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Rockwell Automation: Sensor publication

Sensors Today, a new publication from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), features the latest developments in Allen-Bradley presence-sensing technology.
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Machine Product Brief
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Dry product filler

The OPTIMA F1-3 from OPTIMA (Schwo/oobisch Hall, Germany) fills up to three rigid containers at once with dry or powdered product at speeds to 150 cpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Bear Rock Technologies Corp.: Labeling program

Bear Rock Technologies Corp. (Shingle Springs, CA) has released Bear Rock Labeler--Wizard's Edition, an innovative labeling program for Microsoft Windows(TM).
Machine Product Brief
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Alpha Checkweighers: Checkweiger

The CW-10 checkweighing system from Alpha Checkweighers (Exton, PA) has a 12-lb capacity and a 350 weightments/min top speed, making it suitable for primary packages for foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
Controls Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Linerless labeler

Marprint's new labeler from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) prints and applies linerless labels to pallets, cases, cartons or products. Because the rollstock labels do not use a carrier web, there is no leftover material to discard, and rolls contain up to 40% more labels.
Controls Product Brief
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Ramsey: Point-level control

Ramsey, a Thermo Sentron Co. (Minneapolis, MN), now offers a complete line of point-level controls. New CAP Series Capacitance Level Controls offer point-level monitoring of solids in bins, vessels and chutes.
Machine Product Brief
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Custom Conveyor, Inc: Custom Conveyor, Inc: Solutions video

A new 16-min video from Custom Conveyor (Greensburg, IN) shows the latest technology and unique features of the company's line of conveyor systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Peco Controls Corporation: Fill-level inspection

The Gamma 101P Fill Level Inspection System from PECO (Milpitas, CA) inspects all sizes and shapes of containers for almost any fill, from small vials of pharmaceuticals to filled cookies and crackers, from candies to deodorants, at speeds to 2군 cpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Supermatic Package Machinery, Inc: Tray former/shrink wrapper

From Supermatic Package Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) come tray former/shrink wrappers manufactured by Baumer Srl, Modena, Italy. Designed for speeds of 20, 30 or 40 cases/min, these machines handle products from one or more production lines.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
Feature Article
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
Controls Product Brief
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Liquid filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuya- hoga Falls, OH) has enhanced its Liquid Net Weigh Filler to improve the sterility of the filling mechanisms. Increased pressure in the supply tank forces all contaminants from product residue and cleaning solutions out of the system, according to manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: Vacuum pumps

Designed for use in high-flow applications that call for moderate vacuum levels, the low-pressure M Series of pneumatically driven pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide up to 27" Hg vacuum at an inlet pressure of 49 psi.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
Machine Product Brief
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Inspection system

Offered as an alternative or as an upgrade to its gamma-based system, Industrial Dynamics' (Torrance, CA) FT-70 is an X-ray inspection system that checks liquid fill levels in metal, glass or plastic containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Electro Cam Corporation: CD-ROM product guide

An interactive multimedia guide from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) combines all of the company's product, application and technical literature into a single, user-friendly CD-ROM.

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