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Cold-seal equipment

Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
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Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
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Compact cartoner

U-E-T Bernd Siebler (Remchingen, Germany) will present Compact 3, a compact cartoning machine for vertical loading. It can pick up and assemble boxes, insert product, close and code, at speeds to 50 cycles/min.
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Packaging machinery directory

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has released its 1996-97 Packaging Machinery Directory, which makes available a listing of the top U.S.
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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
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Bottling system

The ValuLine(TM) is a compact bottling system from Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) suited for new or small-run bottling operations. The system automatically washes, rinses, sanitizes, fills and caps 3-, 5-, and 6-gal bottles at speeds to 110/hr.
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Lane divider

The Translide(TM) lane divider from Western Atlas (Hebron, KY) accepts product from a single infeed line, divides it and transports it into two outfeed lines.
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Decorating system

Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
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Sachet form/fill/seal

R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
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Slotted dispenser

Weatherchem's (Twinsburg, OH) Flapper® dispenser is now available with a slotted pour option for coarse products such as fertilizers or ice melt.
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X-ray inspection

The PrimeScan Ultima X-ray inspection system from EG&G Instruments (Oak Ridge, TN) will be shown at interpack. It provides automatic inspection and rejection of packaged foods containing foreign objects such as metal, glass, PVC, teflon, bones, stones or shells in metal or glass containers.
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Case weigher/labeler

The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
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Ribbon brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a new version of the company's ribbon brochure highlighting its line of standard and specialty thermal-transfer ribbons.
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Print-and-apply labeler

Quadrel (Mentor, OH) will display the Q20, an economical next-out label printer/applicator that uses a tabletop TEC thermal-transfer printer and an integrated air-tamp applicator.
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Sterling litho C1S portfolio

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) unveils a new portfolio that demonstrates a variety of market applications for the company's popular coated-one-side Sterling® Litho C1S papers.
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Circular product loader

American Dixie Group's (Albany, NY) circular product loader loads a wide range of circular products, such as metal pans, paint cans and frozen pizzas.
Cartons are presterilized, filled and sealed within the aseptic chamber, which runs along the bottom of the system
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Aseptic system drives gabletop coffee creamer

Norwegian dairy stlandsmeieriet Hedmark Trrmelk is first to use aseptic system to produce 1/4-L gabletops of coffee creamer. New system lengthens shelf life by 50% and triples output of prior extended shelf life equipment.
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Company backgrounder

Alvey, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) introduces a 16-page, four-color brochure, "The Solution's In Our System," that describes, through case histories, the company's approach to innovative material handling solutions for unique manufacturing and distribution applications.

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