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One-piece photoelectrics

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has introduced the PDMP Series photoelectric controls with a one-piece limit switch-style construction for easy installation.
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Stopper washing machine

A new brochure from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) highlights features and capabilities of the SW40 stopper washing machine. Discusses user-programmable wash cycles with coded access, sanitary plumbing, stainless steel exteriors.
Controls Product Brief
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Product transfer system

The "Elevayor" from Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is a patent-pending, small-footprint vertical transfer system designed to replace inclined straight conveyors when there is a need for space savings.
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Speed reducer line

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) Universal Series and 900 Series of worm gear speed reducers have center distances from 1.33" to 3.5".
Machine Product Brief
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Stars and guides

Kwik Change interchangeable stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs on rotary style cleaning, filling or capping machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Conveyor brochure

A 16-page catalog from Flexible Material Handling (Cleveland, OH) describes seven new conveyor designs, plus options and accessories for packaging, distribution, and manufacturing operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Cylinder position sensors

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Low Profile Rotatable Cylindicator® sensors for applications requiring end-of-stroke indication on hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink jet printhead

The 192 Orifice Ink Jet Printhead from Imaging Technologies (Cookesville, TN) offers 43% more character height with a single printhead. Called the Six-Shooter(TM), it produces a 32 x 192 matrix with six orifices per channel.
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Case erector

Marq's (Yakima, WA) New Style High-Performance Case Erector measures just 70" x 70". Lug drive system enables the machine to erect and seal stovepipe case styles where the case height exceeds the case length.
Controls Product Brief
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Additions to I/O system

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has added four input and output modules, two terminal bases and a communication adapter to its Flex(TM) I/O system, which is a combination I/O and terminal strip unit to save cost and space.
Machine Product Brief
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Packaging newsletter

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.
Controls Product Brief
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EPS collection map

The Association of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) has designed a four-color map highlighting 185 collection locations for EPS peanuts and packaging.
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Temperature controller

The 2500 Series temperature controller from Love Controls (Wheeling, IL) controls temperature in plastic packaging, and food processing applications.
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Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.
Controls Product Brief
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Bliss former bulletin

Moen (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a new bulletin describing the redesigned PF106-BIFQV internal flange bliss former. The upgrade features an efficient end panel vacuum assist feed system as standard equipment.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie (Frankfurt, Germany) and Group Schneider (Paris, France) announced their automation controller venture, AEG Schneider Automation.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag palletizer

The Faiveley® Series 1000-2500 bag palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers precise 90° positioning through a system of turning crosses and belt conveyors for palletizing at up to 500 bags/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Microwave container

James River, Packaging Business Div. (Milford, OH), has introduced Qwik Balance(TM) to its Qwik Wave(TM) family of microwave packaging. Qwik Balance allows uniform heating of food without rotating or stirring the product, while reducing cooking time.

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