Controls

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Plastic pallet

The Retailer(TM) is a nestable, nine-legged plastic pallet from Cadillac Products (Troy, MI). Originally designed for the grocery industry, its lightweight design supports loads of over 3ꯠ lb and can complete more than 200 trips.
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Machine Product Brief
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
Controls Product Brief
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EMC compliance for PICs

Effective January 1, 1996, machines installed in the European Community will be required to carry the Community European (CE) Mark. Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, WI) has announced that its full line of Programmable Industrial Controllers (PICs) will be EMC (electomagnetic compatibility) compliant as of October 15, 1995.
Controls Product Brief
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Servo-driven vf/f/s machine

UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Butler(TM) 3 vertical form/fill/seal machine that uses servo motors, an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller 503 and a touch screen for production information and fault display.
Controls Product Brief
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Print/apply system

The 6000 Series Unit Load Label print/apply system from America's Leading Edge Systems (Kala-mazoo, MI) labels leading, side and/or trailing surfaces of pallet loads.
Machine Product Brief
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Flat friction top conveyor

The Series 900 flat friction top belt conveyor from Intralox (New Orleans, LA) can be built to virtually any length or width. Rubber friction modules are thermally bonded to a PP base, and have a 1" nominal pitch for gripping products as they move through conveyor lines and declines.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
Controls Product Brief
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Door lock switches

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced two new safety door lock switches with special operation keys that assure positive break in contacts to increase safety and re-duce liability.
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Shaft position encoder

Astrosystems' (Lake Success, NY) resolver-based multiturn Astrocoder/150 provides 16-bit position accuracy over 64 turns. Geared dual resolvers are unaffected by noise or vibration and output reliable data instantly.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum video

PIAB Vacuum Products (Hingham, MA) now offers a video presentation of its products and services. "The PIAB Revolution" includes the development of the company's multicharacteristic ejector pump.
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor components

Tivar® engineered plastic conveyor components from Poly Hi Solidur (Fort Wayne, IN) come in six standard formulas, or they can be modified to enhance surface friction or wear resistance for specific applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Compact case packer

Machine Development's (San Leandro, CA) compact case packer erects and loads in the same position, saving floor space. The design includes a high-speed product stacker and stack control device to prevent tipping when unstable stacks are loaded.
Controls Product Brief
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Bag-opening system

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) has developed an innovative bag opening system for use with its GT-4 Bagging System for bakery products.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum ejector units

The NZL Series is a high-flow, high-efficiency vacuum ejector unit from SMC Pneumatics (Indian- apolis, IN). It uses a three-stage venturi arrangement to produce up to
Machine Product Brief
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Label rewinder

The ERW-50 label rewinder from Sohn Manufacturing (Elkhart Lake, WI) is a multi-directional rewinder for use with thermal- transfer printers. It rewinds printed rolls of labels for applying at a later time.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has introduced the A-400 single head automatic auger filler, which can fill most rigid containers at speeds to 60/ min.
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Two-station heat seal machine

Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal machine offers a high level of operator safety with high production rates. Its large seal area, measuring 14" x 28", is designed for "multiple up" tray sealing.

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