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TURCK, Inc: Proximity sensor

Turck's (Plymouth, MN) Bi50-CP80 long-range proximity sensor offers a range of up to 50 mm. It functions even when embedded in steel to protect against impact.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: CD on metal detection

A free demonstration CD-ROM of Safenet Plus, a software program that aids in ensuring full compliance with HAACP and Vendor Certification programs, is available from Safeline (Tampa, FL).
Controls Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Flow wrapper

The new Flowtronic 120SF wrapping machine from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) can produce up to 1ꯠ packs/min. Suitable for the confectionery industry, the machine features an Allen-Bradley PanelView(TM) 600 color display unit for tool-free adjustment of key parameters.
Controls Product Brief
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Accraply, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: P-s labeler

The automatic 350MW is Accraply's (Plymouth, MN) newest off-line stand-alone labeler, applying film or paper, oriented or non-oriented, partial- or full-wrap p-s labels to unfilled squeeze tubes.
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Container versatility

Four height options (25", 29", 34", 39") and the availability of hinged drop doors in one or both of the 48" sides make Ropak's (Georgetown, KY) 40"x48" container versatile.
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: High-speed labeler

Labeling round, square or multi-panel packages, the standard Langguth E 62 wraparound labeler from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) accommodates containers up to 4" in dia at speeds to 600/min.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: Programming software

VersaPro(TM) PLC programming software for Windows(TM)-based personal computers is available from GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA). Supports both Instruction List and Relay Ladder Diagram programming editors and provides switching capabilities between the two languages.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensors

Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced new Mini-Beam® and Q45 Universal Voltage photoelectric sensors. Operating at 24 to 250V ac, 50/60 Hz or 12 to 250V dc, these sensors are designed for applications such as palletizers, conveyors, packaging machines, feeder bowls and material hoppers.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
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Dry product filler

The OPTIMA F1-3 from OPTIMA (Schwo/oobisch Hall, Germany) fills up to three rigid containers at once with dry or powdered product at speeds to 150 cpm.
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Bear Rock Technologies Corp.: Labeling program

Bear Rock Technologies Corp. (Shingle Springs, CA) has released Bear Rock Labeler--Wizard's Edition, an innovative labeling program for Microsoft Windows(TM).
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Sensor publication

Sensors Today, a new publication from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), features the latest developments in Allen-Bradley presence-sensing technology.
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Associated Packaging Equipment Corp.: Roll-fed labeler

Operating at speeds to 200 bottles/min, the PolyClad Junior 200 roll-fed glue-applied in-line labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) has a swing-out cutting guillotine station for easy maintenance and a quick-change vacuum pad.
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Nordson Corporation: Hot melt drum system

The new model 5507 Drum Melter from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) offers rapid set-up, delivery and replenishment of drum-loaded PUR hot melts. The automatic startup and temperature control systems permit high-volume, on-demand gluing and bonding operations while protecting thermal- and moisture-curing properties of the adhesive.
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Alpha Checkweighers: Checkweiger

The CW-10 checkweighing system from Alpha Checkweighers (Exton, PA) has a 12-lb capacity and a 350 weightments/min top speed, making it suitable for primary packages for foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.

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