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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
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Vertical f/f/s

Inland Trade (Miami, FL) has introduced the Rotoseal Model RVP-180 form/fill/seal machine from Ger-many-based Gunther Wolf GmbH. Produces flat-bottom, side-fold, stand-up and other heat-sealed bags at speeds to 160/min.
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Weighing system

The AEF-25 with Multi-Trix from WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can weigh 5 to 50 lb in gram accuracies. Can reach speeds to 30/min with a twin head.
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High-speed overwrapper

The Pester PEWO-fold C high-speed overwrapper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) wraps single cartons at speeds to 70 cartons/min. Suitable for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries, the overwrapper uses a point seal for a neat appearance, and is avail-able with optional equipment for single or multipack collations in single or multiple layers.
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High-speed capper

PMC Industries' (Hackensack, NJ) new high-speed capper applies pump caps at speeds to 300/min. A programmable controller governs machine operations, including the flow of caps from the sorter and automatic shutdown in case of overloads at transfer points.
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One-way slipsheets

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has developed a new, cost-efficient method for adding strength to one-way corrugated slipsheets. Designed to replace pallets, it consists of a hot melt coated Sesame® tape placed inside a corrugated slipsheet.
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Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
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Video carton printing

Laminart(TM) is a patented new process from Oracle Packaging (Toledo, OH) that bonds high-quality paperboard printed graphics directly on a videocassette shell to eliminate the need for secondary packaging.
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Topsert brochure

The topsert product information brochure from Plymouth Printing (Cranford, NJ) permits larger amounts of regulatory and information to be included on prescription and OTC pharmaceutical and medical devices.
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
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Heart-shaped bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a heart-shaped bottle for the gourmet food and specialty product market. The glass bottles are available in 250- and 750-mL sizes.
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High speed bottle fillers

Krones (Franklin, WI) VP electro-pneumatic bottle fillers accurately fill plastic or glass bottles within ±2 mm fill-height accuracy, and at speeds to 1겨/min, depending on model and bottle size.
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Vertical f/f/s

Eagle Packaging's (Oakland, CA) new Infinity vertical form/fill/seal machine can produce a range of pouch styles, including flat-bottom bags, at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Double clipper

The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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PVC, PET bottles

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.

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