Controls, Software & Components Types(69 companies)
Suppliers of a variety of machine controls, components, motors, software, instruments, accessories and related gear that are used to control machines, lines or facility systems.
Controls, Software & Components Types Companies
ACE Controls Inc.
ACE Controls specializes in automation control, motion control, vibration control and safety products that are utilized in a wide range of applications in packaging and processing. Motion control solutions include industrial gas springs, hydraulic dampers, feed controls and rotary dampers. Automation control products such as miniature shock absorbers, profile dampers and damping pads manage motion sequences through devices such as cylinder position switches, air flow controllers and pressure sensors. Meanwhile vibration control products like vibration isolating pads and low frequency pneumatic leveling mounts reduce vibrations.
AirTAC USA Corporaton
As a global supplier of pneumatic components, AirTAC offers a broad range of products including control components such as solenoid valves and pneumatic control valves; preparation units and pressure switches; actuators such as air grippers and cylinders; as well as software for its product line.
Antares Vision North America
Antares Vision North America provides a wide range of comprehensive track-and-trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, including hardware and software to meet any requirements of global regulatory compliance. Antares covers any pharmaceutical business across the supply chain, from manufacturing to logistics and verification operations, distribution and retail.
Applied Motion Products
Applied Motion Products offers a full complement of stepper and servo drives, motors, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies to serve a diverse industrial and OEM customer base. Applied Motion Product’s StepSERVO closed loop integrated motors with the Step-Servo Quick Tuner software and built-in Q Programmer are used in labeling, packaging, and food and beverage applications. StepSERVO integrated motors provide closed loop servo control of position, velocity and torque using high torque step motors, resulting in higher acceleration for faster machine cycle; motors also run cooler and quieter than open loop stepper systems.
Athena Controls, Inc.
Athena designs and manufactures digital and analog temperature and process control instrumentation for a wide range of applications in industries. Featured controls include the C Series Model 16C Universal PID Temperature/Process Controller, a 1/16 DIN panel mounted, auto tuning controller that can be used for precise control of a single process loop in consumer packaged goods applications. Other models include the Series 88 Analog Temperature Control, designed as a replacement for bulb and capillary controllers for food equipment applications.
As a leading sensor and automation specialist, Balluff offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sensor, identification, network and software solutions to increase production and improve quality in hundreds of industries.
B&R Industrial Automation
In addition to motion controls and process controls, B&R offers a ready-made software solution that helps OEMs implement pick-and-place applications faster. Not only does the system control the robot itself, it also handles coordination with other axes, conveyor belts or tracks. mapp Pick&Place grants the user maximum freedom to solve the requirements of their process using any number of delta, articulated arm or SCARA robots. The software also allows developers to automatically optimize their process in different ways. They can choose whether the movement profiles should prioritize shortest pick duration, first in first out, or energy-optimized movement. B&R is a single-source supplier of controls and robotics. Robots from its parent company, ABB, are fully integrated in the B&R automation system.
Banner Engineering Corp.
Banner Engineering makes a wide variety of sensors to solve challenging problems for its customers. Sensor product line includes technology for photoelectrics, laser distance measurement, ultrasonics, and fiber optics for almost any industrial automation application.
Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
Barry-Wehmiller Design Group provides industrial control panel solutions for packaging, processing and other industrial applications through the ControlTech Automation division. Automation engineers are experts in PLC/HMI, PLC based SCADA, DCS and S88 batch control systems and MES solutions for a broad range of applications including legacy system and cross platform migration. All control panels are designed to meet the specific needs of the client, with specific operational goals in mind: safety, accuracy, value, and reliability. The design team offers over 30 years of experience building high quality control panels and electrical control systems.
Baumer sensors are used in applications ranging from hygienic dairy processing to brewery and soft drink processing and packaging. Object detection sensors include light barriers, photoelectric sensors, label sensors and magnetic proximity sensors. Other equipment from Baumer includes distance measurement sensors, smart vision sensors, industrial camera-based inspection, code readers, counters and displays, inclination sensors, rotary encoders, process sensors, and more. Smart sensors can be tailored to specific jobs such as cleaning tanks/clean-in-place systems, heat exchangers, and inventory management of tanks and silos.
