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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Cup filler

Gold Cup's (Addison, IL) rotary and in-line cup fillers are suitable for dry, liquid, slurry and paste products. Cup capacities range from 1/2 oz to 5 lb, with fill speeds to 50 cpm.
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Controls Product Brief
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API : Foil designs brochure

API Foils (Lawrence, KS) has introduced "Designs of the Millennium Brochure," a fold-out guide featuring ideas for making millennium-related packs look dazzling.
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American Society for Testing Materials: ISO 14000 training

The American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) is offering 2 training courses on the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards.
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Greydon Inc: Ink-jet system literature

Literature is available from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) describing its GB-602 and GB-642 traversing ink-jet systems for multilane applications. Systems print on almost any substrate and retrofit to all f/f/s packaging machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging Strategies: Aseptic packaging study

Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA) has published "Aseptic Packaging in the United States," a comprehensive market study and equipment census for the aseptic packaging market.
Controls Product Brief
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Matik Inc: Box-forming machine

A 4-page brochure describes the Boix Model FP-4 box-forming and gluing machine from Matic North America (West Hartford, CT). Features technical specifications in English, Spanish, German and French, as well as dimensional diagrams and large color photos.
Controls Product Brief
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Pusher/filler

U.S Bottlers' (Charlotte, NC) pickle pusher/syruper is a monobloc pusher/filler that first presses fruits/vegetables fully into their containers, then indexes the containers to a vacuum filler that supplies the juice or syrup.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Bus communications

Highlighted in a color brochure are Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) new bus communication capabilities, including connectivity to various industrial communications networks and solutions for DeviceNet, Profibus DP and Modbus Plus.
Controls Product Brief
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Balluff: Luminescence detectors

Compact LDµ luminescence detectors from Balluff (Florence, KY) can read UV markings, labels or guides even on highly reflective package surfaces such as bottles, metal or ceramics.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection system

The Eagle Pack(TM) from Smiths Heimann (Maryville, TN) is targeted to the packaged food industry for X-ray inspection of frozen entrees, snack foods, cookies, crackers, grains and dairy products.
Controls Product Brief
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STA Packaging Tapes: Carton-sealing tape

From STA Packaging Tapes (Garden Grove, CA) comes a 5-page color brochure describing the company's Supreme line of p-s water-based acrylic packaging tapes.
Machine Product Brief
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Wintriss Eng. Corp.: Vision system

Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
Controls Product Brief
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Altra Industrial Motion: Motion control

From Warner Electric Motors & Controls (Ann Arbor, MI) comes Motion Writer(TM) point-and-click software for SLO-SYN® Warpdrive(TM) series packaged motors and controllers and SLO-SYN TD series servo positioning systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Sonic Air Systems, Inc: Models on CD-ROM

A new CD-ROM displaying 3-D solid models of Sonic's air blowers, air knives and other components is available from Sonic Air Systems (Fullerton, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

The FCH-150 HF fill-level inspection system from European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) uses 27-MHz scanning to check fluid levels in clear or opaque glass, plastic or ceramic containers.

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