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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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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
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Dual-ovenable trays

OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.
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Twist-tie applicator

Model 580PR Super Tyer from American Design & Packaging (New Richmond, WI) is a pneumatically operated twist-tie applicator for manual operation or integration with automatic baggers.
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Accumulator

The Accuglide Plus(TM) from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) is now available with three sensor options to permit gentle handling of lightweight cartons as they accumulate.
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Modular packaging line

Germany's interpack 96, the 14th International Trade Fair for packaging machinery and packaging, boasts the latest in machinery, containers and materials from around the world. Begun last month, we continue to review new products to be introduced in Dsseldorf, May 9 through 15.
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Non-skid lacquer

CZ Inks' (St.Louis, MO) non-skid UV-coated lacquer offers the high-gloss look associated with UV coatings, plus non-skid properties required for larger multiwall bags.
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CR/senior-friendly vial

Approved by the CPSC, Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) new prescription CR Vial can be reversed for use as a senior-friendly package. A large tab allows users to line up arrows and push the HDPE cap off of the PP bottle.
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Automatic bag closer

Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
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White-coated kraft

Ban-Ply is a new white-coated kraft paper from Bancroft Bag (West Monroe, LA) developed to reduce basis weight and overall costs of multiwall bags. It is stronger than clay-coated papers, says the company, thereby allowing packagers to reduce basis weight or eliminate a ply of paper, while offering a high-quality print surface for bags that require process printing and high ink coverage.
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Case weigher/labeler

The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
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Case loader

Salwasser's (Reedley, CA) Model W-60 mechanical wraparound case former, loader and sealer reaches speeds of up to 18 cases/min and comes equipped with a 300-case horizontal magazine.
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Combination weigher

Bilwinco (Skanderborg, Denmark) will display a new combination weigher designed for applications requiring 20 to 40 weighments/ min with high accuracy.
While the loading area of the automatic palletizer is stationary, its shuttle portion carries as many as five pallets at a time.
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On-line coding paves the way for automatic palletizing

One shuttle palletizer handles cases from five different Blue Diamond almond packaging lines thanks to on-line bar coding and reliable scanners.
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Decorating system

Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA) announces LabelMAX(TM) for Windows '95 that works with printers using Windows drivers, including ink-jet, laser and thermal-transfer printers.
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New printing technology

Hologravure(TM) is a new technology that allows printing directly on clear plastic using conventional four-color process printing, plus a range of PMS colors and halftones, to create a multi-dimensional effect.
Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.

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