Product range covers industrial PCs, embedded PCs, PLCs, PACs, motherboards, HMI hardware and software, industrial displays, stainless steel industrial displays, I/O, machine mounted I/O, stainless steel I/O, fieldbus components, industrial Ethernet, networking solutions, machine safety equipment, programmable safety, switches, servo motors, stainless steel servo motors, servo drives, stepper motors, stepper drives, DC drives, gearboxes, stainless steel gearboxes, linear transport systems, stainless steel linear transport systems, planar motor systems, automation software, machine learnings software, machine vision software, cables, connectors and accessories.
Bison Gear & Engineering
Bison Gear and Engineering designs and manufactures standard and custom-engineered gearmotors, reducers and drives that offer optimal reliability and efficiency for a wide variety of food and beverage applications. Product line includes fractional HP AC motors, DC Motors and PMDC motors, gearboxes, gear reducers, as well as a full selection of AC and DC parallel shaft gear motors, right-angle gear motors, brushless DC gearmotors, hypoid gear motors and IP69K washdown gearmotors.
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Automation controls and components from Rexroth include hydraulics, gearboxes, I/O, industrial PCs and HMI, safety controls, drives, motors and gearboxes and cables for linear motion, assembly and tightening technology. Rexroth’s I/O modules have a robust design and mechanics, are easy to handle, have a fast reaction time and are quick to install – both in the control cabinet as well as in the field. Also featured from Rexroth is its ctrlX DRIVE line, marketed as the most compact modular drive system available, offering virtually unlimited options for users, sophisticated engineering tools, and high energy efficiency.
A multinational electronics group active in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic and electrical components for industrial automation and building automation, Carlo Gavazzi offers products including sensors, such as magnetic, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors; switches, such as contractors, overload and breakers; and controls, such as current transformers and temperature controls.
CLE Can Lines Engineering
Can Lines Engineering (CLE) not only designs control panels, HMI stations, and operator interfaces for its own equipment, but it can also provide designs for existing equipment upgrades, including safety circuits. Capabilities include electrical control panels in an array of sizes, user friendly touch screen interfaces (HMIs), distributed drive systems (conveyor mounted), local motor disconnects, light curtains, life-lines (cable operated safety switches), operator pushbutton stations, sensors for automated control and more.
Copa-Data supplies zenon food software platform for automation in the food, beverage and brewing industries. Designed to facilitate tasks such as food safety management, operational efficiency, energy cost management, the zenon software platform helps customers automate their industrial facilities and manage data more effectively. Software helps avoid faults and failures in food and beverage production lines, connects the building's systems for better oversight and control and ensures that quality standards are met.
Curtiss-Wright / Exlar Automation
Exlar's fully integrated drive/motor/actuators have AC or DC powered servo drives, digital position controllers, brushless servo motors, and roller screw actuators in one elegant, compact, sealed package. These integrated motor/actuators have a servo motor and roller screw actuator with feedback, connectors, and wiring that can be configured to almost any brand of position controller for a plug-and-play, risk-free experience. With roller screw technology and flexibility features, electric actuators are available in many stroke lengths, rod ends, and case options, as well as motor and mounting alternatives.
Delta Electronics Americas
PMMI member Delta Products supplies industrial automation technology products including: VFD, PLC, HMI, servo, motion control, network switches, remote I/O modules, temperature controllers, power meters, IIoT and Cloud solutions, and robotics. Delta's integrated platforms provide hardware and software architecture solutions designed for control scalability, code portability, and modular flexibility.
Delta Systems & Automation LLC
Delta Systems & Automation LLC supplies PC-controlled solutions to motion control. Delta Systems’ open-architecture system is compatible with most computer systems and networks and offers a choice of control platforms for flowrapping and other applications.
Descon Integrated Conveyor Solutions
Descon offers specialty controls for conveyors including centralized motor, distribution motor, integrated electrical wireway, plug and play cable systems as well as software and documentation systems. Descon’s automation experts in the Electrical Controls Team are knowledgeable with equipment interfacing, integration between machine centers and clean software code. Descon is a Certified UL Builder.
