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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
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Mini bag clip

Lindn Intl.'s (Vo/oornamo, Sweden) Twixit Clip, a PP clip for reclosing aluminum, paper or plastic bags, is now available in a 11/2" size through Larand Intl.
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Hang tab applicator

The PFAS semi-automatic hang tab application system from Do-It (South Haven, MI) places p-s hang tabs onto packages at speeds to 60/min. Accepts rolls of hang tabs up to 16" in dia, with a maximum width of 4".
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Color selection guide

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) introduces the third edition of the Guide to Color Selection. The book is a general guide to the selection of colors for bars and backgrounds of bar code symbols.
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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.
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Side-flange sealer

The SS-231 from Moen Industries (Santa Springs, CA) is a continuous-motion flange sealer designed to seal side-flange style containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
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Guide rod cylinders

Compact non-rotating guide rod cylinders from PHD, Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN) are used for point-to-point motion applications where space is limited. The CTS Series has a twin-guide rod construction to prevent rotation of the tooling connected to the cylinder.
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High-speed applicator

The Universal(TM) SL-2000/3000 from Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) is a high-speed automatic stepper-driven label applicator. It applies labels up to 6" W at speeds to 3ꯠ"/min, with ±.025" accuracy.
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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
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Motor protective device

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the Smart Motor Manager (SMM(TM)), a new programmable motor protective device that incorporates configurable features and communications capabilities to control functions such as thermal overload, high overload/ stalling, ground fault, starting time monitoring and emergency start.
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Vertical f/f/s machine for food and nonfood applications

The Butler(TM) 3 is a new vertical form/fill/seal machine from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) suited for frozen foods, cereal, pasta, pet food, powders and granulates.
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Flowrapper

Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera® 3000 horizontal flowrapper uses three individually controlled servo motors for infeed, rollers and jaws. Reaches speeds to 150 products/min using a single-head; multiple-head systems are also available.
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.
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Remote labeling software

Episys Limited (Herts, U.K.) has a new print management software product called Hiway that provides simple, cost-effective label production at remote sites.
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Decorative metal tins

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) has introduced four new decorative metal tins designed for high-impact point-of-sale presence. The two-piece Heart Tin has improvements over other heart-shaped tins, says the company.
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Chain guides

Poly Hi Solidur's (Ft. Wayne, IN) chain guides work beneath the conveyor belt to help keep conveyor chains on their paths. They are available in a range of stock shapes including bow curves, solid tracks, profiles and radius chain guides.

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