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Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Label applicator

Applying preprinted labels to packages of any size, shape or fragility, the Paragon Express(TM) module from Marprint (White Bear Lake, MN) can be integrated into a line or can stand alone.
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Controls Product Brief
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Electro-Craft: Drives with DeviceNet

Electro-Craft (Eden Prairie, MN) offers a DeviceNet option on its BRU Series Advantage line of universal drives and IQ Series positioning drives. DeviceNet is an inexpensive industrial-grade local area network that permits the drives to be connected along with sensors, motor starters and other devices to operator interface panels, PLCs and PCs.
Controls Product Brief
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Ranpak Corporation: PC-operated paper converter

Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) is offering its PadPak® converter with the Packaging Automated Logistics (PAL) System(TM). The PAL System's database of user-specified packing information allows the operator to assign and recall a number for each product.
Machine Product Brief
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GRAFCO PET Packaging Technologies: Squat-style sprayer

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has announced the addition of a 32-oz squat-style sprayer to its line. The sprayer, which features a 28-400 finish, is blow-molded of PET.
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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Baldor Electric Company: Motor CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has released Version 5.0 of its interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM. Users can instantly access a wide variety of technical information on more than 5ꯠ different Baldor motors and drives.
Controls Product Brief
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VMIC: PC control software

VMIC (Huntsville, AL) has released version 2.40 of its IOWorks® PC-based control software. Enhancements include extensive support for time-tagged, sequence-of-events data.
Controls Product Brief
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Pactiv: Paper pallets

Hexacomb® honeycomb pallets from Pactiv Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) can handle loads in excess of 2ꯠ lb. Priced competitively, the pallets are also generally 30 lb lighter than wood.
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.
This excerpted screen capture of the PC control programming software shows a portion of ladder logic programming that incorporat
Feature Article
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PC control grows up

Contract packager Beverage Capital becomes one of the first users of a 78-valve liquid filler controlled by a single PC. Benefits include ease of use, faster troubleshooting.
Controls Product Brief
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Leeson Electric: Electric motor brochure

A free, color brochure from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI) provides an inside look at the company's new design for its NEMA 182T-184T frame AC motor product line.
Machine Product Brief
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Streamfeeder: Coupon inserter

The ST 550 Universal Friction Feeder® from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) automatically inserts coupons into cartons and containers at speeds to 450/min.
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.
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.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
Feature Article
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Controls system simplifies automatic case sortation

In the central packaging area of the two-year-old snack plant built by Pretzels, Inc. in Bluffton, In, corrugated cases of bagged snacks are conveyed from packaging to palletizing on a single powered roller conveyor.

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