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Controls Product Brief
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Cal Controls: Temperature controller

New 1/16 DIN Cal 9400 temperature controller from Cal Controls (Libertyville, IL) includes dual 4-digit simultaneous display of process and setpoint in a NEMA 4X package.
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Feature Article
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PLS speeds changeover, boosts reliability for Lever

A programmable limit switch speeds changeover and extends capabilities of new hot melt applicator and rebuilt filler.
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).
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Pilz International: Windows CE HMI

Pilz's (Farmington Hills, MI) line of human-machine interfaces (HMI) consists of an industrial PC in an operator interface touchscreen running HMI software under Windows(TM) CE.
Controls Product Brief
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Hayssen, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Vertical form/fill/seal

The Servo II vf/f/s machine from Hayssen (Duncan, SC) uses servo motors that withstand washdowns. Operates at speeds to 110 bags/min. An Allen-Bradley 5/04 control system and PanelView 900 touchscreen operator interface allow storage of up to 100 user-defined programs.
Machine Product Brief
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Motoman Robotics: Pick-and-place robot

The PackWorld® pick-and-place system from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) includes a high-speed, six-axis robot, MRC controller with menu-driven application software, an integrated mechanical or vacuum gripper, powered conveyor(s) and operator interface.
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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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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B&R Industrial Automation: Thin-panel PC

The Provit 5600 industrial PC from B&R Indus-trial Automation (Roswell, GA) combines a sealed front panel designed for tough NEMA 4-type environments with the convenience of front access to CD-ROM and floppy disk drives.
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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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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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee's (Sturtevant, WI) volumetric cup fillers now include PLCs to facilitate use of photoeyes and sensors and to ease interfaces with other equipment on the line.
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.

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