Doran Scales, Inc.
Doran Scales, Inc. offers a suite of software of data collection and communication software used for a range of plant operation, data collection and communications applications in food processing and other industries. Doran ionSuite™ software is designed to lower costs, achieve plant-wide efficiencies and ensure employee accountability by helping customers maintain total control at every step of the production process — from formulation through packaging and traceability — to accurately project financial return on every batch. QC Weigh software captures quality control data from Doran 2200CW Checkweighers, so managers and operators can ensure accurate product weights and meet QC benchmarks – a level of precision control that is also vital for meeting regulatory requirements, third party food safety standards and quality control certification programs.
Edelflex designs and builds power distribution and control panels, software and components, plant control and safety systems, telemetry, as well as data integration to corporate applications, connectivity solutions and integrated data visualization.
Elm Electrical, Inc.
Elm manufactures high-quality electrical control panels. Whether creating a new design or executing to final drawings, Elm's assembly team builds control panel solutions that meet budget and schedule requirements. Elm’s partnership with major electrical equipment suppliers and local vendors, along with its modern assembly facilities, enables quick delivery on both standard and custom assemblies. Elm is proficient at integrating a variety of advanced automation technologies, including PLC-based systems, HMI systems, high-speed motion and robotic applications, operator interfaces (including PC-based data collection systems) and variable frequency drives.
Genesis Motion Solutions
Genesis direct drive motors compete with and outperform many other direct drive motors, and they can replace geared servo motors in applications formerly thought impossible for a direct drive motor, saving users time and money and making them more competitive through higher throughput, more uptime, thermal stability, reduced size and energy consumption.
Harmonic Drive LLC
Harmonic Drive LLC engineers and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. Company works closely with both Fortune 500 and companies of all sizes to understand their application requirements and provide standard or custom-engineered solutions, including developing technologies and products for the evolving motion control market.
Heat and Control, Inc.
Heat and Control has created the next generation of smart controls with the look and feel of a modern app. Plant personnel become experts thanks to situational awareness themes, advisory notifications, and real-time vitals that transform ROI. i-Fort production monitoring and data management systems are designed to improve production efficiency with centralized management that collects data from all Ishida machinery and devices in your production line. Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems give customers control of multiple machines and process functions, with pre-programmed product menus and complete data management at the touch of a single display screen.
While nothing is predictable in today’s ever-changing distribution centers (DCs), modern automation solutions are capable of taking on nearly any warehouse task. Honeywell Intelligrated designs and engineers systems that are designed to deliver the optimal combination of automation and human resources at every critical point in the workflow. Honeywell Intelligrated combines advanced material handling solutions with smart software to reduce the time, labor costs associated with inbound processing.
JHFOSTER (formerly known as John Henry Foster)
J.H. Foster equips industrial facilities with controls, electrical components, pneumatic actuators and grippers and related equipment. Product line includes electric actuators, electrical control panels, gear boxes, PLC, HMI, servo reducers, servo and stepper drivers. Photoelectric sensors come in LED, laser and fiber optic configurations and are available in beam-break and beam-make versions with a variety of sensing models. Pneumatic actuators work together with grippers to clamp parts and tools in place as actuators work during automation processes in manufacturing, such as material transfer, pick and place and indexing. J.H. Foster also supplies vacuum cups and generators as well as assorted automation accessories and components for all pneumatic applications.
KEB offers a full suite of automation products that are used by a wide variety of machine builders. This includes machine motion controllers, remote access and data analytics, HMIs, drives, and motors.
Kollmorgen supplies motors, drives and automation platforms to the food and beverage, packaging and converting, pharmaceutical, robotics and smart warehouse industries. The Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) is marketed as including “all the software and hardware needed to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster.” Kollmorgen reports that KAS has been proven to measurably accelerate development, increase throughput, minimize scrap and maximize overall equipment effectiveness. Other offerings include IP69K-rated 316L stainless steel AKMH servo motors, which feature a hygienic design for food and beverage machines. Cartridge DDR® motors provide the performance advantages of a frameless, direct-drive motor for precise, compliance-free web control during form/fill/seal applications.
