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Hoffman: High-voltage servo motors

High-performance, high-voltage MHD digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) give packaging machines more power, with the space and cost savings of smaller motor-frame sizes and reduced-size power cables.
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ARPAC LLC: Shrink bundler

The Brandpac® BPTW-70 is a new high-speed shrink bundler from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) capable of wrapping up to 70 trays/min. Its smooth overlap sealing system eliminates unsightly welded seams.
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Friction feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) new high-speed friction feeder is said to use a revolutionary feeding mechanism that uses friction to separate and feed products with virtually no damage to the products.
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Pacific Scientific: Selection guide

Pacific Scientific (Wilmington, MA) released a brochure on its family of brushless digital servo systems. The selection guide provides detailed product features and benefits, technical and system component information, specifications and performance curves and dimensions.
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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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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Laser printer for high-speed coding applications

The Lasetec is a new laser printer from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA). It produces precise text, bar codes and graphics on packages with a print quality said to be superior to other high-speed coding devices on the market.
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Bottle multipacker

The OneTech(TM) system from Mead (Marietta, GA) is a modular multiple packaging system capable of different pack styles and configurations of glass bottles on the same platform.
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Atlas Group Americas: Servo control

Atlas Copco Controls (Sewickley, PA) has introduced the SimPL, a point-and-click servo control that simplifies motion control setup. While most motion controllers require a programmer to learn a new language, the SimPL has no syntax to remember.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Fill/stopper/tray load system

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has introduced the Model FSTS2-12H automatic filling, stoppering and tray loading system. It uses a positive displacement servo-driven pump to fill glass or plastic bottles ranging from 2 mL to 100 mL at speeds to 120 bottles/min.

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