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Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.
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Baldor Electric Company: Drives and motors

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) has expanded its line of inverter and vector drives and motors. Inverter and vector drive products include: Enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) ratings through 20 hp; enclosed blower-cooled (TEBC) ratings through 800 HP; inverter drive motors approved for explosion-proof environments, from ½ to 75 HP; washdown-duty inverter drive and vector drive motors through 10 HP; paint-free washdown inverter drive motors from ½ to 10 HP.
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Sprinter Marking, Inc: Ink coders

Sprinter Marking’s (Zanesville, OH) line of ink-code-marking machines can now be specified with a “washdown” capability. Any standard Sprinter unit can be modified to provide this feature as well.
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Oystar Jones: Cartoners

A new line of Criterion® 2000 cartoners from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) is available in both continuous- and intermittent-motion models on 3”, 6”, 9”, 12” and 15” centers.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Checkweigher

Ishida’s DACS Max™ corrosion-resistant checkweigher from Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is designed for meat, poultry and dairy plant environments.
Hobart's wrappers and scales for supermarket packaging of fresh meats and produce were not designed to withstand high-pressure w
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Depends how you slice it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s packaging equipment certification proposal could raise costs for machinery buyers.
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Optima Control Systems: Washdown checkweigher

WashDown EC-M-NH checkweigher from Optima Control Systems (Alpharetta, GA) is engineered specifically for washdown conditions. Easily incorporated into any production line, it can be customized to fit specific needs of the product or packaging process.
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Hyde Park Electronics: Ultrasonic sensors

Able to withstand severe, corrosive-type environments are the new 30-mm Superprox® Model SM906A-7-STS series ultrasonic analog sensors. From Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH), the sensors combine a stainless-steel-faced transducer with stainless-steel housing.
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Balluff: Balluff: Sensor brochure

Balluff (Florence, KY) offers a 24-page brochure on its MiniPro optical sensor. Machine combines a dualmount form factor with 1200 psi/140?F washdown capability for color mark or presence detection applications for the packaging and metalwork industries.
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Sensor trends in packaging

The hottest market for sensors? Packaging. Biggest challenge in using sensors for packaging? Improper application. So says a specialist with Omron in an exclusive interview with Packworld.com.

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