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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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Form/fill/seal system

Universal Packaging (Houston, TX) has redesigned the Mark Series automatic vertical f/f/s system to incorporate PLC-driven Touch Command software. All set-up and filler functions, including fill and production weights, seal temperatures, batch counts, machine timing and storage, can now be handled from a single control panel.
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Aseptic tub filler

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) has introduced a new Gasti high-speed aseptic tub filler that uses servo-drives for product-specific settings of filling and transport parameters.
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Cost cutting pallet purchases

The National Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has introduced a new twelve-page, full-color booklet titled "How to Save Money on Pallets." The booklet offers seven money-saving "lessons" with tips on how to reduce costs throughout the whole life of the pallet.
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Tapered container labeler

To eliminate difficulties associated with label application to tapered containers, Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL) has developed a semi-automatic labeler that applies crescent- shaped labels to small, tapered, round containers.
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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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Controls & drives brochure

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced a new 6-page color brochure that describes the complete range of digital control/drive schemes used to control individual motion axes as well as entire machine and production lines.
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Compact disc tins

Independent Can (Belcamp, MD) has introduced a new tin designed for packaging compact discs and CD-ROMs. Made of 88# tinplate, it measures 4 13/16" W x 5 9/16" H x 3/8" deep.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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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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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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P.O.P. hang strip load system

The P.O.P. Hang Strip Auto Load System from North American Plastic Manufacturing (Middlebury, CT) is now available with reversible feed. This new tabletop machine is designed for semi-automatic loading of lightweight products for P.O.P.
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Remote I/O printers

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.
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Tie-rod cylinders

Midland Pneumatic's (Machesney Park, IL) ISO 6431 interchangeable tie rod cylinders are made with a combination of Acetal plastic and 316 stainless steel to resist corrosion.
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
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Control center

Developed for the Masterweigh line of Net Weigh Scales, the Data Center II is a new control cen- ter from Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN).
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Ball takes control during can testing

Ball's Columbus, OH, plant is first to use new microprocessor-based controller to monitor leak testing of three-piece steel cans.
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Label software

QuickStep(TM) is a new step-and-repeat software from Barco Graphics (Vandalia, OH). For packaging and label configurations, this icon-based interface has an object-oriented design to create an easy-to-learn program.

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