Machinery

Controls, Automation & Components

Machine Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Filler/sealer

The Turbo Rotafil processing system from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) is designed to dispense containers, fill with single or multistation depositors, seal with either plastic or foil membranes and apply either a tamp-on or screw-on lid.
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Controls Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Palletizing system

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) PalletCell 100/200 Series of palletizers accepts cases from two infeed conveyors and discharges onto two full-pallet discharge conveyors simultaneously.
Controls Product Brief
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Automatic Feeder Company: Feeder

The AFLXH linear feeder from Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) is customized with either tooling that accommodates a variety of cap and small part sizes or fixed tooling for standard-sized pieces.
Controls Product Brief
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Teledyne TapTone: Inspection system

The TapTone 100 on-line non-contact inspection system checks and rejects bottles, jars and cans with low vacuum, swelling, missing labels or t-e bands, and missing, crooked or buttoned-up lids.
Controls Product Brief
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Ermanco, Inc: Merging conveyor

Products delivered by two parallel infeed conveyors can be merged and centered on the Herringbone Merge conveyor from Ermanco (Spring Lake, MI). Received from one of two side-by-side belts, products are horizontally funneled along the conveyor surface by rollers that are positioned perpendicular to it.
Controls Product Brief
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TechniStar Corp.: Muffin-transfer system

TechniStar's (Longmont, CO) TMT Series transfer system for cake products uses an end-of-arm tool with as many as 36 vacuum cups to pick up baked and cooled muffins or cupcakes and place them in acetate trays, in one motion.
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Linear motor table

New LXR linear-motor-driven positioning table from Parker Hannifin's Daedal Div. (Irwin, PA) is designed for high-speed (3ꯠ mm/sec) and high precision (± 0.5-micron repeatability) applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Heuft USA Inc: Fill-level inspection

Heuft's (Downers Grover, IL) fill-level detection system using vision technology is described in a new color brochure. The vision system is said to accurately inspect fill level regardless of bottle height fluctuations.
Controls Product Brief
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Leeson Electric: Leeson Electric: Basic Motor Training

A 79-page handbook on electric motors, AC and DC drives, gear reducers and gearmotors is available for free from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI).
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Automation brochure

"Packaging Industry: A Focus" is a foldout brochure describing Parker Hannifin Automation Group's (Cleveland, OH) motion control components, systems and solutions.
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Feature Article
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PC control grows up

Contract packager Beverage Capital becomes one of the first users of a 78-valve liquid filler controlled by a single PC. Benefits include ease of use, faster troubleshooting.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Cerebus III Model B-400 auger filling machine dispenses powders, liquids or any dry product in amounts from 500 mg to 100 lb.
Controls Product Brief
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Convenience Food Systems: Convenience Food Systems: Versatile food packager

The Tiromat Powerpak from Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA) makes standard flexible vacuum packages, rigid conventional gas-flushed packages and skin packs.
Controls Product Brief
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TriEnda Corp.: Returnable shipping system

The Tote Pak, a returnable shipping system from TriEnda Corp. (Portage, WI), cost-effectively increases assembly line and shipping efficiency. The system consists of identical top and bottom HDPE pallets and injection-molded HDPE totes that come in a variety of sizes depending on customer needs.
Machine Product Brief
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Ionized air rinser

Arrowhead Conveyor's (Oshkosh, WI) Ionized Air Rinser cleans empty glass, PET or composite containers prior to filling, using ionized air instead of water.

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