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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Pallet tracking system

Pallet Track System from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) automatically records and reports end-of-line production data. The system tags each pallet with a unique bar code and records data via a PC that's connected to each palletizer's PLC.
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AMS Filling System Inc: Multihead Filler

The A-610 multihead filler from AMS (Malvern, PA) fills rigid containers with virtually any dry or liquid products at speeds to more than 50 cpm. With memory storage for 54 products, the PLC-controlled machine offers optional bulk-and-dribble operation, bottom-up filling, and vibration to settle product in containers.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Product accelerator

To increase speed in filling f/f/s pouches with lightweight foods such as extruded snacks, Rovema's (Lawrenceville, GA) PAC product accelerator alters the time of the product dump rather than the sealing time.
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Automation Intelligence: Automation Intelligence: DeviceNet servo drives

PV Indexing Servo System is a Sanyo Denki servo drive with built-in indexer and DeviceNet interface from the MotionOnline.com div. of Automation Intelligence (Duluth, GA).
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: PC-controlled weigher

Eagle large-capacity combination weight selection scale from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) is said to be the only scale available using a standard industrial PC with no proprietary controls.
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s systems

Allen-Bradley controls have been added to Circle's (Green Bay, WI) vertical and horizontal f/f/s systems for packaging liquids, powders, moist towelettes, medical devices and other small, rigid products in 4-side-sealed pouches.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo and positioning drives

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released a new family of servo and positioning drives: FlexDrive, Flex+Drive and MINTDrive. When matched with Baldor's BSM servo motors, these drives can deliver torques to 366in.-lb and speeds to 7ꯠ rpm.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s machine

The improved Eagle Phaser vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) now features a Koyo PLC that allows for the inclusion of features such as memory for 20 different set-ups and a single point of control for auger and bagger.
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Exair Corporation: Cabinet cooler

Exair's (Cincinnati, OH) new micro NEMA 4/4X Cabinet Cooler purges and cools overheated electrical control panels. Its 5" height allows it to be mounted in small enclosures and confined areas.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee's (Sturtevant, WI) volumetric cup fillers now include PLCs to facilitate use of photoeyes and sensors and to ease interfaces with other equipment on the line.

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