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Krones, Inc: Bottle sleever

The Servo Sleever from Krones (Franklin, WI) applies heat-shrinkable body sleeves to bottles at speeds to 400 cpm. Provides direct feed, cutting and application without vacuum or complex handling parts.
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With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
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Eskay Corp.: Eskay Corp.: Conveyors

Eskay (Salt Lake City, UT) has released a brochure featuring its advanced line of conveyor systems. Conveyors offer ready integration to other material flow systems such as automated storage buffers, carousels and sorters, and are available in roller, belt and chain configurations.
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.
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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.
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Galil Motion Control, Inc: USB motion controller

Galil Motion Control's (Mountain View, CA) DMC-2000 Series motion controllers are now available with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection. Motion controllers can be plugged into a USB port on a PC, without requiring a dedicated interface card.
The SCADA software picks up real-time production data from flow wrappers (inset) and other equipment, displaying results in a gr
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Software helps Hershey slay downtime

Powerful software allows Hershey to automatically gather packaging efficiency data. Local and remote line control and monitoring are added bonuses.
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MagneTek: Variable-frequency drives

A white paper entitled 'The Simple Truth About Motor-Drive Compatibility' is now available from MagneTek (St. Louis, MO). It identifies some reasons for premature failure of windings and bearings of Variable-Frequency Drives (VFDs).
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The Woodman Co.: Form/fill/seal system

The Spectra Pacer System from Woodman (Decatur, GA) is a form/fill/seal system that makes and fills small- to mid-sized bags at speeds up to 70/min. The compact unit combines weighing accuracy with a small footprint, according to the manufacturer.
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S.V. Dice Designers: Bag uncuffer

The Waypak/Dice PBUC-UFC plastic bag uncuffer from S.V. Dice Designers (Walnut, CA) is designed to uncuff a plastic bag from a filled case, fold the bag over the products, tamp the air out of the bag, and close and seal the case.
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Servo drive systems

ELAU's PacDrive S servo drive system, available from Orbit Motion Technologies (Mashpee, MA), can be used to replace mechanical cam plates, vertical shafts, gears and clutches in packaging equipment.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Print/apply labelers

Auto Labe's (Fort Pierce, FL) print/apply labelers for tamp or blow-on applications are available in three versions: The Model 150 with Datamax print engine operates at up to 10"/sec and handles labels as small as 1"x1" or as large as 5" x 12"; with the Zebra print engine, it operates at up to 12"/sec and accommodates labels from 2"x2" to 7.2"x39".
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BFGoodrich Performance Materials: PP alloy

BFGoodrich Performance Materials (Cleveland, OH) has introduced Stat-Rite(TM) M-200 alloy, an opaque, static-dissipative PP-based alloy designed to provide clean, permanent electrostatic discharge protection in semiconductor and medical-device packaging.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motion drive catalog

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) offers a 127-page motion drive catalog that incorporates Baldor Vector Drives®, Baldor Servo Drives® and Baldor's new MINT(TM) motion control products.
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West Penn Plastic, Inc: PET project

A literature sheet from West Penn Plastic (West New Castle, PA) details the work the company did for Hershey Chocolate U.S.A. in developing a PET container for Hershey's Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer.

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