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Valve/liner system

Inliners Unlimited (Monroe, LA) has introduced a valve to be used with barrier liners as a low-cost way to control gases in drums, pails, boxes or IBCs.
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA), introduces LabelMAX II, a networked labeling software package designed for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
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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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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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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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Pick-and-place robot

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has developed an alternative to traditional pick-and-place systems that uses a two-track rail system instead of a conventional robotic arm.
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Medical tray sealers

Synergy II medical tray sealers from EMD Products (Libertyville, IL) offer GMP-compliant construction, maximum operator safety and superior process control with particulate-free operation required for clean room environments.
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High-speed capper

PMC Industries' (Hackensack, NJ) new high-speed capper applies pump caps at speeds to 300/min. A programmable controller governs machine operations, including the flow of caps from the sorter and automatic shutdown in case of overloads at transfer points.
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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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Blister packer

Campak's (Fairfield, NJ) M92 Blister Packer can run any film accurately, says the company, including cold-formed blister applications. Runs webs to 10" W and blisters up to 3" W x 5" D at speeds to 540 blisters/min.
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
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RTA outsert leaflets

Newly patented RTA (Right-Turn Angle) outsert leaflets from Vijuk Equipment (Elmhurst, IL) open to a full page of text to increase copy space on pharmaceutical and cosmetic packages by more than 100%.
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Vertical f/f/s

Eagle Packaging's (Oakland, CA) new Infinity vertical form/fill/seal machine can produce a range of pouch styles, including flat-bottom bags, at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Two-part label

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, OH) has developed a perforated, two-part p-s label for pharmaceutical use. The pharmaTrack label contains most patient in-formation on both parts of the label.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
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Applicator package

Willcox Intl. (Costa Mesa, CA) has developed the Will-Flo(TM) applicator package, a patented device for unit-of-use delivery of fluids, gels and flowable substances onto a target surface.
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Resource kit

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced a regulatory resouce kit tailored to meet the needs of package design professionals.

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