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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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Adjustable case packer

The Auto Adjust Case Packer from Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN) accommodates both stable and unstable shapes and sizes. Product can be packed in a tray or wraparound case.
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Video motion analysis

Redlake Camera (Morgan Hill, CA) has introduced MotionScope®, a high-speed, digital video motion analysis system for use on assembly lines and production plant floors.
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Microwave container

James River, Packaging Business Div. (Milford, OH), has introduced Qwik Balance(TM) to its Qwik Wave(TM) family of microwave packaging. Qwik Balance allows uniform heating of food without rotating or stirring the product, while reducing cooking time.
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Bag palletizer

The Faiveley® Series 1000-2500 bag palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers precise 90° positioning through a system of turning crosses and belt conveyors for palletizing at up to 500 bags/min.

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