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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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