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Controls Product Brief
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Seaquist Perfect Dispensing: Valves and pumps

SeaquistPerfect Dispensing's (Cary, IL) individual product specification sheets provide visual and technical details on the company's complete product line.
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Controls Product Brief
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Design Label Mfg. Inc: Die-cutting insert

Design Label Mfg. (East Lyme, CT) has produced a die-cutting insert for inclusion in its general capabilities bro- chure. Insert relates how die-cutting allows the company to produce uniform "bricks" of labels for machine-fed applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: Controls brochure

Rexroth Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) capabilities are outlined in a new 16-page color brochure. Applica-tion illustrations show how the company's servo systems synchronize processing and packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Weigh Right Automatic Scale: Net weigher

Recommended for applications using semi-sticky food products, the PMB linear net weigher from Weigh Right (Joliet, IL) fills any style of rigid container at speeds to 50 cycles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Automation Intelligence: Automation Intelligence: DeviceNet servo drives

PV Indexing Servo System is a Sanyo Denki servo drive with built-in indexer and DeviceNet interface from the MotionOnline.com div. of Automation Intelligence (Duluth, GA).
Machine Product Brief
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Loma Systems: Checkweigher

Loma (Carol Stream, IL) has added to its range of checkweighers with its AS1200 unit. Designed for use in weighing packs of dry foods such as cereals, sugar and spices, the unit weighs 187 packs/min with accuracy of ±0.2 g.
Controls Product Brief
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Tamper-evident closure

The new Band Guard® closure from Schmalbach-Lubeca Whitecap (Downers Grove, IL) has a dual TE feature. The consumer can feel, see and hear that the package has not previously been opened.
Controls Product Brief
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Engineered Synergy, LLC: Packaging database

The Client Package Management System(TM) from Engineered Synergy (Lewis Center, OH) is an integrated database that provides access to critical packaging information.
Controls Product Brief
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Kollmorgen: Improving servo systems

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) is offering a 1-day seminar entitled, "How to improve servo systems." The seminar, held in 6 cities during the second half of September, instructs engineers about the practical side of control theory and how to make machines work better.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Bus communication options

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) announces new bus communication options for its motor controls. Network expansion boards that mount inside each motor control are available for DeviceNet, Profibus DP and Modbus Plus communications protocols.
Controls Product Brief
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Pallet tracking system

Pallet Track System from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) automatically records and reports end-of-line production data. The system tags each pallet with a unique bar code and records data via a PC that's connected to each palletizer's PLC.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Encoders

Automationdirect.com (Cumming, GA), formerly PLCDirect, has introduced a line of optical rotary encoders for positioning and motion control applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Fogg Filler Co.: Liquid fillers

With up to 91 fill heads, Fogg's (Holland, MI) F9 Series machines fill 4"- to 13"-high containers with free-flowing, non-carbonated liquids at speeds to 900 cpm.
Controls Product Brief
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Zebra Technologies: Bar-code software

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) has released Bar-One® v. 4.3. This latest version of Zebra's bar-code label design and integration software includes 5 predesigned label formats, which are available for immediate use, and a library of nearly 100 additional compliance formats.
Controls Product Brief
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Hyde Park Electronics: Thru-beam sensor

Microsonic® 800 Series flat-profile, ultrasonic, thru-beam sensors from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) can detect irregularly shaped objects and objects with poor reflective or fully sound-absorbing surfaces.

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