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Controls Product Brief
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Molded pulp corners

The High Performance Series of molded fiber corners from Fibreform Packaging (Germantown, WI) are strong, lightweight and easy to handle. They provide improved protection over EPS corners, says the company, by moving weight distribution away from sharp corners.
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Controls Product Brief
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Printed outserts

The new R.A.C.E. (right-angle closed-end) pharmaceutical outsert from Plymouth Printing (Cranford, NJ) fits in or on most containers. It extends printable space by providing a larger character format.
Machine Product Brief
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Monobloc machine

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model MNB/P-LD-T2 fills, plugs and caps liquids at speeds to 120 containers/min. A pre-set menu on a touch screen simplifies package changeovers.
Reciprocating pickup head mechanically grips a case load of cups (left) and delivers them to a waiting case blank (above
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Marigold sweetens sour cream line

New line lets Marigold Foods double its filling speeds for 8-, 12-, 16-, 24- and 32-oz cups of sour cream or yogurt. Programmable limit switch plays a key role, too.
Controls Product Brief
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Retroreflective sensors

Banner Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors operate in a retroreflective mode. A built-in Class II laser diode allows long sensing ranges up to 225', or 130' in the polarized version, with a 670-nm beam.
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Surface-mounted strobe

Precision Multiple Controls (Midland Park, NJ) has introduced the Lumastrobe® series of surface-mounted strobes. Originally designed for fork lifts and similar lifting equipment, it can be used in any industrial application where bright amber light is best to signal a hazardous condition.
Machine Product Brief
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Post f/f/s screw-cap applicator for gabletop cartons

Touted as the first screw-cap applicator that applies a cap to a carton after the f/f/s process, Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® Post Applicator applies a screw cap to gabletop cartons at speeds to 50/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
As Ball?s air-pressure tester revolves (above), a microprocessor-based        controller monitors each of 48 can-containing stat
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Ball takes control during can testing

Ball's Columbus, OH, plant is first to use new microprocessor-based controller to monitor leak testing of three-piece steel cans.
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Capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) are designed to sense nonmetallic products. They can be adjusted to ignore or "see through" an object to detect a second object behind it.
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Replacement parts

Eurodex Components (Ringwood, NJ) procures original replacement spare parts from overseas component manufacturers, instead of machine manufacturers.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer

The QualaBar Model 485 is a low-cost, high-performance bar code printing system from RJS, Inc. (Monrovia, CA). With an 8.1" printhead, it produces labels up to 8" W and 12.5" L.
Controls Product Brief
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Collapsible containers

Ropak Materials Handling Group (Atlanta, GA) offers an eight-page color brochure that consolidates its standard product line into an applications- oriented brochure.
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How packagers decide on machine controls

Research from PMMI shows that electronic controls are a growing part of packaging responsibility. Here's a look at their penetration, and who 'controls' them in the plant.
Controls Product Brief
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Bleached board brochure

International Paper, Bleached Board Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a 28-page brochure describing its Everest bleached board in eight different langua-ges.
Machine Product Brief
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Grease feeder

The LubeSite® 404 grease feeder from LubeSite Systems, Inc. (Kinston, NC) is now available with a clear, Lexan® PC base, which allows visual inspection of the unit's internal workings, and a vibrant yellow cap on its reservoir to increase the unit's visibility.
Controls Product Brief
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Canisters brochure

Sonoco Products Co. Consumer Products Div. (Hartsville, SC) offers an eight-page brochure highlighting Sonoco's innovative packaging designs and options.
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Stock plywood containers

Nefab (Chicago, IL) has introduced ExPak® stock containers designed for transport and export of valuable, sensitive, and/or dangerous goods.

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