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Intellution Incorporated: PC-based control book

A new book, SoftLogic: Overcoming Funnel Vision, by Dennis E. Wisnosky, senior VP of Intellution (Norwood, MA), describes the promise of control software running on standard PCs, which it terms SoftLogic.
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Indexing servo drives

Rockwell Automation/Electro-Craft (Eden Prairie, MN) has added indexing functionality to its BRU-Series Advantage Line family of digital servo drives.
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Flow wrapper

The new Flowtronic 120AB flow wrapper from GEI Autowrappers (Wayne, PA) uses an Allen-Bradley PLC and a three-axis servomotor drive system for flexibility in a range of applications.
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Romaco, Inc: Vision system for blisters

The Visycam 1010 Intelligent Camera from Romaco (Morris Plains, NJ) detects for presence and product fragmentation by analyzing shape, area and perimeter in blisters.
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Blister packaging machines

Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) has developed the Ministar(TM) thermoforming/cold forming blister packaging machines. They handle a variety of materials, including PVC, PVDC, PET and aluminum.
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Case opener/loader/sealer

The Salwasser (Reedley, CA) Model M-50 automatic RSC case opener, loader and sealer uses servo-driven case opening and transfer drives to ensure positive motion at speeds up to 15 cases/min.
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Case printer

The Print-A-Code (PAC) Model 1 short-run case printer from James Dawson (Nepean, Ontario, Canada) provides a quick and inexpensive means of printing graphics onto corrugated cases.
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American Packaging Machinery: American Packaging Machinery: High-speed tray wrapper

The Model MCM-26 high-speed tray wrapper from American Packaging Machinery (McHenry, IL) can wrap up to 75 packages/min. Packages can be as large as 18" W x 16" L x 8" H.
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L-sealer

Indaseal Model 360 is an automatic in-line shrink wrap L-sealer from Bunzl (Indianapolis, IN) that will debut at Pack Expo West. This PLC-driven wrapper is capable of producing packages at medium speeds.
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Desiccant feeder

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has introduced the Model CDFI automatic indexing canister desiccant feeder. Using a 1-g canister desiccant, it runs at speeds to 120 pieces/min; up to 75/min for a double drop, and up to 55/min for a triple drop.

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