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CTC Parker Automation: Ethernet driver

CTC Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver allows use of its Interact HMI software for Ethernet communications to Allen-Bradley SLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers on the factory floor.
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Graphic Packaging Corporation: Graphic Packaging Corporation: Graphic Packaging Corporation: Graphic Packaging Corporation: Conference proceedings

Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA) has made the proceedings from its Packaging Strategies 2000 conference available. Presentations given by executives at Huhtamäki Van Leer, Graphic Packaging Corp., Netgrocer, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Rexam PLC, Pechiney Plastic Packaging, and Graham Packaging Co., L.P.
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PLC catalog

GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has released a color catalog describing its new line of VersaMax™ Nano and Micro programmable logic controllers. Devices combine PLC and I/O into 1 unit that can fit in 1 hand.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Vf/f/s labeler

EPI Labelers (New Freedom, PA) has introduced a Flex-Pac Labeler™ that integrates to Ishida APEX vf/f/s bagmakers. Applies single-ply or multi-ply, coupon stock or reclosable labels as the bags are being filled.
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Hayssen, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Vf/f/s system

The Ultima® ST vf/f/s bagger from Hayssen (Duncan, SC) measures bag lengths faster than conventional machines, says the company, allowing more time for the filling and sealing stages.
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Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

The Bauman ACO bottle unscrambler from Omega Design (Exton, PA) requires no tools for container changeover. Handling 500-mL to 5-L bottles at speeds from 150 to 600/min, automatic changeover is directed through a PLC.
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Steeplechase Software Inc: PC-based control handbook

The Practical Guide to PC-based control & flow chart programming published by Steeplechase Software (Ann Arbor, MI), addresses concerns in moving from PLC to PC-based control.
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Nyden Corporation: Single-axis stepper control

Single-axis board-level PLG200 stepping motor controller from Nyden Corp. (San Jose, CA), interfaces with all standard 2- and 5-phase stepping motor drives and motors.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Labeler for vf/f/s machines

Designed for integration with Ishida Apex vf/f/s equipment, the Flex-Pac labeler from EPI (New Freedom, PA) applies p-s labels—including coupon, multi-ply and reclosable styles—to fronts or backs of packages.
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Palletizer

With a single rear infeed, the 910 Series palletizer from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) runs in continuous motion to load cases at speeds from 60 to 120 cases/min.

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