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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Two-part label

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, OH) has developed a perforated, two-part p-s label for pharmaceutical use. The pharmaTrack label contains most patient in-formation on both parts of the label.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
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Case tapers

Two semi-automatic case tapers from Central Products (Menasha, WI) are suited for oversized packages of unlimited length. The CP-633 seals packages 30" x 30" in height and width, and the CP-644 seals packages 40" x 40".
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Noncontact sensors

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced the Super-prox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and SM556A-400 (connector style) ultrasonic, noncontact sensors.
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Applicator package

Willcox Intl. (Costa Mesa, CA) has developed the Will-Flo(TM) applicator package, a patented device for unit-of-use delivery of fluids, gels and flowable substances onto a target surface.
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Resource kit

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced a regulatory resouce kit tailored to meet the needs of package design professionals.
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Vial tray and tote loader

The Model TL100 from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL) is an automatic vial and ampule loader for tray and tote boxes. Vials and ampules can be fed directly from the filling line or from McBrady's #40 Outside Vial washer/dryer.
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Extruded plastic profiles

Tri-Seal International (Blauvelt, NY) introduces a new full-color brochure that highlights the company's capabilities in the manufacture of extruded plastic custom profiles and specialty tubing.
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Packaging inspection

SYSTECH Solutions, Inc. (Cran-bury, NJ) introduces TIPS(TM), a fully-integrated packaging inspection system that makes it easier to set up, perform and monitor inspection stations on a packaging line.
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Tray lidder

Oliver Products (Grand Rapids, MI) has introduced a self-actuating tray lidder designed for use with heat-seal coated, printed or unprinted, plastic or paperboard tray materials.
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Small-character ink-jet coder

The Marsh Co. (Belleville, IL) has developed an im-proved version of its Mini-Mark small-character ink-jet printer. Its rede-signed printhead uses a smaller nose-piece for print in very small areas.
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Vertical bagger

The Model V-250 vertical f/f/s bagger from Rovema (Lawrence-ville, GA) packs most free-flowing products, including granulates and powders, at speeds to 80 bpm.
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Packaging Software

United CAD/CAM Systems (Maple Grove, MN) has unveiled its new packaging software, Packaging Assistant. The software is avail-able in three modules- 2D, 3D and Product Data Manager-to meet the various needs of all packaging engineers.
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Square-bottom bag machine

Hanson Holdings (Plainview, NY) has developed a patented machine that produces square bottom bags in thicknesses up to 6 mil and 60" W. Produces heavier-weight bags for pet food and industrial products, lighter-weight bags for grocery use.
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Wireless bar code scanning

The RF Lite(TM) system from Hand Held Products (Charlotte, NC) is a wireless bar code scanner. It consists of a portable RF MicroWand(TM) or LaserWand(TM) bar code scanner and a compact command base transceiver with cables that connect to a Windows(TM)-based PC.
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Locations guide

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a new guide to its more than 125 manufacturing and sales/service locations in 36 countries.
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Tear tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.

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