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Banner Engineering Corp.: Laser gauging sensors

L-GAGE(TM) laser gauging systems are used in applications including the measurement of dia or thickness. From Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN), the non-contacting sensors offer maximum resolution of 10 microns (0.01 mm).
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Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Linear motors

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) now offers a complete line of linear motors. Linear motors provide speed, acceleration, accuracy and repeatability for many applications such as robotics, machine tool access, packaging equipment and medical equipment.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Auto bagging system

The Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) Omnistar(TM) automatic bagging system accommodates multi-wall paper and plastic bags at speeds to 20/min. Offers automatic bag pick-up and discharge of unopened or improperly sized bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Huettinger Electronic, Inc: Air-cooled sealer

Huettinger Electronic (Farmington, CT) has introduced its new Model SIG 3/50CAP System for sealing caps to plastic and glass containers. Said to be the first production-speed induction cap sealer to be totally air cooled, the system relies on an air-cooled induction coil that eliminates the need to circulate water in order to maintain a safe temperature in the coil.
Controls Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: Robot controller

R-J3 robot controller from FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) is said to be faster and easier to maintain while being compatible with existing robot programs and R-J2 platforms.
Machine Product Brief
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Cape Systems: Cape Systems: Design software

Cape Systems (Allen, TX) introduces Cape Pack '99, a new 32-bit packaging design and pallet-loading software application. Latest version operates within Windows(TM) 95, 98 or NT and is supplied on CD.
Controls Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Lane guides

The Magna-Switch from Hi-Speed (Ithaca, NY) guides product to divide or converge without interrupting the conveying. A patented electromagnetic switching device fosters speedy lane changes for products from 21/2" in length or dia and up to 40 lb at a rate of up to 850 packs/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
Machine Product Brief
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FANUC Robotics: High-speed robot

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) M-410i robots offer a large work envelope due to their 123" horizontal reach, 115" vertical reach and 360° waist rotation.
Machine Product Brief
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Formost Fuji Corporation: Hf/f/s brochure

A six-page brochure details the FW-3400 Fuji-Formost Alpha V wrapping machine from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA). The high-speed hf/f/s machine is capable of networking and data acquisition.
Machine Product Brief
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GSMA-Parish: Label inspection

The RoboSpect(TM) PSL from GSMA-Parish (Palm Bay, FL) is an automated, two-axis robotic vision inspection system designed for automating inspection of incoming roll-fed labels.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Information sheets

Krones' (Franklin, WI) lifeLINE folder contains eight information sheets describing Krones' ability to customize packaging solutions to fit a customer's needs and to provide adaptation for the life of the customer's line.
Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Markem-Imaje: FDA-compliant blue ink

Imaje (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a blue ink compliant with FDA regulations for direct contact with food. In addition to the safeness of the ink, the color provides better contrast, enabling higher legibili-ty of the code.

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