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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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Induction cap sealing system

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) offers a two-page, four-color flyer describing the new Compak(TM) Jr. Induction Cap Sealing System.
Cap feeder delivers caps to capper, which has a removable brass chute end (inset) dedicated to each cap size. No tools are neede
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Versatility drives Shrader line design

A short while ago, contract packager Shrader Canada rarely filled more than 8ꯠ bottles of liquid automotive products per shift. A new and versatile line now lets the firm reach 26ꯠ per shift .
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Volumetric filler

LaubHunt Packaging Systems (Norwalk, CA) has introduced the Pressure-Metering Volumetric Filler for viscous foods, lubricants, chemicals and personal care products.
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Control software

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) AML(TM) Advanced Motion Language replaces proprietary hardware with a software solution that runs on open PC platforms.
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Bar code system

AdaptaScan(TM) is a flexible bar code system from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI). It's designed to help reduce installation, operation and maintenance costs in a wide range of applications.
Film rolls are locked into position via quick-release levers to make changes quick. Just below the film unwind, Saputo uses an i
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Quick changeover

Beyond improved package seals, the other critical feature of the Integra is the ease of change- over, in part because of the simplicity of the machine.
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Flow wrapper

Cavanna mid- and high-speed flow wrappers from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) are now equipped with high-resolution full-color display panels. A 14" color monitor allows quick input of data, prompt reading of machine status and highly detailed information with photographic images of spare parts and scaled changeovers.
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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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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Thermal transfer ribbons

Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) has released four-color process and spot-color thermal transfer ribbons. For use in four-head printers, the DuraFast Color System prints graphics and bar codes in a time saving, one-pass operation.
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Bar coding software

CoStar (Greenwich, CT) has introduced Bar Code Value Pack, an all-in-one package for businesses implementing a bar code system. It includes components necessary to create, print and read bar codes.
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Temperature indicators

Opti-Therm(TM) temperature-sensitive labels from Mid America Div. of Menasha (Neenah, WI) tell consumers when a food product is at the proper serving temperature.
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Edge protector

Laminations Corp. (Neenah, WI) has introduced SlotBoard(TM) packaging material, a new v-shaped edge protector made from laminated paperboard that prevents load shifting during shipping.
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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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