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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
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Ball takes control during can testing

Ball's Columbus, OH, plant is first to use new microprocessor-based controller to monitor leak testing of three-piece steel cans.
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Safety light grid

The Areal(TM) safety light grid from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is designed to replace traditional fences and barriers that keep personnel away from hazardous packaging lines.
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Packet placer

The Model PPS-250 packet placing system with stepper motor control from George Gordon As-sociates (Nashua, NH) places a range of packet sizes at speeds to 250 cycles/ min.
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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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Post f/f/s screw-cap applicator for gabletop cartons

Touted as the first screw-cap applicator that applies a cap to a carton after the f/f/s process, Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® Post Applicator applies a screw cap to gabletop cartons at speeds to 50/min.
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
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How packagers decide on machine controls

Research from PMMI shows that electronic controls are a growing part of packaging responsibility. Here's a look at their penetration, and who 'controls' them in the plant.
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Safety relays

The KNA3 safety relay from Crouzet (Carrollton, TX) instantly detects faults such as short circuits or incorrect wiring in order to meet European requirements.
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Motion control capabilities

Litton Poly-Scientific (Blacksburg, VA) offers a full line of motion components including Clifton Precision® motors, resolvers and encoders, for designing a complete motion control system with a single vendor.
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Replacement parts

Eurodex Components (Ringwood, NJ) procures original replacement spare parts from overseas component manufacturers, instead of machine manufacturers.
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Bar code printer

The QualaBar Model 485 is a low-cost, high-performance bar code printing system from RJS, Inc. (Monrovia, CA). With an 8.1" printhead, it produces labels up to 8" W and 12.5" L.
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Collapsible containers

Ropak Materials Handling Group (Atlanta, GA) offers an eight-page color brochure that consolidates its standard product line into an applications- oriented brochure.
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Safety guards

A new brochure from 80/20 (Ft. Wayne, IN) discusses the firm's full line of safety guards. Made with aluminum frames, the line can be designed with a variety of panel options, including acrylic, PC, wire, cloth or metal.
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Bleached board brochure

International Paper, Bleached Board Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a 28-page brochure describing its Everest bleached board in eight different langua-ges.
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Grease feeder

The LubeSite® 404 grease feeder from LubeSite Systems, Inc. (Kinston, NC) is now available with a clear, Lexan® PC base, which allows visual inspection of the unit's internal workings, and a vibrant yellow cap on its reservoir to increase the unit's visibility.

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