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Packaging Industry Solutions

From product inspection to material handling and filling applications, Ramco has the products you need to maintain your current packaging system or provide you the components for the latest in high speed controls. Ramco has an extensive line of high speed sensors, PLC's, and HMI products as well as motion and robotics required for today's packaging technology. Solutions For:
  • Conveyor Handling
  • Pallet Detection
  • Package Dimensioning
  • Bar Code Reading


Brands We Sell


Some of the vendors we represent:
Banner Turck Omron ABB Unitronics
Exlar Red Lion Euchner Control Techniques  

Potential Applications


  • Package Dimension Measuring
    Package Dimension Measuring To measure height, length and width of boxes for storage and to collect cubing information for shipping, a laser measurement array can be utilized. Cartons moving on a conveyor pass between three pairs of measuring light curtains. The total number of beams blocked for each pair indicates the size, which is sent to a sorter as an analog signal. A PLC then diverts each carton to the appropriate storage location.

Popular Products


We carry thousands of products from dozens of leading manufacturers. Here are some examples:

  • Unitronics V350 Color Vision OPLC
    Unitronics V350 Color Vision OPLC Vision350™ is the smallest PLC with an embedded COLOR touchpanel

    This palm-size PLC offers exceptional capabilities and diverse I/O options. Its 3.5" TFT touchscreen can show over 1024 displays, 6MB for images & 512k for fonts. The Vision350™ supports up to 512 I/Os via on-board and I/O expansion modules.

    The Vision350™ offers a rich range of embedded features such as multiple auto-tuned PID loops, and internal 120K data table for datalogging and recipe programming. Communication options include TCP/IP Ethernet, GSM/SMS, MODBUS and CANopen networking plus remote access for data acquisition and program download.

    1MB Ladder code application memory (plus 3MB for images and 512K for fonts) enable the Vision350™ to run complex control and automation tasks.
    The 65,536-color touchscreen HMI enables the display of color-coded operator instructions and red, attention-grabbing alarm screens. It can also display graphs according to historical values—to reflect trends of recorded data. Display options are almost endless with more than 1024 user-designed screens, and up to 250 images per application.

    The Vision PLC/Graphic HMI series introduces an unbeatable price-performance ratio, enabling users to enjoy the advanced features of both the operator panel and the PLC, while maintaining low budget, reduced programming time and minimum wiring.

    pdfUnitronics Products Brochure4.56 MB
  • Emerson Digitax ST Servo Drive Systems
    Emerson Digitax ST Servo Drive Systems Digitax ST servo drives are optimized for pulse duty servo applications requiring high peak torque (up to 300% peak), dynamic response, ease of use and flexible integration features. Digitax ST drives are perfectly matched for use with Unimotor hd servo motors.

    0.72 to 18.8Nm (Peak 56.4Nm)
    230V / 460V Servo Drive Systems
    Emerson web
    pdfEmerson Digitax ST Brochure6.74 MB
  • Banner Engineering EZ-ARRAY Product Family
    Banner Engineering EZ-ARRAY Product Family Used for applications that include edge and center guiding, loop tension control, hole sizing, parts counting and on-the-fly product sizing and profiling. Closely spaced infrared beams detect objects as small as 5 mm wide; edge resolution is 2.5 mm. The controller functionality is built into the receiver, so basic setup requires no controller, software or PC. The emitter / receiver range is 4 meters and array heights range from 150 to 2400 mm.

    The High-Resolution MINI-ARRAY excels at high speed, precise process monitoring and inspection applications. Available heights range from 163 to 1951 mm. Closely spaced beams detect objects as small as 2.5 mm. The emitters and receivers can be spaced up to 1.8 m apart. The controllers can be configured for a variety of measurement modes, scan modes and output configurations.

    The MINI-ARRAY is a low-profile light screen pairs designed for profiling and inspections. The emitter / receiver pair are available in heights ranging from 133 to 1819 mm. Depending on the model's beam spacing, the array detects objects as small as 19 to 38 mm. Emitters and receivers can be up to 6 m apart or up to 17 m apart, epending on model. Configuration options include blanking, sensitivity and scanning mode. Controllers are available with DeviceNet™ compatible output.

    pdfBanner Measuring Arrays2.39 MB
  • Exlar Tritex II Linear Actuator
    Exlar Tritex II Linear Actuator The Tritex II Series actuators integrate an AC and DC powered servo drive, digital position controller, brushless motor and linear actuator in one elegant, compact, sealed package. Now you can distribute motion control and solve your application with one integrated device. Simply connect power, I/O, communications and go!

    pdfTritex II AC Brochure4.3 MB

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