Drives & Motion Controls(33 companies)
Drives are used to regulate motor speed and torque. Motion controls are programmable systems that enable complex coordination of multiple motors, typically servos, throughout a packaging machine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bishop-Wisecarver's line of actuators, linear guides, and machine components include SlickStick Linear Actuator, featuring the footprint of a ball bushing shaft. Standard travel lengths run from 6- to 65 in. Also features stainless steel lead screws with 0.5- or 1.0 in. lead. Other products include the ECO60, a low cost, U.S. made linear actuator in a small compact design that incorporates the latest in sliding element linear bearings and Bishop-Wisecarver prepared Mil standard Hardcoat aluminum shafting for smooth, and durable linear actuation. It includes an aluminum carriage with fully adjustable preload, and easy to replace sliding bearings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spec Automation can fabricate a control panel to fit the needs of the end user, no matter the size of the system. Using its in-house fabrication shop, customers have input on how their specific control panel is designed allowing for a smoother transition once the panel arrives in the facility. Specs’s team of qualified controls engineers, panel builders, and field service technicians are certified to ensure that all panels meet the UL 508A requirements.
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.
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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