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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.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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ABB Drives & Power Products: DC drive

Compact at only 103/4" wide, the digital six-pulse DCS 400 Smart Drive from ABB (New Berlin, WI) is available as a non-regenerative or regenerative unit.
Controls Product Brief
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Paperboard Packaging Council: Paperboard options

The Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA) presents paperboard use options in its color tri-cut brochure, which contains four additional information sheets.
Controls Product Brief
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
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.
Boxes of Sunlight laundry detergent, conveying upside down, are bottom-sealed (above) after scoop dropping and filling. At the p
Feature Article
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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SIG Positec Automation: 'Smart' actuator

SIG Positec Automation (Plymouth, MI) announces its integrated closed-loop actuator, or ICLA. Consists of a motor gearbox with associated power and control electronics, including a field bus interface on a NEMA 23 frame size housing under 6"L.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermedics Detection Inc: X-ray systems

Thermedics Detection (Chelmsford, MA) offers the InScan® line of X-ray-based imaging equipment for a variety of package types. The InScan 100 checks net fill levels of containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Divelbiss Corp.: IEC 1131-3 training

Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
Machine Product Brief
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Motoman Robotics: Pick-and-place robot

The PackWorld® pick-and-place system from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) includes a high-speed, six-axis robot, MRC controller with menu-driven application software, an integrated mechanical or vacuum gripper, powered conveyor(s) and operator interface.
Controls Product Brief
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Automatic Feeder Company: Feeder

The AFLXH linear feeder from Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) is customized with either tooling that accommodates a variety of cap and small part sizes or fixed tooling for standard-sized pieces.

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