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Controls Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Lane guides

The Magna-Switch from Hi-Speed (Ithaca, NY) guides product to divide or converge without interrupting the conveying. A patented electromagnetic switching device fosters speedy lane changes for products from 21/2" in length or dia and up to 40 lb at a rate of up to 850 packs/min.
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Machine Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: High-speed robot

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) M-410i robots offer a large work envelope due to their 123" horizontal reach, 115" vertical reach and 360° waist rotation.
Machine Product Brief
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Formost Fuji Corporation: Hf/f/s brochure

A six-page brochure details the FW-3400 Fuji-Formost Alpha V wrapping machine from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA). The high-speed hf/f/s machine is capable of networking and data acquisition.
Machine Product Brief
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GSMA-Parish: Label inspection

The RoboSpect(TM) PSL from GSMA-Parish (Palm Bay, FL) is an automated, two-axis robotic vision inspection system designed for automating inspection of incoming roll-fed labels.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Information sheets

Krones' (Franklin, WI) lifeLINE folder contains eight information sheets describing Krones' ability to customize packaging solutions to fit a customer's needs and to provide adaptation for the life of the customer's line.
Controls Product Brief
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Markem-Imaje: FDA-compliant blue ink

Imaje (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a blue ink compliant with FDA regulations for direct contact with food. In addition to the safeness of the ink, the color provides better contrast, enabling higher legibili-ty of the code.
Controls Product Brief
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Employment opportunities

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released a brochure detailing its scholarship and internship program for qualified college juniors and seniors.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Millenium 800 Auger Filling System has servo-driven dispensing control, acceleration/deceleration patterns, multiple speed selection, direct motion control and no coast/no maintenance operation.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum handbook

PIAB (Rockland, MA) offers a 60-page reference guide to industrial vacuums. The 5" x 7" handbook includes a section on designing efficient vacuum systems, as well as descriptions of products used in vacuum applications, a guide to industry terminology and a glossary.
Controls Product Brief
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Autoprod Inc: Filling/closing system

The Fast-Pack filling/closing system from Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) is a double-indexing, 12-lane machine with microprocessor-controlled filling stations, SpeedLoader(TM) quick-change foil lid magazines and servo-driven heat-seal stations.
Machine Product Brief
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Stone Container Corp: Multiwall paper bag

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced Square Sak(TM) to package powders and other dry materials targeted for the chemical, food products, building materials and minerals industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Profile Packaging, Inc: F/f/s with servo motors

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) now employs ServoSmart(TM) technology that uses servo motors to increase efficiency on Laudenberg FBM stand-up pouch machines, both in simplex and duplex models.
Controls Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

Soco System's (Waukesha, WI) Pallet Robot has a manifold design that eliminates fragile tubes and fittings. The plate on which the head's vacuum pads are mounted is made as a "sandwich" construction where air is in the plate.
Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: PE foam

Fabricators of ETHAFOAM(TM)-brand polyethylene foams from The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) are providing ETHAFOAM LA (low-abrasion) PE foam plank as the solu-tion for applications requiring Class A non-abrasive surface protection.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
Feature Article
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.

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