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Pepperl + Fuchs: Photoelectric sensor reflectors

Pepperl+Fuchs’ H20X40F and H60F photoelectric sensor reflectors feature IP69K protection to withstand severe high-pressure and high-temperature washdown, and Ecolab certification for compatibility with common caustic cleaning agents and disinfectants.
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Altra Industrial Motion: Enclosed clutch/brake

Altra Industrial Motion brand Warner Electric's Enclosed UniModule Washdown Clutch/Brake (EUM-W) is totally enclosed with a rugged housing to keep wear particles in and contaminants out for applications such as food processing conveyors that require clean operations and frequent caustic washdown.
Integrated motor/drive and advanced pneumatics drive machine benefits
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Integrated motor/drive and advanced pneumatics drive machine benefits

F/f/s machine occupies minimal floor space and uses servo-driven belts instead of shaft-driven chains to pull material through smoothly.
Fanuc Robotics' high-speed food packaging robots feature three technological advances
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Fanuc Robotics' high-speed food packaging robots feature three technological advances

Fanuc’s two new food-grade robots feature improvements in speed, washdown capabilities in caustic environments, and vision and tracking capabilities.
Vision and robotics aid pick-and-place system
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Vision and robotics aid pick-and-place system

The M-436-I Robotic Pick-and-Place system from Flexicell Robotic Solutions can load trays, cartons, cases, or flow wrapper infeeds. It picks and packs randomly oriented items. USDA washdown capability makes it especially useful in food plant operations. Also useful in the medical device or pharma sectors. Capable of up to 130 pieces/min, depending on product.
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'Stik Pak' form/fill/seal machine
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'Stik Pak' form/fill/seal machine

Available in standard five- or 10-lane machines, Ropak Manufacturing Co.’s Stik Pak vertical form/fill/seal machines permit filling of dry or liquid products, with an easy-to-clean washdown version available. Operates in servo-driven, continuous motion mode. Uses servo-driven dosers with on-screen fill weight changes.
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Baldor Electric Company: Reducers

Baldor’s Dodge Ultra Kleen right-angle, worm gear reducer line is available in quill and 3-piece coupled input, with either solid or hollow output.
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Wireless comes to packaging

Used for a decade in things like warehousing or petrochemicals, where long distances make wired connections inefficient, wireless is now surfacing in packaging.
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MARQ Packaging: Case sealer

The High-Speed Uniform Case Sealer by MARQ Packaging was designed specifically for a distributor of small condiment packets.
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Sanitary x-ray system

Anritsu’s newest KD7400 Series X-Ray System is a sanitary, crevice-free system that allows easy cleaning and the prevention of bacteria build-up during food manufacturing. SEE IT AT PACK EXPO—Booth #E-7158!

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