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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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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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Keyence Corp. of America: Small, fast PLC

Keyence's (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) Visual-KV(TM) PLC allows program parameters to be changed in real time. Featuring a 2-color data window, the unit is 2/3 the size of conventional PLCs but executes instructions in 0.7 microsec.
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Accu-Pak, Inc: Vf/f/s system

Accu-Pak's (Carrollton, TX) Apollo 2000 vf/f/s system has an Allen-Bradley PLC-based controller, and its film advance mechanisms and sealing jaw are servo-driven.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Software update

From Siemens Energy & Automation (Alpharetta, GA) comes Simatic® WinCC Version 4.02, a 32-bit HMI and SCADA software update said to be completely integrated with Windows(TM) 95/98 and NT V4.0/SP3.
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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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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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