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Controls Product Brief
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Roe Inc: PC-based control

A booklet titled "Why should I consider PC-based control" from ASAP (Chagrin Falls, OH) describes the cost and standardization benefits of moving to PC-based control.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Labeling equipment by Newman (Belle Mead, NJ) provides pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers with complete installation qualification and operational qualification documentation to meet fast-to-market production objectives.
Controls Product Brief
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Elf Machinery: Unscramblers

ELF Machinery (La Porte, IN) introduces its M- and B-series of unscramblers. Stainless-steel framework and safety guarding are said to meet the most stringent standards.
Controls Product Brief
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Cavanna U.S.A.: Servo-driven transfer

New Servo NKZ right-angle transfer for horizontal wrappers is ideal for handling slugs or biscuits at up to 170 wraps/min on equipment from Cavanna U.S.A.
Machine Product Brief
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BluePrint Automation: Case packer

BluePrint Automation's (Colonial Heights, VA) robotic case packer, the "Swing Machine," packs bags or cartons-vertically or horizontally, standing up or lying down-at speeds up to 50 picks/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Clinton Packaging: Amber glass bottles

Clinton Packaging Co. (St. Louis, MO) introduces new amber glass bottles with a 38-mm Jaycap neck finish. Available in 60-mL and 100-mL sizes, the pharmaceutical bottles are packed in a clean room and are suitable for hard-to-hold or high-end items.
Controls Product Brief
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Crown Roll Leaf, Inc: Holograms

Retail-Vision(TM) holograms from Crown Roll Leaf (Paterson, NJ) are designed for use with luxury goods where high-impact, eye-catching foils and holograms provide depth, movement and brilliance, even under fluorescent lighting in retail outlets.
Controls Product Brief
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Serac Inc: Filler control system

The Filler Control System can be retrofitted to Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) net-weigh machines to provide machine control functions and statistical process reports.
Controls Product Brief
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ASCO Numatics, Inc: Network control module

Fluid power manufacturer Numatics (Highland, MI) has released the NetBoss NCM Series intelligent network control module. With I/O processor, LCD display and operator interface, NetBoss can operate as an independent control unit or can be incorporated into Numatics' Mark 4 and Mark 2002 valve manifolds.
Controls Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensor

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Blue Light Mini-Beam® photoelectric sensor is now available with a 475-mm visible blue light source to work in either a convergent beam or fiber-optic mode.
Controls Product Brief
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Parvex, Inc: Motion control software

Parvex's (Elmsford, NY) Motion Explorer software is said to permit users to make easy, step-by-step adjustments to optimize the company's drives and servo motors for a specific application.
Machine Product Brief
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Lasertechnics, Inc: Laser coder

The Blazer FlexScan laser coder from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) can code PET, inked paper, glass, plastic, coated metal and film. The system can be interfaced with an existing computer for downloading required codes.
Machine Product Brief
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Cozzoli Machine Co.: Filling/stoppering monoblock

Cozzoli's (Plainfield, NJ) CR400 continuous-motion liquid filling and stoppering machine offers speeds up to 24ꯠ containers per hour at accuracies of ±0.5% or better.
Machine Product Brief
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The Power Group: The Power Group: Liquid filler

The new Sanko FR-1 multi-lane liquid filler operates at speeds to 2꼀 units/min. It is available from T.H.E.M. of New Jersey (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and The Power Group (St.
Controls Product Brief
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Steeplechase Software Inc: Web-aware PC-based diagnostics

Steeplechase Software's (Ann Arbor, MI) VLD Diagnostic Manager, integrated with the company's PC-based control software, displays graphical fault recovery and repair instructions as standard web pages on a built-in browser.

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