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Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
Machine Product Brief
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Chain washer

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) Clean-In-Place Chain Washer cleans plastic conveyor chains using high-powered water jets to wash and air jets to dry. The washer's stainless-steel housing is built around a section of the conveyor's return chain.
Machine Product Brief
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Currie Machinery Company: Low-level palletizer

From Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA), the low-level palletizer Model LLP-10 was recently introduced to accommodate moderate production speeds where a floor-level approach is preferred.
Controls Product Brief
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Wilkinson Industries, Inc: Cake container

Wilkinson Mfg. Co. (Fort Calhoun, NE) has re-engineered its OPS DisplayCake® line for maximum strength and application use. Recent material specification changes now provide stronger low-end temperature resistance.
Controls Product Brief
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Coding Products: Hot-stamp ribbons

SafeMark(TM) hot-stamp printing ribbons from Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) are suitable for printing on both PVC and non-PVC medical products. SafeMark ribbons are said to produce good image quality on a wide variety of substrate materials, including thermoplastic elastomers.
Controls Product Brief
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Luminescence sensor

The LRT 440 series sensor from Leuze Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) detects luminescence in glue marks, labels, plastics, inks, etc. at a range of 50 mm (1.97").
Controls Product Brief
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Honeywell Sensing and Control: Machine safety products

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has released "Complete machine safety prod-ucts from a name you trust." The brochure focuses on advanced sensing technology, particularly in the area of industrial machine safety.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottle labeler

Operating at 300 bpm, the System 1/M from Etipak (Cinisello, Balsamo, Italy) fulfills requirements of pharmaceutical package labeling. Electronic display keeps operator advised of status with regard to current project, manufacturing regulations and labeler's integration with other equipment.
Machine Product Brief
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Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc : Conveyor

Hytrol's (Jonesboro, AR) EZ-Logic conveyor does not require sensing rollers or minimum weights to accumulate product. Several models offer various speeds, depending on application.
Machine Product Brief
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label printers

The Zebra Performance Line XiII Series of direct thermal and thermal-transfer printers from Diagraph (St. Louis/Earth City, MO) includes three models.
Controls Product Brief
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Tantec Inc: Static eliminator

Tantec's (Schaumburg, IL) new ME-Series metal static eliminator bar neutralizes static in webs. The bar features an open channel for easy cleaning, expandability without intermediate holders, integral grounding, retrofitting ability and Fast-On holders for easy mounting.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag sealer

O/K Intl.'s (Marlborough, MA) Saxon 5 bag sealer seals a variety of plastic bags in thicknesses up to 10 mils at speeds to 100'/min. Suitable for industrial applications in harsh environments as well as in the medical and food industries.

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