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November 15, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has released the third in a series of white papers to support packaging industry professionals. The paper titled, Integrated Robotics Improve Machine Performance, Demand Response and Competitiveness contends that integrated robotics in packaging machinery and production lines can result in significant productivity gains. Readers will learn how the use of integrated robotics can improve packaging machines’ performance and demand response.

The report further explains how using a single programming software environment for both controls and robotics allows easier operation. Specifically, using integrated robotics simplifies changeover from package sizes and product mix to increase production and reduce set-up time. While the paper emphasizes packaging operations, the concepts discussed in the paper are applicable to manufacturers in other industries, including food and beverage, material handling, printing/converting, transportation equipment, computers and electronics, and more.

The paper includes forecasts from The Boston Consulting Group indicating that transportation equipment, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, and machinery industries will account for approximately 75 percent of advanced robotics installations through 2025. And by then, robots should be able to handle 30 to 40 percent of automatable tasks in these industries.

“We think this white paper is both timely and valuable for our customers because of the rising adoption of robotics use by a number of industries we serve,” said Ben Sagan, business development manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.  “It offers practical guidance for those who want to maximize the efficiency of robots on their production lines, no matter what industry they’re in.”

OEMS, packaging professionals and manufacturers are invited to access the white paper, “Integrated Robotics Improve Machine Performance, Demand Response and Competitiveness” at https://go.meau.com/Robotics1810PR.

 


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ABBLeading Canadian forest product company, Chantiers Chibougamau, has selected ABB to help overhaul its Nordic Kraft pulp mill in Lebel-Sur-Quevillion in northern Quebec. The order comprises the delivery and integration of a new drives system and ABB Ability Quality Management System (QMS). This includes ABB’s Web Imaging System (WIS) and Web Monitoring System (WMS) into the ABB Ability System 800xA distributed control system (DCS). ABB will provide a comprehensive service contract and remote connection for diagnostic and service activity.



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Motor Feature


S6 VFD for Linear Motor ApplicationsThe Combivert S6 drive is a modern, compact and flexible servo amplifier that can be used across a wide range of applications. The drive controller provides optimum performance in torque, speed, and position control. The S6 has the ability to control AC induction motors, AC PM motors, and lastly linear motors. In this article, we will be focusing on linear motors and how they work, as well as the simplicity of controlling them with the Combivert S6.

 

 

 

 

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