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In-mold labels

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, KY) now offers blow molders in-mold labels with good abrasion-resistance and graphics. Unlike most printers, says the company, Sonoco Engraph can handle short runs with labels 1 to 1.5 mils thick using conventional plates.
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Pallet container systems

TNT container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) has released a new brochure describing the company's full line of pallet container systems. Highlighted are the Pallecon container systems, Pallecon food-grade containers, Pallecon cages, Pallecon industrial containers, and Magnum folding containers.
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Printer/applicator

Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
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In-line capper

The SureKap SK6000 C-Chute in-line capper from SureKap (Winder, GA) has a single knob for quick changeovers. An adjustable C-chute design increases flexibility.
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Shrink packaging system

Heat Sealing Equipment Manufacturing's (Cleveland, OH) new heat seal machine incorporates an L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel into one machine, and takes half the floor space of comparable systems, says the company.
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Brushless servo

The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.
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High-barrier composite can

The NP Container is a high-barrier composite container from Showa Denko Plastic Products (Tokyo, Japan). An aluminum foil layer and high-frequency welding of ring pull lid to container provides a reliable hermetic seal, comparable to that of metal cans, says the company.
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Canmaking

CarnaudMetalbox (Belcamp, MD) has developed beverage cans with 202-dia ends, made of tinplate or aluminum. The smaller opening is said to improve filling operations by reducing spillage: cans are easier to drink from thanks to a wider pouring hole that's nearer the edge than traditional 206-dia ends.
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Materials handling resources

Fru-Con (St. Louis, MO) has issued a new publication with information on the company's packaging and materials handling resources in its engineering, construction, and technical services groups.
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Medical pouch sealers

Sencorp Systems' (Hyannis, MA) new line of hot-bar laboratory sealers were designed specifically to address concerns with medical packaging. Both Series 12-AS/2 and AS/3 are designed with external calibration ports to facilitate calibration of temperature, pressure and dwell time while the machine is in production.
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Printing

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) Heliostar® 2000 modular gravure press can be equipped with up to 10 stations that permit application of coating, and in-registration cold-seal on the reverse side of the web.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Mulford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.
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Printing

Ruco 960 UV relief lacquer screen printing ink system prints relief images onto containers and labels. Imported through Comdec (Newburyport, MA), the system can be used for 3-D images, as well as the printing of text in the Braille language for pharmaceutical containers.
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Applications news

In Niles, IL, the Johns Byrne Co. added a Komori America (Rolling Meadows, IL) six-color New Lithrone 40" sheet-fed press with an in-line coater.
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Plastic caulking cartridge

Federal Packaging (Saint Paris, OH) has introduced a one-piece caulking cartridge made of injection-molded HDPE. Advantages include a beveled open end for easier filling, cleaner shelf appearance and improved graphic reproduction.
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Recirculating accumulator

Simtrack Systems (Elk Grove Village, IL) has developed a recirculating can and bottle accumulator designed to absorb surges on production lines during temporary upstream interruptions.
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Hi-res printers

The Overture series of high-resolution printers from Marsh (Belleville, IL) use a carton template as a backdrop for simplified message creating. Users define the actual carton size, then insert various coding elements at desired locations.
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Printing

An automatic winding system collects the waste matrix generated by a press or die cutter. Available from Compensating Tension Controls (West Caldwell, NJ), the system works on all substrates and is adaptable to any press or die cutter.

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