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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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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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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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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.
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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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.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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.
Machine Product Brief
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Ionized air rinser

Arrowhead Conveyor's (Oshkosh, WI) Ionized Air Rinser cleans empty glass, PET or composite containers prior to filling, using ionized air instead of water.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
Feature Article
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
Controls Product Brief
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Accu-Sort Systems, Inc: Imaging sorting system

Accu-Sort Systems' (Telford, PA) AccuVision Model 3264 imaging system uses VisionKey for remote keying of label information. It permits fully automatic sortation using customer-supplied labels with or without bar codes.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Insight Control Systems Intl., Inc: Closure inspection system

The Insight 100 from Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) is a turnkey, high-speed, product side inspection system designed for the closure industry.

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