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Noncontact sensors

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced the Super-prox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and SM556A-400 (connector style) ultrasonic, noncontact sensors.
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Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
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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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Medical tray sealers

Synergy II medical tray sealers from EMD Products (Libertyville, IL) offer GMP-compliant construction, maximum operator safety and superior process control with particulate-free operation required for clean room environments.
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Tear tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.
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Wireless bar code scanning

The RF Lite(TM) system from Hand Held Products (Charlotte, NC) is a wireless bar code scanner. It consists of a portable RF MicroWand(TM) or LaserWand(TM) bar code scanner and a compact command base transceiver with cables that connect to a Windows(TM)-based PC.
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Locations guide

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a new guide to its more than 125 manufacturing and sales/service locations in 36 countries.
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Folding hang tabs

The Easy Place Fold Up Hang Tab from Do-It (South Haven, MI) is placed on a web so that the orientation of packages does not have to be changed prior to hang tab application.
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Case palletizer brochure

Alvey (St. Louis, MO) has released a four-color, eight-page brochure de-scribing its new Model 880 mid-speed case palletizer. This com-prehensive bro-chure lists construction highlights and option-al features for adapting the machine to specific applications.
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Vertical bagger

The Model V-250 vertical f/f/s bagger from Rovema (Lawrence-ville, GA) packs most free-flowing products, including granulates and powders, at speeds to 80 bpm.
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Polymer foam brochure

BASF Corp.'s Expanded Polypropy-lene Group (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced a new brochure highlighting Neopolen® P expanded PP beads for packaging applications.
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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Double clipper

The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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PVC, PET bottles

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.

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