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Slotted dispenser

Weatherchem's (Twinsburg, OH) Flapper® dispenser is now available with a slotted pour option for coarse products such as fertilizers or ice melt.
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Automatic capper

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model E automatic capper. This four-spindle machine has a Model FSRF-24 rotary cap feeder and a 3.5-cu' supply hopper.
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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
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Stretch wrapper for pallet loads

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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Bottling system

The ValuLine(TM) is a compact bottling system from Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) suited for new or small-run bottling operations. The system automatically washes, rinses, sanitizes, fills and caps 3-, 5-, and 6-gal bottles at speeds to 110/hr.
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Sachet form/fill/seal

R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
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Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
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Carrier applicator

The Triton CS500 auto case setter from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is a fully automatic machine that applies Triton(TM) paperboard ring carriers to four-and six-packs of bottles at speeds to 500 bottles/min.
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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