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American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: Synthetic paper for IML

Yupo Corp. (Chesapeake, VA) has introduced Yupo® synthetic paper for in-mold labeling applications. Preprinted PP substrate can be inserted into molds prior to blow-molding bottles to create a "no-label" look.
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Controls Product Brief
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Common Point Technologies Inc: Linking proprietary controllers

Common Point Technologies Inc. (Sugar Grove, IL) is an automation systems integrator whose "Interposing PLC" allows packaging machines with proprietary controllers to communicate with other controllers, whether they're proprietary or industry-standard PLCs or PCs.
The motion controlller (above, left) is actually a PC with seven dedicated plug-in cards for high-speed control
Feature Article
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Collating candy at 3,000/min (sidebar)

How digital motion control works
Machine Product Brief
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: FlexLink Systems, Inc: Conveyor systems brochure

"Conveyor Systems and Automation Components: Product Overview," a 32-pg brochure from FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA), includes a detailed description of the company's product line.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Corner labeler

The Corner Wrap applicator from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) is suitable for labeling products, cartons, cases and pallets at 15/min. The applicator detects the product or package as it moves along a conveyor, causing a p-s label to be printed and dispensed onto a 90 vacuum grid positioned in the path of the pro-duct.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: DeviceNet motion controller

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has added the option of Device Net connectivity to its CLC, a PC-based multi-axis motion controller. Simplifies communications with popular third-party PLCs and I/O networks.
Machine Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Feeder

Designed for integration with vision-guided robots, the FW-4500 feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is suitable for pack-aging applications ranging from tiny parts to 1-lb castings.
Controls Product Brief
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Ropak Packaging: Square plastic containers

Ropak (Fullerton, CA) has released an expanded line of square, injection-molded HDPE containers. They come in 2.1-, 3.3- 3.7-, 4- and 4.25-gal sizes, all with built-in handles.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Millenium 800 Auger Filling System has servo-driven dispensing control, acceleration/deceleration patterns, multiple speed selection, direct motion control and no coast/no maintenance operation.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Stock products catalog

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released its latest stock products catalog, containing information on more than 5ꯠ ratings. Includes sections describing Baldor's new prod-ucts, Mod Express Delivery Program and three-day Customer Training Workshops, as well as the company's other products.
Machine Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler sheet

The Cerebus III, B-400 auger filling machine is featured in a four-color catalog sheet from All-Fill (Sykesville, MD). Filler combines the design of All-Fill's standard auger filler with the latest generation of its Cerebus control technology.
Controls Product Brief
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Autoprod Inc: Filling/closing system

The Fast-Pack filling/closing system from Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) is a double-indexing, 12-lane machine with microprocessor-controlled filling stations, SpeedLoader(TM) quick-change foil lid magazines and servo-driven heat-seal stations.
Machine Product Brief
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Domino: Data matrix software

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) offers data matrix software that eliminates the need for an external controller or PC. Available for Domino's A200 and A300 ink-jet printers, the software enables stand-alone operation with direct translation to data matrix printout on products in pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Form/fill/seal system

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) Model R-330 vacuum packaging machine can accommodate two complete die sets mounted on the machine, with the changeover between them being as simple as selecting the desired, pre-programmed set.
Controls Product Brief
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Profile Packaging, Inc: F/f/s with servo motors

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) now employs ServoSmart(TM) technology that uses servo motors to increase efficiency on Laudenberg FBM stand-up pouch machines, both in simplex and duplex models.

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