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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Linear motor table

New LXR linear-motor-driven positioning table from Parker Hannifin's Daedal Div. (Irwin, PA) is designed for high-speed (3ꯠ mm/sec) and high precision (± 0.5-micron repeatability) applications.
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Paperboard Packaging Council: Paperboard options

The Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA) presents paperboard use options in its color tri-cut brochure, which contains four additional information sheets.
Controls Product Brief
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Omron Electronics LLC: Machine vision sensor

Incorporating the power of a basic machine vision system into a sensor-style package, Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) F10 gray-scale pattern matching machine vision sensor is said to offer rapid inspections for the price of a high-end sensor.
Controls Product Brief
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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).
Machine Product Brief
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Thermedics Detection Inc: X-ray systems

Thermedics Detection (Chelmsford, MA) offers the InScan® line of X-ray-based imaging equipment for a variety of package types. The InScan 100 checks net fill levels of containers.
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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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AutomationDirect: Windows CE control

Automationdirect.com (Cumming, GA), formerly PLCDirect, has introduced the WinPLC starter kit. Features the Think & Do control software release 5.0, the WinPLC embedded PC control hardware platform, Windows(TM) CE operating system, Ethernet adapter card and Think & Do software development system.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Cerebus III Model B-400 auger filling machine dispenses powders, liquids or any dry product in amounts from 500 mg to 100 lb.
Machine Product Brief
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Synergistech, Inc: Vision inspection systems

Synergistech's (Harrisburg, PA) line of vision inspection systems identifies, measures and verifies parts and processes on a packaging line. Among the machine's functions are evaluation of lighting and velocity, measurement of geometric properties and location of patterns.
Controls Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Palletizing system

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) PalletCell 100/200 Series of palletizers accepts cases from two infeed conveyors and discharges onto two full-pallet discharge conveyors simultaneously.
Controls Product Brief
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Cal Controls: Temperature controller

New 1/16 DIN Cal 9400 temperature controller from Cal Controls (Libertyville, IL) includes dual 4-digit simultaneous display of process and setpoint in a NEMA 4X package.
Controls Product Brief
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Liquid filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuya- hoga Falls, OH) has enhanced its Liquid Net Weigh Filler to improve the sterility of the filling mechanisms. Increased pressure in the supply tank forces all contaminants from product residue and cleaning solutions out of the system, according to manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: Vacuum pumps

Designed for use in high-flow applications that call for moderate vacuum levels, the low-pressure M Series of pneumatically driven pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide up to 27" Hg vacuum at an inlet pressure of 49 psi.
Controls Product Brief
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Associated Packaging Equipment Corp.: Roll-fed labeler

Operating at speeds to 200 bottles/min, the PolyClad Junior 200 roll-fed glue-applied in-line labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) has a swing-out cutting guillotine station for easy maintenance and a quick-change vacuum pad.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
Feature Article
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.

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