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Stretch wrapper

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
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Can ends

Designed for noncarbonated beverages, new steel can ends from Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH) look like aluminum beverage-style can ends but have increased strength and tamper-evidence.
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Temperature indicators

Opti-Therm(TM) temperature-sensitive labels from Mid America Div. of Menasha (Neenah, WI) tell consumers when a food product is at the proper serving temperature.
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Hexagon jars

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a 380-mL hexagon jar with 82-mm twist-off finish. Suitable for gourmet foods, specialty snacks, potpourri, or candles.
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Bar code system

AdaptaScan(TM) is a flexible bar code system from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI). It's designed to help reduce installation, operation and maintenance costs in a wide range of applications.
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Chemical container labeling

LMX3100 laser printer, dedicated software and weather-resistant labels make up a new chemical container labeling system from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products Div.
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Round belt guides

The Ezy Crown® line of round belt guides from Fenner Drives (Wilmington, NC) provide an economical solution to belt align- ment problems on round belt conveyors.
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Compact sensors

NaiS(TM) UZA photoelectric sensors from Aromat (New Providence, NJ) have a continuously-variable potentiometer for simple adjustments of light intensity.
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Dual-heat shrink tunnel

K.O.E. (E. Norwalk, CT) has introduced a new shrink tunnel with two types of heat to achieve precise fit and placement of heat-shrinkable labels. The combination hot air tunnel first uses radiant and convection heat to gradually heat the labels.
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Thermal transfer printer

The Barcode Blaster TT is a high-performance thermal transfer desktop printer from Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA). Prints complex graphics, text and bar codes, including two-dimensional PDF417 bar codes at up to 4"/sec, faster than any other printer of its size, says the company.
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Production software

Computer Technology (Milford, OH) has upgraded its popular Interact software to include features that target the needs of users in the food, beverage, paper, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries even more closely.
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Oil-shear clutch brake

Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has in-troduced the Model 01 Posidyne® oil-shear clutch brake. Less than 8" L and weighing 20 lb, it handles up to 600 cycles/ min, and brings high torque to tight-fitting drives on case packers, cartoners, fillers, indexing conveyors and other packaging machinery.
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Dual-level sensors

Superprox® dual-level sensors with on/off latch-control output are now available for a variety of dual-level control applications from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH).
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Manufacturing software

Tangible Vision (Downers Grove, IL) has released Version 1.0 of its Imprimus(TM) software. This object-oriented, graphical user interface-based client/server manufacturing software allows sales and marketing personnel to create price quotes, customer orders and return authorizations.
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Gravimetric filler

The ADN2-25-LD automatic filler from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) fills liquid and semi-liquid products into 1- to 6-gal containers at speeds to 12/min. Electronic digital scales and pneumatic step-sequence logic operating controls provide high accuracy with minimum maintenance.
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PLC with distributed I/O

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has introduced SattCon 200, a new programmable logic controller with distributed input/output system.
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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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