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Machine vision systems

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced two high-performance machine vision systems. The Checkpoint 800 is an easy-to-use box level or VMEbus-based system.
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Three-part capper

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
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Inverter/positioner

The BMH inverter and rotational positioner from Carleton (New Britain, PA) uses a helical cavity engineering concept to invert and position metal, glass or fiber containers.
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Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.
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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

New Necosort plastic bottle unscramblers from John R. Nalbach (Cicero, IL) accommodates most containers, including tapered and hourglass ovals, rectangulars and straight-sided rounds.
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Leaflet inserter

IWK Packaging's (Fairfield, NJ) leaflet inserter folds and places oversized, multi-fold leaflets into small cartons. L-shaped leaflets up to 12" x 16" are folded for packaging with vials as small as 16 mm (.63") in diameter x 38 mm (1.5") long using a two-phase fold design.
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Bar code system

Bar Code Sys-tems (Atlanta, GA) is now the master distributor of TEC America's B-Series bar code printers, which allows Bar Code Systems to offer a "total bar code printing solution." This package includes the B-Series bar code printer, an Xaminer verifier, label printing software and printer supplies.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) new Q30 thermal transfer printer/applicator applies up to 80 labels/min with a resolution of 203 dpi. The printer allows label placement on any plane.
Controls Product Brief
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SPC seminar

Kline and Co. (Littleton, MA) is conducting a three-day seminar on training principles and techniques of statistical process control. TQM/SPC Train-the-Trainer seminar will be held in Boston, MA, on June 14-16.

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