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MRC Bearing Services: Automatic bearing lubricators

Automatic bearing lubricators that dispense food-grade grease or oil are now available from MRC Bearing Services (Kulpsville, PA). The lubricators, called System 24®, help minimize downtime and reduce the cost of expensive manual maintenance by providing constant lubrication at a user's predetermined rate.
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Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
Controls Product Brief
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Material Transfer & Storage, Inc: Container dumper

The 180° Container Dumper from Material Transfer & Storage (Allegan, MI) is designed to dump powders or cereal-like foods from containers into hoppers or processing equipment.
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Carleton Inc: Quick-change feedscrews

Carleton Helical Technologies (New Britain, PA) has introduced a new system for the rapid replacement and positioning of feedscrews. The system, which features digital horizontal adjustment and indexable height adjustment, allows feedscrews to be replaced and positioned in minutes with no tools and by an operator rather than a line mechanic.
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Clements Industries, Inc: Twist-tie machine

Clements (South Hackensack, NJ) introduces its Tach-It 3570 twist-tie machine, which provides metal or non-metal Polycore(TM) ties for products 3/8" to 1-3/8" thick at speeds in excess of 45 cycles/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection

Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.
Controls Product Brief
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The Woodman Co.: Continuous-motion vf/f/s

The Cyclone continuous-motion vf/f/s bagmaker from the Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA) generates a linear output from a circular input to extend dwell time during end-sealing at high speeds.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum products catalog

PIAB Vacuum Products (Rockland, MA) has released its new 124-page Vacuum Products catalog. The color catalog presents PIAB's com-plete line of vacuum products, including compressed-air-driven multi-ejector vacuum pumps.
Machine Product Brief
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Labeler

Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
Controls Product Brief
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Matik Inc: Carton erector

Matik North America (West Hartford, CT) introduces the Boix FP-4SE carton erector, which sets up cartons as small as 11.8"x15.8" and as large as 23.6"x23.6".
Machine Product Brief
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Posimat, Inc: Bottle unscrambler

Erecting and single-filing plastic bottles at speeds to 500 bpm, the Posiflex bottle unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) offers 1-min no-tool changeover by turning 3 small handwheels.
Controls Product Brief
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Anver Corp.: Anver Corp.: Mini vacuum generators

Anver Corp.'s (Hudson, MA) new line of miniature venturi vacuum generators mount on the end effector, provide instant pick-up and release, require minimum air flow, and are suitable for applications where space is limited.
Machine Product Brief
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DT Industries: DT Industries: Modular conveyor

The Pharmaveyor from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a modular conveyor designed for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The system can be integrated into any existing packaging line and is purchased in kit form.
Controls Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Company: Invisible marker brochure

Eastman Chemical's (Kingsport, TN) new brochure describes the advantages of Eastman's ClirCode invisible markers. ClirCode markers incorporate small levels of near-infrared fluorescent compounds that are invisible to the human eye.
Machine Product Brief
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Whallon Machinery, Inc: Automatic depalletizer

Whallon's (Royal Center, IN) automatic continuous-flow depalletizer moves cans to conveyors at speeds of more than 8 layers/min. Instead of the magnet head lowering to the pallet, the pallet load is lifted to a rubber belt conveyor that covers the magnet head.

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