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KISS Packaging Systems a div. of the Frain Group: Volumetric pail filler

KISS Packaging System's (LaPorte, IN) stainless-steel semi-automatic positive- displacement filler accurately fills water-thin to high-viscosity products drip- free, says KISS.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Motor control cabinet

DeviceNet MCC is the first DeviceNet-compatible industrial-grade motor control center, says manufacturer Cutler-Hammer (Milwaukee, WI). It allows operators control from a single PC or PLC in conjunction with a man-machine interface.
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Elsner Eng. Works: Rewinding/overwrapping line

Elsner Eng. Works (Hanover, PA) has redesigned its HS-800/OWH-800 rewinding and overwrapping production line. Designed for gift wrap, tissue, kraft paper and selected films, the rewinder can be used for core, coreless or sheet-stiffened rewinding.
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B&R Industrial Automation: All-in-one controller

The DIN-rail-mounted 2003 PCC programmable computer controller from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) can act as a PLC, a high-speed remote I/O module for PLCs, or a CAN fieldbus I/O node for PCs.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation: Micro PLCs

New FX2N Supermicro(TM) PLC from Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) is half the size and is said to provide over six times the performance level of existing micro controllers.
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Industrial PCs

New 9400 series industrial PCs from Xycom (Saline, MI) are low-cost, industrial-hardened PCs designed for PC-based control and human-machine interface applications.
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L-sealer

The Model 360 automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Indaseal (Columbus, IN) is designed with simplicity and reliability in mind. PLC-driven machine has a continuous-infeed feature.
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Steeplechase Software Inc: PC-based control

Books, tutorials and white papers designed to help packagers learn more about controls. A Practical Guide to PC-Based Control & Flow-Chart Programming is a new handbook available from Steeplechase Software (Ann Arbor, MI).
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Omron Electronics LLC: Omron Electronics LLC: Programming software

Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) new SYSMAC-CPT PLC programming and documentation software aims to save programmers time spent learning several different programming packages.
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E-mailed production data

Rockwell Software's (Milwaukee, WI) RSMailman software automatically sends real-time production data extracted from PLCs on the packaging floor anywhere in the company using simple electronic mail messages.

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