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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
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Operator interface

Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced a compact operator interface called the OPL for the Farex-SR Mini multi-zone temperature controller. The OPL requires less panel space--measuring 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D--and is an economic alternative to touch screen interface technology.
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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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Tablet filler

Merrill-Lakso's (Leominster, MA) Model 35 "New Wave" Electronic filler is for counting and filling tablets, capsules and any other solid dose pharmaceutical products.
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Stand-up case packer

Designed for the potato processing industry, Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) VP/F stand-up case packer packs up to 60 flexible bags/min on a 1 x 6 pattern.
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Case packer

The Econoline MGC-E case packer from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA) packs 1-oz to 10-lb bags into cases at speeds to 90/min. Designed for short production runs, changeovers take only two min.
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F/f/s machine

Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.
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Compact PC

The Provit 2000 compact PC from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) offers 386/486 processor, hard drive, PCMCIA card and flat panel display options in a package measuring 7.2" sq and 2 1/4" thick.

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