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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2138 inverted tamp/blow 2" stroke label applicator labels plastic containers at speeds to 12 cycles/min. In conventional tamp-blow processes, the tamp extends after the product is detected.
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Cartons are presterilized, filled and sealed within the aseptic chamber, which runs along the bottom of the system
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Aseptic system drives gabletop coffee creamer

Norwegian dairy stlandsmeieriet Hedmark Trrmelk is first to use aseptic system to produce 1/4-L gabletops of coffee creamer. New system lengthens shelf life by 50% and triples output of prior extended shelf life equipment.
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Labeling solutions

Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) has released a full-color, eight-page brochure titled "Labeling Solutions for the Chemical Industry." It describes and illustrates the company's line of on-demand laser and thermal transfer printers, labeling software, consulting services and weather-resistant labels for chemical- and hazardous materials container applications.
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Combination weigher

The Golden Eagle CV-14 combination weigher from Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) is designed for IQF poultry and meat packagers. It accommodates a broad range of sizes and shapes, with various compositions and coatings.
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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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Transportation simulators

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a six-page, full color brochure detailing its line of transportation simulation instruments. Testers are available to determine shock, vibration, compres-sion, drop, leakproofness and other pro-perties that affect packages.
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Bag heat sealer

The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
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Cold-seal OPP

APCO, from Borden Packaging and Industrial Products (North Andover, MA), is a new OPP that uses Borden's cold seal release chemistry. It's designed for single-web, reverse-printed cold seal overwrap of multi-packaged products such as candy bars, single-sliced cheese, snack products and baked goods.
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Hot melt equipment

The AS Series of hot melt equipment from Airprint Systems (New Smyrna Beach, FL) offers touch-screen capabilities in English, Spanish, French, or German.
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Machine vision camera

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the PPT-DS2(TM), a new shutterable, double-speed, full-resolution, asynchronous camera for machine vision applications.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Econo-Feed Models 330 and 350 are new plastic bottle unscramblers from Pace Packaging (Fairfield, NJ). They're designed for packagers who need to unscramble plastic bottles as tall as 10 1/4" at slow to moderate speeds.
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Unwind stand

Compensating Tension Controls' (West Caldwell, NJ) Type SHD-800-EG modular unwind stand is available for any flexo printing press or narrow-web converting process, according to the company.
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Stainless steel motor

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has developed an all stainless-steel motor designed specifically for applications requiring aseptic conditions, including pharmaceuticals and food processing.
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Extending shelf life

Liquid Carbonic (Oak Brook, IL) describes its new FlavorFresh(TM) system in a full color brochure. FlavorFresh offers three methods of changing the atmosphere inside a package to prolong the life of a food product.
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Can labeler

The Mateer-Burt (Wayne, PA) UCL uniform can labeler can reach speeds to 800 containers/min. This nonadjustable horizontal roll-through labeler applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers on lines dedicated to a single size container.
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Closing machinery brochure

Cozzoli Machine Co. (Plainfield, NJ) offers a new eight-page brochure covering the company's diverse line of stoppering, plugging, capping, and sealing equipment.
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Powder filling system

A new powder filling system from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) is designed to yield accurate fills as small as 2 g, using Digitronic Augers in conjunction with checkweighing technology.
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Distance-based pricing

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) is now offering distance-based pricing for its air express service. The new pricing structure is based on both weight and distance of packages shipped.

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