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Programmable automation controller

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A fully functioning ControlLogix programmable automation controller, Rockwell’s GuardLogix has safety integrity level 3 features that allow users to perform safety and standard control within a single project.
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Thermal transfer overprinter

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Designed for marking flexible packaging, Videojet’s DataFlex Plus thermal transfer overprinter prints up to 40 in. (1,000mm)/sec. and code in excess of 425 packages/min. 
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Programmable controller

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Telemecanique Modicon M340 programmable automation controller offers real-time logic solving, as well as communication, motion and database/manipulation capabilities in multiple programming environments.
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Laser sorter

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Designed for fresh-cut products, as well as a variety of fresh and frozen vegetables and potato products, Key’s FluoRaptor fluorescence-sensing laser sorter detects and removes defects, extraneous vegetable matter and foreign material based on color, size, shape and differing levels of chlorophyll. 
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Ball valve locking handle

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Asahi’s pad-lockable handle for its Type 21 ball valves prevents unauthorized cycling of the valve and serves as a position indicator, demonstrating the current state of the valve.
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Plug-and-run system

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Krones’ stainless steel plug-and-run system for AirCo air conveyors has pneumatic components with fully assembled hosing and mounted shaft supports.
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Pallet walker system

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Keith’s pallet walker system loads a 53-ft. trailer in less than five minutes and unloads trailers as well.
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Contact-free position sensors

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Macro Sensors’ RS 1500-120 series of fractional-turn, contactless, rotary position sensors measure the angular displacement of rotating elements such as quarter-turn ball and butterfly valves, airflow dampers and diverter gates used in packaging machinery.  
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Carton stock adhesive

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National Adhesives’ Easy-Pac X 34-265 low-temperature adhesive provides tack for very dense corrugated and carton stock package sealing operations.
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Custom airlocks

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Airlanco custom airlocks can be used with pneumatic systems, gravity feeds and volumetric discharge devices. 
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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