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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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CD-Rom catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new and improved version of its interactive CD-ROM electronic catalog. The new Version 2.0 contains CAD-DXF drawings of over 300 Baldor products.
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Bleached board brochure

International Paper, Bleached Board Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a 28-page brochure describing its Everest bleached board in eight different langua-ges.
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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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Motion control capabilities

Litton Poly-Scientific (Blacksburg, VA) offers a full line of motion components including Clifton Precision® motors, resolvers and encoders, for designing a complete motion control system with a single vendor.
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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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Plastic bag printing

Autografix(TM) is a new printing process from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) that allows packagers to print graphics on the entire surface of an Autobag® plastic bag.
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Replacement parts

Eurodex Components (Ringwood, NJ) procures original replacement spare parts from overseas component manufacturers, instead of machine manufacturers.
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Print-and-apply labeling lightens Heinz's load

Heinz Pet Products adds a print-and-apply labeling system that applies a label to two adjacent pallet sides. System replaces manual labeling, saving $100ꯠ/yr in labor costs.
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
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Thermal transfer printer

The Barcode Blaster TT is a high-performance thermal transfer desktop printer from Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA). Prints complex graphics, text and bar codes, including two-dimensional PDF417 bar codes at up to 4"/sec, faster than any other printer of its size, says the company.
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Quick-release mount

A LiteLock(TM) quick-release mounting system from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) is designed to reduce changeover time when mounting a fixture plate to a receiver plate during assembly or manufacturing procedures.
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Surface-mounted strobe

Precision Multiple Controls (Midland Park, NJ) has introduced the Lumastrobe® series of surface-mounted strobes. Originally designed for fork lifts and similar lifting equipment, it can be used in any industrial application where bright amber light is best to signal a hazardous condition.
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Capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) are designed to sense nonmetallic products. They can be adjusted to ignore or "see through" an object to detect a second object behind it.
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Monobloc machine

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model MNB/P-LD-T2 fills, plugs and caps liquids at speeds to 120 containers/min. A pre-set menu on a touch screen simplifies package changeovers.
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Auger filler

Model A-100 single head, semi-automatic auger filler from AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) is suited for limited packaging runs of powders, granulates, creams, pastes or liquids.
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Safety guards

A new brochure from 80/20 (Ft. Wayne, IN) discusses the firm's full line of safety guards. Made with aluminum frames, the line can be designed with a variety of panel options, including acrylic, PC, wire, cloth or metal.
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Molded pulp corners

The High Performance Series of molded fiber corners from Fibreform Packaging (Germantown, WI) are strong, lightweight and easy to handle. They provide improved protection over EPS corners, says the company, by moving weight distribution away from sharp corners.

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