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Machine Product Brief
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Wintriss Eng. Corp.: Vision system

Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
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Sonic Air Systems, Inc: Models on CD-ROM

A new CD-ROM displaying 3-D solid models of Sonic's air blowers, air knives and other components is available from Sonic Air Systems (Fullerton, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

The FCH-150 HF fill-level inspection system from European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) uses 27-MHz scanning to check fluid levels in clear or opaque glass, plastic or ceramic containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo and positioning drives

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released a new family of servo and positioning drives: FlexDrive, Flex+Drive and MINTDrive. When matched with Baldor's BSM servo motors, these drives can deliver torques to 366in.-lb and speeds to 7ꯠ rpm.
Machine Product Brief
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PET bottles

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced a new frosted finish for its line of injection/stretch blow-molded PET bottles. The finish is in-mold frosted and is more economical than the application of a secondary frosted finish.
Machine Product Brief
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Markem-Imaje: Pallet labeler

Markem's (Keene, NH) Cimpak 300 pallet labeler applies thermal-printed labels to as many as three sides of a pallet load without requiring a turntable.
Controls Product Brief
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CTC Parker Automation: Control software

CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has introduced its PC-based control package called Machine Logic(TM), which will be a part of CTC's new Machine Shop Suite of software for factory floor automation.
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Cylinder Div.: Pneumatic cylinder

Parker Hannifin's Cylinder Div. (Des Plaines, IL) introduces the P1M series pneumatic cylinders, which feature bolted construction, transfer tubes, customized stroking and integral sensors.
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High-speed labeler

Collamat Stralfors AG (Aesch, Switzerland) offers a high-speed version of the C9100 labeling system. Suited for multilayer informational and promotional labeling, the C9100i is capable of speeds to 250 m/min (820'/min).
Controls Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Company: Foam packaging

Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has introduced Eastalite(TM) foam technology for food packaging. When used with Eastapack CPET, the new technology results in food containers that can withstand temperatures from
Controls Product Brief
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IMI Norgren, Inc: Air cylinders

Norgren (Littleton, CO) has introduced Roundline non-repairable, stainless-steel body compressed-air cylinders. Bore sizes range from 7/16" to 21/2".
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Photoelectric amplifier

efector (Exton, PA) has introduced the OBF photoelectric amplifier and a line of fiber-optic cables. The amplifier can be fitted with thru-beam or reflective fiber-optic cables and is suited for assembly automation and packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label converting brochure

From Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) comes a color tri-fold brochure titled "Diagraph Label Converting: A Visual Tour." Various sections highlight the company's capabilities, resources, advantages, equipment and range of market applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Proximity switch

The IMC Cube from efector (Exton, PA) is a proximity switch that has a constant sensing range on all metals. The switch can sense steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper at the same range, eliminating the need for correction factors.
Controls Product Brief
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Retorquer

The CR-60 screw-cap retorquer from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) can be wheeled up to an existing conveyor to tighten screw caps that may be loosened during induction sealing of safety seals or because of other processing on bottles and jars prior to final packaging.

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