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Vision system for beverages

Cap application and beverage fill defects can be detected using the 51R41 vision system from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL). Unlike conventional systems that visually inspect with mechanical "squeeze methods," the 51R41 uses a PC-controlled video camera to check bottles for defects at a 4/1000" resolution.
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Materials Product Brief

Thermal-transfer ribbon

Sony Chemical (Mt. Pleasant, PA) has introduced a thermal-transfer ribbon designed specifically for printers with near-edge or corner-edge printheads.
Controls Product Brief

Motion control system

The Zeta Series microstepping drive/controller system from Parker Hannifin (Wadsworth, OH) has a new ETS Series electric cylinder. This mechanical actuator incorporates ball or lead drive screw technology and a unique triple bearing anti-rotate assembly to provide smooth motion at speeds from .01 to 40 ips.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is among the world's 100 best-managed companies according to a recent Industry Week report.
Controls Product Brief


The Instapak® 901 is a hand-held foam-in-place packaging system from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT). It uses a built-in timer for precise control of amount and ratio of Instapak foam used.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Computational Systems, Inc. (Knoxville, TN) announced its CSI technical service will be renamed Paragon Services, Inc.
Materials Product Brief

Integrated packaging system

Aidlin Automation (Bradenton, FL) will display the new Flex-Pack integrated flexible packaging system. It uses the latest in robotic, vision testing and controls technology to package goods for the consumer products industry.
Materials Product Brief

Screw conveyor

A mobile flexible screw conveyor from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) allows the transport of powder and bulk materials at up to 300 cu'/hr, and up to 14' H.
Controls Product Brief

Bar code scanner

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest bar code scanner is the new CLV 220. Measuring only 4.9" x 2.7" x 1.4", it offers features usually found only in large scanners, including a 1겨-Hz scan rate, adjustable focus control and a broad reading range.
Materials Product Brief

Bag-in-box system

Triangle Packaging Machinery's (Chicago, IL) complete bag-in-box food packaging system will be introduced. It consists of a new vf/f/s bag machine, the Acceleron "Advantage" Model B2, and a new horizontal cartoner, Model HCM-A900.



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