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Automatic unscrambler

A new compact automatic bottle unscrambler, Model HU-3000 will be introduced by ELF Machinery (Fort Wayne, IN). Despite a small footprint, the unscrambler is capable of sorting plastic bot-tles at speeds greater than 200 bpm.
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Machine Product Brief
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Squid Ink: Squid Ink: Hi-res ink

Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) has introduced a hi-res ink compatible with the glycol-based formulation used in ink-jet printers manufactured by a variety of major suppliers that use the Trident print engine.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Auto bagging system

The Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) Omnistar(TM) automatic bagging system accommodates multi-wall paper and plastic bags at speeds to 20/min. Offers automatic bag pick-up and discharge of unopened or improperly sized bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Huettinger Electronic, Inc: Air-cooled sealer

Huettinger Electronic (Farmington, CT) has introduced its new Model SIG 3/50CAP System for sealing caps to plastic and glass containers. Said to be the first production-speed induction cap sealer to be totally air cooled, the system relies on an air-cooled induction coil that eliminates the need to circulate water in order to maintain a safe temperature in the coil.
Controls Product Brief
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Common Point Technologies Inc: Linking proprietary controllers

Common Point Technologies Inc. (Sugar Grove, IL) is an automation systems integrator whose "Interposing PLC" allows packaging machines with proprietary controllers to communicate with other controllers, whether they're proprietary or industry-standard PLCs or PCs.
Controls Product Brief
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Definition Software: Operator interface software

Smooth Operator is a 32-bit Windows(TM) PC program from Definition Software (Andover, MN) that lets users create human-machine interface screens with buttons, text, progress bars or images without doing any Windows programming.
Controls Product Brief
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lpha gear drives, Inc: 'Zero'-backlash reducer

Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced the TP low-backlash planetary gear reducer for servo motors. Designed for applications that require extremely precise positioning at high speeds, the reducer features a minimum backlash of less than 1 arc/min, with "zero" backlash achieved through supplier's high-precision manufacturing, according to the company.
Feature Article
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CMM brings converting into the 21st Century

Through a conference program and exhibits, CMM Intl. attendees will be updated on the latest in printing and converting technologies. Here's a preview of what to expect at Chicago's McCormick Place, April 12 to 14.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Linear motors

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) now offers a complete line of linear motors. Linear motors provide speed, acceleration, accuracy and repeatability for many applications such as robotics, machine tool access, packaging equipment and medical equipment.
Controls Product Brief
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Vin-Tex Sealers, Inc: Reusable dunnage bags

Vin-Tex Sealers, Inc. (Itasca, IL) has introduced Load Right(TM) reusable dunnage bags. These nylon-coated polyurethane waterproof bags are chemical- and puncture-resistant.
Controls Product Brief
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Compensating Tension Controls Intl., Inc: Matrix winder

Compensating Tension Controls (West Caldwell, NJ) automatic turret rewinder mounts directly to the press's waste wind capstan. Permits continuous removal of waste matrix.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: DeviceNet motion controller

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has added the option of Device Net connectivity to its CLC, a PC-based multi-axis motion controller. Simplifies communications with popular third-party PLCs and I/O networks.
Controls Product Brief
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CTC Parker Automation: Simplified changeover

CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has introduced the Machine Configuration Module(TM) (MCM) option for its human-machine interface software. Designed specifically for discrete operations like packaging, MCM benefits include faster changeover for end-users and more rapid development of modular configurations for OEMs meeting unique customer requirements.
Controls Product Brief
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Automation Intelligence: Automation Intelligence: Servos over the Web

Automation Intelligence (Duluth, GA) is now selling select Sanyo Denki AC servo motors and drives direct to users and OEMs via its Web site at www.MotionOnline.com.

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