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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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Motor controller

The SMC Dialog Plus(TM) controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has a built-in programmable motor overload to save both money and panel space. It includes over/under current and voltage, jam, stall, phase reversal and phase unbalance detection.
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Proximity sensor

Namco's (Mentor, OH) Focused Field Flat-Pak(TM) long range proximity sensor is used to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Packaging tape

Tara Tape (Bensalem, PA) has introduced the Com-Pack(TM) packaging tape system, which uses smaller diameter cores and increases the amount of tape per roll for less waste and increased efficiency.
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Food labeling brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a six-page color brochure discussing specific needs of the food industry, with special focus on new FDA and USDA regulations.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Programmable limit switch

The new PLS 800 programmable limit switch from Candy Controls (Niles, IL) offers eight-function output, programmable zero offset, absolute on/off, start/stop or dwell anywhere from 0 to 359° in a machine cycle, and a programmable production rate indicator.
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Case sealer

A new case sealing machine using p-s tape is available from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL). Featuring exterior-mounted tape rolls, it reduces downtime between rolls from 4 min to under 30 sec, says the company.
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PET bottles, jars

Stewart/Walker (LaPalma, CA) has introduced its new line of PET water bottles and square jars. Available in 0.5-, 1- and 1.5-L sizes with a 28-mm finish, water bottles are available with a larger support ring for better stability during filling.
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DIN process controller

The REX-D100 1/16 DIN process controller from Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) features a NEMA 4X front panel for applications requiring machine hose-down, including those in the packaging, dairy, food processing and beverage industries.
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Front/back/wrap labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) has introduced the Model 6800 high-speed front/back/ wrap labeler. It has a dual-belt infeed system that eliminates change parts and ensures proper spacing.
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F/f/s fact sheet

A new fact sheet from Cryovac (Duncan, SC) describes the Model 2002A, a f/f/s machine for hot and cold pumpable foods. Next generation machine incorporates faster sealing technology with servo-driven film for faster film advance, says the company.
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Plastic pallet

The Retailer(TM) is a nestable, nine-legged plastic pallet from Cadillac Products (Troy, MI). Originally designed for the grocery industry, its lightweight design supports loads of over 3ꯠ lb and can complete more than 200 trips.
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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EMC compliance for PICs

Effective January 1, 1996, machines installed in the European Community will be required to carry the Community European (CE) Mark. Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, WI) has announced that its full line of Programmable Industrial Controllers (PICs) will be EMC (electomagnetic compatibility) compliant as of October 15, 1995.
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Print/apply system

The 6000 Series Unit Load Label print/apply system from America's Leading Edge Systems (Kala-mazoo, MI) labels leading, side and/or trailing surfaces of pallet loads.

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