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Optical character verification

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced an Optical Character Verification (OCV) tool designed to perform high-speed visual inspection and verification of printed characters.
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Print/apply labeler

Labeling Systems' (Mahwah, NJ) Model 2800 corner wrap print/apply labeler attaches easily to any bottom belt case sealer. It can be integrated with any tabletop direct thermal or thermal transfer printer to print bar codes or data on labels up to 8" x 14", at speeds to 12"/sec.
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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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Corner wrap labeler

The Model 2196 Corner Wrap print/apply labeler from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) can apply corner labels up to 14" long at speeds to 40/min, depending on label length.
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Sensory testing

21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
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Cosmetics bottles

Ambo Intl. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced the Cosmetica line of PET containers. Bottles are available in 4-, 7- and 9-oz sizes; a 3-oz jar is also offered.
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Liquid packaging brochure

Horix Mfg. (McKees Rocks, PA) offers literature on its expanded line of packaging machinery in these full color brochures. Horix technology incorporates unscramblers, rinsers, fillers, cappers, labelers, packers, wrappers, storage silos, vibratory extractors, automatic elevators, and conveyor systems.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Omega-Sort plastic bottle unscrambler handles from 25 to 500 pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty product bottles/min, depending on size.
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Motion controllers

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion(TM) motion controllers, Models 30, 50 and 70, provide cost-effective electronic motion control for 1 1/2- to 14-axis applications.
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Vertical bagger

The Model V-250 vertical f/f/s bagger from Rovema (Lawrence-ville, GA) packs most free-flowing products, including granulates and powders, at speeds to 80 bpm.
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Ultrasonic sensors

Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced opposed-mode ultrasonic sensors, which can indicate the strength of the sensor's signal. The EZ-Beam ultrasonic sensors use a built-in microprocessor to analyze the signal and control an LED indicator on the back of the readout.
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Hot melt feed

Nordson's (Duluth, GA) vacuum feed system maintains a preset adhesive level in Nordson's hot melt applicators to save operator time while ensuring continuous hot melt application.
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Carton sealing program

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has been able to shorten order receipt-to-shipment time to as little as 14 days on new orders of printed water-activated (gummed paper and reinforced) carton sealing tapes.
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CR, adult friendly closures

To comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recent decision to make current CR closures more senior-friendly, Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN) has de-veloped sev-eral new closure systems that pass the proposed older-adult "Senior Protocol" test.
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ESD shipper

Designed for electronic, computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and medical/diagnostic items of 10 lb or less, Xpander Pak's (Glen Ellen, GA) electrostatic dissipative shipper is a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to corrugated containers, wrap and filler materials.
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Packaging Software

United CAD/CAM Systems (Maple Grove, MN) has unveiled its new packaging software, Packaging Assistant. The software is avail-able in three modules- 2D, 3D and Product Data Manager-to meet the various needs of all packaging engineers.
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Square-bottom bag machine

Hanson Holdings (Plainview, NY) has developed a patented machine that produces square bottom bags in thicknesses up to 6 mil and 60" W. Produces heavier-weight bags for pet food and industrial products, lighter-weight bags for grocery use.

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