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Intermittent-motion cartoner

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has redesigned its (IMS) Intermittent-Motion Servo-Driven cartoner for cartoning multiple-product units. It can load a variety of products into display or point-of-purchase cartons, or shippers or overpack cartons at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
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Servo motors

The Turbo Servo Series is a new series of high-performance servo motors from API Gettys (Amherst, NY). They're designed with high torque-to-inertia ratios and maximum power density for demanding operations.
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Servo drives

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has developed a new series of brushless servo drives with a keypad, eliminating the need to use a laptop computer.
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Horizontal wrapper

The WS-20 Series II horizontal wrapper from Sasib (DePere, WI) uses multi-axis, computer-controlled servo drives to reach speeds to 350 products/min.
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.
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Infeed control system

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group's (St. Louis, MO) Mark II Synchro- screw infeed control system was developed to control the flow of containers at the infeed of fillers, labelers and other machinery.
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Servo amplifiers

DSM and Micro DSM are the latest additions to Giddings & Lewis' (Fond du Lac, WI) Centurion(TM) line of servo systems. When used with the YSM- and NSM-series of servo motors, these fully digital amplifiers can be used in a broader range of applications.
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
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Flow wrapper

Rose Forgrove (St. Charles, IL) will introduce a shrink film version of the servo-driven Minerva rotary jaw flow wrapper. Designed with easy operation and maintenance in mind, it's suited for applications such as bakery, medical, meat and poultry, cosmetics and snack foods.

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