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Label design software

Labeltronix (Orange, CA) has announced BarSigmaOne® Platinum(TM) software, designed specifically for Zebra® printers and Zebra programming language.
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Decaser

A-B-C Packaging Machine's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 156 decaser automatically unloads and single files a complete range of glass or plastic containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.
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Roll-feed dispensers

The RF375 Series of roll-feed dispensers from Longford Equipment (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is suited for large runs requiring coupon insertion on vertical f/f/s machines and vertical or horizontal bag-in-box lines.
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Flow switches

Efector's (Exton, PA) solid-state flow switches protect against abnormal flow rates of liquid or gases. Suited for monitoring the flow of lubricants or coolants, providing run-dry protection for pumps, and detecting for clogged filters in liquid and gas handling systems.
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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
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Ink disposal program

Marsh (Belleville, IL) has introduced an environmentally friendly ink-supplying system for its customers. With the Waste-Free Ink Program, Marsh supplies stainless-steel 5-gal containers of ink to end-users, who attach them to their printing system with quick-change fittings.
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Fiber optic sensor

Expert(TM) is a microprocessor-based DC fiber optic sensor from Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) that senses light differentiation in low-contrast settings.
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Wraparound printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2140 wraparound print/apply labeling system from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is a high-speed wraparound label applicator.
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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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White-coated kraft

Ban-Ply is a new white-coated kraft paper from Bancroft Bag (West Monroe, LA) developed to reduce basis weight and overall costs of multiwall bags. It is stronger than clay-coated papers, says the company, thereby allowing packagers to reduce basis weight or eliminate a ply of paper, while offering a high-quality print surface for bags that require process printing and high ink coverage.
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Dual-ovenable trays

OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.
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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
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Accumulator

The Accuglide Plus(TM) from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) is now available with three sensor options to permit gentle handling of lightweight cartons as they accumulate.
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Non-skid lacquer

CZ Inks' (St.Louis, MO) non-skid UV-coated lacquer offers the high-gloss look associated with UV coatings, plus non-skid properties required for larger multiwall bags.
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Cartoning machine

ACMA GD's (Bologna, Italy) Model 770 cartoning machine for soap can be equipped with different feed systems to meet specific production needs. It can insert single bars of soap into boxes at speeds of 500/min, or two bars into one box at 250/min.
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Labeling system

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Moduline Front/Back system, a pressure-sensitive, technically advanced labeling system.

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