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Pharmaceutical cartoners

Thiele Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) PSC Plus Pharmaceutical Small Center Cartoner runs at speeds to 400 cartons/min. Provides improved ergonomics, operating efficiency and reduced maintenance over larger cartoners.
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UV-activated coatings

Waldorf (St. Paul, MN) has introduced Chamelacolors(TM), a new graphic enhancement coating for folding cartons that is activated by sunlight. Exposure to sun or black light activates the coating for a timeable color change that can take from 5 to 30 sec.
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Garbage reference book

"Garbage Trash Refuse Waste Discards Rubbish & Junk: The Book-3" is a reference book from Nichols Dezenhall Communications (Wash-ington, DC) detailing the state of garbage in America.
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Measuring caps

Klear Measure(TM) caps for spice jars from E.S. Robbins (Muscle Shoals, AL) have a built-in measuring chamber. Jars are tilted to fill the chamber to a desired level.
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Cosmetics pots

Topline Products' (Wayne, NJ) round cosmetics pots now come with two new options: a matte finish for opaque pots or a clear jar base. Made of SAN with a removable PP insert that is used for filling at a separate location.
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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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Truck loading program

Advanced Truck Loader(TM) 4.0 is a software program from Advanced Logistics Systems (Roche Harbor, WA) that facilitates loading of trucks to maximum legal axle weights.
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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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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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High-resolution printhead

Diagraph (St. Louis/Earth City, MO) has introduced the PEL/2560 printhead for the PEL Series Ink Jet System. This high-resolution 256-dot printhead has the capability to produce a full range of quality marks from 0.25" to 1.9" tall.
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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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Mini bottle unscrambler

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AU-3 Micro-Mini Com-pact Orientainer® bottle unscrambler. With a footprint of 45" x 65", it is well-suited for areas with limited space.
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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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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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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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Labeling software

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released Legi for Windows 2.0.0., the latest version of the company's Legitronic® labeling software.
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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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Side panel labeler

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Eastlake, OH) has introduced an economical side panel labeling system specifically designed for harsh dairy environments. This variable- speed stepper-driven labeler applies labels to pints, quarts, half-gal and 1-gal plastic containers at speeds to 120/min.

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