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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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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Packaging tape

Tara Tape (Bensalem, PA) has introduced the Com-Pack(TM) packaging tape system, which uses smaller diameter cores and increases the amount of tape per roll for less waste and increased efficiency.
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Label rewinder

The ERW-50 label rewinder from Sohn Manufacturing (Elkhart Lake, WI) is a multi-directional rewinder for use with thermal- transfer printers. It rewinds printed rolls of labels for applying at a later time.
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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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Cap sealer

The WC600 sealing machine for steel caps from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can seal up to 900 containers/min. It accommodates a wide range of cap sizes.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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Conveyor components

Tivar® engineered plastic conveyor components from Poly Hi Solidur (Fort Wayne, IN) come in six standard formulas, or they can be modified to enhance surface friction or wear resistance for specific applications.
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Door lock switches

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced two new safety door lock switches with special operation keys that assure positive break in contacts to increase safety and re-duce liability.
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Compact bar code scanner

The AtomScan(TM) compact bar code scanner from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) is one of the smallest unattended, visible laser diode scanners on the market, says the company.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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Flat friction top conveyor

The Series 900 flat friction top belt conveyor from Intralox (New Orleans, LA) can be built to virtually any length or width. Rubber friction modules are thermally bonded to a PP base, and have a 1" nominal pitch for gripping products as they move through conveyor lines and declines.
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Proximity switches

New inductive proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) provide extended sensing ranges for applications where limitations in space require a small sensor.
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Contact suppressor

The S-9 contact suppressor module from Lutze (Charlotte, NC) guards against PLC burn out, noise and other equipment malfunctions. It dissipates and eliminates power surges or spikes before they interfere with control operation.
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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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F/f/s fact sheet

A new fact sheet from Cryovac (Duncan, SC) describes the Model 2002A, a f/f/s machine for hot and cold pumpable foods. Next generation machine incorporates faster sealing technology with servo-driven film for faster film advance, says the company.

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