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Rockwell Automation: Ethernet data collector

The DataMyte 953 data collector from Rockwell Automation's DataMyte Div. (Minnetonka, MN) is now available with Ethernet connectivity, among other options.
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Controls Product Brief
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Tube filler

The TFS 80 tube filler from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) features precision servo drives, no-tool changeover and multiple closing systems.
PLCs (top) have been the mainstay of packaging machine control for years, but use of PC controllers (above) has been rising. Bot
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Debating the future of packaging machine control

PC vs PLC -- Six packaging machinery builders debate the pros and cons of controlling packaging machinery with either computers or programmable logic controllers.
Controls Product Brief
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Total Control Products: Converting from NT to CE

Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL) offers its free Windows(TM) CE Porting Guide to assist machinery builders and end-users who want to move applications running on Windows NT to Windows CE.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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NSW Corp.: VCI sleeving

NSW Corp's (Roanoke, VA) Poly-Net® protective sleeving and flat nets are now available with Anox® volatile corrosion inhibitors. Poly-Net Anox VCI are extruded of HDPE, LDPE or PP.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: Controls brochure

Rexroth Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) capabilities are outlined in a new 16-page color brochure. Applica-tion illustrations show how the company's servo systems synchronize processing and packaging.
Standardized motion controllers can reduce costly training and engineering time for packaging end-users and machine builders.
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Forging a control standard for packaging

Packaging faces a digital crossroads, with an opportunity ahead for packagers, if they seize it. At the February 1999 OMAC Users Group meeting, several packaging end-users indicated an interest in standardizing motion controls for packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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ABB Drives & Power Products: Motor catalog

ABB's (New Berlin, WI) full line of NEMA motors is profiled in a new 40-page catalog. Catalog organizes motors into 3 categories: constant-speed motors, inverter-duty motors and close-coupled pump motors, and suggests applications for each.
Controls Product Brief
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s systems

Allen-Bradley controls have been added to Circle's (Green Bay, WI) vertical and horizontal f/f/s systems for packaging liquids, powders, moist towelettes, medical devices and other small, rigid products in 4-side-sealed pouches.
Machine Product Brief
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Silgan Plastics Corporation: Silgan Plastics Corporation: PET bottles

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) a division of Silgan Plastics, has introduced a new injection/ stretch blow-molded PET bottle called the Naples.
Machine Product Brief
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Capmatic Ltd.: Labeler

The fully automatic Labelstar System 2/2T from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) has 2 labeling heads so it can simultaneously apply front and back p-s labels to square, rectangular, oval or flat products.
Controls Product Brief
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Raymond Communications: Recycling laws update

From Raymond Communications (College Park, MD), publisher of State Recycling Laws Update, comes "The EveryBusiness Guide to California's Plastics Recycling Law." Booklet addresses a bill that would require manufacturers to use 35% recycled content in all types of rigid plastic containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Kollmorgen: Improving servo systems

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) is offering a 1-day seminar entitled, "How to improve servo systems." The seminar, held in 6 cities during the second half of September, instructs engineers about the practical side of control theory and how to make machines work better.

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