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Tantec Inc: Static eliminator

Tantec's (Schaumburg, IL) new ME-Series metal static eliminator bar neutralizes static in webs. The bar features an open channel for easy cleaning, expandability without intermediate holders, integral grounding, retrofitting ability and Fast-On holders for easy mounting.
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
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Key Technology: Vibratory-scale feed conveyor

Iso-flo® Smooth-Cycle(TM) vibratory-scale feed conveyor from Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) reduces product damage by eliminating mechanical start/stop transients.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag sealer

O/K Intl.'s (Marlborough, MA) Saxon 5 bag sealer seals a variety of plastic bags in thicknesses up to 10 mils at speeds to 100'/min. Suitable for industrial applications in harsh environments as well as in the medical and food industries.
Machine Product Brief
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Malcom Co.: Shrink tunnel systems

Malcom Co. (Andover, MA) now offers hot-air shrink tunnels as a complete system, electronically adjustable from ambient temps to 1걄° F. With list prices from $1걄 to $4겨, these self-contained systems can be supplied with a bracket, tunnel and conveyor that runs up to 60'/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Air-cooled sealer

The air-cooled Super Seal(TM)50 from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) operates without water-cooling on packaging lines in the pharmaceutical, nutrition supplement, and health and beauty aids industries.
Controls Product Brief
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American Fuji Seal Inc: Shrink-sleeve applicator

The Model 3300 Intersleeve will be displayed by American Fuji Seal (Bardstown, KY). Handles unfilled PET, HDPE and glass containers. Applies shrink-sleeve labels at speeds to 400 cpm.
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Miniature sensors

A variety of features means users can virtually customize Tri-Tronics' (Tampa, FL) line of miniature Opti-Eye(TM) photoelectric sensors. Nine optical blocks allow users to quickly change among proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fiber-optic sensing modes.
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Prime Equipment, Inc: Hf/f/s

Prime Equipment's (Spokane, WA) PV-8500 horizontal form/fill/seal system for reclosable zipper pouches runs at speeds up to 22 cycles/min and accommodates flexible, semi-rigid and rigid materials.
Feature Article
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
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Monarch Plastics Inc: Fuel treatment bottle

Monarch Plastics (Kenosha, WI) has introduced a new HDPE fuel treatment bottle with a 28-400 neck finish. The 32-oz bottle is suitable for motor oils and is available in a variety of colors.
Machine Product Brief
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Spacing device

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) All-Shapes Spacing Device provides consistent and accurate spacing of rigid containers, cartons, boxes and trays on a conveyor line.
Machine Product Brief
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Garvey Corporation: Automatic tray loader

Garvey's (Blue Anchor, NJ) automatic tray loader can receive vials of any size from a Garvey Bi-Flo® accumulator and automatically develop the proper nested pattern for the tray.
Machine Product Brief
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Vibrac Corp.: Induction cap sealer

Vibrac Corp. (Amherst, NH) has added induction cap sealers to its family of production packaging equipment. These solid- state induction generators with self-containing cooling can operate at rates to 600 bottles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Siko Products, Inc: Position indicator

The DE09 digital electronic position indicator from Siko (Dexter, MI) captures and reports the displacement of machine spindles and the current spindle position at applications up to 1귔 rpm with resolution of 1갰 counts/revolution.

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