The SYSKRON brand was created to bring all the IT products of the Krones Group together under a single roof. It has been developed into a holistic solution comprising Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Process Control System and innovative cloud solutions. The SYSKRON software landscape is structured to form the complete supply chain of manufacturing from goods receipt to dispatch. SYSKRON solutions can be used to plan, control, visualize, document and analyze processes along the complete supply chain.
Leuze electronic, Inc.
Leuze electronic, Inc. specializes in sensors used in processing, primary packaging and secondary packaging/end-of-line applications for a wide variety of operations, from beverage filling, pharmaceutical and meat packaging to confectionery and bakery production. Product line includes sensors for specific functions including measuring, safety, identification, network and connection technology, optical data transmission, industrial image processing, and accessories. For example, on a beverage filling line, Leuze’s 3C and 18B series clear-glass sensors employ an integrated tracking function designed to eliminate system downtimes caused by increased soiling. Engineered for use in wet applications, these sensors are watertight and robustly withstand the permanent cleaning processes.
LinMot USA Inc.
LinMot USA offers electromagnetic direct drives in tubular form. Linear motors include stainless-steel, and linear rotary motors, linear guides/linear modules, and ATEX, a variant of linear motors for surroundings where explosive gases, vapor-air mixture or combustible dust can form. LinMot also offers stainless steel linear modules, moving stator guides, magnetic springs, servo drives and cables.
Mencom is a manufacturer of circular connectors. Rugged solutions are engineered for reliable performance under the most extreme use in harsh environments. These connectors come with a huge variety of materials, sizes, contact layouts and types, as well as coupling designs. They are commonly utilized for data, signal and power connections in the automation, manufacturing, and other industries thanks to their rugged mechanical performance and ease of connectivity. Versatile and flexible circular connectors handle a wide range of contacts, voltages, and currents based on the requirements of the application.
M.G.M. Electric Motors NA Inc.
MGM is a supplier of brake motors, gear boxes and related industrial controls. MGM’s squirrel-cage motors and brake motors are designed to deliver the best performance and reliability combined with low or no maintenance. Designed for continuous duty also under tough service conditions, these brake motors are used wherever fast, precise, high cycling and safe braking are the application needs, such as in packaging machinery as well as in applications including palletizing, conveying, stacking, hoisting and for other packaging or processing tasks.
Mini Motor SPA
Motors are used in a variety of packaging, packing, bottling, palletizing, stacking and wrapping operations where compact design, precise movement, and resistance are required at the right speed with easy programming. Motors can be flexibly programmed and customised to control speed and power with extreme accuracy. DR Series provides all-in-one products: an integrated drive, which allows controlling speed and torque, and an integrated connectivity module, supporting the most common field-buses: CanOpen, Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet/IP, Profinet e Powerlink.
Multivac’s Smart Services and Pack Pilot digital solutions are designed for monitoring, controlling and optimizing production and can be networked across all locations to facilitate comparison. Smart Services are for new equipment as well as retrofitting to existing machines, so no large start-up investment is required. Package includes Smart Production Dashboard, providing production figurtes at a glance at any time and from anywhere, the SMART OEE Analyzer for data-driven efficiency analysis and the Smart Log Analyzer that can inform what the most frequently occurring faults and causes of downtime are. Other tools and dashboards include the MULTIVAC Pack Pilot, which facilitates parameterizing fully optimized recipes with just a few clicks.
Murrelektronik’s I/O systems connect actuators and sensors of a system to the control to help the food and beverage industry meet the requirements governing hygiene, cleanliness and corrosion protection. Featured I/O systems include the MVK Pro and IMPACT67 Pro compact IO-Link master modules with eight multifunctional master ports. These IP67 rated fieldbus modules can replace complexly wired and expensive terminal boxes are an important component in decentralized installations.
Neugart USA Corp
Neugart USA Corp manufactures planetary gearboxes of varying styles, sizes, ratios, IP classes, and designs that are engineered to the most precise standards in order to meet the high requirements of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics packers.
