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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Networkable limit switch

New E50 DNA limit switch from Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) communicates directly with DeviceNet networks, without the need for interfacing, I/O blocks, nodes or modules.
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Hayssen, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Vf/f/s machine

Hayssen's (Duncan, SC) Edge(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine is a low-cost alternative for mid-range applications, according to the manufacturer.
These images, taken directly from the camera, show a neat layer and an irregular layer. The pallet on the right shows how skewed
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Robot gains 'eyesight'

Guided by a simple, compact vision system, a robotic depalletizer picks three 65-lb bags of seed at a time, handling even the most irregular loads without failing.
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Stainless chain transfer

For washdown applications, a new stain-less-steel powered chain transfer can be installed in-line on most conveyors. From Pack-aging Sys-tems Auto-mation (Ply-mouth, MN), the device mounts to either an existing conveyor drive or idler.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Tag and label software

A new tag and label software program for manufacturers and repackagers of medical and surgical equipment and supplies is now available from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA).
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's (Sturtevant, WI) PCIS system inspects closed cartons for defects, wrong counts and partial or rotated items. Uses a patented capacitive scanning method, with no X-rays, to electronically analyze product as it passes through a scanning head.
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Baldor Electric Company: Mini inverter

Small 15J "mini inverter" from Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) is for applications requiring variable or constant torque, or constant hp in limited space.
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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.
These two control cabinets show two of the 126 micro PLCs on the line, each the size of a common house brick. The PLC on the lef
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A new record for distributed control (sidebar)

How distributed control spreads the burden
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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.
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Berry Plastics: Square container

A square HDPE container is now available from Berry Plastics (Evansville, IN). The modular design is said to increase shelf space and pallet utilization by up to 30% versus standard round containers.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Outserter

The Gemini dual outserter from MGS (Maple Grove, MN) can apply an outsert to either the top or side of glass or plastic bottles at a rate of up to 120 bpm.
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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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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".

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