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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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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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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
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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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Laser codable label

Engraph Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) Code-a-Label(TM) is a laser-codable polyolefin label that does not use ink blocks or PVC. When exposed to laser beams, it provides a dark, consistent code that on-line verification systems can monitor.
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Mini bottle unscrambler

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AU-3 Micro-Mini Com-pact Orientainer® bottle unscrambler. With a footprint of 45" x 65", it is well-suited for areas with limited space.
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Transfer system and magazine loader

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced two robotic systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packagers. The Flexible Transfer System allows transfer of solid products from a conveyor into cartons erected on a Jones CMV cartoner.
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Hand-held scanner

The Verispec RF from Parish Automation (Lakewood, NJ) is a hand-held, cordless scanner for bar code scanning, decoding and verification. Allows operators to scan and transmit up to 50' from the base station.
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Labeling software

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released Legi for Windows 2.0.0., the latest version of the company's Legitronic® labeling software.
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Case/tray-lid shipper display

Salwasser's (Reedley, CA) case packer loads 12 and 24 overwrapped, multi-packed candy bars into both wraparound cases and display trays, using an HSC as a lid.
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Side panel labeler

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Eastlake, OH) has introduced an economical side panel labeling system specifically designed for harsh dairy environments. This variable- speed stepper-driven labeler applies labels to pints, quarts, half-gal and 1-gal plastic containers at speeds to 120/min.
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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has developed a child-resistant closure that is also a dispenser. For OTC pharmaceutical products, this closure is said to exceed re-cent requirements for child safety and senior accessibility set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Off-line analyzers

Mocon's (Minneapolis, MN) new Pac Check(TM) Models 600 and 650 combination off-line analyzers measure oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace in rigid and flexible packages.
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Rewinding/finishing station

CenTek Intl.'s (Bowling Green, OH), ReFlex(TM) CT100 re-winding/finishing station for label converting applications includes a 7.5" web and permits easy side-web loading.
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Hand-held bar code verifiers

The Laser Inspector Series of hand-held bar code verifiers from RJS (Monrovia, CA) combines the benefits of a noncontact laser coder with a bar code verifier.

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