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Palm-sized PLC

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Featuring onboard I/Os for digital, analog and high-speed functionality, the Unitronics Samba palm-sized PLC has a built-in HMI 3 1/2-in., 16-bit touch screen that enables data entry and display of variable data; the unit supports 24 user-designed screens and up to 40 images per application.


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Rail-shuttle system

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The ISD LIFO pallet rail-shuttle system eliminates aisles and converts the end of each lane into an active storage and retrieval position; each lane holds up to 10 positions or more.


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Push-to-connect fittings

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Combining plastic with metal barbed fittings, the Bimba line of composite push-to-connect fittings includes specialty items such as union branches and tube-to-stem elbow reducers. 


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Single-filing systems

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Multi-Conveyor single-filing systems for low-profile objects move circular products through fast-paced, 90° conveyor transfers. 


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Operations console

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The Honeywell Process Solutions Experion Orion console features include a flexible, high-definition display that provides status assessments of process operations.


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Anti-fog shrink film

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Used to package cold chain produce goods including mushrooms, corn and peppers, Sealed Air Cryovac CT-311 micro-layered, anti-fog shrink film prevents water droplets from accumulating inside the film and clouding package contents.


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Small-machine PLC

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Designed for small machines and compressor control, the Rockwell Allen-Bradley Micro820 20-point programmable logic controller features embedded Ethernet and serial ports, a microSD slot, pulse-width modulation output and recipe management.


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Square bag

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Constructed of multiple layers of barrier films, the Mondi square bag holds powders and granular materials weighing up to 10 lb. and liquids up to 1.5 gal.


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High-speed disperser

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Featuring a laser-cut, saw-tooth blade that runs to approximately 5,000 ft./min., Ross vacuum-rated, high-speed dispersers are tank-mounted and raisable mixers that incorporate dry powders into liquid and disperse loosely bound agglomerates.


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Cup/lid case packer

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The Schneider HCP horizontal case packer packs sleeves of cups or lids, or a combination of both, into a case in standard or custom pack patterns.


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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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