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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.
L ogic instructions can be easily entered on the keypad and LCD display of the universal logic module. To the left and below is
Feature Article
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Paint pouch packing is under control

Testor packages modelers' paints in a flexible pouch on a hf/f/s machine modified for the purpose. A PLS, a PLC and a complementary logic module contribute greatly.
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.
Once wrapped and sealed, individual pieces of Creme  Savers are discharged onto a takeaway conveyor
Feature Article
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'Servo-ing' up new generation Lifesavers

High output and quick, tool-less changeover were wrapper features that were persuasive to Nabisco's Lifesavers Division. Throughput is up at least 15% with servo-driven wrapping of individual hard candies.
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.
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.
Feature Article
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OSHA to crack the whip

Industry says that proposed new regulations on safety and health and on ergonomics are unnecessary. Will OSHA listen?
Controls Product Brief
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Pack-Age Inc: Pack-Age Inc: Multimedia packages

Brookdale Plastics, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) has introduced vacuum-formed stock multimedia packages. The packages come in a variety of standard shapes and sizes and are made of PVC plastic in widths ranging from 0.010" to 0.030".
Machine Product Brief
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Exair Corporation: Air knife

The Super Air Knife from Exair (Cincinnati, OH) cleans, dries or cools parts, webs or conveyors at a sound level of 70 db--considerably quieter than standard blow-off units, according to the manufacturer.

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