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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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Off-line analyzers

Mocon's (Minneapolis, MN) new Pac Check(TM) Models 600 and 650 combination off-line analyzers measure oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace in rigid and flexible packages.
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Hand-held scanner

The Verispec RF from Parish Automation (Lakewood, NJ) is a hand-held, cordless scanner for bar code scanning, decoding and verification. Allows operators to scan and transmit up to 50' from the base station.
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Label presence brochure

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) new brochure highlights the benefits, features and specifications of its Label Presence Inspection System. The system inspects for label presence and tamper-evident banding on various-sized containers.
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Digital tension controller

Horton Manufacturing's (Min-neapolis, MN) TC820 tension controller is for web printing or converting involving unwind, centerwind, centerwind drive or mid-process control.
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Drawroll bag maker

FMC's Packaging and Material Handling Div. (Green Bay, WI) introduced the SR-1400 Servo Draw® bag machine. The 56"-W split-roll bag machine permits a choice of side-weld or bottom-seal/twin-seal production.
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Label rewinder

The ERW-50 label rewinder from Sohn Manufacturing (Elkhart Lake, WI) is a multi-directional rewinder for use with thermal- transfer printers. It rewinds printed rolls of labels for applying at a later time.
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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.
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Cap sealer

The WC600 sealing machine for steel caps from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can seal up to 900 containers/min. It accommodates a wide range of cap sizes.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.

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