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Controls Product Brief
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T & S Equipment Co.: Drum gripper

T&S Equipment (Angola, IN) introduces the Drum Gripper, attachable to forklifts via a safety chain that's included. Once secured to the forklift, the Gripper's curved arms fit tightly under the drum rib, ready to lift either 30- or 55-gal steel drums weighing up to 1귔 lb.
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Controls Product Brief
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West Penn Plastic, Inc: PET project

A literature sheet from West Penn Plastic (West New Castle, PA) details the work the company did for Hershey Chocolate U.S.A. in developing a PET container for Hershey's Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer.
Machine Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision system

The Allen-Bradley Optix(TM) machine vision system from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) runs the vision program independently of the PC's processor, allowing operation of other pro-grams running concurrently on the computer.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Pump catalog

An 80-page catalog from PIAB (Rockland, MA) describes the complete range of compressed-air-driven, multi-ejector PIAB Vacuum Pumps. The catalog helps the reader select the proper model and size of vacuum pump based on specific application criteria.
Controls Product Brief
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

The Model 2600 roll-fed labeler from B&H (Ceres, CA) labels containers measuring 2" to 5" in dia and 6 oz to 3 L in volume at speeds to 500 cpm.
Controls Product Brief
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Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
Controls Product Brief
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Honeywell Sensing and Control: Machine safety products

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has released "Complete machine safety prod-ucts from a name you trust." The brochure focuses on advanced sensing technology, particularly in the area of industrial machine safety.
Machine Product Brief
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Corner wrap labeler

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will feature its corner-wrap label applicator applying a single label on two sides of a box. Provides a low-cost method of applying large shipping labels such as UCC 128, AIAG and other compliance label formats.
Controls Product Brief
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Serac Inc: Angle-neck bottle filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) rotary bottle filler fills angle-neck bottles, such as those used to package toilet-bowl cleaners and automotive fluids.
Controls Product Brief
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Interroll Corp.: Rollers

A 12-page brochure describes Interroll's (Wilmington, NC) line of Driveroll® rollers, including the most recently introduced Brushless DC rollers.
Controls Product Brief
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Luminescence sensor

The LRT 440 series sensor from Leuze Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) detects luminescence in glue marks, labels, plastics, inks, etc. at a range of 50 mm (1.97").
Feature Article
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Steinmetz: Inspector

Designed to inspect packages after caps and labels are in place, Steinmetz's (Stamford, CT) Unispect performs full external inspection of pharmaceutical packages at speeds to 360/min.
Machine Product Brief
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PAR Systems: Modular robot

PaR Systems (Shoreview, MN) will feature its 2- or 4-axis Modular Based Robot (MBR) for pick-and-place applications. Intended to be func-tional for as long as 20 years, the machine has payload capacity of up to 10ꯠ lb and runs at speeds as fast as 6'/sec.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Dual-tamp applicator

Marprint's (White Bear Lake, MN) Paragon(TM) Dual-Tamp applicator applies preprinted or blank labels to pallets, cases and cartons at speeds to 20/min.

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