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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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Pactiv: Paper pallets

Hexacomb® honeycomb pallets from Pactiv Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) can handle loads in excess of 2ꯠ lb. Priced competitively, the pallets are also generally 30 lb lighter than wood.
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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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Hayssen, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Vertical form/fill/seal

The Servo II vf/f/s machine from Hayssen (Duncan, SC) uses servo motors that withstand washdowns. Operates at speeds to 110 bags/min. An Allen-Bradley 5/04 control system and PanelView 900 touchscreen operator interface allow storage of up to 100 user-defined programs.
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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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Ermanco, Inc: Merging conveyor

Products delivered by two parallel infeed conveyors can be merged and centered on the Herringbone Merge conveyor from Ermanco (Spring Lake, MI). Received from one of two side-by-side belts, products are horizontally funneled along the conveyor surface by rollers that are positioned perpendicular to it.
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Streamfeeder: Coupon inserter

The ST 550 Universal Friction Feeder® from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) automatically inserts coupons into cartons and containers at speeds to 450/min.
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Pilz International: Windows CE HMI

Pilz's (Farmington Hills, MI) line of human-machine interfaces (HMI) consists of an industrial PC in an operator interface touchscreen running HMI software under Windows(TM) CE.
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ProSys Innovative Packaging Equip.: Tube filler with HMI

ProSys (Webb City, MO) offers its LVF tube fillers equipped with a touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI). Upgraded control provides visual display for systems operation, as well as diagnostic alarms, on-line service manual, recommended spare parts and assembly diagrams.
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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.
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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.
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B&R Industrial Automation: Thin-panel PC

The Provit 5600 industrial PC from B&R Indus-trial Automation (Roswell, GA) combines a sealed front panel designed for tough NEMA 4-type environments with the convenience of front access to CD-ROM and floppy disk drives.
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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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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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