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The new Star Auger filler features a servo drive, dynamic weight adjustment, a viewing glass on the hopper and a user-friendly touchscreen. The servo-driven motor makes the Star Auger more accurate than conventional clutch/brake augers or inverted-gear AC motors, the co. says. The motor is a standard feature, as is the dynamic weight-adjustment feature. This consists of a small, side- platform scale, where a package is check-weighed. By pressing the keypad, the Star Auger will adjust the auger screw automatically, so should the weight deviate, adjustments are made automatically. Suitable for powders and small granules, it's available as a standalone machine operated by foot pedal or can be integrated into a system for automatic sequencing.

Weighpack Systems, Inc., 514/422-0808.

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