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Bar code scanner

The Symbol LS 3200 ER extended range hand-held scanner from Symbol Technologies (Bohemia, NY) reads bar codes of most any size at distances ranging from near contact to over 35'.
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Conveyor belt flights

Series 400 flights from Intralox (Harahan, LA) are used with the Series 400 flat top belts for elevating products on a conveyor. These flights require no vulcanizing or fastening.
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Bar coding software

CoStar (Greenwich, CT) has introduced Bar Code Value Pack, an all-in-one package for businesses implementing a bar code system. It includes components necessary to create, print and read bar codes.
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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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Cost cutting pallet purchases

The National Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has introduced a new twelve-page, full-color booklet titled "How to Save Money on Pallets." The booklet offers seven money-saving "lessons" with tips on how to reduce costs throughout the whole life of the pallet.
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Tapered container labeler

To eliminate difficulties associated with label application to tapered containers, Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL) has developed a semi-automatic labeler that applies crescent- shaped labels to small, tapered, round containers.
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Flow wrapper

Cavanna mid- and high-speed flow wrappers from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) are now equipped with high-resolution full-color display panels. A 14" color monitor allows quick input of data, prompt reading of machine status and highly detailed information with photographic images of spare parts and scaled changeovers.
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Aseptic tub filler

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) has introduced a new Gasti high-speed aseptic tub filler that uses servo-drives for product-specific settings of filling and transport parameters.
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Compact disc tins

Independent Can (Belcamp, MD) has introduced a new tin designed for packaging compact discs and CD-ROMs. Made of 88# tinplate, it measures 4 13/16" W x 5 9/16" H x 3/8" deep.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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Volumetric filler

LaubHunt Packaging Systems (Norwalk, CA) has introduced the Pressure-Metering Volumetric Filler for viscous foods, lubricants, chemicals and personal care products.
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Controls & drives brochure

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced a new 6-page color brochure that describes the complete range of digital control/drive schemes used to control individual motion axes as well as entire machine and production lines.
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Edge protector

Laminations Corp. (Neenah, WI) has introduced SlotBoard(TM) packaging material, a new v-shaped edge protector made from laminated paperboard that prevents load shifting during shipping.
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P.O.P. hang strip load system

The P.O.P. Hang Strip Auto Load System from North American Plastic Manufacturing (Middlebury, CT) is now available with reversible feed. This new tabletop machine is designed for semi-automatic loading of lightweight products for P.O.P.
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Remote I/O printers

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.
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Stretch wrapper

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
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Form/fill/seal system

Universal Packaging (Houston, TX) has redesigned the Mark Series automatic vertical f/f/s system to incorporate PLC-driven Touch Command software. All set-up and filler functions, including fill and production weights, seal temperatures, batch counts, machine timing and storage, can now be handled from a single control panel.
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Bag wicketer

FMC's (Green Bay, WI) 275W automatic servo bag wicketing machine operates at up to 300 cycles/min; or to 370/min with high-speed options. Produces wicketed bags up to 15 1/2" draw length.

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