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Motorized conveyor pulley

The Sparks/Dura-Drive(TM) 4.5" dia motorized pulley provides a 62% increase in radial load weight for belt conveyor systems, says manufacturer Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI).
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Worm gear catalog

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) is offering a free catalog on its line of worm gear speed reducers. The 114-page catalog features information on a broad line of stock and custom gear reducers.
The quick-change rotary orienter (top) properly aligns three 375-ml flasks sold in two distinctive shapes (above
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Unloader, orienter speed Seagram's glass flask line

Automated uncasing speeds output and reduces costs for 375-mL glass flasks. Quick-change bottle orienter aligns bottles for downstream functions.
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Remote labeling software

Episys Limited (Herts, U.K.) has a new print management software product called Hiway that provides simple, cost-effective label production at remote sites.
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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Sensors for low temperatures

Leuze-Lumiflex's (Rockaway Hill, NJ) 96 Series of photoelectric sensors for low temperatures are designed for manufacturing facilities that have cold storage plants.
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Wraparound printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2140 wraparound print/apply labeling system from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is a high-speed wraparound label applicator.
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.
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Container for powders

Designed to help meet environmental regulations on transporting, storage and disposal of powdered products, Matcon USA (Sewell, NJ) has developed the Matcontainer.
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Guide rod cylinders

Compact non-rotating guide rod cylinders from PHD, Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN) are used for point-to-point motion applications where space is limited. The CTS Series has a twin-guide rod construction to prevent rotation of the tooling connected to the cylinder.
Machine Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
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Vertical transport system

I.J. White Corp. (Farmingdale, NY) has released a six-page, full-color brochure on the Mass-Tier(TM) vertical transport system. The brochure highlights container transportation, product orientation and registration, single-system line speeds, safety features, and sanitation.
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Robotic palletizer

Model A730 robotic palletizer from Columbia/Okura (Vancouver, WA) can accommodate multiple products and production lines. This vertical, multi-articulated palletizer has a 300° radius of movement.
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Color selection guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) introduces the third edition of the Guide to Color Selection. The book is a general guide to the selection of colors for bars and backgrounds of bar code symbols.
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Motor protective device

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the Smart Motor Manager (SMM(TM)), a new programmable motor protective device that incorporates configurable features and communications capabilities to control functions such as thermal overload, high overload/ stalling, ground fault, starting time monitoring and emergency start.
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Spiral conveyor video

Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is offering a seven-minute video on its new ELEVAYOR(TM) spiral conveyor unit, which uses patented CurveMesh(TM) belting.

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