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Chain and belt tensioning

AMS Industries (Kansas City, MO) has expanded its line of chain and belt tensioning devices. They reduce shock in belt and chain loads to offer smoother, quieter operation and longer operating life.
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Partition inserter

Wayne Automation's (Norristown, PA) SF-400VHS partition opener/ inserter can now handle insertions of preassembled end- and side-glued air cell partitions.
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Oil and grease repellent

Ciba-Geigy (Greensboro, NC) has introduced an FDA-approved oil and grease repellent for paper and paperboard used in food packaging. Lodyne® P-208E is water-based, nonflammable and nonfoaming for easy handling.
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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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Color sensor

SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) has introduced the CS Color Sensor, a compact, self-contained, red, green and blue color recognition sensor.
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
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Self-lubricating composite gear

Power-Core(TM) composite gears from Intech (Closter, NJ) can replace metal gears in pharmaceutical packaging machines to gain over 30% in production, with reduced noise volume and elimination of most lubrication and gear maintenance.
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Bag gusset reformer

O/K Intl.'s (Sudbury, MA) SK 2000 bag gusset reformer allows bags to be regusseted and fed into a pinch bottom sealer, a stitcher or a hot air bag sealer at speeds to 2 bags/min.
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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.
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Proximity sensor

Namco's (Mentor, OH) Focused Field Flat-Pak(TM) long range proximity sensor is used to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Large turntable RF system

Callanan (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced its 7-f' 12.5KW four-position RF turntable indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
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Servomotor and drive guide

Ormec (Rochester, NY) has published a guide highlighting its line of F-Series servomotors, servodrives and power supplies. The book offers an in-depth technical discussion of the intricate design of the products, including specification and speed/torque characteristics.
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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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Linear ionizer

Ion Air Curtains from NRD (Grand Island, NY) offer flexible, effective static control of large areas when used in combination with Nucleostat(TM) linear ionizers.
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Case sealer

A new case sealing machine using p-s tape is available from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL). Featuring exterior-mounted tape rolls, it reduces downtime between rolls from 4 min to under 30 sec, says the company.
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Chlorine dioxide generating system

Fresh-Pak(TM) is a patent-pending chlorine dioxide generating system from CH2O Intl. (Olympia, WA) for fruit and vegetable packaging operations. Fresh-Pak's generators maintain precise chlorine dioxide levels in water in flumes and spray bars that sanitize and clean fruits and vegetables.
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P-s label printer/applicator

The Model AP76 p-s label printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) integrates a high-density thermal/thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator that simultaneously prints and applies labels along a conveyor line.
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.

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