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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Ionized air rinser

Arrowhead Conveyor's (Oshkosh, WI) Ionized Air Rinser cleans empty glass, PET or composite containers prior to filling, using ionized air instead of water.
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Nordson Corporation: Hot melt drum system

The new model 5507 Drum Melter from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) offers rapid set-up, delivery and replenishment of drum-loaded PUR hot melts. The automatic startup and temperature control systems permit high-volume, on-demand gluing and bonding operations while protecting thermal- and moisture-curing properties of the adhesive.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: CD on metal detection

A free demonstration CD-ROM of Safenet Plus, a software program that aids in ensuring full compliance with HAACP and Vendor Certification programs, is available from Safeline (Tampa, FL).
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Accu-Sort Systems, Inc: Imaging sorting system

Accu-Sort Systems' (Telford, PA) AccuVision Model 3264 imaging system uses VisionKey for remote keying of label information. It permits fully automatic sortation using customer-supplied labels with or without bar codes.
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Container versatility

Four height options (25", 29", 34", 39") and the availability of hinged drop doors in one or both of the 48" sides make Ropak's (Georgetown, KY) 40"x48" container versatile.
Machine Product Brief
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: High-speed labeler

Labeling round, square or multi-panel packages, the standard Langguth E 62 wraparound labeler from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) accommodates containers up to 4" in dia at speeds to 600/min.
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Dry product filler

The OPTIMA F1-3 from OPTIMA (Schwo/oobisch Hall, Germany) fills up to three rigid containers at once with dry or powdered product at speeds to 150 cpm.
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Bear Rock Technologies Corp.: Labeling program

Bear Rock Technologies Corp. (Shingle Springs, CA) has released Bear Rock Labeler--Wizard's Edition, an innovative labeling program for Microsoft Windows(TM).
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Alpha Checkweighers: Checkweiger

The CW-10 checkweighing system from Alpha Checkweighers (Exton, PA) has a 12-lb capacity and a 350 weightments/min top speed, making it suitable for primary packages for foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
Controls Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Linerless labeler

Marprint's new labeler from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) prints and applies linerless labels to pallets, cases, cartons or products. Because the rollstock labels do not use a carrier web, there is no leftover material to discard, and rolls contain up to 40% more labels.
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Feature Article
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
Controls Product Brief
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Ramsey: Point-level control

Ramsey, a Thermo Sentron Co. (Minneapolis, MN), now offers a complete line of point-level controls. New CAP Series Capacitance Level Controls offer point-level monitoring of solids in bins, vessels and chutes.
Machine Product Brief
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Custom Conveyor, Inc: Custom Conveyor, Inc: Solutions video

A new 16-min video from Custom Conveyor (Greensburg, IN) shows the latest technology and unique features of the company's line of conveyor systems.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.

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