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On one of Sandoz?s four corner-wrap labelers, the freshly printed bar code label is first tamped on and subsequently wrapped aro
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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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Digital servo drives

Ecodrive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is a line of easy-to-use digital servo drives that integrate motion control, amplifier, power supply and I/O into a single unit.
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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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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.
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Distance-settable sensors

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced new distance-settable sensors that assure stable detection of objects and materials. Background immune, they're effective regardless of color or material pattern.
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Retroreflective sensors

Banner Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors operate in a retroreflective mode. A built-in Class II laser diode allows long sensing ranges up to 225', or 130' in the polarized version, with a 670-nm beam.
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Oil-shear clutch brake

Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has in-troduced the Model 01 Posidyne® oil-shear clutch brake. Less than 8" L and weighing 20 lb, it handles up to 600 cycles/ min, and brings high torque to tight-fitting drives on case packers, cartoners, fillers, indexing conveyors and other packaging machinery.
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Fundamentals book

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced the "Fundamentals of Packaging Technology" textbook. With plans to update it every two years, IoPP believes it will be the most up-to-date packaging reference source available.
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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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Machine data transducer

The MDT-30 machine data transducer from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) is a data display and data collection connection between any production machine and a computer.
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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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Tamper-evident bands

Tamper-evident bands made of heat-shrinkable PVC are available from Pro-Tek Packaging Group (Hauppauge, NY). They can be custom designed to fit most glass container sizes.
Machine Product Brief
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Coupon inserter

The Thiele Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) Model S-106 Mini-Recip Placer is an economical machine designed to accurately place coupons, labels and other inserts into or onto a receiving container at speeds to 100/min.
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Dual-heat shrink tunnel

K.O.E. (E. Norwalk, CT) has introduced a new shrink tunnel with two types of heat to achieve precise fit and placement of heat-shrinkable labels. The combination hot air tunnel first uses radiant and convection heat to gradually heat the labels.
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Mid-range kraft paper

Velumina(TM) mid-range kraft paper from Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA) is a cost-effective alternative to clay-coated stock. An extremely smooth printing surface means less dot gain, better ink holdout and the ability to use higher screens for four-color printing, making Velumina suitable for multi-wall bags and E- and F-flute applications where high-resolution graphics are important.
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Production software

Computer Technology (Milford, OH) has upgraded its popular Interact software to include features that target the needs of users in the food, beverage, paper, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries even more closely.
Machine Product Brief
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Print-and-apply labeler

The Cimjet®300 thermal-transfer print-and-apply labeler from Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) is compact and self-contained, and uses modular label applicators for simplified changing between packaging lines.
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Packet placer

The Model PPS-250 packet placing system with stepper motor control from George Gordon As-sociates (Nashua, NH) places a range of packet sizes at speeds to 250 cycles/ min.

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