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Banner Engineering Corp.: Laser gauging sensors

L-GAGE(TM) laser gauging systems are used in applications including the measurement of dia or thickness. From Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN), the non-contacting sensors offer maximum resolution of 10 microns (0.01 mm).
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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.
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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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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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Stepper motor handbook

The "Stepper Motor Handbook" from Thomson Industries (Cheshire, CT) is a color handbook that covers the company's line of permanent magnet stepper motors and geared motors.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum sealer

Two seal bars on each of two chambers mean the C450 vacuum sealer from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) can package one large product or several smaller products in each cycle.
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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Intellution Incorporated: Windows CE control

Now available for Windows(TM) CE, FIX Dynamics from Intellution (Norwood, MA) provides control and human-machine interface functions in a small software "footprint" for embedded control applications.
Controls Product Brief
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SICK, Inc: Color contrast sensor

The KT10 from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN) is a 10-color contrast sensor that is said to read any contrast in color 25ꯠ times/sec. The operator pushes a button to "teach" the sensor, which then "looks" at the contrast it is required to sense and selects the proper light source for best results.

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