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Label/leaflet

Developed for pharmaceutical products and promotional on-pack labels, Pharm-a-Ply is a new single-construction label/leaflet from Moss Printing (Chicago, IL).
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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Vial/stopper feeding system

Designed to expedite bottle size changeovers, the new ChaseLock(TM) quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FPCC-12H automatic filling, plugging and capping machine.
The quick-change rotary orienter (top) properly aligns three 375-ml flasks sold in two distinctive shapes (above
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Unloader, orienter speed Seagram's glass flask line

Automated uncasing speeds output and reduces costs for 375-mL glass flasks. Quick-change bottle orienter aligns bottles for downstream functions.
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
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Roll-fed labeler

An updated version of the 900 Series Polyclad roll-fed labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) features stainless-steel construction for use by the dairy, food and beverage industries.
Shown here are just five of the 12 different bottles currently filled on the Yoshida line
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Yoshida sauce line sizzles

Yoshida's gourmet sauce is so popular at club stores in the U.S. and export markets around the globe, its packaging needed increased speed and versatility.
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Sensors for low temperatures

Leuze-Lumiflex's (Rockaway Hill, NJ) 96 Series of photoelectric sensors for low temperatures are designed for manufacturing facilities that have cold storage plants.
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Semi-automatic cartoner

The RCS-140 semi-automatic cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds via a rotary setup mechanism for either manual or automatic loading.
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Low-friction surface chain

Falcon Belting's (Oklahoma City, OK) patented new C-17 chain uses LFS(TM) (low friction surface) technology to permit products to slide along a conveyor line with fewer lockups and less product damage.
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Del Monte Italy tries new aseptic concept

Del Monte Foods Sud Europa S.p.A. (San Felice sul Panaro, Italy) has found a way to go from heavy, stock polyethylene terephthalate bottles to lightweight proprietary designs and cut its bottle costs by two-thirds at the same time.
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Vertical transport system

I.J. White Corp. (Farmingdale, NY) has released a six-page, full-color brochure on the Mass-Tier(TM) vertical transport system. The brochure highlights container transportation, product orientation and registration, single-system line speeds, safety features, and sanitation.
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Clear container sensor

The CCS Series adaptive clear-container photoelectic sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) senses glass and plastic containers at a rate of 2ꯠ/min.
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LDPE drum liner

ValuLiner® VLN from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) is a 15-mil, smooth-sided, 55-gal LDPE drum liner that folds flat and nests for easy storage, but shakes open to install inside drums without pushing or tugging.
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Spiral conveyor video

Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is offering a seven-minute video on its new ELEVAYOR(TM) spiral conveyor unit, which uses patented CurveMesh(TM) belting.
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Pouch progress, too

In addition to its core business of sauces packed in glass and plastic bottles, Yoshida has a busy pouch packaging operation, too. Typically the pouches are sold to other food marketers who include them as components in something like a vegetable or chicken stir fry.
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Line filler upgrades

Horix (Pittsburgh, PA) has developed seven upgrades for its complete line of filling equipment that increase production, efficiency and operator safety while reducing operating costs, downtime and maintenance.
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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.

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