Controls

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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA), introduces LabelMAX II, a networked labeling software package designed for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
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Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
Machine Product Brief
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Tray packer

Designed for the beverage industry, the Meurer-CM/CT tray packer from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) can handle soft packs in-cluding brick and pure packs at speeds to 24 packs/min, depending on product.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
Machine Product Brief
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Tray packer

Designed for short production runs, M&O Perry Industries' (Corona, CA) Model P1500-SP is a filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical and laboratory applications.
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One-way slipsheets

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has developed a new, cost-efficient method for adding strength to one-way corrugated slipsheets. Designed to replace pallets, it consists of a hot melt coated Sesame® tape placed inside a corrugated slipsheet.
Prior to picking, blister packs travel through a long infeed section (above) and transfer to a white-ribbed flighted indexing be
Feature Article
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Two-part label

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, OH) has developed a perforated, two-part p-s label for pharmaceutical use. The pharmaTrack label contains most patient in-formation on both parts of the label.
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Blister packer

Campak's (Fairfield, NJ) M92 Blister Packer can run any film accurately, says the company, including cold-formed blister applications. Runs webs to 10" W and blisters up to 3" W x 5" D at speeds to 540 blisters/min.
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RTA outsert leaflets

Newly patented RTA (Right-Turn Angle) outsert leaflets from Vijuk Equipment (Elmhurst, IL) open to a full page of text to increase copy space on pharmaceutical and cosmetic packages by more than 100%.
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High speed bottle fillers

Krones (Franklin, WI) VP electro-pneumatic bottle fillers accurately fill plastic or glass bottles within ±2 mm fill-height accuracy, and at speeds to 1겨/min, depending on model and bottle size.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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Tear tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.
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Hot melt feed

Nordson's (Duluth, GA) vacuum feed system maintains a preset adhesive level in Nordson's hot melt applicators to save operator time while ensuring continuous hot melt application.
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Digital servo drive

Indramat (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the DKR digital AC servo drive for multi-axis converting applications that require both high power and high accuracy, such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic printing.
Machine Product Brief
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Omega-Sort plastic bottle unscrambler handles from 25 to 500 pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty product bottles/min, depending on size.

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