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Noncontact date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 962 Touch Dry® coder has a new print head capable of printing up to 8 lines of legend in a 1" H area at speeds to 700'/min.
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Bar code system

The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
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Thermal printer

Esselte Meto (Booth 3127) will introduce the Atlas Model AS40 thermal printer. This thermal bar code printer has HP Laserjet emulation and 300 dpi print resolution.
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Coffee can with valve device

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
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UPC coupon coding

The Uniform Code Council's UPC Coupon Code Specification calls for UCC/EAN-128 extended codes to incorporate offers, expiration dates and other information onto current UPC coupon codes.
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Water bottle filler

Model EFG-100 Series water bottle filler from Adtech(TM) (Hatboro, PA) is equipped with Adtech's patented steam-in-place sterilization system to minimize the risk of contamination by bacteria.
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Automatic feeder

The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
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Monoblock machine

The K1W monoblock fill/plug/cap machine from Korab Eng. (Los Angeles, CA) is designed with modular components that can be easily removed for cleaning or changeover.
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UPC coding

Symbology (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced SKU Manager(TM), a desktop application designed for the assignment, administration and management of UPC numbers for medium to large product manufacturers.
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Warehouse distribution

Warehouse Rx(TM) 3.0 is a system for managing resources, information and activities of warehouse and distribution operations. Designed by Auto-Soft (Bountiful, UT) and distributed through Eskay (Bountiful, UT), the system offers real-time information on directing and managing labor, maximizing equipment use, and tracking and controlling inventory for conventional warehouses.
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Tool care system

CarnaudMetalBox (Wantage, Oxon, England) has introduced the Tool Care System, a PC-based software program that allows canmakers to control and forecast tooling requirements.
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Air bag packager

The SBP-SS-AA-16 Speedy Bag Packager is a pneumatically-operated system from All Packaging Machinery (Booth 346) that is USDA approved for poultry and meat.
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Gantry palletizer

Kaufman Engineered Systems' (Toledo, OH) new gantry-style stacker/palletizer uses either an air suction head or a clamping head to pick up items and place them on a pallet.
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Shrink sealer

PDC's (S. Norwalk, CT) 40P-M Shrink sealer applies TE bands to a variety of containers at speeds to 100 bands/min. Though designed to run at more moderate line speeds, the machine has the same quality engineering as PDCs high-speed units, says the manufacturer.
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Palletizing robots

The newest model in the PR-Series of palletizing robots from Pacific Robotics (San Diego, CA) palletizes four different products from four infeed lines at the same time.
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Material specifications

XSpec software from IMAS (Rolling Meadows, IL) enables users to create, store and manage specification information. It integrates text, images and data to provide specifications on packaging and related materials.
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Components on the Internet

PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) now offers information on its automation components and accessories through the Internet. The latest information on the company's products, support software, CAD files delivery, special services and upcoming events are accessible.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

The SK-300BD semi-automatic case sealer is new from Sekisui TA (Booth 3228). Designed for use in cold and wet environments, it's suited for frozen foods, meat and poultry.

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