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PowerGrid technology from Cognex improves barcode reading
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Cognex: Barcode reading technology improves read rates

Designed to increase read rates in 2-D barcode-reading applications where conditions are difficult, PowerGrid technology from Cognex is a texture-based location algorithm approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes by locating a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.
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Ginger Cushing joins AIMCAL board of directors

Dan Bemi, president of the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), has appointed Ginger Cushing, global sales manager, packaging at Michelman, Inc., to the association’s Board of Directors to serve as a director-at-large.
AutomationDirect’s AcuAMP series of AC and DC current sensors
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AutomationDirect: AC and DC current sensors

AutomationDirect’s AcuAMP series of AC and DC current are designed in a rugged industry-standard feed-through package to provide flexibility across many current ratings.
Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive
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Yaskawa: Intelligent pump drive

Yaskawa’s iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive provides simple, reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 HP.
Banner Engineering’s EZ-LIGHT K90 Series multicolor indicator lights
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Banner: Multi-color indicator lights

Banner Engineering’s EZ-LIGHT K90 Series multicolor indicator lights feature a large, 90-mm indicator housing, and deliver extremely bright and uniform illumination from all directions and at longer distances, while a highly-visible illuminated dome ensures easy-to-see operator guidance.
NBE fully-automated bulk container dumper
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National Bulk Equipment: Bulk container dumper

Designed specifically for processing applications handling non-free flowing, high bulk density materials, National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) fully-automated bulk container dumper features specially milled 304-2b stainless steel sheet that has a greatly reduced coefficient of friction relative to typical flat sheet, for improved material release during infeed, and faster, more thorough cleaning during changeovers.
Schneider Packaging Equipment’s small footprint robotic palletizer
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Schneider Packaging Equipment: Small footprint robotic palletizer

Providing a simple, economical, and portable robotic end-of-line palletizing solution for fluctuating production demands, Schneider Packaging Equipment’s small footprint robotic palletizer with Fanuc’s M-20ia/35, is a light-payload handling robot with a cable-integrated arm capable of picking and packing, assembling, and loading.
American Film and Machinery’s LX-150 Tamper Band and Shrink Sleeve Label applicator
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American Film and Machinery: Tamper band and shrink sleeve label applicator

American Film and Machinery’s LX-150 Tamper Band and Shrink Sleeve Label applicator is an in-line single-head mandrel style labeling system designed for low to moderate production rates (300 products/min) and is suitable for industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other manufactured goods.
Eastey’s SB-2 EX side belt case taper
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Eastey: Side belt case taper

Eastey’s SB-2 EX side belt case taper is an affordable solution for sealing uniform lightweight or heavyweight, narrow or small boxes, and comes equipped with dual 1/4 hp drive motors, aggressive industrial strength drive belts, and roller tables.
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Bosch Packaging: Bar former with flexible working width

Designed to minimize or eliminate the trim when processing bar slabs of cereal, candy, protein, and fruit bars, Bosch Packaging Technology’s WRF 600 Flex roller former features a smooth slab former with a flexible working width for easy, step-less and tool-free adjustments for precise cutting of bar products in different sizes without production stoppages, maximizing uptime and output, and minimizing product mass waste.

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