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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s machine

The improved Eagle Phaser vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) now features a Koyo PLC that allows for the inclusion of features such as memory for 20 different set-ups and a single point of control for auger and bagger.
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Insulating material

Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) offers 2 new brochures describing Instill(TM) vacuum insulation core for use in vacuum insulation panels. The first brochure highlights how Instill core can provide significant design flexibility, improved insulation performance and cost savings.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detector

Detecting ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as stainless steel, Safeline's (Tampa, FL) newest line of equipment provides in-line inspection of pharmaceuticals by directly attaching to most tablet and capsule forming presses.
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Intellution Incorporated: Software solutions

Intellution's® (Norwood, MA) FIX Dynamics(TM) family of industrial automation software solutions now supports Microsoft Windows(TM) Distributed interNet Applications for Manufacturing architecture.
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Sunx Sensors: Hot melt glue detector

Sunx Sensors' (West Des Moines, IA) TH11 series sensor detects the presence of hot glue melt as small as 3 mm dia with a response time of less than 1 millisecond.
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Exair Corporation: Cabinet cooler

Exair's (Cincinnati, OH) new micro NEMA 4/4X Cabinet Cooler purges and cools overheated electrical control panels. Its 5" height allows it to be mounted in small enclosures and confined areas.
Machine Product Brief
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Aligning conveyor

Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
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Domino: Security coding ink

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced a new security coding ink, part #214CL, that is invisible under room light and daylight. The codes become clearly legible under UV lamps, glowing bright blue.
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Crown Roll Leaf, Inc: Design consultation

Crown Roll Leaf (Paterson, NJ) offers graphic designers and packaging designers free consultation. Crown Roll will help designers evaluate the latest holographic materials.
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Smartscan Inc: Safety curtain

Smartscan's (Southfield, MI) 5000 series "L"- and "T"-shaped safety curtains are designed for end-of-line packaging and palletizing applications.
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Streamfeeder: Collating systems

Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) Collating Systems are an alternative to manual collation and traditionally inflexible automated systems for applications such as software packaging.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo and positioning drives

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released a new family of servo and positioning drives: FlexDrive, Flex+Drive and MINTDrive. When matched with Baldor's BSM servo motors, these drives can deliver torques to 366in.-lb and speeds to 7ꯠ rpm.
Machine Product Brief
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PET bottles

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced a new frosted finish for its line of injection/stretch blow-molded PET bottles. The finish is in-mold frosted and is more economical than the application of a secondary frosted finish.
Machine Product Brief
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Markem-Imaje: Pallet labeler

Markem's (Keene, NH) Cimpak 300 pallet labeler applies thermal-printed labels to as many as three sides of a pallet load without requiring a turntable.
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CTC Parker Automation: Control software

CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has introduced its PC-based control package called Machine Logic(TM), which will be a part of CTC's new Machine Shop Suite of software for factory floor automation.

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