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Form Plastics Co.: Tape IDs pack's date

Form Plastics' (St. Charles, IL) Date-A-Meal tape is said to help foodservice providers identify the date a meal was packed to help assure freshness and safety.
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Controls Product Brief
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West Penn Plastic, Inc: PET project

A literature sheet from West Penn Plastic (West New Castle, PA) details the work the company did for Hershey Chocolate U.S.A. in developing a PET container for Hershey's Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer.
Machine Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision system

The Allen-Bradley Optix(TM) machine vision system from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) runs the vision program independently of the PC's processor, allowing operation of other pro-grams running concurrently on the computer.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Pump catalog

An 80-page catalog from PIAB (Rockland, MA) describes the complete range of compressed-air-driven, multi-ejector PIAB Vacuum Pumps. The catalog helps the reader select the proper model and size of vacuum pump based on specific application criteria.
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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T & S Equipment Co.: Drum gripper

T&S Equipment (Angola, IN) introduces the Drum Gripper, attachable to forklifts via a safety chain that's included. Once secured to the forklift, the Gripper's curved arms fit tightly under the drum rib, ready to lift either 30- or 55-gal steel drums weighing up to 1귔 lb.
Machine Product Brief
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Corner wrap labeler

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will feature its corner-wrap label applicator applying a single label on two sides of a box. Provides a low-cost method of applying large shipping labels such as UCC 128, AIAG and other compliance label formats.
Controls Product Brief
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Serac Inc: Angle-neck bottle filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) rotary bottle filler fills angle-neck bottles, such as those used to package toilet-bowl cleaners and automotive fluids.
Controls Product Brief
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Interroll Corp.: Rollers

A 12-page brochure describes Interroll's (Wilmington, NC) line of Driveroll® rollers, including the most recently introduced Brushless DC rollers.
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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Honeywell Sensing and Control: Machine safety products

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has released "Complete machine safety prod-ucts from a name you trust." The brochure focuses on advanced sensing technology, particularly in the area of industrial machine safety.
Controls Product Brief
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Transfers

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) 6-Roller Powered Transfer can handle square or round parts as small as 33.53mm (1.32") across. For safety and easy maintenance, the transfer's bridge pops out if a product jams or conveyor contamination occurs.
Machine Product Brief
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Steinmetz: Inspector

Designed to inspect packages after caps and labels are in place, Steinmetz's (Stamford, CT) Unispect performs full external inspection of pharmaceutical packages at speeds to 360/min.
Machine Product Brief
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PAR Systems: Modular robot

PaR Systems (Shoreview, MN) will feature its 2- or 4-axis Modular Based Robot (MBR) for pick-and-place applications. Intended to be func-tional for as long as 20 years, the machine has payload capacity of up to 10ꯠ lb and runs at speeds as fast as 6'/sec.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Dual-tamp applicator

Marprint's (White Bear Lake, MN) Paragon(TM) Dual-Tamp applicator applies preprinted or blank labels to pallets, cases and cartons at speeds to 20/min.

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