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Manufacturing software

Tangible Vision (Downers Grove, IL) has released Version 1.0 of its Imprimus(TM) software. This object-oriented, graphical user interface-based client/server manufacturing software allows sales and marketing personnel to create price quotes, customer orders and return authorizations.
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Gravimetric filler

The ADN2-25-LD automatic filler from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) fills liquid and semi-liquid products into 1- to 6-gal containers at speeds to 12/min. Electronic digital scales and pneumatic step-sequence logic operating controls provide high accuracy with minimum maintenance.
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PLC with distributed I/O

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has introduced SattCon 200, a new programmable logic controller with distributed input/output system.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
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Operator interface

Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced a compact operator interface called the OPL for the Farex-SR Mini multi-zone temperature controller. The OPL requires less panel space--measuring 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D--and is an economic alternative to touch screen interface technology.
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Small photoelectric sensors

KA ultraminiature photoelectric sensors from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) are as small as 7 x 9 x 20 mm and feature stability and output LED indicators and sensitivity adjustment.
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Switch catalog

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has revised its basic switches catalog to include sealed subminiature basic switches. Catalog 10, Basic Switches, also highlights miniature, standard size, sealed and high-temperature basic switches and door switches.
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s

General Packaging Equipment Co. (Houston, TX) introduces a new 4-page color brochure describing the broad line of vertical f/f/s machines. The brochure provides a reference to different types of fillers and product applications, as well as information on available options.
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Micromini vacuum pump

A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
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Pocket unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Model ERP is an economical rotary pocket unscrambler that handles an array of container shapes and sizes at speeds to 250 containers/min.
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Flexible coupling line

The Curved Jaw Type flexible coupling line from Lovejoy (Downers Grove, IL) can replace European-standard models, especially in power-transmission applications using foreign-made machinery.
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Compact sensors

NaiS(TM) UZA photoelectric sensors from Aromat (New Providence, NJ) have a continuously-variable potentiometer for simple adjustments of light intensity.
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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
Machine Product Brief
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Centralized ink delivery

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the patent-pending Centralized Ink Delivery system for the PEL Series high-resolution ink-jet system. Designed for applications requiring two or more print heads, it uses a single ink source, instead of separate bottles, to minimize maintenance.
Machine Product Brief
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.
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Sandoz networks labelers for easy control

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals uses custom software on a central PC to control 16 devices--including label printers, applicators and scanners--to comply with customer bar code label requirements. The move saves over $425ꯠ annually.
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Safety light grid

The Areal(TM) safety light grid from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is designed to replace traditional fences and barriers that keep personnel away from hazardous packaging lines.
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Brushless resolvers

Low profile Smartsyn brushless resolvers from Automation Control Technologies (Princeton, NJ) provide speed, rotation direction and position feedback of a shaft, or servo-control of a motor.

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