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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Cerebus III Model B-400 auger filling machine dispenses powders, liquids or any dry product in amounts from 500 mg to 100 lb.
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Machine Product Brief
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Synergistech, Inc: Vision inspection systems

Synergistech's (Harrisburg, PA) line of vision inspection systems identifies, measures and verifies parts and processes on a packaging line. Among the machine's functions are evaluation of lighting and velocity, measurement of geometric properties and location of patterns.
Controls Product Brief
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
Controls Product Brief
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MotionOnline.com: Economical AC servos

High-performance Sanyo Denki AC servo drives from MotionOnline.com (Duluth, GA) are said to be economical servo systems that can be an alternative to open-loop stepper drives.
Controls Product Brief
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Daubert Cromwell: Silver-saving kraft paper

Silver wiring, printed circuit boards, lead frames and other electronic components are said to stay tarnish-free for up to two years when packaged in Silver Saver®, a chemically treated, bleached-kraft paper from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Divelbiss Corp.: IEC 1131-3 training

Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
Controls Product Brief
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AutomationDirect: Windows CE control

Automationdirect.com (Cumming, GA), formerly PLCDirect, has introduced the WinPLC starter kit. Features the Think & Do control software release 5.0, the WinPLC embedded PC control hardware platform, Windows(TM) CE operating system, Ethernet adapter card and Think & Do software development system.
Machine Product Brief
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Auto Labe: Pallet labeler

The Model 150 print-and-apply pallet labeler from Auto Labe (Fort Pierce, FL) is portable and adjustable, and it incorporates a swing tamp for front and side pallet labeling at speeds to 10 pallets/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Cal Controls: Temperature controller

New 1/16 DIN Cal 9400 temperature controller from Cal Controls (Libertyville, IL) includes dual 4-digit simultaneous display of process and setpoint in a NEMA 4X package.
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.
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.
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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.

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