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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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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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EAS applicator

Sonoco Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) new electronic article surveillance (EAS) applicators apply EAS labels to folding carton interiors at speeds to 600 tags/min.
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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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PC-based bagging system

Spee-Dee Packaging (Sturtevant, WI) has incorporated the latest developments of its Computer Control 3 operating system in a net weigh bagging system.
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Measuring scoop

A new Measurex® 16-oz measuring scoop is available as a stock item from S&L Plastics (Nazareth, PA). Made of FDA-approved PP, it is suitable for both dry and liquid products.
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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Label applicator

The System I roll-on labeler from Lord Label (Arlington, TX) is now available with a side drive to provide consistent orientation on lightweight products as they're conveyed through the applicator.
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Wraparound tray/case packer

Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) will display a high-speed continuous-motion wraparound tray/case packer set up to run 12-oz cans. It can run a wide range of products at speeds to 85 cases/min.
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Flat-panel computer

The ErgoTouch®-3000 from Dynapro Technologies (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a durable, versatile touch screen computer that can be customized to control packaging machinery on a line.
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Side belt case sealer

3M Masking and Packaging Systems Div. (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the 3M-Matic(TM) 800asb side belt drive adjustable case sealer. It's capable of sealing RSCs from 6" L x 3.9" W x 2.75" H to an unlimited length x 21.5" W x 24.5" H at a rate of 30/min.
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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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Communications software

Milltronics, Inc. (Arlington, TX) introduces Dolphin communications software, a new Windows(TM)-based software package that allows automatic parameter setup for the company's ultrasonic level measurement instrumentation.
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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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Rotary fillers

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) line of continuous-motion and indexing model rotary fillers can fill powders, granules and flakes into most rigid containers at speeds from 60 to 400/min.
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Ink-jet printer

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) will debut its Jet-A-Mark CPS-16 high-resolution drop-on-demand ink-jet printer for coding on boxes, chipboard, kraft and other porous surfaces.
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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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Vial and stopper feeder

A new quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FS-12H automatic filling and stoppering machine.

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