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Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Service information

Krones' (Franklin, WI) Service Information System, KROSIS, is designed to increase line utilization while also providing information on the line's cost-effectiveness.
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Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum products CD-ROM

PIAB's (Rockland, MA) new CD-ROM presents the company's complete range of vacuum products, highlighting its conveyors. Said to be ideal for food handling, pharmaceutical and chemical applications, the stainless-steel conveyors transport up to 10 tons/hr safely and quietly.
Controls Product Brief
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X-Rite, Inc: Color assurance software

X-Rite (Grandville, MI) has announced the introduction of QA-Lite(TM), a Windows(TM) 95-based quality assurance software package for displaying, analyzing and storing spectral color data.
Controls Product Brief
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Common Point Technologies Inc: Linking proprietary controllers

Common Point Technologies Inc. (Sugar Grove, IL) is an automation systems integrator whose "Interposing PLC" allows packaging machines with proprietary controllers to communicate with other controllers, whether they're proprietary or industry-standard PLCs or PCs.
Controls Product Brief
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Omron Electronics LLC: Label position detection

Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) new E3S-CD photoelectric sensor detects presence/absence and basic position of a label on a glass or plastic container, regardless of the color or luster of the label or container.
Controls Product Brief
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Cookson Plastic Molding Corp.: Plastic pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding Corp. (Latham, NY) has introduced a plastic pallet for the dairy industry. This foamed HDPE pallet is competitive with wood pallets on a cost/ performance basis due to its longer useful life.
Controls Product Brief
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Fraser Papers: Wine label swatchbook

Wine label papers from Fraser Papers (Stamford, CT) are available in a new swatchbook. The Wine Label line brings together Fraser's specialty-grade capabilities with its text and cover grades for the first time.
Controls Product Brief
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Peco Controls Corporation: SPC software

Peco Controls' (Milpitas, CA) PDQ2000 is a Year-2000-compliant version of its statistical process control and data collection software for the company's fill-level monitoring and package integrity systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoffman: DeviceNet motion controller

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has added the option of Device Net connectivity to its CLC, a PC-based multi-axis motion controller. Simplifies communications with popular third-party PLCs and I/O networks.
Controls Product Brief
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Flame treatment

Series 808 burner system is used for flame surface treatment of webs to 10 meters wide. From Aerogen (Alton, Hampshire, England), it treats PP, BOPP and other non-polar materials at speeds to 750 meters/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Proximity switch

Thanks to an integral AS-i interface, efector's (Exton, PA)T-series IND sensor essentially is two inductive proximity switches in one unit, functioning as a replacement for a standard switchbox by accepting up to 31 valves in one AS-i system.
Feature Article
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Collating candy at 3,000/min

Goetze's Candy Co. triples speeds for packaging its venerable soft caramel cream candies after installing a new servo-driven feeding/collating system with high-speed motion control.
Machine Product Brief
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Posimat, Inc: Bottle unscrambler

No tools are required for changeover on the Posiflex rotary bottle un-scrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL). Instead, one-minute change-over requires only three hand-crank adjustments.
Machine Product Brief
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Vision Packaging Systems: Vf/f/s system

Vision Packaging's (Appleton, WI) IM 250 vf/f/s system uses Allen-Bradley controls, comes in stainless steel and operates at speeds to 120 packs/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Simco: Narrow-web cleaning

Simco's (Hatfield, PA) Neutro-Vac® narrow-web cleaning system is designed to reduce press stops and printed material rejects caused by dust and dirt.

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