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Tray unloader

The Model ATU-200 automatic tray unloader from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) transfers plastic, glass and metal containers to a rotary or bi-flow uncrambler on demand at rates exceeding 300 containers/min.
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UN/DOT testing lab

Yellow Logistics Services (Overland Park, KS) has introduced a UN/DOT certified package testing laboratory for shippers of hazardous materials. The facilities have conditioning chambers that conform to standard temperature and humidity requirements for accuracy in drop, hydrostatic, stacking, vibration and Cobb tests.
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Release and adhesion testing brochure

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.
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Container spacing device

The Container Spacing Device (CSD) from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides consistent and accurate spacing of round or nonround containers on a conveyor.
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Dot matrix laser coder

A new dot matrix laser coder from Willett America (Lawrenceville, GA) allows either a 25W, 50W or 100W laser to be used to suit particular line speeds and substrates.
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Case packing brochure

A four-color brochure on case packing equipment is now available from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA). "The Final Link" features drawings and highlights of various case packing lines including case/bale, vertical and twin MCR case packers.
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Fast-change case packer

The Model 486 fully automatic case packer from Focke (Whitsett, NC) uses hand spindles instead of tools for changeovers. Each spindle is equipped with digital indicators for repeatable positive changover.
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Ice cream containers

Fabri-Kal (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a series of rectangular ice cream containers made of HDPE. Available in a new 3-pt size as well as 1-qt and 1/2-gal sizes.
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Recycled PET sheets

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent environmental claims auditing firm, has verified that Wellman Extrusion's (Ripon, WI) recycled PET sheet is made from post-consumer PET material.
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Dispensing jars

The Lageen Dispensing Jar from W. Braun (Chicago, IL) uses an internal dispensing device to meter the amount of viscous product released. After removing the cap, the jar is twisted and an internal PP ring device with a disc on top extrudes a controlled amount of product.

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