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EAS label applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2111ST Reverse Vac Blow labeler has a 10" drop-down snorkel for applying electronic article sur- veilance label sensors at speeds to 400 cycles/ min.
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Switch catalog

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has revised its basic switches catalog to include sealed subminiature basic switches. Catalog 10, Basic Switches, also highlights miniature, standard size, sealed and high-temperature basic switches and door switches.
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Centralized ink delivery

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the patent-pending Centralized Ink Delivery system for the PEL Series high-resolution ink-jet system. Designed for applications requiring two or more print heads, it uses a single ink source, instead of separate bottles, to minimize maintenance.
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.
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Retroreflective sensors

Banner Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors operate in a retroreflective mode. A built-in Class II laser diode allows long sensing ranges up to 225', or 130' in the polarized version, with a 670-nm beam.
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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
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Lowerator/elevator

The Gripper lowerator/elevator from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) gently lowers dairy and juice containers from a second floor filling line in sync with a filling rate of over 900 bottles/min.
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Container orienter

Bottling Development (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Model BD2700 rotary orienter. Allows 90°, 180° and 270° orientation of glass and plastic containers in most shapes and sizes.
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Capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) are designed to sense nonmetallic products. They can be adjusted to ignore or "see through" an object to detect a second object behind it.
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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
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Quick-release mount

A LiteLock(TM) quick-release mounting system from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) is designed to reduce changeover time when mounting a fixture plate to a receiver plate during assembly or manufacturing procedures.
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Blister packer

Campak's (Fairfield, NJ) M92 Blister Packer can run any film accurately, says the company, including cold-formed blister applications. Runs webs to 10" W and blisters up to 3" W x 5" D at speeds to 540 blisters/min.
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
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Print/apply labeler

Labeling Systems' (Mahwah, NJ) Model 2800 corner wrap print/apply labeler attaches easily to any bottom belt case sealer. It can be integrated with any tabletop direct thermal or thermal transfer printer to print bar codes or data on labels up to 8" x 14", at speeds to 12"/sec.
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Vertical f/f/s

Eagle Packaging's (Oakland, CA) new Infinity vertical form/fill/seal machine can produce a range of pouch styles, including flat-bottom bags, at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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RTA outsert leaflets

Newly patented RTA (Right-Turn Angle) outsert leaflets from Vijuk Equipment (Elmhurst, IL) open to a full page of text to increase copy space on pharmaceutical and cosmetic packages by more than 100%.
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.

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