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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum pumps

PIAB Vacuum Products (Rockland, MA) introduces an improved series of pneumatically driven vacuum pumps. The MLD line includes three pumps that provide vacuum levels down to 27" Hg and flow rates up to 31 SCFM.
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Marprint, Inc: Label applicator

Applying preprinted labels to packages of any size, shape or fragility, the Paragon Express(TM) module from Marprint (White Bear Lake, MN) can be integrated into a line or can stand alone.
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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.
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PLS speeds changeover, boosts reliability for Lever

A programmable limit switch speeds changeover and extends capabilities of new hot melt applicator and rebuilt filler.
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SIG Positec Automation: 'Smart' actuator

SIG Positec Automation (Plymouth, MI) announces its integrated closed-loop actuator, or ICLA. Consists of a motor gearbox with associated power and control electronics, including a field bus interface on a NEMA 23 frame size housing under 6"L.
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Ranpak Corporation: PC-operated paper converter

Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) is offering its PadPak® converter with the Packaging Automated Logistics (PAL) System(TM). The PAL System's database of user-specified packing information allows the operator to assign and recall a number for each product.
Machine Product Brief
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GRAFCO PET Packaging Technologies: Squat-style sprayer

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has announced the addition of a 32-oz squat-style sprayer to its line. The sprayer, which features a 28-400 finish, is blow-molded of PET.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Motoman Robotics: Pick-and-place robot

The PackWorld® pick-and-place system from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) includes a high-speed, six-axis robot, MRC controller with menu-driven application software, an integrated mechanical or vacuum gripper, powered conveyor(s) and operator interface.
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Automatic Feeder Company: Feeder

The AFLXH linear feeder from Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) is customized with either tooling that accommodates a variety of cap and small part sizes or fixed tooling for standard-sized pieces.
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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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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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