Machinery

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Aligning conveyor

Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
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Domino: Security coding ink

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced a new security coding ink, part #214CL, that is invisible under room light and daylight. The codes become clearly legible under UV lamps, glowing bright blue.
Controls Product Brief
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Crown Roll Leaf, Inc: Design consultation

Crown Roll Leaf (Paterson, NJ) offers graphic designers and packaging designers free consultation. Crown Roll will help designers evaluate the latest holographic materials.
Controls Product Brief
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Thomson Industries, Inc: Linear motion stage

The Thomson (Port Washington, NY) AccuSlide(TM) Model 2HB is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear-motion stage with pre-aligned Accu-Glide(TM)0 linear guides and a preloaded ball screw assembly.
Controls Product Brief
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Daubert Cromwell: Silver-saving kraft paper

Silver wiring, printed circuit boards, lead frames and other electronic components are said to stay tarnish-free for up to two years when packaged in Silver Saver®, a chemically treated, bleached-kraft paper from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL).
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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Auto Labe: Pallet labeler

The Model 150 print-and-apply pallet labeler from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) is portable and adjustable, and it incorporates a swing tamp for front and side pallet labeling at speeds to 10 pallets/min.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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MotionOnline.com: Economical AC servos

High-performance Sanyo Denki AC servo drives from MotionOnline.com (Duluth, GA) are said to be economical servo systems that can be an alternative to open-loop stepper drives.
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.
This excerpted screen capture of the PC control programming software shows a portion of ladder logic programming that incorporat
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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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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.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
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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.
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.
Boxes of Sunlight laundry detergent, conveying upside down, are bottom-sealed (above) after scoop dropping and filling. At the p
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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.

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