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Side belt case sealer

3M Masking and Packaging Systems Div. (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the 3M-Matic(TM) 800asb side belt drive adjustable case sealer. It's capable of sealing RSCs from 6" L x 3.9" W x 2.75" H to an unlimited length x 21.5" W x 24.5" H at a rate of 30/min.
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Flat-panel computer

The ErgoTouch®-3000 from Dynapro Technologies (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a durable, versatile touch screen computer that can be customized to control packaging machinery on a line.
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PET sauce bottles

Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) has introduced a new stock line of sauce bottles for salad dressings, sauces or marinades. These 16- and 32-oz PET bottles include an injection-molded 38-mm neck finish with a dripless feature.
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Vial and stopper feeder

A new quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FS-12H automatic filling and stoppering machine.
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Blister system

Hoong-A America (LaPalma, CA) has introduced the Ministar-G7 automatic blister packaging system. It handles a variety of carded blister packs running in medium- to high-speed applications.
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Measuring scoop

A new Measurex® 16-oz measuring scoop is available as a stock item from S&L Plastics (Nazareth, PA). Made of FDA-approved PP, it is suitable for both dry and liquid products.
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Horizontal cartoner

The Flexo-Tray® horizontal cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) has a uniquely designed article bucket conveyor. During operation, article buckets expand fully at product transfer stations to offer a large and forgiving transfer window.
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Rotary fillers

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) line of continuous-motion and indexing model rotary fillers can fill powders, granules and flakes into most rigid containers at speeds from 60 to 400/min.
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EAS applicator

Sonoco Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) new electronic article surveillance (EAS) applicators apply EAS labels to folding carton interiors at speeds to 600 tags/min.
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Stainless steel motor

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has developed an all stainless-steel motor designed specifically for applications requiring aseptic conditions, including pharmaceuticals and food processing.
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Compact disc tins

Independent Can (Belcamp, MD) has introduced a new tin designed for packaging compact discs and CD-ROMs. Made of 88# tinplate, it measures 4 13/16" W x 5 9/16" H x 3/8" deep.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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Volumetric filler

LaubHunt Packaging Systems (Norwalk, CA) has introduced the Pressure-Metering Volumetric Filler for viscous foods, lubricants, chemicals and personal care products.
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Edge protector

Laminations Corp. (Neenah, WI) has introduced SlotBoard(TM) packaging material, a new v-shaped edge protector made from laminated paperboard that prevents load shifting during shipping.
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P.O.P. hang strip load system

The P.O.P. Hang Strip Auto Load System from North American Plastic Manufacturing (Middlebury, CT) is now available with reversible feed. This new tabletop machine is designed for semi-automatic loading of lightweight products for P.O.P.
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Remote I/O printers

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.
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Can ends

Designed for noncarbonated beverages, new steel can ends from Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH) look like aluminum beverage-style can ends but have increased strength and tamper-evidence.
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Temperature indicators

Opti-Therm(TM) temperature-sensitive labels from Mid America Div. of Menasha (Neenah, WI) tell consumers when a food product is at the proper serving temperature.

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