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Electro Cam Corporation: PLCs vs. PLSs

A new eight-page white paper from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) describes how PLCs and programmable limit switches (PLSs) differ. Describes how PLCs are designed for low-speed processes such as receiving input signals from sensors and limit switches and sending output signals to actuators, solenoid valves, motors and pneumatic cylinders.
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Terco, Inc: Rotary filler

The Multi-Station Rotary (MSR) filler from the Liquid Filling Div. of Terco (Bloomingdale, IL) incorporates the benefits of continuous motion in a variable-speed base for smooth container handling and reduced footprint.
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Extrusion blow-molding machines

The CMP single-and twin-station blow molders from Central Machinery (Bombay, India) come with or without de-flashing systems and are modular in design.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: PC-controlled filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has developed a line of high-speed rotary net-weigh filling machines. The PC-based system enables the user to create and edit product recipes or programs, observe real time and historical fill data, diagnose system problems, perform statistical analysis, and print reports.
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Marketing Partners: Components catalog

A new catalog on Brauer toggle clamps, cylinders and presses is now available from Marketing Partners (St. Clair, MI). The catalog uses photos and diagrams to illustrate the complete line of British-made clamps and components for packaging equipment.
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Filling system

Performance Machine (Norcross, GA) has introduced the pneumatic P-1 filling system. It packs a variety of food products, including seafoods, salads, spreads, slurry products and snack foods, into molded or thermoformed containers at speeds to 75/min.
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Magnetic palletizing heads

Walker Magnetics (Worcester, MA) offers a line of magnetic palletizing/depalletizing heads that operate with hydraulics or pneumatics without external moving parts.
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Automation catalog

More than 700 pages of information on pneumatic, hydraulic and electromechanical actuators is available in PHD's (Fort Wayne, IN) Catalog 98. Complete engineering data is featured for powered slides, grippers, cylinders, rotary actuators, multi-motion actuators and switches.
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Networked valves

Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Div.'s (Richland, MI) Serial Addressable Manifold (SAM) Generation 3.0 is a communications module that allows valves, sensors and other devices on a packaging machine to communicate on a device-level network.
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Strapping tool

The Pneumon pneumatic tensioner from Greiner (Esslingen, Germany) permits steel-strap tensioning without applying force, even if high strap tensions are required.

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