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Intralox: Intralox: Motorized pulleys

Interroll Corp. (Wilmington, NC) offers the 400 and 500 series motorized pulleys to complement the Intralox series 800, 900 and 1100 segmented belts.
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High-speed labeler

Collamat Stralfors AG (Aesch, Switzerland) offers a high-speed version of the C9100 labeling system. Suited for multilayer informational and promotional labeling, the C9100i is capable of speeds to 250 m/min (820'/min).
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Eastman Chemical Company: Foam packaging

Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has introduced Eastalite(TM) foam technology for food packaging. When used with Eastapack CPET, the new technology results in food containers that can withstand temperatures from
Controls Product Brief
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IMI Norgren, Inc: Air cylinders

Norgren (Littleton, CO) has introduced Roundline non-repairable, stainless-steel body compressed-air cylinders. Bore sizes range from 7/16" to 21/2".
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s machine

The improved Eagle Phaser vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) now features a Koyo PLC that allows for the inclusion of features such as memory for 20 different set-ups and a single point of control for auger and bagger.
Machine Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Filler/sealer

The Turbo Rotafil processing system from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) is designed to dispense containers, fill with single or multistation depositors, seal with either plastic or foil membranes and apply either a tamp-on or screw-on lid.
Controls Product Brief
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Teledyne TapTone: Inspection system

The TapTone 100 on-line non-contact inspection system checks and rejects bottles, jars and cans with low vacuum, swelling, missing labels or t-e bands, and missing, crooked or buttoned-up lids.
Controls Product Brief
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TechniStar Corp.: Muffin-transfer system

TechniStar's (Longmont, CO) TMT Series transfer system for cake products uses an end-of-arm tool with as many as 36 vacuum cups to pick up baked and cooled muffins or cupcakes and place them in acetate trays, in one motion.
Machine Product Brief
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Heuft USA Inc: Fill-level inspection

Heuft's (Downers Grover, IL) fill-level detection system using vision technology is described in a new color brochure. The vision system is said to accurately inspect fill level regardless of bottle height fluctuations.
This excerpted screen capture of the PC control programming software shows a portion of ladder logic programming that incorporat
Feature Article
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PC control grows up

Contract packager Beverage Capital becomes one of the first users of a 78-valve liquid filler controlled by a single PC. Benefits include ease of use, faster troubleshooting.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Motor CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has released Version 5.0 of its interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM. Users can instantly access a wide variety of technical information on more than 5ꯠ different Baldor motors and drives.
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Automation brochure

"Packaging Industry: A Focus" is a foldout brochure describing Parker Hannifin Automation Group's (Cleveland, OH) motion control components, systems and solutions.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectrics guide

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Specifier's Guide to Photoelectrics is a resource for specifiers of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. The colorful 20-pg guide includes photos and descriptions of 12 new photoelectric sensors, along with numerous special application sensors and sensor accessories.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
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Controls system simplifies automatic case sortation

In the central packaging area of the two-year-old snack plant built by Pretzels, Inc. in Bluffton, In, corrugated cases of bagged snacks are conveyed from packaging to palletizing on a single powered roller conveyor.
Controls Product Brief
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Leeson Electric: Electric motor brochure

A free, color brochure from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI) provides an inside look at the company's new design for its NEMA 182T-184T frame AC motor product line.

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