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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensors

Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced new Mini-Beam® and Q45 Universal Voltage photoelectric sensors. Operating at 24 to 250V ac, 50/60 Hz or 12 to 250V dc, these sensors are designed for applications such as palletizers, conveyors, packaging machines, feeder bowls and material hoppers.
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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.
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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.
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Rockwell Automation: Sensor publication

Sensors Today, a new publication from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), features the latest developments in Allen-Bradley presence-sensing technology.
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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.
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Dissolvable label

The Kennedy Group (Eastlake, OH) has introduced the Quick Wash(TM) label. This 2-mil poly, p-s label is applied manually or automatically to reusable containers.
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PBI-Dansensor Americ: MAP gas analyzer

PBI-Dansensor (Ringsted, Denmark) will introduce a state-of-the-art total gas control unit (TGC) for modified atmosphere packaging. With high accuracy, the TGC analyzes the O2 or O2/CO2 content, on-line and non-destructively.
Machine Product Brief
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Handling/labeling system

The customized Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) Model 3300 product-handling system has two 7"-wide stepper-driven 2115ST wipe-on applicators and two 20" powered unwinds for front/back labeling.
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GEI Intl. Inc: P-s labeler

The Model 160 economical labeler from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) applies a single spot, partial- or full-wrap p-s label to round containers at rates to 120/min.
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Control components

The revised 1999 Products and Services Directory (Bulletin DPS99), available from Parker Hannifin (Cleveland, OH), lists thousands of Parker products that are organized by the various Parker units.
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Markem-Imaje: High-speed thermal coder

The Smart Date 2 by Markem (Keene, NH) enables manufacturers to slash their print ribbon costs, according to the maker. The Radial Ribbon Save function allows full use of the ribbon width in high-speed continuous applications.
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Edge protectors

Edge protectors from T&S Equipment (Angola, IN) prevent damage caused by strap cutting and stabilize loads during shipping. The protectors are available in galvanized steel, PE or nylon.
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Plastic padded mailer

AirJacket(TM) is an all-plastic padded mailer from PAC National (Redmond, WA). Made of a durable, moisture-resistant, multi-layered PE film laminated to an interior bubble-type lining for cushioning protection.
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Tablet counter

For both tablets and capsules, Model CF1220 from Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V. (Lisse, Holland) is said to exceed CGMP standards. Will fill 100 tablets into a bottle at speeds to 60 bpm.
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Induction sealing control system

The Assists 2000 is a new, PLC-based induction sealing control system from Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI). The system's capabilities provide four operating and control modes, hold five preset product menus (including set power level, coil height, eject delay, eject time and stalled bottle delay), provide a critical fault monitor and a series of help menus.

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