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Farason Corp.: Bottle filling machines

A wide array of bottle filling machines are featured in a new 6-pg color catalog from Farason (Coatesville, PA). Fillers are available with low vacuum, volumetric pump, gravity- or weigh-filling operation.
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BFGoodrich Performance Materials: Static control polymers

A new 6-pg brochure from BFGoodrich Static Control Polymers (Twinsburg, OH) details its static control polymer capabilities and its commitment to the development and advancement of ESD technologies.
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VMIC: PC control software

VMIC (Huntsville, AL) has released version 2.40 of its IOWorks® PC-based control software. Enhancements include extensive support for time-tagged, sequence-of-events data.
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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.
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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.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectrics guide

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Specifier's Guide to Photoelectrics is a resource for specifiers of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. The colorful 20-pg guide includes photos and descriptions of 12 new photoelectric sensors, along with numerous special application sensors and sensor accessories.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee's (Sturtevant, WI) volumetric cup fillers now include PLCs to facilitate use of photoeyes and sensors and to ease interfaces with other equipment on the line.
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Clinton Packaging: Green glass containers

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has added five green widemouth bottles, known as packers, to its line of amber widemouth glass bottles. The glass bottles are available in 75-mL (2.5-oz), 100-mL (3.33-oz), 120-mL (4-oz), 150-mL (5-oz) and 200-mL (6.66-oz) sizes.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motor CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has released Version 5.0 of its interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM. Users can instantly access a wide variety of technical information on more than 5ꯠ different Baldor motors and drives.
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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.
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Marprint, Inc: Label applicator

Applying preprinted labels to packages of any size, shape or fragility, the Paragon Express(TM) module from Marprint (White Bear Lake, MN) can be integrated into a line or can stand alone.
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Electro-Craft: Drives with DeviceNet

Electro-Craft (Eden Prairie, MN) offers a DeviceNet option on its BRU Series Advantage line of universal drives and IQ Series positioning drives. DeviceNet is an inexpensive industrial-grade local area network that permits the drives to be connected along with sensors, motor starters and other devices to operator interface panels, PLCs and PCs.
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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.
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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).
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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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