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Rotary liquid filler

The Electromatic rotary liquid filler from BWI KP Aerofill (Davenport, IA) uses a unique time-based flow concept to fill containers. This provides more accurate filling than level filling or piston displacement, says the company.
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Labeling software

Map 80 (Wokingham, Berkshire, England) has introduced a new version of its PRISYM for Windows labeling software. This new version has a function called OLE2, that when used with a command file interpreter allows the software to accept commands from other computer systems and software to create a fully interactive program.
Machine Product Brief
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Bagging system

Allied Automation (Dallas, TX) has introduced its Titan(TM) Rollbag® fully automatic bag packaging system for filling bags supplied on rolls. It dispenses, opens and seals bags from 2" x 2" to 12" x 22" at speeds to 60 bags/min, depending on size.
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Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.
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Product metering device

Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) now offers its patented Sequential Transfer(TM) servo-controlled product metering device for use in the pharmaceutical or medical industries.
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Pallet building

LoadBuilder(TM) from VantageWare (San Diego, CA) allows users to find more efficient ways to arrange mixed pallet loads. It consists of three modules: Pallet Load for arranging the same or multiple-sized boxes onto one or more pallets; Container Load for planning loads of multiple-sized boxes, unit loads and cylinders into containers or trucks; and Standard Pallet for designing full product pallet loads of single-sized pallets.
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Stick deodorant package

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Status Stick, a PP swivel-stick deodorant package. It has propel/repel construction and both bottom- and top-fill configurations.
Machine Product Brief
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High-speed printer

Graphics Intl. (Booth 1188) will introduce the Novax M printer, which can print on both oval and cylindrical containers at speeds to 180 con-tainers/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic palletizer

The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.
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Line shaft conveyor

Using only a single drive, a new line shaft conveyor from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) uses a special live roller conveyor to power elaborate configurations of straight line shaft conveyor sections, curves and other modular auxiliary units.
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Heat sealing guide

TOSS Machine Components (Nazareth, PA) has introduced a free guide to heat sealing. "Nine Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection" offers tips on how to increase productivity while reducing rejects and downtime.
Machine Product Brief
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Wraparound case packer

The T1240 mechanical case packer from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) handles wraparounds, RSCs or trays at speeds to 35/min. High-capacity magazine allows extended production runs.
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Hf/f/s

The Fuji-Formost horizontal f/f/s model FW-340mII from Formost Packaging (Woodinville, WA) can form, fill and seal more than 250 packages/min. Exclusive heat pipe end sealers increase speed capabilities, improve seal integrity and save energy.
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Bar coding system

Imaging Technologies (Booth 865) will display its Marksman 4000 bar coding system. It includes a print head, which prints up to 250'/min, a controller and Windows®-based software.
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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.
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Rubber belt brochure

Intralox (New Orleans, LA) has introduced a four-color brochure describing how the Series 900 Friction Top Belts can help save money. The 900 Series uses positive tracking of modular plastic belts with the gripping power of rubber to help eliminate mistracking, stretching, frayed edges and unzipped edges.
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Manual load cartoner

The new MLH manual load horizontal cartoner from Thiele Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) handles a range of carton sizes, from 2" to 9" L, 1/2" to 4" W and 4 1/2" to 12" D, with optional ranges available.

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