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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
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Forklift printer mount

Designed for large warehouses, a high-performance powered forklift mount for the Renegade(TM) portable label printer has been introduced by Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH).
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Lowerator/elevator

The Gripper lowerator/elevator from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) gently lowers dairy and juice containers from a second floor filling line in sync with a filling rate of over 900 bottles/min.
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Bar code printer

The QualaBar Model 485 is a low-cost, high-performance bar code printing system from RJS, Inc. (Monrovia, CA). With an 8.1" printhead, it produces labels up to 8" W and 12.5" L.
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Small photoelectric sensors

KA ultraminiature photoelectric sensors from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) are as small as 7 x 9 x 20 mm and feature stability and output LED indicators and sensitivity adjustment.
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Control center

Developed for the Masterweigh line of Net Weigh Scales, the Data Center II is a new control cen- ter from Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN).
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Centralized ink delivery

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the patent-pending Centralized Ink Delivery system for the PEL Series high-resolution ink-jet system. Designed for applications requiring two or more print heads, it uses a single ink source, instead of separate bottles, to minimize maintenance.
Machine Product Brief
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Post f/f/s screw-cap applicator for gabletop cartons

Touted as the first screw-cap applicator that applies a cap to a carton after the f/f/s process, Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® Post Applicator applies a screw cap to gabletop cartons at speeds to 50/min.
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Safety relays

The KNA3 safety relay from Crouzet (Carrollton, TX) instantly detects faults such as short circuits or incorrect wiring in order to meet European requirements.
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Flow wrapper

Rose Forgrove's (St. Charles, IL) new Integra flow wrapper is designed for hermetic sealing of gas barrier films, including heavy-gauge and metallic laminates, at speeds to 150 packages/min.
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Vertical f/f/s

General Packaging Equipment Co. (Houston, TX) introduces a new 4-page color brochure describing the broad line of vertical f/f/s machines. The brochure provides a reference to different types of fillers and product applications, as well as information on available options.
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Printed outserts

The new R.A.C.E. (right-angle closed-end) pharmaceutical outsert from Plymouth Printing (Cranford, NJ) fits in or on most containers. It extends printable space by providing a larger character format.
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Brushless resolvers

Low profile Smartsyn brushless resolvers from Automation Control Technologies (Princeton, NJ) provide speed, rotation direction and position feedback of a shaft, or servo-control of a motor.
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Ball takes control during can testing

Ball's Columbus, OH, plant is first to use new microprocessor-based controller to monitor leak testing of three-piece steel cans.
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Shaft encoder

Hecon Industries (Eatontown, NJ) has introduced the R159 stainless steel shaft encoder. It has stainless steel construction, IP 67 rating, watchdog circuit with alarm output for self-testing and standard 5-meter cable.
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Round belt guides

The Ezy Crown® line of round belt guides from Fenner Drives (Wilmington, NC) provide an economical solution to belt align- ment problems on round belt conveyors.
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End-load cartoner

The new Hoypack FP200 end-load cartoner from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end-loading a variety of food and nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons.
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Safety light grid

The Areal(TM) safety light grid from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is designed to replace traditional fences and barriers that keep personnel away from hazardous packaging lines.

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