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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.
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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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Soft shoulder ovals

Suited for health and beauty applications, new Soft Shoulder ovals from Fenton, Weber & Jones (Tonawanda, NY) can be made of clear or opaque PVC.
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Motorized rollers

The Power Moller is an internally powered, motorized roller used in conveyor systems and material handling equipment. Somfy Systems (Cranbury, NJ) now offers an eight-page bro-chure on its Power Moller line.
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Plastic syringe filler

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model 611 filling machine fills plastic syringes with liquids or gels as viscous as 500ꯠ centipoise. It uses a specially designed pneumatically actuated dispensing valve for accurate filling at speeds to 25 syringes/min.
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Motor controller

The SMC Dialog Plus(TM) controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has a built-in programmable motor overload to save both money and panel space. It includes over/under current and voltage, jam, stall, phase reversal and phase unbalance detection.
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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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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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Programmable limit switch

The new PLS 800 programmable limit switch from Candy Controls (Niles, IL) offers eight-function output, programmable zero offset, absolute on/off, start/stop or dwell anywhere from 0 to 359° in a machine cycle, and a programmable production rate indicator.
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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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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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Low-level palletizer

The Faiveley® low-level case palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) uses modular components to offer end users a wide variety of layout possibilities.
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Material specifications

XSpec software from IMAS (Rolling Meadows, IL) enables users to create, store and manage specification information. It integrates text, images and data to provide specifications on packaging and related materials.
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Components on the Internet

PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) now offers information on its automation components and accessories through the Internet. The latest information on the company's products, support software, CAD files delivery, special services and upcoming events are accessible.

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