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New website unlocks CPG operations knowledge

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AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbal
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Aerotech: Two-axis gear-driven motorized gimbals

AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbals provide economical, high-accuracy elevation-over-azimuth positioning.
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Pharma EXPO takes Las Vegas
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Pharma EXPO takes Las Vegas

With the strength of PACK EXPO alongside them, new technologies, insights, and ideas are laying the groundwork for Pharma EXPO’s powerful Las Vegas debut.
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Nulogy adds Custom Units of Measure for better brand & co-packer integration

The new capability enables packaging suppliers to track production and inventory using custom discrete and indiscrete units of measure.
C-more HMI configuration software version 6.0,
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AutomationDirect: HMI configuration software

The new C-more HMI configuration software version 6.0, from AutomationDirect, delivers more functionality, more usability and more value to our popular C-more HMIs.
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Harsh-duty photoelectric sensors
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AutomationDirect: Harsh-duty photoelectric sensors

AutomationDirect’s new FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors, ideal for food and beverage applications, are IP69K-rated sensors in three-wire NPN or PNP styles, and are available in 27 wash-down models.
Agr International's CrystalView
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Agr International: Managing crystallinity for PET

Agr International markets CrystalView as the latest advancement in crystallinity management for PET bottles.
All-stainless electric rod cylinder
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Tolomatic: All-stainless electric rod cylinder

The ERD22 electric rod cylinder from Tolomatic is a low-cost, versatile replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes, featuring force capabilities up to 1,700 lbf (7 kN), hygienic design and IP69k rating.
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Back Blow Air Nozzle For Cleaning Inside Diameters

EXAIR’s new 1/4 NPT Back Blow Air Nozzle has been designed to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. An array of holes provide a forceful 360 degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips and light oils from machining processes.
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Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression
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Banner Engineering: Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression

Banner Engineering announces that its Q3X laser contrast sensor is now available with contrast detection and fixed background suppression.
Electric cylinder
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SMAC: Electric cylinder

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators, Inc. has introduced built-in controllers that can be equipped with any SMAC CB and LCA actuator for 5- and 1-micron applications; the CBL35C electric cylinder is the first in the series with a built-in controller, offering the advantages of virtually no noise, longer life and no air contamination.
SI Series Safety Limit Switches
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Banner Engineering: Safety limit switches

Banner Engineering introduces its SI Series Safety Limit Switches designed to effectively monitor the position of a wide variety of guards, gates, covers and other moveable machine fixtures and tooling.
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Diagnostic audits for determining container degradation
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Gebo Cermex: Diagnostic audits for determining container degradation

Gebo Cermex has added two new options to its range of audits—the “shocks” audit and the “pressure” audit—that will soon be incorporated into its overall EIT (Efficiency Improvement Tool) to detect, locate, and measure the critical points on the packaging line.
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Duravant acquires established manufacturer Hamer

Hamer’s assets expand Duravant’s reach in high quality specialty automated packaging equipment and systems.
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Driven sideways by Big Data

In previous columns we’ve discussed how Big Data, by tightly connecting sales, customers, and production as never before, is poised to radically change the landscape not only of manufacturing but of how we package products, as well.
Ring Gear Inside with Pinion Low Angle
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Ring slide components deliver precise motion

This builder of tablet counting systems needed precise control of bottle infeed for a 200 bottles/minute system going to a maker of substitute narcotic tablets.
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HepcoAutomation and KUKA partner up

HepcoAutomation’s partnership agreement expands KUKA robot activities in general automation.
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ABB brings robotics manufacturing to U.S.

The start of local robot manufacturing in Michigan cements ABB's commitment to North American customers.

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