Nexthermal supplies industrial thermal controllers that are equipped with an IP-66/NEMA 4X-rated enclosure. Specialist in designing efficient heaters and heating elements that maximize the capability of customer machines and applications, Nexthermal has created its own single zone controller. Temperature controller features advanced PID with RS-485 input with output to USB, an easy plug-and-play design for quick installation, a white PV display with LCD screen for improved visibility and a universal input which supports most standard TC/RTD/linear outputs. In addition, Nexthermal’s product line of temperature sensors help manufacturers monitor the temperature of equipment in order to prevent problems such as overheating or inadequate cooling. The food and beverage industry also use temperature sensors extensively to monitor and maintain the required temperatures for its products.
Nidec Drive Technology
NIDEC-SHIMPO offers standard washdown and food grade options for its line of planetary, worm and hypoid gear box products in a select group of configurations. Options include stainless steel output shaft and fasteners, IP65 ingress protection, white epoxy, Steel-it paint or nickel plating and NSF H1 Certified food grade lubrication.
Omron Automation Americas
Omron Industrial Automation supplies an extensive range of controls, software and automation components including PLC and MAC controllers, machine safety solutions, motion controls, motors, sensors, networking solutions, remote IO, IPC, and HMI technology. Highlighted control systems from Omron include its line of machine controllers, which offer synchronous control of all machine devices and advanced functionality such as motion, robotics and database connectivity. The fully integrated Sysmac automation platform is a multidisciplinary concept that allows users to simplify solution architecture, reduce programming and optimize productivity while harnessing complete control and management in the automation plant.
Specializing in turn-key automation, ONExia offers custom software solutions designed to enable end-users the ability to operate end-of-line packaging robots with no programming needed. Software covers machine-to-machine communications, data collection/database interaction and remote access services. ONExia’s palletizing software is drag-and-drop and is designed to have robots palletizing within minutes.
Optel Group offers numerous digital tools, platforms and operations software for solutions ranging from aggregation and anti-counterfeiting to inventory geotracking, supply chain security, serialization, traceability, and operational performance for pharmaceutical, food and beverage and numerous other industries. Featured platforms include OPTEL’s Intelligent Supply Chain, which provides various traceability solutions to optimize performance, such as reverse logistics and reusable packaging management, improved visibility on distribution channels and real-time location of inventory.
Oriental Motor USA
Oriental Motor specializes in stepper motors, actuators, brushless DC motors, servo motors, AC motors and gear motors, linear actuators, rotary actuators, network products, cooling fans and centrifugal blowers. Motors and actuators are used for motion applications ranging from precision conveying (i.e., product positioning, line acceleration) linear motion (i.e., product pushing and positioning applications) to rotational applications (i.e., index table movement, material agitation, robotic arm operation). Featured products include the AlphaStep closed loop control systems, designed to perform accurate positioning operations with ease. The AlphaStep features a unique control system combining the benefits of open loop and closed loop control.
Redzone Production Systems
The Redzone Production System is a verticalized social mobile platform for industry designed for front line team collaboration to radically change operating performance within the four walls of the manufacturing plant. Highly visual platform helps create the environment for front line teams to resolve issues on the plant floor to keep production running.
Rockwell Automation’s flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands offer a vast array of automation, manufacturing, safety products, automation systems and drives. Featured hardware includes the 450L GuardShield™ PAC Safety Light Curtains to protect personnel from hazardous machinery that use whole-body detection and are typically positioned around an area or in front of a machine process entry or exit area. Model 42EA RightSight™ S18 and 42EF RightSight M18 photoelectric sensors feature a wide range of sensing modes and are ideal for general purpose and cost-sensitive applications in material handling, packaging and other industries. The Allen‑Bradley ASEM™ 6300 is a complete portfolio of open architecture industrial PCs, thin clients and monitors used in food and beverage and other facilities that require a high-performance Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution for industrial environments. Portfolio integrates completely with Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® View SE and FactoryTalk View ME software, allowing for seamless assimilation within the facility.
ROSS Controls offers safety components, pneumatic controls and other components such as flow control valves, block and stop valves, safety valves for clutch/brake control, silencers, electrical connectors, pressure switches and more.
