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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.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
Controls Product Brief
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Powell Systems Inc: Net weight scale

Designed with bulk produce packagers in mind, Powell Systems' (Youngstown, OH) AWC-HD linear automatic net- weight scale can make weighments as large as 60 lb, operating at a rate of 17 weighments/min or faster for loads of 20 lb or less.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

APS' (New Freedom, PA) robotic palletizing systems are designed for maximum production in minimal floor space. Articulated arm robots can accommodate multiple case sizes within a workcell and can create mixed pallet loads if necessary.
Controls Product Brief
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Pliant Corporation: Pliant Corporation: Molded-in hinge

Hettinga Technologies (Des Moines, IA) has developed the Molded-In Lamina Hinge as a solution to problems associated with metal and one-piece plastic hinge assemblies.
Machine Product Brief
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Elf Machinery: Bottle unscrambler

The M 1500 Unscrambler from ELF Machinery (La Porte, IN) accommodates bottle heights up to 11.8" and diameters to 3.9" with no-tool changeover.
Controls Product Brief
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The Staplex Co.: Electric stapler

The Model SU-100 Ultra Heavy Capacity Electric Stapler from The Staplex Co. (Brooklyn, NY) staples up to 100 sheets of 20-lb paper or materials of equivalent thickness.
Controls Product Brief
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Towelette container

A compact towelette container from Continental Glass & Plastic (Chicago, IL) is now available. The blow-molded, HDPE container with injection-molded cap is suitable for jewelry cleaners, insect repellents and skin cleansers.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.
Controls Product Brief
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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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Airopak, a unit of PVC Container Corp.: Selection guide

A new selection guide from Airopak (Manchester, PA) outlines its selection of in-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and ultra-pure products.
Machine Product Brief
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Clamco Corporation: Shrink tunnels

Standard and optional features of the 854 Series of heat shrink tunnels are listed in a two-page brochure from Clamco (Cleveland, OH). Tunnels use variable-speed live/dead roller or coated fiberglass mesh conveyors.
Controls Product Brief
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Scientific Technologies Inc: Profiling scanners

ValuScan line of profiling scanners from Scientific Technologies (Fremont, CA) are now enhanced for more accurate detecting and measuring of products.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: Fire-safe pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding (Latham, NY) and GE Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) have developed AdvantEDGE(TM), said to be the first pallet to meet the new National Fire Protection Assn.'s standards for industrial fire safety.

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