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Baldor Electric Company: Motor CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has released Version 5.0 of its interactive Electronic Catalog on CD-ROM. Users can instantly access a wide variety of technical information on more than 5ꯠ different Baldor motors and drives.
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Parker Hannifin Corporation: Automation brochure

"Packaging Industry: A Focus" is a foldout brochure describing Parker Hannifin Automation Group's (Cleveland, OH) motion control components, systems and solutions.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectrics guide

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Specifier's Guide to Photoelectrics is a resource for specifiers of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. The colorful 20-pg guide includes photos and descriptions of 12 new photoelectric sensors, along with numerous special application sensors and sensor accessories.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
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Controls system simplifies automatic case sortation

In the central packaging area of the two-year-old snack plant built by Pretzels, Inc. in Bluffton, In, corrugated cases of bagged snacks are conveyed from packaging to palletizing on a single powered roller conveyor.
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Leeson Electric: Electric motor brochure

A free, color brochure from Leeson Electric (Grafton, WI) provides an inside look at the company's new design for its NEMA 182T-184T frame AC motor product line.
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BFGoodrich Performance Materials: Static control polymers

A new 6-pg brochure from BFGoodrich Static Control Polymers (Twinsburg, OH) details its static control polymer capabilities and its commitment to the development and advancement of ESD technologies.
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Farason Corp.: Bottle filling machines

A wide array of bottle filling machines are featured in a new 6-pg color catalog from Farason (Coatesville, PA). Fillers are available with low vacuum, volumetric pump, gravity- or weigh-filling operation.
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SICK, Inc: Machine safety handbook

A new handbook on machine safety is available from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN). The free 51-page handbook provides a backgrounder on European machine safety regulations.
Boxes of Sunlight laundry detergent, conveying upside down, are bottom-sealed (above) after scoop dropping and filling. At the p
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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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ABB Drives & Power Products: DC drive

Compact at only 103/4" wide, the digital six-pulse DCS 400 Smart Drive from ABB (New Berlin, WI) is available as a non-regenerative or regenerative unit.
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American Society for Testing Materials: American Society for Testing Materials: ASTM guide

D 6198, the Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design, was recently approved by ASTM (W. Conshohocken, PA). The guide provides information on the procedures, information required and steps to follow in design for successful performance in handling and shipping.
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Clinton Packaging: Green glass containers

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has added five green widemouth bottles, known as packers, to its line of amber widemouth glass bottles. The glass bottles are available in 75-mL (2.5-oz), 100-mL (3.33-oz), 120-mL (4-oz), 150-mL (5-oz) and 200-mL (6.66-oz) sizes.
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.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: CD on metal detection

A free demonstration CD-ROM of Safenet Plus, a software program that aids in ensuring full compliance with HAACP and Vendor Certification programs, is available from Safeline (Tampa, FL).

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