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Controls Product Brief
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Sonoco Alloyd: Heat-seal data acquisition

Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) two-station medical heat-sealer is now available with Level 5 data acquisition software enhanced for validation. Provides recipe management of setup parameters for fast, accurate changeovers.
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Flexicell, Inc: Top loader

The Flexiloader flexible top loader from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) is designed to pack products into RSC cases, display trays and other containers at speeds to 500 products/min.
Controls Product Brief
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National Food Processors Assn.: Regulations sourcebook

The second edition of the Sourcebook of State Laws and Regulations for Food Processors is now available from the National Food Processors Assn. (Washington, DC).
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Internet-based support

SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) has launched SIG Online, a service that permits SIG engineers to remotely troubleshoot packaging equipment via a factory network's Internet connection.
Machine Product Brief
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Conveyor combiner

Arrowhead Conveyor (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced a zero-pressure combiner for handling of PET containers in food, beverage and other consumer goods packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Creative Automation Inc: 'Sideserter'

Operating at speeds to 65 bottles/min, the Model 600 'sideserter' from Creative Automation, (Passaic, NJ) hot-glues leaflet labels to the sides of square or rectangular bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum sealer

Two seal bars on each of two chambers mean the C450 vacuum sealer from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) can package one large product or several smaller products in each cycle.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Linear motors

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) now offers a complete line of linear motors. Linear motors provide speed, acceleration, accuracy and repeatability for many applications such as robotics, machine tool access, packaging equipment and medical equipment.
Machine Product Brief
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Lamaur Div., Lamaur Corp.: VOC compliance

Lamaur Corp's (Minneapolis, MN) Lamaur Div. has completed development and performance testing of a full line of 55% VOC compliant aerosol and non-aerosol hair sprays.
Machine Product Brief
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Net weight filler

Upper Limits' (Livermore, CA) new microprocessor-controlled net weight filler is available in gravity/gravity or gravity/vibrator configurations.
Controls Product Brief
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Seaquist Perfect Dispensing: Vertical aerosol valve

Seaquist Perfect Dispensing (Cary, IL) has introduced its new Spray Anyway® VX86 vertical aerosol valve. It allows high-speed, through-the-button filling and high-speed pressure filling after the valve is crimped to the can.
Controls Product Brief
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Cognex Corporation: Surface inspector

Detecting, measuring and classifying defects during the making of web-based flexible packaging is accomplished by the SmartView Modular Camera Network.
Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
Feature Article
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Markem-Imaje: FDA-compliant blue ink

Imaje (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a blue ink compliant with FDA regulations for direct contact with food. In addition to the safeness of the ink, the color provides better contrast, enabling higher legibili-ty of the code.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Millenium 800 Auger Filling System has servo-driven dispensing control, acceleration/deceleration patterns, multiple speed selection, direct motion control and no coast/no maintenance operation.

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