Schneider Electric specializes in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Schneider’s catalog includes motion controllers, drives, motors, and robotics, featuring the Altivar Machine ATV340, an innovative variable speed drive for smart machines in high-performance material handling solutions. Other industrial controls and automation products include limit switches; measurement and instrumentation devices; PLC, PAC and dedicated controllers; power supplies and transformers; enclosures; HMI terminals and industrial PCs; process control and safety devices; soft starters and more.
SICK offers a wide array of sensors as well as machine and electrical components including photoelectric sensors, inductive sensors, LiDAR sensors, inertial sensors, positioning sensors, OLS line guidance sensors, and sensors for color, contrast and distance. Integration machines connect sensor networks. SICK also offers RFID code readers, transponders and antennas, encoders, motor feedback systems and connection devices. Company also makes safety light curtains, safety laser scanners and safety door switches.
Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens Digital Industries supplies industrial controls and control panels used in packaging applications designed for faster time-to-market with scalable, modular solutions. Modular solutions from the Digital Enterprise solution portfolio combined with easy-to-integrate standard applications from Siemens for the packaging industry reduce the time to market and boost plant availability – with efficient engineering and less complexity.
Siko Products, Inc.
SIKO develops and manufactures products for automation and drive engineering for length, angle and speed measurement technology. Product line includes mechanical and electronic position indicators; incremental and absolute rotary encoders, geared potentiometers and electronic displays; wire-actuated encoders for distance measurement; actuators; and magnetic measuring technology.
SMAC offers motors, controllers and I/O, and actuators, with special designs for packaging equipment OEMs and end users in mind. Programmable linear actuators are used for such applications as ejecting, diverting and multi-lane sorting; capping; sealing, cutting and labeling; cutting; dosing; and leak testing. With a lower price due to 30% fewer parts and cylindrical form, these actuators fit applications where air cylinders can't provide the speed, reliability, controllability, and longevity necessary to meet customers’ productivity goals, changeover needs, and cost reduction requirements. SMAC also offers a wide range of motors, controllers, and related controls.
SMB Machinery Systems LLC
SMB Machinery Systems' specialties include line redesign and remediation, as well as line removal, relocation and reinstallation. We have successfully completed production line automation and integration projects for some of the largest soft drink makers, automobile manufacturers, beer &wine producers, pulp & paper, aggregate and poultry processors around the globe.
Specright's specification document management (SDM) software facilitates easy and effective to layering of the right workflows, approvals, and processes in the plant. Specright's specification soft helps manage packaging or product sub-assembly data, formulas and ingredients, labels and document management, bill of materials management and much more. Software also enables customers to achieve outcomes ranging from improved supplier collaboration, sustainability, and consolidating SKUs.
STOCK America, Inc.
STOCK’s ICON SMS (Sterilization Management System) is a state of the art SCADA (Supervisory Control AND Data Acquisition) Retort Controls system for general method thermal processing, control and monitoring. STOCK’s Retort Controls system was accepted by FDA and approved by the USDA in 1994 for automatic, real time, deviation compensation/optimization and computer generated batch records in lieu of manual operator logs.
Superior Product Handling Solutions, Inc.
Company’s Factrac product line offers easy-to-implement and economical production and operations IIot counters, timers, OEE, customizable metric monitors, displays, data collection, dashboards, real-time production event notifications, and real-time viewing of production operations status from the floor, at a desk, or remotely by phone or tablet.
Tekscape helps manufacturers leverage the latest technology to unlock new levels of innovation, productivity and growth. With managed services, downtime can be avoided and cloud technology implemented for monitoring, security patches and redundancies. Smart Factory / Industry 4.0 solutions combine production operations with operational data from ERP and other enterprise systems. Tekscape's Smart Factory Solutions provide digital technology such as IIoT, cloud computing and analytics, AI/ML for better decision-making and 24/7 technical support for a new level of efficiency. Tekscape’s managed cybersecurity capability helps secure company data, minimize future costs, and respond fast, protecting network, applications, and devices all in one place. Tekscape also provides a wireless solution to deploy next-generation Wi-Fi infrastructure that offers device flexibility, extended reach and scalability. Simple login credentials enable WLAN computing, while users can centralize, connect and manage their network virtually. Wireless devices have become essential in today's work environments.
