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Tray packer

Designed for the beverage industry, the Meurer-CM/CT tray packer from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) can handle soft packs in-cluding brick and pure packs at speeds to 24 packs/min, depending on product.
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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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Valve/liner system

Inliners Unlimited (Monroe, LA) has introduced a valve to be used with barrier liners as a low-cost way to control gases in drums, pails, boxes or IBCs.
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA), introduces LabelMAX II, a networked labeling software package designed for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
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Optical character verification

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced an Optical Character Verification (OCV) tool designed to perform high-speed visual inspection and verification of printed characters.
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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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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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Two-part label

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, OH) has developed a perforated, two-part p-s label for pharmaceutical use. The pharmaTrack label contains most patient in-formation on both parts of the label.
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Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
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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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Case tapers

Two semi-automatic case tapers from Central Products (Menasha, WI) are suited for oversized packages of unlimited length. The CP-633 seals packages 30" x 30" in height and width, and the CP-644 seals packages 40" x 40".
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Applicator package

Willcox Intl. (Costa Mesa, CA) has developed the Will-Flo(TM) applicator package, a patented device for unit-of-use delivery of fluids, gels and flowable substances onto a target surface.
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Resource kit

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced a regulatory resouce kit tailored to meet the needs of package design professionals.
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Vial tray and tote loader

The Model TL100 from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL) is an automatic vial and ampule loader for tray and tote boxes. Vials and ampules can be fed directly from the filling line or from McBrady's #40 Outside Vial washer/dryer.
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Extruded plastic profiles

Tri-Seal International (Blauvelt, NY) introduces a new full-color brochure that highlights the company's capabilities in the manufacture of extruded plastic custom profiles and specialty tubing.
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Packaging inspection

SYSTECH Solutions, Inc. (Cran-bury, NJ) introduces TIPS(TM), a fully-integrated packaging inspection system that makes it easier to set up, perform and monitor inspection stations on a packaging line.

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