Controls

Controls Product Brief
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Control software

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) AML(TM) Advanced Motion Language replaces proprietary hardware with a software solution that runs on open PC platforms.
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Machine Product Brief
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Wrap and top label printer/applicator

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now offers a printer/applicator combination with capabilities for both top and side labeling at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Anti-fog lidstock

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed an anti-fog lidstock that hermetically seals barrier foam trays to create a modified atmosphere package to extend shelf life while enhancing merchandising appeal.
Machine Product Brief
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Torque tester

The ST-94 electronic torque tester from Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) uses load cell technology to provide an accuracy of ±0.1 in-lbs. Applications include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.
Machine Product Brief
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Updated liquid fillers for cartons

Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® S90UC and Pure-Pak® H90 dual-line carton fillers adapt the company's S90 technology for use in ultra-clean and 1/2-gal applications.
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Bar code verification

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) now offers Bar Code Certificates of Conformity, a verification report to ensure that bar codes meet industry specifications.
Machine Product Brief
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Polyester strapping

Signode's (Glenview, IL) high-strength Tenax(TM) polyester strapping combines the properties of steel and the performance advantages of plastic. Has the ability to elongate and recover in a way that steel strapping and wire do not.
Machine Product Brief
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MAP system

Jescorp's (Elk Grove Village, IL) Model JGS-1040 Controlled Atmosphere Packaging System provides capabilities for a variety of gas flushing environments, including nitrogen, CO2 and various inert gas blends, with high purity CAP/MAP performance.
Controls Product Brief
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Bag wicketer

FMC's (Green Bay, WI) 275W automatic servo bag wicketing machine operates at up to 300 cycles/min; or to 370/min with high-speed options. Produces wicketed bags up to 15 1/2" draw length.
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Next-day shipping program

Laminations (Neenah, WI) will maintain several popular grades of its VBoard® edge and corner protectors and VGuard® edge protectors in stock for guaranteed next-day shipment.
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Pad printing inks

Marabu pad printing inks from Autoroll (Middleton, MA) are available with a range of properties to meet most pad printing requirements. Tampastar (TPR) is a glossy, quick drying, high-resistance ink designed for materials that are subject to hand perspiration, solvents, alcohol and gasoline.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code reference book

Imaging Technologies, Inc. (Cookeville, TN) has published a bar code reference book entitled Industrial Bar Code Printing Using Ink Jet Technology.
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Digital drive

The DKR digital AC servo drive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is for converting equipment such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic presses that require up to 93 kW (125 HP) continuous motor power at up to 10ꯠ rpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Transportation simulators

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a six-page, full color brochure detailing its line of transportation simulation instruments. Testers are available to determine shock, vibration, compres-sion, drop, leakproofness and other pro-perties that affect packages.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag heat sealer

The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
Machine Product Brief
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Cold-seal OPP

APCO, from Borden Packaging and Industrial Products (North Andover, MA), is a new OPP that uses Borden's cold seal release chemistry. It's designed for single-web, reverse-printed cold seal overwrap of multi-packaged products such as candy bars, single-sliced cheese, snack products and baked goods.
Controls Product Brief
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Aseptic tub filler

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) has introduced a new Gasti high-speed aseptic tub filler that uses servo-drives for product-specific settings of filling and transport parameters.
Machine Product Brief
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Machine vision camera

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the PPT-DS2(TM), a new shutterable, double-speed, full-resolution, asynchronous camera for machine vision applications.

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