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Case palletizer brochure

Alvey (St. Louis, MO) has released a four-color, eight-page brochure de-scribing its new Model 880 mid-speed case palletizer. This com-prehensive bro-chure lists construction highlights and option-al features for adapting the machine to specific applications.
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Polymer foam brochure

BASF Corp.'s Expanded Polypropy-lene Group (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced a new brochure highlighting Neopolen® P expanded PP beads for packaging applications.
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Locations guide

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a new guide to its more than 125 manufacturing and sales/service locations in 36 countries.
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Ultrasonic sensors

Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced opposed-mode ultrasonic sensors, which can indicate the strength of the sensor's signal. The EZ-Beam ultrasonic sensors use a built-in microprocessor to analyze the signal and control an LED indicator on the back of the readout.
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Square-bottom bag machine

Hanson Holdings (Plainview, NY) has developed a patented machine that produces square bottom bags in thicknesses up to 6 mil and 60" W. Produces heavier-weight bags for pet food and industrial products, lighter-weight bags for grocery use.
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Folding hang tabs

The Easy Place Fold Up Hang Tab from Do-It (South Haven, MI) is placed on a web so that the orientation of packages does not have to be changed prior to hang tab application.
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Motion controllers

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion(TM) motion controllers, Models 30, 50 and 70, provide cost-effective electronic motion control for 1 1/2- to 14-axis applications.
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ESD shipper

Designed for electronic, computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and medical/diagnostic items of 10 lb or less, Xpander Pak's (Glen Ellen, GA) electrostatic dissipative shipper is a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to corrugated containers, wrap and filler materials.
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Wireless bar code scanning

The RF Lite(TM) system from Hand Held Products (Charlotte, NC) is a wireless bar code scanner. It consists of a portable RF MicroWand(TM) or LaserWand(TM) bar code scanner and a compact command base transceiver with cables that connect to a Windows(TM)-based PC.
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Liquid packaging brochure

Horix Mfg. (McKees Rocks, PA) offers literature on its expanded line of packaging machinery in these full color brochures. Horix technology incorporates unscramblers, rinsers, fillers, cappers, labelers, packers, wrappers, storage silos, vibratory extractors, automatic elevators, and conveyor systems.
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Carton sealing program

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has been able to shorten order receipt-to-shipment time to as little as 14 days on new orders of printed water-activated (gummed paper and reinforced) carton sealing tapes.
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Packaging Software

United CAD/CAM Systems (Maple Grove, MN) has unveiled its new packaging software, Packaging Assistant. The software is avail-able in three modules- 2D, 3D and Product Data Manager-to meet the various needs of all packaging engineers.
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Tear tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.
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Hot melt feed

Nordson's (Duluth, GA) vacuum feed system maintains a preset adhesive level in Nordson's hot melt applicators to save operator time while ensuring continuous hot melt application.
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Digital servo drive

Indramat (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the DKR digital AC servo drive for multi-axis converting applications that require both high power and high accuracy, such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic printing.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Omega-Sort plastic bottle unscrambler handles from 25 to 500 pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty product bottles/min, depending on size.
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Sensory testing

21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
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Vertical bagger

The Model V-250 vertical f/f/s bagger from Rovema (Lawrence-ville, GA) packs most free-flowing products, including granulates and powders, at speeds to 80 bpm.

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