Machinery

Controls, Automation & Components

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Palletizing robot

With a 360 range of motion, the SP100 palletizing robot from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) can service multiple infeed conveyors or stations, handling as many as 2겨 pieces/hr.
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum pumps

The new L-series pneumatically driven vacuum pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide 30% to 70% more vacuum flow than other models, says the manufacturer.
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Bottom-up powder filler

The modified Chronos PBS 1200 powder filler from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) provides high output, accuracy, hygiene and safety. Is designed to fill milk powder, milk substitutes, minerals and emulsifiers.
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Dissolvable label

The Kennedy Group (Eastlake, OH) has introduced the Quick Wash(TM) label. This 2-mil poly, p-s label is applied manually or automatically to reusable containers.
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PBI-Dansensor Americ: MAP gas analyzer

PBI-Dansensor (Ringsted, Denmark) will introduce a state-of-the-art total gas control unit (TGC) for modified atmosphere packaging. With high accuracy, the TGC analyzes the O2 or O2/CO2 content, on-line and non-destructively.
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Robotic palletizer

Soco System (Waukesha, WI) presents a new generation of high-performance IPC robotic palletizers, equipped with modern IPC control. Four-color touchscreen permits easy operation and simple in-plant programming.
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The Food Institute: Food safety newsletter

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) has launched Food Safety Issues, an eight-page newsletter authored by experts in the regulatory arena. It's available to all Food Institute members each month.
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Handling/labeling system

The customized Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) Model 3300 product-handling system has two 7"-wide stepper-driven 2115ST wipe-on applicators and two 20" powered unwinds for front/back labeling.
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GEI Intl. Inc: P-s labeler

The Model 160 economical labeler from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) applies a single spot, partial- or full-wrap p-s label to round containers at rates to 120/min.
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Photoelectric sensors

By combining long-range sensing with automatic dynamic calibration and a damage-resistant mounting option, new OL photoelectric sensors from efector (Exton, PA) are said to solve many of the problems typical in conveyor applications.
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Innovative Packaging Machinery: Bottle filling system

Innovative Packaging Machinery's (Westminster, MD) new Model ILSD-150 in-line servo drive bottle filling system runs at speeds to 300/min and provides a filling range from 1 to 1겨 mL (0.0338 oz to 40.58 oz) with accuracy to ±1/4%.
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Control components

The revised 1999 Products and Services Directory (Bulletin DPS99), available from Parker Hannifin (Cleveland, OH), lists thousands of Parker products that are organized by the various Parker units.
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Markem-Imaje: High-speed thermal coder

The Smart Date 2 by Markem (Keene, NH) enables manufacturers to slash their print ribbon costs, according to the maker. The Radial Ribbon Save function allows full use of the ribbon width in high-speed continuous applications.
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Picker lines with scanner

The robotic pickers from Schubert (Dallas, TX) now are controlled by a scanner that provides a cost-effective solution compared to cameras, says the maker.
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Improved f/f/s machine

The Diamant packaging system from Windmoeller and Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has been totally reconstructed. Designed for efficient bagging of free-flowing bulk products such as plastic resins, fertilizer and salt.

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