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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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