Controls

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Long-range proxi sensor

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has announced the Focused Field Flatpak(TM) extended-range proximity sensor. It has a 40-mm (1.57") range to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Fume extractor arm

The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
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Mexican beverage processors

The Food Processing Machinery and Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) has released a directory of dairy and carbonated beverage processors in Mexico. Contains over 70 pages of listings, including company names, phone numbers and contact names.
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Carousel systems

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer

The Model 4500 Flex Packer case packer from Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems (Clear-water, FL) can run multiple products and case sizes with minimal changeover time.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code system

Bar Code Sys-tems (Atlanta, GA) is now the master distributor of TEC America's B-Series bar code printers, which allows Bar Code Systems to offer a "total bar code printing solution." This package includes the B-Series bar code printer, an Xaminer verifier, label printing software and printer supplies.
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Case erector/bottom taper

The Model 2-EZ case erector/bottom taper from Combi America (Canton, OH) accommodates cases from 9" x 5" x 5" to 19" x 15" x 16". Employs a pusher bar case feed system, walk-in magazine, self-cleaning vacuum system and PLC controls.
Machine Product Brief
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Leaflet inserter

IWK Packaging's (Fairfield, NJ) leaflet inserter folds and places oversized, multi-fold leaflets into small cartons. L-shaped leaflets up to 12" x 16" are folded for packaging with vials as small as 16 mm (.63") in diameter x 38 mm (1.5") long using a two-phase fold design.
Machine Product Brief
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P-s labeler

The Neptune(TM) p-s labeler from Engraph Machine Systems (Delran, NJ) can apply labels from 10 mm x 10 mm to 6" x 14" on most semi-rigid or rigid packages.
Machine Product Brief
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

New Necosort plastic bottle unscramblers from John R. Nalbach (Cicero, IL) accommodates most containers, including tapered and hourglass ovals, rectangulars and straight-sided rounds.
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Case sealers

The BEL line of semi- and fully-automatic case sealers from Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) uses patented Snap-folder technology for operator safety.
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CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has introduced an electronic catalog for the motors and drives industry. Uses a unique interactive format to provide information on over 4ꯠ Baldor motors and drives.
Machine Product Brief
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Net weight filling brochure

Weigh Right Automatic Scale's (Joliet, IL) new brochure highlights its electronic net weight filling systems. In-cludes weigh count fillers designed for small parts and hardware, vibratory feed fillers and gravity flow weighers for free-flowing and semi-free-flowing materials, as well as fully automatic weighers for rigid container filling.
Machine Product Brief
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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
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Servo-driven cartoner

Formula IMC/S multi-packing cartoner from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is the first intermittent-motion, multi-axis cartoner to have independent servo drives performing all major functions, says the manufacturer.
Machine Product Brief
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End-load cartoner

The Hoypack FP 200 from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end loading a variety of food or nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons at speeds to 300 cartons/min.
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Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.

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