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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control

Standardizing on SERCOS for digital motion control in packaging equipment permits Hershey to reduce construction, installation, start-up and maintenance costs.
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Controls Product Brief
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High-speed simulation

A white paper from Systems Modeling Corp. (Sewickley, PA) introduces simulation and discusses how it can help solve common packaging line integration problems.
Controls Product Brief
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Color sensor

The LC-104 color sensor from Sentex (Santa Clara, CA) permits rapid analysis of up to four color signatures. Offers three levels of sensitivity that can be adjusted according to the shades of colors to be read.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pak Sak Industries (Sparta, MI) now offers six-color, wide-web flexographic printing following the purchase of a central impression printing press.
3M?s Global Packaging Initiative Task Force hopes that its newly implemented Global Shipping Container Labeling Standards will b
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Shipper strategies for a global marketplace

How do packagers handle shippers that must be suitable for markets around the world? 3M says standardize on labels, while Hewlett-Packard likes packaging postponement.
Materials Product Brief
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Industrial bin

As an alternative to corrugated and collapsible boxes, Remcon Plastics (Reading, PA) presents its NL 48 bins for general industrial material handling needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: F/f/s system

The Chrono-Bag(TM) FFS 1800CF from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal system suitable for applications in the food, animal feed, plastics, chemical and fertilizer industries.
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Packages test 'new waters'

Infused with supplementary oxygen, new oxygenated bottled waters are said to enhance physical endurance and offer a fresh taste akin to mountain water.
Many of Hershey?s SERCOS-compliant motion controllers (upper right corner of photo) are actually PCs running controller software
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Hershey 'opens' up for digital motion control (sidebar)

Understanding high-speed motion control
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Busse: Can palletizer

Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.
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Case palletizer

The Patriot 8000 case palletizer from Priority One America (Sarasota, FL) forms two rows and two layers of cases simultaneously for loading onto one pallet.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Loma Intl., Inc. (Carol Stream, IL) finalized a business partnership with EG&G Astrophysics (Long Beach, CA) that would give Loma the right to distribute and sell EG&G X-ray detectors in the U.K., Canada, Central and South America, South Africa, the Far East and most European countries.
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Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Color brochure

A four-page color brochure describing Slautterback Corp.'s (Monterey, CA) line of hot melt adhesive extrusion nozzles is now available. It has information on single- and multi-orifice nozzles for de-positing adhesive patterns in a variety of cartoning and packaging applications.
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Label Printers: Label printer

Weber Marking System's (Arlington Heights, IL) 25/26 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printers have a modular design to adapt to changing application needs.
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Inventing a super-premium category

Upscale packaging is being put to the test by Corby Distilleries (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in a launch of three new super-premium Canadian whiskeys.
Consumers can see the shoe polish through this clear PET container. Cream deodorant (below left) is dispensed from this novel co
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Clicking, polishing, adhering, deterring

From shoe polish in plastic to a "clickable" cream deodorant, innovative containers, materials and equipment took center stage at Pakex '98.
Materials Product Brief
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H.B. Fuller : Adhesives maintenance log

A hanging log offered by H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) hangs right on adhesive application equipment for easy recording of settings for ad-hesives pots, hoses, heads and line pressures.

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