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Controls, Automation & Components

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Photoelectric sensors

By combining long-range sensing with automatic dynamic calibration and a damage-resistant mounting option, new OL photoelectric sensors from efector (Exton, PA) are said to solve many of the problems typical in conveyor applications.
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PET bottles

CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced a new line of PET bottles for hot-fill applications. These injection stretch/blow-molded bottles feature a double-bulb shoulder design and are available in 16-, 20-, 32- and 64-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
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Quantum Creations: Pour spout

Quantum Creations (Emeryville, CA) has developed the Auto Pour System(TM). This PP fitment measures and dispenses granular goods. To keep contents fresh until next use, simply close the Auto Pour spout.
Controls Product Brief
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Picker lines with scanner

The robotic pickers from Schubert (Dallas, TX) now are controlled by a scanner that provides a cost-effective solution compared to cameras, says the maker.
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Automatic unscrambler

A new compact automatic bottle unscrambler, Model HU-3000 will be introduced by ELF Machinery (Fort Wayne, IN). Despite a small footprint, the unscrambler is capable of sorting plastic bot-tles at speeds greater than 200 bpm.
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Squid Ink: Squid Ink: Hi-res ink

Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) has introduced a hi-res ink compatible with the glycol-based formulation used in ink-jet printers manufactured by a variety of major suppliers that use the Trident print engine.
Controls Product Brief
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Compact code reader

The Model BCL 21/22 bar-code reader from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs a mere 180 g. Sensor reliably scans minimal bar widths of 0.15 mm with optimum depth of focus.
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Double labeler

Convenience Food Systems' (Avon, MA) Tiromat TwinLabel is a precision double labeler that allows for the affixing of two labels at a time to packs of processed meats and other food as well as medical products.
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Trident, An ITW Company: Ink-jet ink

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has introduced ScanTrue(TM) Ink. The proprietary formulation for this ink offers good optical density, minimizes ink bleed on porous surfaces and provides good IR readability and scanning read rates.
Controls Product Brief
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Bottom-up powder filler

The modified Chronos PBS 1200 powder filler from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) provides high output, accuracy, hygiene and safety. Is designed to fill milk powder, milk substitutes, minerals and emulsifiers.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

With a 360 range of motion, the SP100 palletizing robot from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) can service multiple infeed conveyors or stations, handling as many as 2겨 pieces/hr.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum pumps

The new L-series pneumatically driven vacuum pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide 30% to 70% more vacuum flow than other models, says the manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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Insight Control Systems Intl., Inc: Closure inspection system

The Insight 100 from Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) is a turnkey, high-speed, product side inspection system designed for the closure industry.
Controls Product Brief
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The Food Institute: Food safety newsletter

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) has launched Food Safety Issues, an eight-page newsletter authored by experts in the regulatory arena. It's available to all Food Institute members each month.
Machine Product Brief
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Dissolvable label

The Kennedy Group (Eastlake, OH) has introduced the Quick Wash(TM) label. This 2-mil poly, p-s label is applied manually or automatically to reusable containers.

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