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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Krones, Inc: Reheat blow molder

Designed as a stand-alone machine or for use in concert with bottle filling, the new Contiform blow molder from Krones (Franklin, WI) is a two-stage system for PET bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Stone Container Corp: Case liner

Stone Container's (Orlando, FL) compact Stone/Pattyn high-speed case liner is a turnkey system that executes case erecting, lining and sealing, running at speeds of 15+ cases/min.
Controls Product Brief
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VMIC: Single-board computer

VMIC (Huntsville, AL) introduces the model VMICPCI-7592, a new CompactPCI single-board computer with up to a 233-MHz Pentium® processor. Provides operating system support for VxWorks and Windows NT®.
Controls Product Brief
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Multi-purpose sensor

Leuze Lumiflex (Rock-away, NJ) introduces the newly redesigned 97 sensor series. Available in through-beam, retro-reflective and diffuse reflective with adjustable background suppression models.
Controls Product Brief
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Ameripak Co.: Flight loader

The servo-operated in-line flight loader from AmeriPak (Ivyland, PA) feeds abutted product directly into infeed wrapper flights at speeds of 300-plus products/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Two-line ink-jet printer

Versatile redesigned Little David® VersaJet® LC-2 ink-jet printer simultaneously codes multiple lines of information on a box with the convenience of a single controller and ink source.
Controls Product Brief
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Intellution Incorporated: Intellution Incorporated: Motion control software

Integrated Industrial Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) has released the Motion Pak option for Intellution's (Norwood, MA) FIX Paradym-31 SoftLogic software.

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