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Serac Inc: Net weigh filler

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has released a color brochure featuring its Electronic Net Weigh Filler technologies. The brochure describes the filling, weighing, capping and operator interface capabilities, plus special features and options like the pressurized tank, tilted device for angle-neck containers and no-tool changeover.
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H.B. Fuller : Packaging adhesive

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) has introduced Advantra LT(TM) low-application-temperature packaging adhesives for case and carton sealing, tray forming and other packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Bag packager

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has entered into an agreement with Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) to offer a machine to pick, place, pack and palletize bags.
Machine Product Brief
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Conveyor sprocket

A 2-part conveyor sprocket and pillow block bearing assembly from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) creates a sanitary, sealed bearing housing that reduces lubrication and maintenance requirements.
Controls Product Brief
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Plast-O-Matic Valves: Metering pump

Plast-O-Matic Valves' (Cedar Grove, NJ) VPA air-operated metering pumps are designed to deliver exact quantities of liquids in automated or manual processes and filling systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Newman Labeling Systems: Labeling system

Newman Machinery (Belle Mead, NJ) has introduced the 8FL p-s labeling system, which offers product tracking without the addition of a separate vision system.
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Interlock switches

Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) has introduced the E48 safety guard interlock switches, which provide a safe way to lock machine guards in place and shut down a machine automatically when the guards are removed.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Suction cups

PIAB Vacuum Products (Rockland, MA) is offering 4 new suction cups made of thermoplastic PU. The cups are designed to handle smooth objects requiring a clean surface and can withstand oils, alcohol, gasoline and dilute acids.
Machine Product Brief
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Induction cap sealer

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has introduced its new stainless-steel-enclosed, air-cooled, induction cap sealer. The Super Seal(TM) models 75 and 100 are designed to operate without water cooling on filling/packaging lines in the pharmaceutical, nutrition supplement, and health and beauty aids industries.
Controls Product Brief
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Cadillac Products Packaging Co.: Nylon gears

Nylatron® material from Cadillac Plastic (Troy, MI) is an alternative to metal gears. The nylon material works better than metal in some applications because of the reduced friction and inertia linked with the bending of thermoplastic gear teeth.
Controls Product Brief
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Euchner: Safety switch

The Euchner (Rockaway, NJ) NM Series mini safety switch is a light-weight safety interlock available in 2 compact fiberglass reinforced housing sizes: 3.23"x0.98"x1.25" and 4.41"x0.98"x1.25".
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Adidas runs with new printers

Unhappy with the speed of its previous shipping case printers, Portland, OR-based Adidas America replaced the equipment with 38 new 9840 printers from Monarch Marking Systems (Miamisburg, OH).
Controls Product Brief
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Thomson Industries, Inc: Linear motion stage

The Thomson (Port Washington, NY) AccuSlide(TM) Model 2HB is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear-motion stage with pre-aligned Accu-Glide(TM)0 linear guides and a preloaded ball screw assembly.
Machine Product Brief
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Progressive Plastics Inc: Cylinder bottles

Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of clear or frosted PVC bottles. The injection blow-molded or extrusion blow-molded bottles come in 1-, 2-, and 4-oz sizes as well as a 2-oz tapered cylinder.
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) 4-color brochure features the 72B bag palletizer and describes the advantages of this model, which allows packagers to eliminate manual palletizing at an economical price, says the company.

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