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Sensormatic: Sensormatic: Sensormatic: Source tagging

Graphic Resources (Cedar Rapids, IA) offers source tagging for products and packages to manufacturers and retailers. The company has experience apply-ing various types of source tags, including Sensormatic and Checkpoint Systems.
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TURCK, Inc: Proximity sensor

Turck's (Plymouth, MN) Bi50-CP80 long-range proximity sensor offers a range of up to 50 mm. It functions even when embedded in steel to protect against impact.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Rotary piston filler

The Model RPF from MRM Elgin (Menomonie, WI) is a rotary piston filler for glass, metal or plastic containers. It fills liquids up to highly viscous personal care products.
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REB, Inc: Filling system

The Model IVS-10 in-line piston filling system from REB (Menomonie, WI) fills less than 1 oz or as much as 1 L with accuracy within ±0.5% of the specified fill weight.
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Accraply, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: P-s labeler

The automatic 350MW is Accraply's (Plymouth, MN) newest off-line stand-alone labeler, applying film or paper, oriented or non-oriented, partial- or full-wrap p-s labels to unfilled squeeze tubes.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
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Nordson Corporation: Hot melt drum system

The new model 5507 Drum Melter from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) offers rapid set-up, delivery and replenishment of drum-loaded PUR hot melts. The automatic startup and temperature control systems permit high-volume, on-demand gluing and bonding operations while protecting thermal- and moisture-curing properties of the adhesive.
Machine Product Brief
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Oden Corporation: Dual-lane filler

The Gen3 Pro/Fill 3000 from Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) is a fully automatic in-line liquid filling system that provides the speeds of a rotary filler, the flexibility of an in-line filling system and quick, no-tool changeovers in 15 to 20 min.
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Sig Beverages/Simonazzi: Sig Beverages/Simonazzi: Bottle-transfer starwheel

Sasib Food & Beverage Machinery (Parma, Italy) has developed the Simonazzi Universal glass/PET bottle transfer starwheel system for quick changeover.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensors

Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced new Mini-Beam® and Q45 Universal Voltage photoelectric sensors. Operating at 24 to 250V ac, 50/60 Hz or 12 to 250V dc, these sensors are designed for applications such as palletizers, conveyors, packaging machines, feeder bowls and material hoppers.
Specialty films help the unusual Flexible Ice reusable ice product withstand multiple freeze/thaw cycles and the rigors of trans
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Film's flexibility fits ice packs

Puncture-resistant film protects Forever Ice's 'reusable' ice to withstand repeated freezing and thawing. A custom tf/f/s machine improves efficiency.
Controls Product Brief
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Accu-Sort Systems, Inc: Imaging sorting system

Accu-Sort Systems' (Telford, PA) AccuVision Model 3264 imaging system uses VisionKey for remote keying of label information. It permits fully automatic sortation using customer-supplied labels with or without bar codes.
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Serac Inc: Filling systems literature

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has introduced new product literature on its complete line of modular, in-line filling and capping equipment for the cosmetics, perfume and personal care industries.

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