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Machine Product Brief
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Hamer Inc: Bag gusseter

To complement the company's Models 2040 and 820 f/f/s machines, Hamer (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a retro-fit gusseter kit for bag bottoms. Compared to non-gusseted styles, gusseted bags are said to lie flatter, facilitating stacking and palletizing.
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Controls Product Brief
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Materials Management Solutions, Inc: Cylinder storage

Materials Management Solutions' (Washington, NJ) CS50 is a storage system for small gravure and flexo printing cylinders that weigh up to 50 lb. System is typically 28' H, with a tray size of 88"x32", allowing storage of up to 440 cylinders.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: Integrated controller

GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) has introduced the new OCS Operator Control Station, incorporating a logic controller, human-machine interface and networking capability.
Controls Product Brief
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Westamp Inc: Brushless servo drives

An 80-page color catalog highlights Westamp's (Chatsworth, CA) SP2k product line, which is used in industrial motion control applications. The catalog covers the features, benefits, connection schemes, performance-matched brushless servo motor data, servo drive options, BR Series Brushless Servo motor dimensional data and brushless servo motor connections for all Westamp's products.
Once wrapped and sealed, individual pieces of Creme  Savers are discharged onto a takeaway conveyor
Feature Article
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'Servo-ing' up new generation Lifesavers

High output and quick, tool-less changeover were wrapper features that were persuasive to Nabisco's Lifesavers Division. Throughput is up at least 15% with servo-driven wrapping of individual hard candies.
Controls Product Brief
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Willett America Inc: Label applicator

The Labeljet 210 from Willett America (Fort Worth, TX) is a microprocessor-controlled label applicator. Its integral stepper motor drives the label web at up to 1겨"/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Sonoco Alloyd: Heat-seal data acquisition

Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) two-station medical heat-sealer is now available with Level 5 data acquisition software enhanced for validation. Provides recipe management of setup parameters for fast, accurate changeovers.
Machine Product Brief
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Flexicell, Inc: Top loader

The Flexiloader flexible top loader from Flexicell (Richmond, VA) is designed to pack products into RSC cases, display trays and other containers at speeds to 500 products/min.
Controls Product Brief
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National Food Processors Assn.: Regulations sourcebook

The second edition of the Sourcebook of State Laws and Regulations for Food Processors is now available from the National Food Processors Assn. (Washington, DC).
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens Industry Inc: Internet link module

CP 433-1 IT is a new module for Siemens' (Alpharetta, GA) Simatic S7 400 PLC that provides an Internet link directly into the controller via the plant's Ethernet network.
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Smart power system

The new Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) Smart Power micro-controller works together with a machine's motion and axis micro controllers.
Feature Article
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OSHA to crack the whip

Industry says that proposed new regulations on safety and health and on ergonomics are unnecessary. Will OSHA listen?
Controls Product Brief
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Lantech Inc: Stretch wrapper

The Q-300XT from Lantech (Louisville, KY) is a stretch wrapping system designed to eliminate operator "run around." The system's Simple Automation(TM) automatically attaches and cuts the film, allowing the forklift operator to position the load on the turn-table, start the machine and drive away, without leaving the fork truck.
Machine Product Brief
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Conveyor combiner

Arrowhead Conveyor (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced a zero-pressure combiner for handling of PET containers in food, beverage and other consumer goods packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Creative Automation Inc: 'Sideserter'

Operating at speeds to 65 bottles/min, the Model 600 'sideserter' from Creative Automation, (Passaic, NJ) hot-glues leaflet labels to the sides of square or rectangular bottles.

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