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Controls Product Brief
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T & S Equipment Co.: Drum gripper

T&S Equipment (Angola, IN) introduces the Drum Gripper, attachable to forklifts via a safety chain that's included. Once secured to the forklift, the Gripper's curved arms fit tightly under the drum rib, ready to lift either 30- or 55-gal steel drums weighing up to 1귔 lb.
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Machine Product Brief
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Steinmetz: Inspector

Designed to inspect packages after caps and labels are in place, Steinmetz's (Stamford, CT) Unispect performs full external inspection of pharmaceutical packages at speeds to 360/min.
Machine Product Brief
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PAR Systems: Modular robot

PaR Systems (Shoreview, MN) will feature its 2- or 4-axis Modular Based Robot (MBR) for pick-and-place applications. Intended to be func-tional for as long as 20 years, the machine has payload capacity of up to 10ꯠ lb and runs at speeds as fast as 6'/sec.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Dual-tamp applicator

Marprint's (White Bear Lake, MN) Paragon(TM) Dual-Tamp applicator applies preprinted or blank labels to pallets, cases and cartons at speeds to 20/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Honeywell Sensing and Control: Machine safety products

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has released "Complete machine safety prod-ucts from a name you trust." The brochure focuses on advanced sensing technology, particularly in the area of industrial machine safety.
Machine Product Brief
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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Custom window-caps

Colt's Plastics Co. (Dayville, CT) has introduced customized, decorative window-caps for cosmetics packaging. The window-caps can be molded in the shape of stars, company logos and other designs in transparent, translucent or opaque styles that are suitable for lipstick, blush or pressed powder.
Machine Product Brief
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Allen Coding USA: Thermal-transfer coder

TT53CM thermal-transfer coder is for use on continuous flow wrappers and operates at line speeds to 36 m (118')/min. Prints bar codes, logos, graphics and real-time information on all materials used on packaging machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Container style catalog

Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA) and Van Waters & Rogers (Kent, WA) have published a guide that allows end users to select the container that best matches their production requirements and application needs.
Feature Article
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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CCL Container: Caulking cartridge

CCL Container's Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div., (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) offers a new brochure describing its aluminum barrier caulking cartridge.
Machine Product Brief
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Sure Torque Inc: Cap tightener

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced new literature on its newest automatic on-line cap tightener, model STSHCT, with optional table-top conveyor and no manual hand tight-ening.
Controls Product Brief
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

Glass bottles and jars are cleaned and sterilized in 3 to 5 seconds with the ORBIT steam rinser from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL). An optional water rinse followed by a steam rinse and sterile air rinse leaves 2-oz to 1-gal bottles contamination-free, at speeds to 250 bpm.
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Feature Article
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
Controls Product Brief
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Cortec Corp.: Packing paper

Designed for packing ferrous or nonferrous metal parts with oil coating, drawing fluids or cutting lubricants, VCI-148 paper from Cortec (St. Paul, MN) emits vapor corrosion inhibitors to protect metal as well as prevent oil from seeping.
Machine Product Brief
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Reject mechanism

Packaging Systems Automation (Plymouth, MN) is introducing its Sanitary Retracting Reject mechanism for handling difficult packages. Suit-able for washdown applications.

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