Machinery

Controls, Automation & Components

Controls Product Brief
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Carton coder

A new series of portable automatic coders from Open Date (London, England) offers overprinting on a variety of cartons, blister cards, sleeves and film.
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Controls Product Brief
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

McBrady's (Joliet, IL) HS-600 gripper belt-type bottle rinser is available in 10'-, 20'- or 30'-L models that offer speeds up to 700 bpm.
Controls Product Brief
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Ilapak, Inc: Vertical f/f/s machine

The Vegatronic 400XL from Ilapak (Newton, PA) is an improved version of its standard vf/f/s machine. To facilitate settling of product in the bag, 5" have been added between the jaws and the forming tube.
Controls Product Brief
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Electronic drive/control

Packaging machines from Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) now incorporate electronic drive and control technology. Programmable systems are separately driven functional units that help increase performance, reduce wear and increase flexibility.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizer

Crown Simplimatic's (Forest Lake, MN) EZY palletizer does not require an operator. With a payload capacity of 200 lb, the machine lifts cases as small as 4"Hx6"Wx6"L and as large as 24"Hx24"Wx48"L.
Controls Product Brief
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United Parcel Service: New shipping rates

United Parcel Service's (Atlanta, GA) 1999 rates show the smallest rate increase in 11 years, while U.S. origin international services will have no increase for the second consecutive year.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

By combining long-range sensing with automatic dynamic calibration and a damage-resistant mounting option, new OL photoelectric sensors from efector (Exton, PA) are said to solve many of the problems typical in conveyor applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Container measurer

An automatic non-contact container measuring system, the Container Dimensional Gauge from AGR (Butler, PA), uses a high-resolution camera and back lighting to measure the size and shape of containers as large as 9"Wx12"H.
Controls Product Brief
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Redlake MASD, Inc: Motion analysis

The new MotionScope PCI color series motion analyzer from Redlake Imaging (Morgan Hill, CA) captures mechanical events that are too fast for the eye to perceive.
Controls Product Brief
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Picker lines with scanner

The robotic pickers from Schubert (Dallas, TX) now are controlled by a scanner that provides a cost-effective solution compared to cameras, says the maker.
Machine Product Brief
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PET bottles

CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced a new line of PET bottles for hot-fill applications. These injection stretch/blow-molded bottles feature a double-bulb shoulder design and are available in 16-, 20-, 32- and 64-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
Machine Product Brief
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Quantum Creations: Pour spout

Quantum Creations (Emeryville, CA) has developed the Auto Pour System(TM). This PP fitment measures and dispenses granular goods. To keep contents fresh until next use, simply close the Auto Pour spout.
Controls Product Brief
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Compact code reader

The Model BCL 21/22 bar-code reader from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs a mere 180 g. Sensor reliably scans minimal bar widths of 0.15 mm with optimum depth of focus.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic unscrambler

A new compact automatic bottle unscrambler, Model HU-3000 will be introduced by ELF Machinery (Fort Wayne, IN). Despite a small footprint, the unscrambler is capable of sorting plastic bot-tles at speeds greater than 200 bpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Squid Ink: Squid Ink: Hi-res ink

Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) has introduced a hi-res ink compatible with the glycol-based formulation used in ink-jet printers manufactured by a variety of major suppliers that use the Trident print engine.

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