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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).
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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.
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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Cookson Plastic Molding Corp.: Plastic pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding Corp. (Latham, NY) has introduced a plastic pallet for the dairy industry. This foamed HDPE pallet is competitive with wood pallets on a cost/ performance basis due to its longer useful life.
Controls Product Brief
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Fraser Papers: Wine label swatchbook

Wine label papers from Fraser Papers (Stamford, CT) are available in a new swatchbook. The Wine Label line brings together Fraser's specialty-grade capabilities with its text and cover grades for the first time.
Controls Product Brief
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Peco Controls Corporation: SPC software

Peco Controls' (Milpitas, CA) PDQ2000 is a Year-2000-compliant version of its statistical process control and data collection software for the company's fill-level monitoring and package integrity systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Electro Cam Corporation: Programmable limit switches

A white paper from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) titled "Internal High-Speed Logic" explains in plain language what a programmable limit switch is and how it performs machine logic by using inputs from sensors and switches to trigger outputs such as solenoids.
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.
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.
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.

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