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Paperboard Packaging Council: Paperboard options

The Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA) presents paperboard use options in its color tri-cut brochure, which contains four additional information sheets.
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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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SICK, Inc: Machine safety handbook

A new handbook on machine safety is available from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN). The free 51-page handbook provides a backgrounder on European machine safety regulations.
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Linear motor table

New LXR linear-motor-driven positioning table from Parker Hannifin's Daedal Div. (Irwin, PA) is designed for high-speed (3ꯠ mm/sec) and high precision (± 0.5-micron repeatability) applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermedics Detection Inc: X-ray systems

Thermedics Detection (Chelmsford, MA) offers the InScan® line of X-ray-based imaging equipment for a variety of package types. The InScan 100 checks net fill levels of containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Low-cost gap probes

Gap Probe(TM) optical blocks from Tri-Tronics Co. (Tampa, FL) are designed to convert any of the company's photoelectric sensors into low-cost slot sensors.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Leeson Electric: Leeson Electric: Basic Motor Training

A 79-page handbook on electric motors, AC and DC drives, gear reducers and gearmotors is available for free from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI).
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.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Machine vision sensor

Incorporating the power of a basic machine vision system into a sensor-style package, Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) F10 gray-scale pattern matching machine vision sensor is said to offer rapid inspections for the price of a high-end sensor.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
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).
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Capmatic Ltd.: Mascara filler

Filling 40 bottles/min, the Mascara Patriot FPC from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) dispenses bottles into individual pucks and mechanically lifts them under the fill heads for bottom-up filling of 1 g to 30 g of mascara.
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.

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