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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.
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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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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.
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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.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
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Robotic Industries Assn.: Vision inspector

Adding to its Visionscape(TM) family, RVSI Acuity CiMatrix (Canton, MA) introduced Visionscape I-Pak to provide optical character verification for pharmaceutical and packaging applications.
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Electro Cam Corporation: Instructional video

Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) has released a 15-min video on installation and troubleshooting procedures for EC-2000 and EC-3000 Electronic Cam Limit Switches.
Machine Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Top-loading robots

Members of FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) family of rail-mounted overhead robots have six axes to manage multiple stations' loading and unloading operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Do-It Corporation: PVC hang tabs

Do-It Corp.'s (South Haven, MI) First Impression(TM) clear PVC hang tabs make products more noticable and communicate key product information to the consumer.
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Baldor Electric Company: Motion controller

The NextMove BX motion controller from Baldor (Fort Smith, AK) can control up to four axes of servo or closed-loop vector, more than 500 points of I/O and two serial ports, all in one unit.
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packing

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) C 700 large-chamber vacuum packaging machine is designed for large-scale vacuum packaging of bulk products or products of varying sizes in film pouches.
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The Power Group: The Power Group: Stick packager

T.H.E.M. of New Jersey (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and The Power Group (St. Charles, IL) have introduced the computerized Sanko FC-1000 dry machine that produces "stick" packages at high speeds.
Controls Product Brief
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Hassia USA Inc: Hot-fill poucher

The FlexiBag® 40/26 from Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) is a vf/f/s machine that produces pouch sizes from 1 to 6 L. Handles liquids and particulates at temperatures to 200°F.
Controls Product Brief
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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Compartmentalized jars

Colt's Plastics (Dayville, CT) has expanded its line of compartmentalized jars to include the slim-line and the standard-line styles. The two-piece construction has a PP inner bowl and an outer base of urea, PS or SAN.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Bagger

Two to 12" PE bags in rollstock are manually advanced and positioned on the Titan Model 1055 bagger from Allied Automation (Carrollton, TX). Bags are automatically blown open for filling.

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