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Cap feeder delivers caps to capper, which has a removable brass chute end (inset) dedicated to each cap size. No tools are neede
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Versatility drives Shrader line design

A short while ago, contract packager Shrader Canada rarely filled more than 8ꯠ bottles of liquid automotive products per shift. A new and versatile line now lets the firm reach 26ꯠ per shift .
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Can ends

Designed for noncarbonated beverages, new steel can ends from Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH) look like aluminum beverage-style can ends but have increased strength and tamper-evidence.
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Temperature indicators

Opti-Therm(TM) temperature-sensitive labels from Mid America Div. of Menasha (Neenah, WI) tell consumers when a food product is at the proper serving temperature.
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Hexagon jars

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a 380-mL hexagon jar with 82-mm twist-off finish. Suitable for gourmet foods, specialty snacks, potpourri, or candles.
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Bar code system

AdaptaScan(TM) is a flexible bar code system from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI). It's designed to help reduce installation, operation and maintenance costs in a wide range of applications.
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Chemical container labeling

LMX3100 laser printer, dedicated software and weather-resistant labels make up a new chemical container labeling system from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products Div.
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Induction cap sealing system

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) offers a two-page, four-color flyer describing the new Compak(TM) Jr. Induction Cap Sealing System.
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Control software

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) AML(TM) Advanced Motion Language replaces proprietary hardware with a software solution that runs on open PC platforms.
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Wrap and top label printer/applicator

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now offers a printer/applicator combination with capabilities for both top and side labeling at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Turret winder

The Black Hawk turret winder from Black Clawson-SANO (Amelia, OH) for its blown film systems uses a phantom axis turret design. Rigid cross members permit large-diameter reel winding in a compact configuration.
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Anti-fog lidstock

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed an anti-fog lidstock that hermetically seals barrier foam trays to create a modified atmosphere package to extend shelf life while enhancing merchandising appeal.
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Torque tester

The ST-94 electronic torque tester from Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) uses load cell technology to provide an accuracy of ±0.1 in-lbs. Applications include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.
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Updated liquid fillers for cartons

Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® S90UC and Pure-Pak® H90 dual-line carton fillers adapt the company's S90 technology for use in ultra-clean and 1/2-gal applications.
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Digital drive

The DKR digital AC servo drive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is for converting equipment such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic presses that require up to 93 kW (125 HP) continuous motor power at up to 10ꯠ rpm.
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Bar code verification

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) now offers Bar Code Certificates of Conformity, a verification report to ensure that bar codes meet industry specifications.
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Polyester strapping

Signode's (Glenview, IL) high-strength Tenax(TM) polyester strapping combines the properties of steel and the performance advantages of plastic. Has the ability to elongate and recover in a way that steel strapping and wire do not.
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MAP system

Jescorp's (Elk Grove Village, IL) Model JGS-1040 Controlled Atmosphere Packaging System provides capabilities for a variety of gas flushing environments, including nitrogen, CO2 and various inert gas blends, with high purity CAP/MAP performance.

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