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Interface device

An integral interface device that incorporates display and controller functions in one unit, Loadstar’s DS-3000 4-channel display connects up to 4 iLoad series load cells and allows viewing individual and/or total loads in kilograms, pounds and newtons.

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Handrails/ladder rungs

With a high-friction coefficient, SlipNOT’s stainless steel slip-resistant handrails provide additional safety in extremely wet and oily areas.

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Vacuum cups

Designed for lifting and handling eggs and oval, round and other hard-to-grip shapes with smooth or textured surfaces, Vi-Cas’s replacement vacuum cups fit lifters, manipulators, pick-and-place systems, packaging, label applicators and robotic end-of-arm tooling.
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Vision system

The size of a remote-head camera, Cognex’s In-Sight Micro vision system mounts in very tight spaces on robots, production lines and machinery; a non-linear calibration tool enables mounting at angles up to 45° for hard-to-reach applications.

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PVC door strips

Aleco’s TearAway ready-to-hang PVC door strips come in 3 ready-to-use styles.

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Parallel shaft gear motors

Bison’s fractional horsepower, parallel shaft VWDIR83 gear motors may be used with OEM equipment run by low voltage, battery power or stationary DC power.
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Portion depositor

Completely hydraulic, NuTEC’s 725 C-frame filling and portion depositor fits into existing production lines to deposit fillings for stuffed sandwiches, calzones, sandwich wraps, empanadas, cordon bleu, burritos, egg rolls, meat pies, chicken kiev and stuffed seafood shells.
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Variable frequency inverters

Featuring advanced technology for 3-phase AC induction motor control, WEG’s CFW11 Vectrue variable frequency inverters combine V/F, sensorless vector, VVW and vector (with encoder) control techniques in one product.
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Data scale/labeler

Intended for harsh environments in meat and poultry processing plants, Gainco’s data scale offers plant-specific, custom label-making capabilities with unlimited product codes and configurations; an on-screen display includes product code, weight and production totals, and can be programmed over and under thresholds.
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Dry blenders

Designed to dry blend free-flowing solids of varying degrees of bulk density and percentage of total mixtures, Ross’s V-blenders constantly split and intermix materials.
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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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