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Controls Product Brief
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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Product directory

The 3M (St. Paul, MN) Packaging Systems Div. Product Directory delivers color detailing of all products sold by the division. Each product entry lists the name of the product, product number and detailed description including benefits and features.
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Klockner Bartelt: Klockner Bartelt: Flow wrappers

Klckner Bartelt's Ho/oonsel Tevopharm NA Div. (Sarasota, FL) will introduce the Pack-200 medium-speed flow wrapper, which operates at speeds up to 300 pieces/min.
The monoblock rinser/filler/capper combines 24 rinsing heads, 24 fill nozzles and six capping stations in a compact frame
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Bringing a glacier to the consumer

On Vancouver Island, a brand new PET bottling line fed by an in-line stretch blow-molding machine is packaging right from a glacier some of the purest water on the planet.
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Labeling Systems : Water bottle labeler

Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) introduces the Model 4520 in-line p-s wrap labeler. This machine is designed for speeds to 250/min. The stepper motor-driven labeling head accepts labels from a 16" OD roll.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated Packaging Systems: Conveyor feeds bagger

A modified Maximizer(TM) conveyor from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) is specially designed to automate a customer's bagging machinery.
Machine Product Brief
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Dynaric Inc: Strapping machine

The RLM-1 bottom seal strapping machine from Dynaric (Teaneck, NJ) straps at up to 50 cycles/min. Automatically senses height, adjusting tension within range.
Controls Product Brief
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Coil design change

The updated Compak(TM) Jr. from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) offers a newly designed hand-held sealing coil said to be ergonomically correct for the operator.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Transverse zipper

The Advantage T-Zip is a compact system that applies a transverse zipper onto the tops of packages created on a vertical form/fill/seal machine. From Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL), the system can be retrofit to existing belt-drive Triangle machines.
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Vf/f/s for pouches

PC 18 vf/f/s machine from GEI Mateer (Exton, PA) produces pouches from 11/2" to 12" W to hold product volumes from 1/4 oz to 1 gal. Handles pumpable products like liquid cheese, as well as particulates up to 11/2".
On Valley's newest 200'-long labeling/sortation/collating line, cassettes, CDs and videos are manually loaded into the 10 dispen
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A new record for distributed control

Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.
Controls Product Brief
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Aromat Corporation: Variable-frequency drives

New VF-8 series of variable-frequency drives from Aromat (New Providence, NJ) provide simple, affordable speed control of standard 3-phase AC motors.
Machine Product Brief
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JanTec Inc: Conveyor belt

A 180° power belt with 0" inside radius is now available from Jan Tec (Traverse City, MI). Addition of a quick release feature to this product reduces changeover time and eases inspection and cleaning.
Controls Product Brief
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Liquid filler

Quick-clean, modular Top Fill machine from Thiele (Minneapolis, MN) offers the speed of a volumetric with the cleaning and changeover ease of a net-weight filler.
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Packaging Partners: Packaging Partners: Secondary package sizer

The J&L package sizer from The Packaging Partners group (Houston, TX) makes it easy to size secondary shipping containers. Primary packages or products are placed and fitted inside four transparent panels and dimensions are directly read in the vertical and horizontal scales in English and Metric units.
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Electro Cam Corporation: PLCs vs. PLSs

A new eight-page white paper from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) describes how PLCs and programmable limit switches (PLSs) differ. Describes how PLCs are designed for low-speed processes such as receiving input signals from sensors and limit switches and sending output signals to actuators, solenoid valves, motors and pneumatic cylinders.

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