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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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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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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
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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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Semi-automatic cartoner

The RCS-140 semi-automatic cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds via a rotary setup mechanism for either manual or automatic loading.
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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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Medical heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.
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In-line sterilization

PurePulse Technologies (San Diego, CA) and Automatic Liquid Packaging (Woodstock, IL) have created a method to sterilize pharmaceuticals and their packages in-line.
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Multi-head labeler

Graham Labelling Systems (Essex, U.K.) has developed the AC-driven Admiral programmable multi-head labeling machine. It synchronizes speeds of various bottle handling and label positioning systems to ensure precise label-to-bottle transfer at speeds to 230'/min.
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Pad printer

The Carousel 80 sealed ink cup transfer pad printer from Trans Tech America (Carol Stream, IL) is designed for five-color printing on three-dimensional or irregular surfaces, with quality comparable to offset printing, says the company.
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Palletizer

The C5000 from Stork (Utrecht, The Netherlands) is a high-speed palletizer that can reach speeds to 100 products/min, depending on size, palletizing pattern and product infeed.
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Custom palletizing

AccuLift Inc. (Blanchester, OH) discusses developing custom solutions for diverse palletizing and depalletizing needs in a new color brochure. The company builds systems to meet client objectives, from increasing productivity to decreasing heavy manual lifting.
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TE band and sleeve applicator

Graham Labelling (Brightlingsea, Essex, U.K.) has developed a line of programmable machines for cutting and applying TE cap seals and full body sleeve labels.
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Pillow pack wrapper

Hitech Systems (Torino, Italy) has developed a high-speed electronic horizontal pillow pack wrapping machine. Hiwrap 504 includes the Hiseal transverse sealing system to provide air-tight seals.
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Horizontal cartoner

Hayes Machine Co. (Marshall, MI) is offering literature on the Hayes 520 intermittent-motion cartoner. The machine requires only 45 sq' of floor space and is suited for food products, ice cream and frozen novelties, as well as personal and pharmaceutical items.
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Wrap labeling system

The VersaLine Wrap system from Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) is a new heavy-duty, high-speed system that can label up to 200 products/min, with product diameters measuring 11/2" to 10".
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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
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Palletizer infeed for orienting cases

With quick identification in mind, Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) developed The Turnado palletizer infeed. Its unique design allows cases to be oriented in such a way that labels face outward on all sides of a palletized load.

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