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Vertical transport system

I.J. White Corp. (Farmingdale, NY) has released a six-page, full-color brochure on the Mass-Tier(TM) vertical transport system. The brochure highlights container transportation, product orientation and registration, single-system line speeds, safety features, and sanitation.
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Container for powders

Designed to help meet environmental regulations on transporting, storage and disposal of powdered products, Matcon USA (Sewell, NJ) has developed the Matcontainer.
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Guide rod cylinders

Compact non-rotating guide rod cylinders from PHD, Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN) are used for point-to-point motion applications where space is limited. The CTS Series has a twin-guide rod construction to prevent rotation of the tooling connected to the cylinder.
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
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Motor protective device

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the Smart Motor Manager (SMM(TM)), a new programmable motor protective device that incorporates configurable features and communications capabilities to control functions such as thermal overload, high overload/ stalling, ground fault, starting time monitoring and emergency start.
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Robotic palletizer

Model A730 robotic palletizer from Columbia/Okura (Vancouver, WA) can accommodate multiple products and production lines. This vertical, multi-articulated palletizer has a 300° radius of movement.
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Color selection guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) introduces the third edition of the Guide to Color Selection. The book is a general guide to the selection of colors for bars and backgrounds of bar code symbols.
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
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Spiral conveyor video

Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is offering a seven-minute video on its new ELEVAYOR(TM) spiral conveyor unit, which uses patented CurveMesh(TM) belting.
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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
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Sensor manifold

The ProxBlox® Eight Sensor manifold from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) reduces sensor cabling requirements while offering unique diagnostic and protection features.
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Low-friction surface chain

Falcon Belting's (Oklahoma City, OK) patented new C-17 chain uses LFS(TM) (low friction surface) technology to permit products to slide along a conveyor line with fewer lockups and less product damage.
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Container rinser

The Model AC-12 Clean-N-Vac® container cleaner from Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) uses the Air Rinse(TM) system for automatically removing dust, dirt and carton lint from containers.
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Side-flange sealer

The SS-231 from Moen Industries (Santa Springs, CA) is a continuous-motion flange sealer designed to seal side-flange style containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
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Roll-fed labeler

An updated version of the 900 Series Polyclad roll-fed labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) features stainless-steel construction for use by the dairy, food and beverage industries.
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Labeler brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a new, 12-page, color brochure that details the company's complete line of Label-Aire® products, from automatic label applicators and printer applicators to completely customized label application systems.
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Hang tab applicator

The PFAS semi-automatic hang tab application system from Do-It (South Haven, MI) places p-s hang tabs onto packages at speeds to 60/min. Accepts rolls of hang tabs up to 16" in dia, with a maximum width of 4".
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Vial/stopper feeding system

Designed to expedite bottle size changeovers, the new ChaseLock(TM) quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FPCC-12H automatic filling, plugging and capping machine.

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