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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
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Tilting tray/slat sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
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Printer/applicator

The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.
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Monoblock filling system

The Model FSAS-12H monoblock system is a low-speed, combination liquid filling, stoppering, and aluminum sealing system especially designed for applications in pharmaceutical, biological, and diagnostic facilities.
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Applicators

Haumiller (Booth #1637) will display its new Model 3250 applicator system for efficient placing of spray tips, overcaps, reducer plugs, collars and other fitments.
Supplier News
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Machine vision catalog

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
Machine Product Brief
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Gantry robot

Alvey's (St. Louis, MO) new Trans-Pacer gantry system travels at speeds to 100"/sec with an accuracy of ±.010" and can handle loads of over 1겨 lb.
Controls Product Brief
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Tensiometer system

The Pressductor Radial Tensiometer System (PRT), from ABB Industrial Systems' Weighing & Force Measurement Div. (Brewster, NY), incorporates a radial load cell that makes it resilient to vibration, overloads, shockloads and electrical interference in monitoring light to moderate web tensions in continuous-web operations.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

Thiele Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced its Series 50 intermittent-motion cartoner. With a footprint of 8' x 4', the company claims it is the industry's smallest intermittent-motion cartoner.
Controls Product Brief
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Kraft for multiwall bags

Camden(TM) Premier kraft paper is a new high-performance multiwall grade from International Paper (Purchase, NY). It can be used as insulation backing, wrapping, cohesive coating and p-s tape applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filling machine

ELF Machines' (Booth #317) Tri-Filler sanitary liquid packaging machine combines three aspects of liquid filling: gravity for thin foamy products, pressure/gravity for viscous materials, and positive displacement for oils or inconsistent viscosities.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag-in-box filler/capper

The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
Controls Product Brief
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Tray unloading system

Literature is now available on Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model ATU-200 auto-matic tray un-loader. The system allows one operator to unload plas-tic, glass or metal containers at speeds to 300/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detectors

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
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Rotary filler/capper

Osgood Industries' (Booth #107) versatile Double Index Rotary Filler/Capper fills, seals and caps formed containers at speeds to 90 containers/min with a heat sealer; 120/min with preset product.

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