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Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

The ‘Other’ Web, It’s Not Just a Spider’s Playground

Web processing encompasses a myriad of products and materials that are manufactured in flat sheets or rolls. Web process industries produce many products including textiles, paper, and plastic film. They can also perform any number of secondary operations on these base materials. Countertops, flooring, sandpaper, and food packaging materials such as potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, a...

By Brian Baldwin, Steve Harr, Rob Lowery, and Tod Madderra, ABB Industrial Systems
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

Limit Switch Embeds Intelligence

Westerville, O. —E50DNA Series limit switches don't require a separate I/O device to communicate over DeviceNet. Sealed NEMA 6P, the products use the same head and operator inventory as other Cutler-Hammer limit switches. Features include: software selectable functions, diagnostics, fault lists with time stamp, and a solid-state actuator that eliminates contact bounce, RFI, and contacts ...

By Staff
Sensors, Vision January 1, 1998

Modular Encoder Provides Position Feedback

Wilmington, Mass.—TK91 modular encoder provides position feedback for motion control applications. Disc line counts are available up to 1,250 lines per rev with optional zero reference. Several English and metric hub sizes up to 3/8-in. are offered. Line driver and amplified analog signals are available .

By Staff
Sensors, Vision January 1, 1998

Programmable Limit Switches

Roscoe, Ill.— PLµS PS-6344 Programmable Limit Switch accepts input from two resolvers to allow independent monitoring and control of different axes of rotary motion, thereby coordinating events between two separate processes. Automatic speed compensation, combined with fast scan times, enable the PS-6344 to quickly respond to changes in line speed and product movement, minimizing ma...

By Staff
Sensors, Vision May 1, 1997

AS-i bus cuts cycle time in half for cleaning equipment manufacturer

BUS OF THE MONTH: AS-i Bus

By Control Engineering Staff