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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Air conveyors

A new eight-page brochure from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) details its Isometric Air Conveyor, which controls the high-speed travel of empty lightweight cans on production lines.
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Controls Product Brief
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Parvex, Inc: Parvex, Inc: Fieldbus primer

A short primer from Parvex (Elmsford, NY) describes the basics of fieldbuses and groups them into three classes: local, fast, high real-time capability; long distance, fast, high number of nodes, medium real-time capability; and long distance, fast, no real-time capability.
Controls Product Brief
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Heuft USA Inc: Rejection system

A four-page color brochure describing the Multisegment Rejector is now available from Heuft (Downers Grove, IL). The Rejector segments form a deflector curve that guides unacceptable containers off-line at speeds from 50 to 2귔 containers/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Supermatic Package Machinery, Inc: Aerosol filler

Supermatic (Fairfield, NJ) introduces the Coster MIG-2 aerosol filler that is entirely self-contained, eliminating the need for a large separate gas house.
Controls Product Brief
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Green Bay Packaging Inc: Label material

Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) Lasertech label material offers converters a 50# laser-grade p-s construction designed for sheet-fed or continuous-feed laser applications.
Controls Product Brief
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FactoryWare: Line analysis tool

Factory Pulse(TM) is a combination of hardware and software from Factoryware (Evanston, IL) that can be used to analyze cycle time and downtime issues on packaging lines.
Machine Product Brief
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LogoTech Inc: P-s labelers

A color brochure from LogoTech (Fairfield, NJ) details the company's line of automatic p-s labeling machines and their applications. Features, specifications and labeling options are listed and accompanied by numerous photos and tables.
Controls Product Brief
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Total Control Products: Web-based factory automation

Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL) has issued a white paper on leveraging Internet technologies to streamline the flow of data and information on the plant floor.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: Fire-safe pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding (Latham, NY) and GE Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) have developed AdvantEDGE(TM), said to be the first pallet to meet the new National Fire Protection Assn.'s standards for industrial fire safety.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
Controls Product Brief
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Monarch Plastics Inc: Fuel treatment bottle

Monarch Plastics (Kenosha, WI) has introduced a new HDPE fuel treatment bottle with a 28-400 neck finish. The 32-oz bottle is suitable for motor oils and is available in a variety of colors.
Machine Product Brief
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RD Industries, Inc: Fill/dispense system

A new closed-loop liquid filling and dispensing system designed to eliminate leaks and their messes is available from RD Industries (Omaha, NE). The patented Vent-A-Cap bottle-plug system is recessed into the bottle throat.
Machine Product Brief
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Ryson International, Inc: Spiral conveyor

Ryson's (Newport News, VA) space-saving vertical spiral conveyor offers low-grade incline, bi-directional operation, and a variety of models to handle a wide range of load sizes, from products smaller than a matchbook to pieces as large as 3"W x 6'L.
Machine Product Brief
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Laminations: Edge protectors

WrapBoard(TM) edge protectors from Laminations (Neenah, WI) are completely overwrapped with a layer of laminated paper for a more pleasing look. A water-resistant model protects pallet loads of products that are stored or shipped in damp or humid climates.
Controls Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection software

Upgraded SafeNet Plus software from Safeline (Tampa, FL) permits up to 50 metal detectors to be linked to one PC. The enhanced software reports on time-and-date-stamped rejection incidents, real-time status of each detector on the network, historical data on testing and shift reports.

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