The packaging environment in many industries is usually moisture-free. However, to cope with requirements in food processing and packaging operations that require washdown, components must be designed or modified to deal with harsher operating or maintenance conditions. In many cases, these special products simplify the day-to-day packaging operation. These examples of an actuator, gearbox and valve terminal demonstrate the extent of changes required for these applications.
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
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