TM Process & Controls, Inc.
TM Process & Controls offers services including controls and integration design, network and server design, cybersecurity, panel upgrades, PLC upgrades, automation solutions, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems.
Tolomatic is a supplier of a wide range of electric linear actuators, motors and drives, pneumatic linear actuators, cable cylinders, roller screws, power transmission gearboxes and industrial caliper brakes, among other industrial-grade linear motion control solutions.
Total ETO claims its software "is the only ERP/ MRP system that matches the unique workflow of Engineer To Order manufacturers." Designed for OEMs, Total ETO software solves the common problems Custom Machine Builders face, so they can increase accuracy, efficiency, and profitability. "Engineers love our Dynamic BOMs that integrate with CAD systems including SolidWorks and Inventor," Total ETO says. Spreadsheets and double entry are eliminated, so designers can spend more time designing.
Turck supplies multiprotocol I/O modules that automatically detect three Ethernet networks used in food and beverage processing and packaging applications. Fieldbus stations, which should survive the aggressive cleaning operations on food packaging machines, must be mechanically robust, chemically resistant and totally waterproof. The fully sealed series TBEN-L with protection class IP69K meets all of these requirements and can be connected to different Ethernet fieldbus systems via Turck's multiprotocol technology.
Van Doren Sales Inc.
Van Doren Sales offers industrial automation solutions including software and control systems specifically designed for its customers in the produce processing industry. VDS O.N.E. is a software solution for packing production floor operations. Detailed system integrates with most ERP and WMS systems for added utility and visibility for customers. Van Doren’s Expert PLC and HMI/SCADA graphical programmers develop and maintain machine and plant wide control systems to meet and exceed all needs and requirements.
Videojet Technologies Inc.
Videojet offers an end-to-end, production-floor suite of hardware, software and services for track and trace applications. Videojet’s coding and serialization solutions cover a wide range of applications. IMprints™ traceability solutions help packagers meet regulations and protect against threats such as counterfeiting and product diversion while being well prepared in the event of a recall. In addition, the Videojet IMprints AI21™ Pharmaceutical Serialization Platform is designed as a simple and flexible packaging line serialization and data management solution for DSCSA compliance.
XL is a standalone device designed to connect to sensors and scanners in a network for real-time production monitoring of virtually any industrial process. XL includes I/O to communicate with processes, a scoreboard for operators, and built-in reporting for managers. Designed to seamlessly scale from machine to enterprise, XL offers additional benefits including: no software to install, no servers to maintain and no recurring fees.
User-friendly software components from WIPOTEC-OCS include Comscale4, a flexible, web-based, customizable quality data management system that can connect any number of checkweighers and other inspection machines (x-ray scanner, metal detectors) to separate selectable sites. Comscale4 provides an overview of the entire production line in real time, allowing users to retrieve all available data, generate statistics, take important actions, and share data with partners throughout the enterprise. In addition, WIPOTEC-OCS offers serialization and aggregation solutions, marketed through the TQS (Traceable Quality System) brand, to meet the track-and-trace needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous existing and emerging global serialization applications.
Wittenstein's low-backlash planetary gearboxes with an output shaft, or flange, come in hygienic as well as corrosion resistant designs. The Hygienic Design planetary gearbox HDV is reported to be the world‘s first planetary gearbox to be certified by the EHEDG for safe, for direct integration in the process.
Yaskawa America, Inc.
Yaskawa offers an extensive range of control solutions ranging from industrial AC drives and HVAC drives to elevator drives, AC motors and more, used in all types of primary, secondary and packaging machinery as well as machines used in other sectors and industries such as material handling, and food and beverage. Featured products include the Yaskawa GA800 drive, designed to provide the “ultimate combination of power, ease of use, flexibility, and performance in packaging and food/beverage applications.” In addition to its torque production and precise control, the drive features a high-resolution display and can be connected to the user’s preferred mobile device.
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