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Controls Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

Soco System's (Waukesha, WI) Pallet Robot has a manifold design that eliminates fragile tubes and fittings. The plate on which the head's vacuum pads are mounted is made as a "sandwich" construction where air is in the plate.
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Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: PE foam

Fabricators of ETHAFOAM(TM)-brand polyethylene foams from The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) are providing ETHAFOAM LA (low-abrasion) PE foam plank as the solu-tion for applications requiring Class A non-abrasive surface protection.
Machine Product Brief
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Combination weigher

The FCBS 14-head circular weigher from Sasib (De Pere, WI) accepts free-flowing product in a continuous motion from a central feeder. Programmable timing, speed and number of heads means the unit's functions can be customized for efficiency.
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Dual-lane wrapper

The redesigned DPN-6 wrapper from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) offers smooth handling of delicate products, a wide range of acceptable wrapping materials, print registration and automatic splicing of wrapping materials, and new gluing/sealing methods.
Machine Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Feeder

Designed for integration with vision-guided robots, the FW-4500 feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is suitable for pack-aging applications ranging from tiny parts to 1-lb castings.
Controls Product Brief
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Ropak Packaging: Square plastic containers

Ropak (Fullerton, CA) has released an expanded line of square, injection-molded HDPE containers. They come in 2.1-, 3.3- 3.7-, 4- and 4.25-gal sizes, all with built-in handles.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Stock products catalog

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released its latest stock products catalog, containing information on more than 5ꯠ ratings. Includes sections describing Baldor's new prod-ucts, Mod Express Delivery Program and three-day Customer Training Workshops, as well as the company's other products.
Machine Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler sheet

The Cerebus III, B-400 auger filling machine is featured in a four-color catalog sheet from All-Fill (Sykesville, MD). Filler combines the design of All-Fill's standard auger filler with the latest generation of its Cerebus control technology.
Machine Product Brief
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Domino: Data matrix software

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) offers data matrix software that eliminates the need for an external controller or PC. Available for Domino's A200 and A300 ink-jet printers, the software enables stand-alone operation with direct translation to data matrix printout on products in pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Form/fill/seal system

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) Model R-330 vacuum packaging machine can accommodate two complete die sets mounted on the machine, with the changeover between them being as simple as selecting the desired, pre-programmed set.
Controls Product Brief
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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
Machine Product Brief
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Columbia/Okura: Double-stack palletizer

Columbia/Okura's (Vancouver, WA) A Series robotic palletizers double-stack loads, conserving truck and warehouse floor space and reducing fork lift operation.
Controls Product Brief
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Belcor Industries Inc: Packer/sealer

Designed for larger case sizes, the BEL 505 XL packer and the BEL 150X combination pack-and-seal system from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) erects and seals cases up to 40"L x 24"W x 31"H.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
Feature Article
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Machine Product Brief
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DVT Corporation: Machine vision

DVT's (Norcross, GA) Series 600 SmartImage high-resolution imaging system collects and relates control data such as QC inspection results, coordinates for motion controllers and bar-code verification.

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