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REB, Inc: Filling system

The Model IVS-10 in-line piston filling system from REB (Menomonie, WI) fills less than 1 oz or as much as 1 L with accuracy within ±0.5% of the specified fill weight.
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Oden Corporation: Dual-lane filler

The Gen3 Pro/Fill 3000 from Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) is a fully automatic in-line liquid filling system that provides the speeds of a rotary filler, the flexibility of an in-line filling system and quick, no-tool changeovers in 15 to 20 min.
Controls Product Brief
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Sig Beverages/Simonazzi: Sig Beverages/Simonazzi: Bottle-transfer starwheel

Sasib Food & Beverage Machinery (Parma, Italy) has developed the Simonazzi Universal glass/PET bottle transfer starwheel system for quick changeover.
Machine Product Brief
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Serac Inc: Filling systems literature

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has introduced new product literature on its complete line of modular, in-line filling and capping equipment for the cosmetics, perfume and personal care industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Leaflet placer

The Rotosert Leaflet Placer from Kalish Packaging Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can insert, outsert or topsert on the same machine at speeds to 120/min.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Parker Hannifin Corporation: Instructional CD-ROM

Parker Hannifin, Compumotor Div. (Rohnert Park, CA), has introduced "Virtual Classroom," a free CD-ROM for engineers and integrators of electronic motion control equipment.
Controls Product Brief
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Cap/container turner

To orient non-round bottles and caps, European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) has developed a cap and container turning system that detects a piece's position by locating a distinguishing characteristic such as a recess, label, thread, bar code, etc.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
Controls Product Brief
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Convenience Food Systems: Convenience Food Systems: Versatile food packager

The Tiromat Powerpak from Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA) makes standard flexible vacuum packages, rigid conventional gas-flushed packages and skin packs.
Controls Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Flow wrapper

The new Flowtronic 120SF wrapping machine from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) can produce up to 1ꯠ packs/min. Suitable for the confectionery industry, the machine features an Allen-Bradley PanelView(TM) 600 color display unit for tool-free adjustment of key parameters.
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Feature Article
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
Controls Product Brief
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Nordson Corporation: Hot melt drum system

The new model 5507 Drum Melter from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) offers rapid set-up, delivery and replenishment of drum-loaded PUR hot melts. The automatic startup and temperature control systems permit high-volume, on-demand gluing and bonding operations while protecting thermal- and moisture-curing properties of the adhesive.
Controls Product Brief
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TriEnda Corp.: Returnable shipping system

The Tote Pak, a returnable shipping system from TriEnda Corp. (Portage, WI), cost-effectively increases assembly line and shipping efficiency. The system consists of identical top and bottom HDPE pallets and injection-molded HDPE totes that come in a variety of sizes depending on customer needs.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: Programming software

VersaPro(TM) PLC programming software for Windows(TM)-based personal computers is available from GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA). Supports both Instruction List and Relay Ladder Diagram programming editors and provides switching capabilities between the two languages.

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