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Can ends

Designed for noncarbonated beverages, new steel can ends from Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH) look like aluminum beverage-style can ends but have increased strength and tamper-evidence.
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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.
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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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Operator interface

Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced a compact operator interface called the OPL for the Farex-SR Mini multi-zone temperature controller. The OPL requires less panel space--measuring 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D--and is an economic alternative to touch screen interface technology.
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CD-Rom catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new and improved version of its interactive CD-ROM electronic catalog. The new Version 2.0 contains CAD-DXF drawings of over 300 Baldor products.
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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.
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Micromini vacuum pump

A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
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Motion control capabilities

Litton Poly-Scientific (Blacksburg, VA) offers a full line of motion components including Clifton Precision® motors, resolvers and encoders, for designing a complete motion control system with a single vendor.
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Gravimetric filler

The ADN2-25-LD automatic filler from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) fills liquid and semi-liquid products into 1- to 6-gal containers at speeds to 12/min. Electronic digital scales and pneumatic step-sequence logic operating controls provide high accuracy with minimum maintenance.
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Plastic bag printing

Autografix(TM) is a new printing process from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) that allows packagers to print graphics on the entire surface of an Autobag® plastic bag.
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Replacement parts

Eurodex Components (Ringwood, NJ) procures original replacement spare parts from overseas component manufacturers, instead of machine manufacturers.
An articulating swing arm on Heinz?s print-and-apply labeler applies two labels, with     identical information, first to one si
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Print-and-apply labeling lightens Heinz's load

Heinz Pet Products adds a print-and-apply labeling system that applies a label to two adjacent pallet sides. System replaces manual labeling, saving $100ꯠ/yr in labor costs.
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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.
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Thermal transfer printer

The Barcode Blaster TT is a high-performance thermal transfer desktop printer from Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA). Prints complex graphics, text and bar codes, including two-dimensional PDF417 bar codes at up to 4"/sec, faster than any other printer of its size, says the company.
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Quick-release mount

A LiteLock(TM) quick-release mounting system from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) is designed to reduce changeover time when mounting a fixture plate to a receiver plate during assembly or manufacturing procedures.
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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.
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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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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.

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