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Print-and-apply labeler

The Cimjet®300 thermal-transfer print-and-apply labeler from Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) is compact and self-contained, and uses modular label applicators for simplified changing between packaging lines.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
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Digital servo drives

Ecodrive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is a line of easy-to-use digital servo drives that integrate motion control, amplifier, power supply and I/O into a single unit.
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Machine data transducer

The MDT-30 machine data transducer from Production Process (Londonderry, NH) is a data display and data collection connection between any production machine and a computer.
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Bar-code scanners

A new family of bar-code scanners from S.T.I. (La Celle, St. Cloud, France) is now available through the French Technology Press Office. The BB-Scan Industrial Series has read ranges from 2 cm up to 23'.
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Tamper-evident bands

Tamper-evident bands made of heat-shrinkable PVC are available from Pro-Tek Packaging Group (Hauppauge, NY). They can be custom designed to fit most glass container sizes.
On one of Sandoz?s four corner-wrap labelers, the freshly printed bar code label is first tamped on and subsequently wrapped aro
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Sandoz networks labelers for easy control

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals uses custom software on a central PC to control 16 devices--including label printers, applicators and scanners--to comply with customer bar code label requirements. The move saves over $425ꯠ annually.
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Pocket unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Model ERP is an economical rotary pocket unscrambler that handles an array of container shapes and sizes at speeds to 250 containers/min.
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Case sealer

3M Masking and Packaging Systems Div. (St. Paul, MN) has developed a large-sized case sealer specifically for the large appliance and furniture industries.
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Sprocket, gear and pulley line

Solidur Pacific (Portland, OR) has introduced the Solid Torque(TM) line of sprockets, gears and pulleys. It offers improvements in the load- bearing characteristics over standard nonmetallic components.
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End-load cartoner

The new Hoypack FP200 end-load cartoner from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end-loading a variety of food and nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons.
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Shrink wrappers

Models APSS 1800 and APS 2700 intermittent-motion side-seal shrink wrappers from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) are suited for applications where a range of sizes need to be wrapped.
An articulating swing arm on Heinz?s print-and-apply labeler applies two labels, with     identical information, first to one si
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Print-and-apply labeling lightens Heinz's load

Heinz Pet Products adds a print-and-apply labeling system that applies a label to two adjacent pallet sides. System replaces manual labeling, saving $100ꯠ/yr in labor costs.
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Molded pulp corners

The High Performance Series of molded fiber corners from Fibreform Packaging (Germantown, WI) are strong, lightweight and easy to handle. They provide improved protection over EPS corners, says the company, by moving weight distribution away from sharp corners.
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Printed outserts

The new R.A.C.E. (right-angle closed-end) pharmaceutical outsert from Plymouth Printing (Cranford, NJ) fits in or on most containers. It extends printable space by providing a larger character format.
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Monobloc machine

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model MNB/P-LD-T2 fills, plugs and caps liquids at speeds to 120 containers/min. A pre-set menu on a touch screen simplifies package changeovers.
Reciprocating pickup head mechanically grips a case load of cups (left) and delivers them to a waiting case blank (above
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Marigold sweetens sour cream line

New line lets Marigold Foods double its filling speeds for 8-, 12-, 16-, 24- and 32-oz cups of sour cream or yogurt. Programmable limit switch plays a key role, too.
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Surface-mounted strobe

Precision Multiple Controls (Midland Park, NJ) has introduced the Lumastrobe® series of surface-mounted strobes. Originally designed for fork lifts and similar lifting equipment, it can be used in any industrial application where bright amber light is best to signal a hazardous condition.

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