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Packaging steel

Hoogovens Packaging Steel (Ijmuiden, the Netherlands) has introduced a new polymer-coated packaging steel named Protact. Made for use in the food and aerosol sector, Protact can replace traditional lacquering processes.
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ABB Robotics: Depanning system

Designed specifically for bakeries, ABB's (New Berlin, WI) RollBot(TM) moves baked goods from pans to conveyors or trays at a rate of 30 pans/min using vacuum or needle lifting mechanisms.
Controls Product Brief
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Aromat Corporation: Operator panel

Aromat Corp. (New Providence, NJ) has announced a new NAiS-brand, 8-colors-plus-shades graphics operator panel available in 2 touchscreen versions.
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Smartscan Inc: Safety curtain

Smartscan's (Southfield, MI) 5000 series "L"- and "T"-shaped safety curtains are designed for end-of-line packaging and palletizing applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermedics Detection Inc: X-ray systems

Thermedics Detection (Chelmsford, MA) offers the InScan® line of X-ray-based imaging equipment for a variety of package types. The InScan 100 checks net fill levels of containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
Controls Product Brief
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ProSys Innovative Packaging Equip.: Tube filler with HMI

ProSys (Webb City, MO) offers its LVF tube fillers equipped with a touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI). Upgraded control provides visual display for systems operation, as well as diagnostic alarms, on-line service manual, recommended spare parts and assembly diagrams.
Machine Product Brief
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Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.: Tray sealer

Producing modified-atmosphere, vacuum or ambient atmosphere packaging, the Sureflow® Model SSTS tray sealer from Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) can be supplied with data acquisition/report generation capabilities.
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.
Machine Product Brief
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Synergistech, Inc: Vision inspection systems

Synergistech's (Harrisburg, PA) line of vision inspection systems identifies, measures and verifies parts and processes on a packaging line. Among the machine's functions are evaluation of lighting and velocity, measurement of geometric properties and location of patterns.
Controls Product Brief
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Divelbiss Corp.: IEC 1131-3 training

Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
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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Daubert Cromwell: Silver-saving kraft paper

Silver wiring, printed circuit boards, lead frames and other electronic components are said to stay tarnish-free for up to two years when packaged in Silver Saver®, a chemically treated, bleached-kraft paper from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL).
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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Auto Labe: Pallet labeler

The Model 150 print-and-apply pallet labeler from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) is portable and adjustable, and it incorporates a swing tamp for front and side pallet labeling at speeds to 10 pallets/min.

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