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Controls Product Brief
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Tag & label software

Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA) has released a Windows(TM)-based program called Avery Dennison(TM) 32-Bit Tag & Label Software. The program is compatible with the previous 16-bit version of the software.
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Controls Product Brief
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T-Tek Material Handling, Inc: Controls/integration services

T-Tek Material Handling (Montgomery, AL) provides controls and integration services for palletizers, conveyors and other materials handling and hydraulic equipment.
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Tray loader

The USDA-approved Traymaster from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) automatically distributes product onto continuously moving trays in one or two lanes.
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ASCO Numatics, Inc: Miniature solenoid valves

Numatics, Inc. (Highland, MI) offers the Mark 4 Series of miniature direct solenoid and low-watt solenoid air-pilot-actuated valves. They feature a lightweight, high-flow four-way design.
Controls Product Brief
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Richards Packaging: PET oblongs

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now offers six sizes of PET oblongs with continuous-thread neck finishes. The 100-, 125-, 160-, 200-, 250- and 300-mL bottles feature large front and back label panels.
Controls Product Brief
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Electro Cam Corporation: Programmable limit switch

The PL-1746 PLµS plug-in module from Electro Cam Corp. (Roscoe, IL) is designed for use with the SLC 500 family of Allen-Bradley programmable logic controls.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
Feature Article
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Machine Product Brief
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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Custom window-caps

Colt's Plastics Co. (Dayville, CT) has introduced customized, decorative window-caps for cosmetics packaging. The window-caps can be molded in the shape of stars, company logos and other designs in transparent, translucent or opaque styles that are suitable for lipstick, blush or pressed powder.
Machine Product Brief
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Allen Coding USA: Thermal-transfer coder

TT53CM thermal-transfer coder is for use on continuous flow wrappers and operates at line speeds to 36 m (118')/min. Prints bar codes, logos, graphics and real-time information on all materials used on packaging machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Container style catalog

Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA) and Van Waters & Rogers (Kent, WA) have published a guide that allows end users to select the container that best matches their production requirements and application needs.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
Machine Product Brief
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CCL Container: Caulking cartridge

CCL Container's Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div., (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) offers a new brochure describing its aluminum barrier caulking cartridge.
Machine Product Brief
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Sure Torque Inc: Cap tightener

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced new literature on its newest automatic on-line cap tightener, model STSHCT, with optional table-top conveyor and no manual hand tight-ening.
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

Glass bottles and jars are cleaned and sterilized in 3 to 5 seconds with the ORBIT steam rinser from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL). An optional water rinse followed by a steam rinse and sterile air rinse leaves 2-oz to 1-gal bottles contamination-free, at speeds to 250 bpm.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.

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