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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.
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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.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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The Woodman Co.: Form/fill/seal system

The Spectra Pacer System from Woodman (Decatur, GA) is a form/fill/seal system that makes and fills small- to mid-sized bags at speeds up to 70/min. The compact unit combines weighing accuracy with a small footprint, according to the manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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S.V. Dice Designers: Bag uncuffer

The Waypak/Dice PBUC-UFC plastic bag uncuffer from S.V. Dice Designers (Walnut, CA) is designed to uncuff a plastic bag from a filled case, fold the bag over the products, tamp the air out of the bag, and close and seal the case.
Controls Product Brief
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Siemens Industry Inc: Windows™ CE control

SIMATIC MP270 Multi Panel is said to combine the robust, deterministic behavior of a PLC with the openness of a PC, all in a single operator panel measuring 171/2"W x 113/4"H x 31/2"D.
Machine Product Brief
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Print/apply labelers

Auto Labe's (Fort Pierce, FL) print/apply labelers for tamp or blow-on applications are available in three versions: The Model 150 with Datamax print engine operates at up to 10"/sec and handles labels as small as 1"x1" or as large as 5" x 12"; with the Zebra print engine, it operates at up to 12"/sec and accommodates labels from 2"x2" to 7.2"x39".
Controls Product Brief
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BFGoodrich Performance Materials: PP alloy

BFGoodrich Performance Materials (Cleveland, OH) has introduced Stat-Rite(TM) M-200 alloy, an opaque, static-dissipative PP-based alloy designed to provide clean, permanent electrostatic discharge protection in semiconductor and medical-device packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Motion control for A-B

Orion® PC-based motion controllers from Ormec (Rochester, NY) now offer Ethernet connections to Allen-Bradley PLCs that support Ethernet. The controllers can also be used for communications with PCs running popular human-machine interface software packages.
Controls Product Brief
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Weigher

Featuring a short drop for delicate products, Upper Limits' (Livermore, CA) new Flow-Logic Low Profile weigher is a single-bucket system for weighing free-flowing products like cereal, snack foods and cookies.
Controls Product Brief
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Tag & label software

Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA) has released a Windows(TM)-based program called Avery Dennison(TM) 32-Bit Tag & Label Software. The program is compatible with the previous 16-bit version of the software.
Controls Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Pressure-sensitive labeler

EPI's (New Freedom, PA) Flex-Pac Labeler(TM) is designed to integrate with Sandiacre packaging equipment used widely in the frozen food, produce and candy markets.
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Tray loader

The USDA-approved Traymaster from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) automatically distributes product onto continuously moving trays in one or two lanes.
Controls Product Brief
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ASCO Numatics, Inc: Miniature solenoid valves

Numatics, Inc. (Highland, MI) offers the Mark 4 Series of miniature direct solenoid and low-watt solenoid air-pilot-actuated valves. They feature a lightweight, high-flow four-way design.
Controls Product Brief
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Compumotor: Ethernet motion controller

Compumotor (Rohnert Park, CA) has introduced the 6K motion controller with a built-in 10 megabit/sec Ethernet connection for communicating with a PLC or PC controller on a packaging machine.

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