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CTC Parker Automation: Hybrid control white paper

A new white paper from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) describes the concept of the PC-based logic controller, or “PCLC,” a hybrid controller said to combine the best attributes of both PLCs and PC-based controls.
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Advanced Micro Controls Inc: Networkable PLS

The Nexus programmable limit switch, from Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT), is a high-speed resolver-based PLS with up to 16 outputs that comes with a ControlNet interface.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Ultra-slim micro PLC

Omron’s (Schaumburg, IL) new CPM2C micro PLC incorporates a range of communications options and functionality into a unit measuring 33mmWx65mmDx90mmH (1.3”W x2.6”Dx3.5”H).
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Klockner Hansel Tevopharm USA: Flow wrapper

The servo-driven Pack 200 horizontal flow wrapper from Klockner Hänsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL) uses cold- or heat-sealable film to wrap bakery and confectionery products at speeds to 350 packs/min.
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Evergreen Packaging: Fillers for milk or juice

Two new fillers from Evergreen (Cedar Rapids, IA) package fresh refrigerated milk or juice at speeds to 3ꯠ gabletop cartons/hr. The GTL-1000 (shown) fills 250- to 1걶-mL (8.45- to 38.9-oz) cartons, while the GTN-1000 fills 125- to 500-mL (4.23- to 16.9-oz) cartons.
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CTC Parker Automation: Industry's first PCLC

MachineLogic™ PC Logic Controller (PCLC), from CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH), combines PC-based open design with the reliability and cost-effectiveness of PLCs.
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Stockhausen, Inc: Absorbent polymer

Favor-Pac 100 is an absorbent polymer that can be added to soaker pads to absorb fluids in refrigerated or frozen poultry packaging. The FDA has approved the polymer, made by Stockhausen (Greensboro, NC), for indirect food contact.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motor controls

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) introduces a new line of controls for brushless linear motors. All 3 models--the LinDrive, the Lin+Drive and the MintDrive--plug directly into the wall and have autotune routines to self-adjust after initial set-up.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Multimedia CD-ROM

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new multimedia CD-ROM features a 31-min presentation of the Orion® Industrial PC-based controllers and new ServoWire(TM) drive technology.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Operator interface software

The PanelMate Power Pro is the latest operator interface software available from Cutler-Hammer (Pittsburgh, PA). Compatible with the company's line of PanelMate products, the new software provides advanced Tag and Expression Management tools, allowing users to reuse applications and change brand of PLC and/or addresses when desired.

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