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Package design

Artios (Ludlow, MA) has introduced QuickStep, Macintosh-based software designed to eliminate the need for step-and-repeat work. Existing carton profiles, layouts and other files can be imported from client's CAD system to a package designer's desktop computer system.
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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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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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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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Strip form oxygen absorbers

FreshPax(TM) oxygen absorbing packets from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) are now available in strip form. They are designed for use on the company's dispensing systems, which dispense single or mul-tiple pac-kets at speeds to 400/min.
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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.
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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.
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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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Automatic bag palletizer

SDP Series 2000 automatic bag palletizer from Slidell (Owatonna, MN) has a unitized design to help reduce installation time. It's shipped intact and ready for installation.
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Stand-up case packer

Designed for the potato processing industry, Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) VP/F stand-up case packer packs up to 60 flexible bags/min on a 1 x 6 pattern.
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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.
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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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Horizontal cartoner

Tecnomeccanica's The Boxer Model HCM is a horizontal cartoner available from Inland Trade (Miami, FL). Fully-adjustable machine is designed for cartoning flow-wrapped products.
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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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Bar coding software

Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced Easylabel® for Windows version 1.4. Features Open Data Base Connectivity support for ac-cessing remote data in a variety of relational and nonrelational database management systems.

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