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Vertical f/f/s

Inland Trade (Miami, FL) has introduced the Rotoseal Model RVP-180 form/fill/seal machine from Ger-many-based Gunther Wolf GmbH. Produces flat-bottom, side-fold, stand-up and other heat-sealed bags at speeds to 160/min.
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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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Weighing system

The AEF-25 with Multi-Trix from WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can weigh 5 to 50 lb in gram accuracies. Can reach speeds to 30/min with a twin head.
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High-speed overwrapper

The Pester PEWO-fold C high-speed overwrapper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) wraps single cartons at speeds to 70 cartons/min. Suitable for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries, the overwrapper uses a point seal for a neat appearance, and is avail-able with optional equipment for single or multipack collations in single or multiple layers.
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One-way slipsheets

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has developed a new, cost-efficient method for adding strength to one-way corrugated slipsheets. Designed to replace pallets, it consists of a hot melt coated Sesame® tape placed inside a corrugated slipsheet.
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Video carton printing

Laminart(TM) is a patented new process from Oracle Packaging (Toledo, OH) that bonds high-quality paperboard printed graphics directly on a videocassette shell to eliminate the need for secondary packaging.
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Topsert brochure

The topsert product information brochure from Plymouth Printing (Cranford, NJ) permits larger amounts of regulatory and information to be included on prescription and OTC pharmaceutical and medical devices.
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High-speed capper

PMC Industries' (Hackensack, NJ) new high-speed capper applies pump caps at speeds to 300/min. A programmable controller governs machine operations, including the flow of caps from the sorter and automatic shutdown in case of overloads at transfer points.
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Heart-shaped bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a heart-shaped bottle for the gourmet food and specialty product market. The glass bottles are available in 250- and 750-mL sizes.
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High speed bottle fillers

Krones (Franklin, WI) VP electro-pneumatic bottle fillers accurately fill plastic or glass bottles within ±2 mm fill-height accuracy, and at speeds to 1겨/min, depending on model and bottle size.
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
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Inspection controller

The Plato-0100 is an inspection controller for laser bar-code readers from Entry Technology (Cream Ridge, NJ). It can monitor packages at speeds beyond 500/min.
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Tray packer

Designed for short production runs, M&O Perry Industries' (Corona, CA) Model P1500-SP is a filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical and laboratory applications.
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Vertical f/f/s

Eagle Packaging's (Oakland, CA) new Infinity vertical form/fill/seal machine can produce a range of pouch styles, including flat-bottom bags, at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Monoblock filler

Korab Engineering (Los Angeles, CA) offers a full-color brochure on the Monoblock filler for precision liquid filling, inserting, and capping. Described is the construction, electronics, controls, filling, guards, and capping functions of the machine.
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Tray packer

Designed for the beverage industry, the Meurer-CM/CT tray packer from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) can handle soft packs in-cluding brick and pure packs at speeds to 24 packs/min, depending on product.
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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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Valve/liner system

Inliners Unlimited (Monroe, LA) has introduced a valve to be used with barrier liners as a low-cost way to control gases in drums, pails, boxes or IBCs.

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