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Machine Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Feeder

Designed for integration with vision-guided robots, the FW-4500 feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is suitable for pack-aging applications ranging from tiny parts to 1-lb castings.
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Controls Product Brief
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Ropak Packaging: Square plastic containers

Ropak (Fullerton, CA) has released an expanded line of square, injection-molded HDPE containers. They come in 2.1-, 3.3- 3.7-, 4- and 4.25-gal sizes, all with built-in handles.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Stock products catalog

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released its latest stock products catalog, containing information on more than 5ꯠ ratings. Includes sections describing Baldor's new prod-ucts, Mod Express Delivery Program and three-day Customer Training Workshops, as well as the company's other products.
Machine Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler sheet

The Cerebus III, B-400 auger filling machine is featured in a four-color catalog sheet from All-Fill (Sykesville, MD). Filler combines the design of All-Fill's standard auger filler with the latest generation of its Cerebus control technology.
Machine Product Brief
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Domino: Data matrix software

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) offers data matrix software that eliminates the need for an external controller or PC. Available for Domino's A200 and A300 ink-jet printers, the software enables stand-alone operation with direct translation to data matrix printout on products in pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Form/fill/seal system

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) Model R-330 vacuum packaging machine can accommodate two complete die sets mounted on the machine, with the changeover between them being as simple as selecting the desired, pre-programmed set.
Controls Product Brief
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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
Machine Product Brief
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Columbia/Okura: Double-stack palletizer

Columbia/Okura's (Vancouver, WA) A Series robotic palletizers double-stack loads, conserving truck and warehouse floor space and reducing fork lift operation.
Controls Product Brief
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Belcor Industries Inc: Packer/sealer

Designed for larger case sizes, the BEL 505 XL packer and the BEL 150X combination pack-and-seal system from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) erects and seals cases up to 40"L x 24"W x 31"H.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
Feature Article
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Machine Product Brief
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DVT Corporation: Machine vision

DVT's (Norcross, GA) Series 600 SmartImage high-resolution imaging system collects and relates control data such as QC inspection results, coordinates for motion controllers and bar-code verification.
Controls Product Brief
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Amgraph Packaging, Inc: High-gloss paper coating

Amgloss(TM) from Amgraph Packaging (Versailles, CT) is a proprietary method of coating paper that increases reflectivity as much as 40%. The high gloss is achieved by using EB curing systems combined with prelaminated materials and other proprietary techniques.
Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Cape Systems: Cape Systems: Design software

Cape Systems (Allen, TX) introduces Cape Pack '99, a new 32-bit packaging design and pallet-loading software application. Latest version operates within Windows(TM) 95, 98 or NT and is supplied on CD.
Controls Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Lane guides

The Magna-Switch from Hi-Speed (Ithaca, NY) guides product to divide or converge without interrupting the conveying. A patented electromagnetic switching device fosters speedy lane changes for products from 21/2" in length or dia and up to 40 lb at a rate of up to 850 packs/min.

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