder Stands Up to Harsh Fumes

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Challenge:

A customer desired an all-composite cylinder for their semiconductor application that could withstand the harsh environment of hydrochloric acid fumes used for surface cleaning. This required both the cylinder rod and body to be made of, or coated in, plastic.

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Topics: bimba, solutions, bimba solutions, composite cylinder, harsh fumes

Bimba's Rate Control Actuator Delivers Consistent Velocity Control

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 5, 2015 11:55:48 AM

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Topics: bimba, solutions, cylinder

Bimba's Impact Actuator Keeps Products Flowing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 27, 2015 8:53:07 AM

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Challenge:

A customer was looking for a way to dispense bulk food product onto a conveyor. The current application the customer was using to accomplish this process was getting jammed up, and causing long delays to get the product flowing again.

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Topics: bimba, solutions, impact actuator, cylinder

Bimba's Rotary Actuator Provides Industry Leading 1080° of Rotation

Posted by Kelly Howe

May 7, 2015 11:49:41 AM

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Challenge:

An OEM required rotary motion to open and close a hopper door. The existing vane style rotary actuators used in the application were inadequate for a number of reasons. Vane rotary actuators often leak significantly, have short seal life that requires frequent preventative maintenance, and have a reduced torque output at the beginning of its rotation.

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Topics: bimba, solutions, rotary actuator, Vane-Buster