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Machine Product Brief
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Elf Machinery: Bottle unscrambler

The M 1500 Unscrambler from ELF Machinery (La Porte, IN) accommodates bottle heights up to 11.8" and diameters to 3.9" with no-tool changeover.
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Controls Product Brief
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The Staplex Co.: Electric stapler

The Model SU-100 Ultra Heavy Capacity Electric Stapler from The Staplex Co. (Brooklyn, NY) staples up to 100 sheets of 20-lb paper or materials of equivalent thickness.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Transfers

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) 6-Roller Powered Transfer can handle square or round parts as small as 33.53mm (1.32") across. For safety and easy maintenance, the transfer's bridge pops out if a product jams or conveyor contamination occurs.
Machine Product Brief
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Airopak, a unit of PVC Container Corp.: Selection guide

A new selection guide from Airopak (Manchester, PA) outlines its selection of in-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and ultra-pure products.
Machine Product Brief
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Clamco Corporation: Shrink tunnels

Standard and optional features of the 854 Series of heat shrink tunnels are listed in a two-page brochure from Clamco (Cleveland, OH). Tunnels use variable-speed live/dead roller or coated fiberglass mesh conveyors.
Controls Product Brief
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Scientific Technologies Inc: Profiling scanners

ValuScan line of profiling scanners from Scientific Technologies (Fremont, CA) are now enhanced for more accurate detecting and measuring of products.
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).
Controls Product Brief
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Labeler

Newman's (Belle Mead, NJ) NV-II HS automatic p-s labeler requires minimal change parts to accommodate cylindrical, flat, square or oval plastic or glass containers with dia from 10 to 150 mm.
Machine Product Brief
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RD Industries, Inc: Fill/dispense system

A new closed-loop liquid filling and dispensing system designed to eliminate leaks and their messes is available from RD Industries (Omaha, NE). The patented Vent-A-Cap bottle-plug system is recessed into the bottle throat.
Machine Product Brief
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Ryson International, Inc: Spiral conveyor

Ryson's (Newport News, VA) space-saving vertical spiral conveyor offers low-grade incline, bi-directional operation, and a variety of models to handle a wide range of load sizes, from products smaller than a matchbook to pieces as large as 3"W x 6'L.
Machine Product Brief
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Laminations: Edge protectors

WrapBoard(TM) edge protectors from Laminations (Neenah, WI) are completely overwrapped with a layer of laminated paper for a more pleasing look. A water-resistant model protects pallet loads of products that are stored or shipped in damp or humid climates.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
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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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Powell Systems Inc: Net weight scale

Designed with bulk produce packagers in mind, Powell Systems' (Youngstown, OH) AWC-HD linear automatic net- weight scale can make weighments as large as 60 lb, operating at a rate of 17 weighments/min or faster for loads of 20 lb or less.

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