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Machine vision catalog

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
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Cup reformer for canmaking

Sequa Can Machinery (East Rutherford, NJ) and Can Industry Products (Canton, OH), in a joint venture, introduce the CRM-500 Cup Reformer. The unit accommodates canmaker efforts to produce smaller dome base diameters and lighter steel gauges.
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Large turntable indexing system

Callanan (Booth #816) will introduce its 7-foot 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.
Machine Product Brief
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Vision system

The RTV Model 205 Real Time vision system from CIS (Lakewood, NJ) is a low-cost system for monitoring a variety of production functions, including fill level, food distribution and cap and band presence.
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Gantry robot

Alvey's (St. Louis, MO) new Trans-Pacer gantry system travels at speeds to 100"/sec with an accuracy of ±.010" and can handle loads of over 1겨 lb.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fru-Con Eng. (St. Louis, MO): John G. Aliberti, vp; Richard T. Meyer, vp and controller/treasurer; Ann P.
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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
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Stock bottles

McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
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Food processor directory

The second edition of its directory on the food processing industry in Poland is now available from the Food Industries International Food Council (Alexandria, VA).
Machine Product Brief
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Tilting tray/slat sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
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Slaking a thirst for real-time data

Ocean Spray's new Nevada plant just outside Las Vegas boasts the latest in on-line data acquisition and communications systems. Can/glass line is a good example.
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Plastics joining brochure

Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) has published a full-color brochure to provide solutions to plastics assembly problems. "Plastics Joining Technology" describes a range of pro-cesses and equipment including ultrasonic assembly, linear and orbital vibration welding and hot plate welding.
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Canmaker/trimmer

Rated at 450 can/min speeds, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering's (Norwalk, CT) 5500 combination can bodymaker/trimmer enables canmakers to operate at high speeds and improve downstream handling with cleaner trims.
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Clear PET cylinders

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 12-oz Walden container. Made of oriented PET, it has the clarity of glass combined with the malleability of plastic.
Machine Product Brief
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Small-character printers

Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
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Rotary vacuum single filer

Pi Manufacturing's (Sedona, AZ) Model 1060 Rotary Vacuum Single Filer can align small-diameter items like batteries, pens, lip balm, sample containers, etc., at speeds to 2ꯠ/min.

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