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Terminal block

The UDK 4-ILA 500 terminal block from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) indicates current loop status to eliminate downtime when investigating circuit faults.
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Fieldbus interface

The Profibus process fieldbus interface card from Hardy Instruments (San Diego, CA) is designed for the company's HI 2160RC loss-in-weight rate controller.
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Ink-jet printers

The new Multijet Plus network-based ink-jet system from Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) prints bar codes, text and graphics directly on cartons or cases.
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Label software

Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced AveryWare Windows, a new Windows®-based chemical labeling software program with network compatibility and a built-in chemical database.
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Sensor manifold

The ProxBlox® Eight Sensor manifold from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) reduces sensor cabling requirements while offering unique diagnostic and protection features.
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA) announces LabelMAX(TM) for Windows '95 that works with printers using Windows drivers, including ink-jet, laser and thermal-transfer printers.
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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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High-speed capper

PMC Industries' (Hackensack, NJ) new high-speed capper applies pump caps at speeds to 300/min. A programmable controller governs machine operations, including the flow of caps from the sorter and automatic shutdown in case of overloads at transfer points.
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Prepress network

GravureLink(TM) is a high-speed prepress and RIP interface client/server network for control of rotogravure cylinder engraving devices that reduces page- or package-image processing time.

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