Controls

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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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Combination weigher

SASIB Packaging's (Skokie, IL) Weighstar(TM) combination net weigher offers up to 110 weighments/min. This computerized weigher includes a unique built-in infeed conveyor with adjustable height above the dispersion cone for gentle product distribution to feed trays.
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Case packer

The Mini Packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically packs plastic or glass bottles, jars or similar containers into shipping cases at speeds to 20/min.
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Printing

An infrared/air dryer from France Rayonnement Technologies (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) improves adhesion of water-based inks and varnishes without overheating in flexographic or offset printing applications.
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Top-and-bottom labeler

Suited for trayed or boxed products, Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has introduced a high-speed labeler that simultaneously applies labels to tops and bottoms of filled packages.
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Soft shoulder rounds

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Soft Shoulder Round, a modification of the Boston Round and the Bullet-shaped Round.
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Laser coding system

Lasertechnics Marking (Albuquerque, NM) has redesigned its BlazerJet(TM) dot matrix laser coder so that it is 33% more compact and can be easily transported between packaging lines.
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Bottle labelers

P.E. (Mantova, Italy) offers a range of labelers for bottles. The Taxa 6/6 applies U- or L-shaped tax stamps to bottles using hot or cold glue at speeds to 15ꯠ bottles/hr.
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Angle conveyor brochure

Dorner Manufacturing Corp. (Hartland, WI) has released a 6-page brochure introducing the "LPZ" adjustable-angle low-profile conveyor for a variety of materials handling and plastic injection molding applications.
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Liquid filling systems

ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) releases a new color brochure that describes the company's services and its line of packaging equipment. Included is a description of its fillers, cappers, labelers, conveyors, turntables, rinsers, and other specialty machinery.
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Blow molding

RBU/RBS reheat machines for stretch/blow molding of PET and PP containers are available from Bekum (Williamston, MI). RBU 225 and 445 use technology that stretch/blow molds preforms into clear, glass-like containers for juice, water and milk products.
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Conveyor accessories

Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.
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Printing

BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) offers Front-To-Back Registration Monitoring, a new software option on its Pro Scan Eagle video inspection system. Allows press operators to view both sides of the same repeat job on the fly, with a side-by-side comparison on the monitor.
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Applications news

Fleetwood Container, Vernon, CA, has added a six-color Cuir Rotaflexo® Mark II 2200 top printer equipped with an Inkontrol® automatic viscosity/pH controller, both from Automato/oon (Plover, WI) The Inkontrol system automatically monitors and controls viscosity and pH during print runs to provide consistent quality, and free up operators.
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Container pressure tester

AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) has introduced the Plastic Pressure Tester (PPT), a microprocessor-based pressure-driven tester for a variety of plastic containers, including bottles up to 3 L.
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Label inspection

High-speed, on-line, automatic label inspection systems from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) check for accurate placement and defects on in-mold, heat-transfer, roll-fed or die-cut labels measuring up to 101/2" H.
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Carton feeding

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

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.

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