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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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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
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Stretch-wrapping systems

The Vortex Series of stretch-wrapping systems from Orion (Memphis, TN) combines the logic of fully automatic machines with the portability of semi-automatic stretchwrappers.
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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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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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Vacuum video

PIAB Vacuum Products (Hingham, MA) now offers a video presentation of its products and services. "The PIAB Revolution" includes the development of the company's multicharacteristic ejector pump.
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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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Compact case packer

Machine Development's (San Leandro, CA) compact case packer erects and loads in the same position, saving floor space. The design includes a high-speed product stacker and stack control device to prevent tipping when unstable stacks are loaded.
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Servo-driven vf/f/s machine

UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Butler(TM) 3 vertical form/fill/seal machine that uses servo motors, an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller 503 and a touch screen for production information and fault display.
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Front/back/wrap labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) has introduced the Model 6800 high-speed front/back/ wrap labeler. It has a dual-belt infeed system that eliminates change parts and ensures proper spacing.
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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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Vacuum ejector units

The NZL Series is a high-flow, high-efficiency vacuum ejector unit from SMC Pneumatics (Indian- apolis, IN). It uses a three-stage venturi arrangement to produce up to
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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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Automatic auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has introduced the A-400 single head automatic auger filler, which can fill most rigid containers at speeds to 60/ min.
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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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Shaft position encoder

Astrosystems' (Lake Success, NY) resolver-based multiturn Astrocoder/150 provides 16-bit position accuracy over 64 turns. Geared dual resolvers are unaffected by noise or vibration and output reliable data instantly.
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Tablet filler

Merrill-Lakso's (Leominster, MA) Model 35 "New Wave" Electronic filler is for counting and filling tablets, capsules and any other solid dose pharmaceutical products.
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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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