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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Retorquer

The CR-60 screw-cap retorquer from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) can be wheeled up to an existing conveyor to tighten screw caps that may be loosened during induction sealing of safety seals or because of other processing on bottles and jars prior to final packaging.
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Independent Can Co.: Decorative tins

Independent Can (Belcamp, MD) has expanded its line of drawn tins. These tin-plate containers consist of a one-piece base and a one-piece slip cover.
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J. W. Winco, Inc: Control levers

Fabricated from steel, stainless steel, and glass-filled nylon plastic, J.W. Winco's (New Berlin, WI) control levers are available in straight or angled versions.
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H.B. Fuller : Packaging adhesive

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) has introduced Advantra LT(TM) low-application-temperature packaging adhesives for case and carton sealing, tray forming and other packaging applications.
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Adidas runs with new printers

Unhappy with the speed of its previous shipping case printers, Portland, OR-based Adidas America replaced the equipment with 38 new 9840 printers from Monarch Marking Systems (Miamisburg, OH).
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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.
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Pilz International: Windows CE HMI

Pilz's (Farmington Hills, MI) line of human-machine interfaces (HMI) consists of an industrial PC in an operator interface touchscreen running HMI software under Windows(TM) CE.
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.
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FANUC Robotics: Palletizing system

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) PalletCell 100/200 Series of palletizers accepts cases from two infeed conveyors and discharges onto two full-pallet discharge conveyors simultaneously.
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Linear motor table

New LXR linear-motor-driven positioning table from Parker Hannifin's Daedal Div. (Irwin, PA) is designed for high-speed (3ꯠ mm/sec) and high precision (± 0.5-micron repeatability) applications.
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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.
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B&R Industrial Automation: Thin-panel PC

The Provit 5600 industrial PC from B&R Indus-trial Automation (Roswell, GA) combines a sealed front panel designed for tough NEMA 4-type environments with the convenience of front access to CD-ROM and floppy disk drives.
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Leeson Electric: Leeson Electric: Basic Motor Training

A 79-page handbook on electric motors, AC and DC drives, gear reducers and gearmotors is available for free from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI).
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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.
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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.

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