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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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Xycom Automation: 450-MHz PC controllers

Xycom Automation (Saline, MI) offers NEMA 4 industrial PC controllers with up to 450 MHz Intel Pentium® II processors. Ideal for PC control and high-end human-machineinterface/SCADA applications running on Windows(TM) NT that require maximum performance.
Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Automation: IP-based factory control

Schneider Automation's (North Andover, MA) Transparent Factory control strategy, based on Internet technologies over Ethernet, permits production data from packaging machinery to be analyzed, formatted and delivered to databases, Web sites or e-mail.
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Horizontal wrapper

SIG Pack's Doboy Div. (New Richmond, WI) has introduced the Linium 301 horizontal wrapper for use with food or non-food products. The unit offers improved sanitation by separating the product track from the machine's frame.
Machine Product Brief
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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).
Controls Product Brief
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Employment opportunities

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released a brochure detailing its scholarship and internship program for qualified college juniors and seniors.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum handbook

PIAB (Rockland, MA) offers a 60-page reference guide to industrial vacuums. The 5" x 7" handbook includes a section on designing efficient vacuum systems, as well as descriptions of products used in vacuum applications, a guide to industry terminology and a glossary.
Machine Product Brief
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Stone Container Corp: Multiwall paper bag

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced Square Sak(TM) to package powders and other dry materials targeted for the chemical, food products, building materials and minerals industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

Soco System's (Waukesha, WI) Pallet Robot has a manifold design that eliminates fragile tubes and fittings. The plate on which the head's vacuum pads are mounted is made as a "sandwich" construction where air is in the plate.
Controls Product Brief
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PSI: PSI: PE foam

Fabricators of ETHAFOAM(TM)-brand polyethylene foams from The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) are providing ETHAFOAM LA (low-abrasion) PE foam plank as the solu-tion for applications requiring Class A non-abrasive surface protection.
Machine Product Brief
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Combination weigher

The FCBS 14-head circular weigher from Sasib (De Pere, WI) accepts free-flowing product in a continuous motion from a central feeder. Programmable timing, speed and number of heads means the unit's functions can be customized for efficiency.
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Dual-lane wrapper

The redesigned DPN-6 wrapper from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) offers smooth handling of delicate products, a wide range of acceptable wrapping materials, print registration and automatic splicing of wrapping materials, and new gluing/sealing methods.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
Feature Article
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.

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