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Omega Design Corp.: Compact shrink bundler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) new Classic shrink bundler automatically collates containers or cartons and bundles them into unitized packages wrapped in clear PE film to protect against label marring.
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Controls Product Brief
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Eskay Corp.: Eskay Corp.: Conveyors

Eskay (Salt Lake City, UT) has released a brochure featuring its advanced line of conveyor systems. Conveyors offer ready integration to other material flow systems such as automated storage buffers, carousels and sorters, and are available in roller, belt and chain configurations.
Machine Product Brief
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Air conveyors

A new eight-page brochure from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) details its Isometric Air Conveyor, which controls the high-speed travel of empty lightweight cans on production lines.
Controls Product Brief
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T-Tek Material Handling, Inc: Controls/integration services

T-Tek Material Handling (Montgomery, AL) provides controls and integration services for palletizers, conveyors and other materials handling and hydraulic equipment.
Controls Product Brief
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MagneTek: Variable-frequency drives

A white paper entitled 'The Simple Truth About Motor-Drive Compatibility' is now available from MagneTek (St. Louis, MO). It identifies some reasons for premature failure of windings and bearings of Variable-Frequency Drives (VFDs).
Controls Product Brief
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Parvex, Inc: Parvex, Inc: Fieldbus primer

A short primer from Parvex (Elmsford, NY) describes the basics of fieldbuses and groups them into three classes: local, fast, high real-time capability; long distance, fast, high number of nodes, medium real-time capability; and long distance, fast, no real-time capability.
Controls Product Brief
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Heuft USA Inc: Rejection system

A four-page color brochure describing the Multisegment Rejector is now available from Heuft (Downers Grove, IL). The Rejector segments form a deflector curve that guides unacceptable containers off-line at speeds from 50 to 2귔 containers/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Supermatic Package Machinery, Inc: Aerosol filler

Supermatic (Fairfield, NJ) introduces the Coster MIG-2 aerosol filler that is entirely self-contained, eliminating the need for a large separate gas house.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
Feature Article
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Controls Product Brief
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Green Bay Packaging Inc: Label material

Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) Lasertech label material offers converters a 50# laser-grade p-s construction designed for sheet-fed or continuous-feed laser applications.
The SCADA software picks up real-time production data from flow wrappers (inset) and other equipment, displaying results in a gr
Feature Article
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Software helps Hershey slay downtime

Powerful software allows Hershey to automatically gather packaging efficiency data. Local and remote line control and monitoring are added bonuses.
Controls Product Brief
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FactoryWare: Line analysis tool

Factory Pulse(TM) is a combination of hardware and software from Factoryware (Evanston, IL) that can be used to analyze cycle time and downtime issues on packaging lines.
Machine Product Brief
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LogoTech Inc: P-s labelers

A color brochure from LogoTech (Fairfield, NJ) details the company's line of automatic p-s labeling machines and their applications. Features, specifications and labeling options are listed and accompanied by numerous photos and tables.
Controls Product Brief
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Total Control Products: Web-based factory automation

Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL) has issued a white paper on leveraging Internet technologies to streamline the flow of data and information on the plant floor.
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.

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