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Conversion factor guide

Schenck Weighing Systems (Fairfield, NJ) offers a free conversion factor guide to help on project planning. The guide provides an alphabetical listing of units of measurement, possible selections for conversion and directions for conversion.
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Skatewheel conveyor

The Model FX heavy-duty flexible gravity skatewheel conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is designed for applications where the conveyor must be moved to fit a variety of situations, such as loading or unloading trailers.
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Digital flexo proof

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) "Cyrel" digital proof system offers converters an accurate tool to control and predict flexo color early in the prepress process.
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Bottom pump spray container

Stark & Associates (Charlotte, NC) has introduced an easy-to-use 3-oz refillable bottom pump air spray container. It's available with an optional foam spray actuator that uses air instead of gas propellants, and has an efficient pumping mechanism for faster pressurization and a strong spray pattern.
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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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Short-run flexo press

Soloflex® 8, a central impression flexographic printing press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI), is designed to optimize short runs using materials up to 24.5" W.
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EPS manufacturing

Speedling (Sun City, FL) has introduced a four-color, four-page brochure highlighting the company's full line of custom-molded ex-pandable polystyrene products, including agricultural products and shipping materials.
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Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.
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Containerboard products

International Paper, Container-board and Kraft Div., (Memphis, TN) has developed a brochure to familiarize customers with the company's facilities, capabilities and wide range of linerboard products.
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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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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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Compact case sealer

Marq Packaging Systems (Yakima, WA) has introduced the Model 2105 Side Lug Uniform Case Sealer. It measures 75" L and can seal up to 15 cases/min, operating up to three shifts a day.
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Servo drives

BRU-Series Advantage Line is a new generation of servo drives from Reliance Motion Control (Eden Prairie, MN). The manufacturer calls the line a universal drive because it inte-grates brushless drive and vector drive technologies into a single drive, and because it is essentially five drives in one with its ability to accept a variety of command sources.
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Envisioning new OTC labels

Potential changes to over-the-counter drug labeling came into clearer focus on Sept. 29 when the Food & Drug Administration held a public hearing soliciting ideas for a redesigned label.
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Thermal label printer

Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) has introduced the SSP Thermal Label Printer, an easy-to-use industrial-quality bar code printer that operates at 1", 1.5" or 2"/sec speeds.
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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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Some like it hot

Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.

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