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Stock plywood containers

Nefab (Chicago, IL) has introduced ExPak® stock containers designed for transport and export of valuable, sensitive, and/or dangerous goods.
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Machine Product Brief
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Coupon inserter

The Thiele Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) Model S-106 Mini-Recip Placer is an economical machine designed to accurately place coupons, labels and other inserts into or onto a receiving container at speeds to 100/min.
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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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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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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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Distance-settable sensors

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced new distance-settable sensors that assure stable detection of objects and materials. Background immune, they're effective regardless of color or material pattern.
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Tie-rod cylinders

Midland Pneumatic's (Machesney Park, IL) ISO 6431 interchangeable tie rod cylinders are made with a combination of Acetal plastic and 316 stainless steel to resist corrosion.
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
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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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How packagers decide on machine controls

Research from PMMI shows that electronic controls are a growing part of packaging responsibility. Here's a look at their penetration, and who 'controls' them in the plant.
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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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Oil-shear clutch brake

Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has in-troduced the Model 01 Posidyne® oil-shear clutch brake. Less than 8" L and weighing 20 lb, it handles up to 600 cycles/ min, and brings high torque to tight-fitting drives on case packers, cartoners, fillers, indexing conveyors and other packaging machinery.
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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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Label software

QuickStep(TM) is a new step-and-repeat software from Barco Graphics (Vandalia, OH). For packaging and label configurations, this icon-based interface has an object-oriented design to create an easy-to-learn program.
Machine Product Brief
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Auger filler

Model A-100 single head, semi-automatic auger filler from AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) is suited for limited packaging runs of powders, granulates, creams, pastes or liquids.
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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).
Controls Product Brief
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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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Digital servo drives

Ecodrive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is a line of easy-to-use digital servo drives that integrate motion control, amplifier, power supply and I/O into a single unit.

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