Machinery

Controls, Automation & Components

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.
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.
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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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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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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ABM Marking Ltd.: High-resolution printer

Printing at 200 dpi, ABM's (Belleville, IL) Piezo 2000 produces bar codes, logos and alphanumeric text at speeds to 125'/min. The printer operates on absorbent or non-absorbent substrates in horizontal or vertical positions.
Controls Product Brief
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Training program

Metsys Engineering (Eden Prairie, MN) now offers a training program specifically for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The "Train-The-Service-Technician" program provides service technicians with the skills needed to prepare and present technical machine information to their audience.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Associated Bag Co.: Products catalog

Associated Bag's (Milwaukee, WI) 1999 General Catalog, Volume 1, provides 132 color pages describing the company's products. Included are 400 new items, which are highlighted in the front of the catalog.
Controls Product Brief
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Ilapak, Inc: Vertical f/f/s machine

The Vegatronic 400XL from Ilapak (Newton, PA) is an improved version of its standard vf/f/s machine. To facilitate settling of product in the bag, 5" have been added between the jaws and the forming tube.
Controls Product Brief
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IPL Material Handling: Metric-size returnable produce containers

IPL Inc. (Northboro, MA) is developing a line of metric-sized returnable produce containers (RPCs). They are designed to transport fruits and vegetables from the field to point of purchase.
Controls Product Brief
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High-gloss label stock

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has introduced a C1S facing paper for p-s labels that offers a high-gloss "wet look." AquaGloss(TM) is a 60-lb paper for flexo and gravure printing.
Controls Product Brief
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Bagger/sealer for free-flowing products

Upper Limits' (Livermore, CA) WicketWonder M2000 bags free-flowing product at speeds to 30/min. After filling bags, which can be as large as 24"Wx32"L, the automatic machine uses a rotary band to seal them.

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