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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
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Bar code scanner

Computer Identics (Canton, MA) has introduced the CiMax(TM) 7500 high-performance bar code scanner for PDF 417 two-dimensional codes. Uses a unique technology that collects data from a tilted or skewed bar code by scanning it in sections and integrating those sections for decoding and validation.
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Case loader

Salwasser's (Reedley, CA) Model W-60 mechanical wraparound case former, loader and sealer reaches speeds of up to 18 cases/min and comes equipped with a 300-case horizontal magazine.
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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
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New printing technology

Hologravure(TM) is a new technology that allows printing directly on clear plastic using conventional four-color process printing, plus a range of PMS colors and halftones, to create a multi-dimensional effect.
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Automatic bag closer

Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
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Palletizing robot

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
While the loading area of the automatic palletizer is stationary, its shuttle portion carries as many as five pallets at a time.
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On-line coding paves the way for automatic palletizing

One shuttle palletizer handles cases from five different Blue Diamond almond packaging lines thanks to on-line bar coding and reliable scanners.
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Hot melt-coated tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has released RPT (Reinforced Paper Tape), a 2"-wide tape designed for cost-effective, heavy-duty reinforcement of corrugated boxes.
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
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Hand-held bar-code verifiers

The Inspector® Series of hand-held bar-code verifiers from RJS (Monrovia, CA) was developed to help manufacturers meet national and international bar code standards.
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Chemical label printer

Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA), has introduced a new laser printer that meets requirements for chemical container labeling.
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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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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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End loader and carton closer

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) will unveil its new Challenger SL 302 automatic end-loader and top-load carton closer at interpack. The SL 302 uses an adjustable magazine gate to adjust height of carton hopper to produce up to 300 cartons/min.
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High-speed label imprinter

The Champion PS-1 is a compact hot-stamp label imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL). It can print more than 600 messages/ min, with a minimum dwell time of 20 milliseconds.

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