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Collapsible bottle

E'Compact is an economical, collapsible, lightweight bottle from Filpac (Chestnut Hill, MA). It consists of a smooth PE bottle with lugs on the side that fit into slots on a paperboard sleeve.
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Strapping tensioner

The Model MUL-4 combination sealless steel strapping tensioner from Teknika USA (Cupertino, CA) interlocks and cuts straps at any tension. Uses standard grade steel straps in widths from 5/8" to 3/4" in thicknesses to .020" to .023".
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
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Extended-height collapsible containers

Collapsible, returnable containers from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) are now available in larger sizes. Models with a 45" x 48" footprint are now available with sidewall height options of 42" and 50"; footprints of 64.5" x 48" and 70" x 48" now have 34" or 50" sidewall height options.
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Auger filler

Mateer-Burt's (Booth #1605) new Neotron Series 1800 servo-driven auger filler provides accurate filling within ±.45% of targeted weight. It's for use with free-flowing or non-free-flowing liquids and powders, as well as liquids, creams, pastes, viscous liquids and slurries.
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Container packer/unpacker

Campac is a new machine from Krones (Franklin, WI) that packs or unpacks bottles or other rigid containers of unique sizes and shapes. A cam-controlled motion ensures smooth handling to eliminate container damage.
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Heavy-wall PET jars

Nadel Industries (Port Chester, NY) has introduced a complete line of heavy-wall PET jars in sizes ranging from 5 mL to 3 oz. Available in clear, transparent, opaque, or frosted colors.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Vertical cartoner

Legend(TM), a new servo-driven, semi-automatic vertical cartoner from R.A. Jones (Booth #1206), operates at speeds up to two-thirds faster than current models.
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
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Tray unloading system

Literature is now available on Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model ATU-200 auto-matic tray un-loader. The system allows one operator to unload plas-tic, glass or metal containers at speeds to 300/min.
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Robotic part handling

Mitchell's (Elkhart, IN) Model 215 part trimmer trims and deflashes plastic, rubber and other materials in cycle times as little as 4 seconds.
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Ink-jet printer

Like its predecessor, Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Jet Pen II portable ink-jet printer never needs cleaning. It also offers two-line printing in any direction.
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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
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Case packer

The Econoline MGC-E case packer from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA) packs 1-oz to 10-lb bags into cases at speeds to 90/min. Designed for short production runs, changeovers take only two min.
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Kraft for multiwall bags

Camden(TM) Premier kraft paper is a new high-performance multiwall grade from International Paper (Purchase, NY). It can be used as insulation backing, wrapping, cohesive coating and p-s tape applications.
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Blow mold tooling

Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH) has developed an improved ovalized tooling design for HDPE extrusion blow molding machines that have 2 3/4" and 2 7/8" dia extrusion dies.

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