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Thermoplastics

A four-color brochure from Roechling Machined Plastics (Latrobe, PA) lists properties and benefits of a wide range of Polystone® thermoplastic materials.
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Traversing printhead system

Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a traversing printhead system for use with small-character ink-jet printers. It allows the printhead to pass across the product, coding in either direction, as opposed to the product moving past the printhead.
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Bag-in-box filler/capper

The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.
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In-line capper

Kiss Packaging Systems (La Porte, IN) has designed an in-line capper with a "micro knob" adjustment to increase or decrease torque while the machine is running.
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Slaking a thirst for real-time data

Ocean Spray's new Nevada plant just outside Las Vegas boasts the latest in on-line data acquisition and communications systems. Can/glass line is a good example.
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
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Parison controlling

The latest generation of parison control systems from Moog (East Aurora, NY), the Bloc 64 PRG enables the operator to "double" the profile control capability, from 64 to 128 points, to meet a job requiring more than 64 control points.
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Thermal/thermal transfer printer

New HERCULES 600 thermal/thermal transfer label printer from Tharo Systems (Booth #364) features a laser quality print resolution of 300 dots per inch, and prints at speeds up to 8"/sec.
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Printer/applicator

The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.
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Print-apply labeling

Designed for pharmaceutical applications, the Model 2960 print-and-apply labeling system from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) applies bar coded labels to the end of a box at speeds to 60 boxes/min.
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Product damage reduction

"Pallets Move the World...With Your Help" is a 10-minute video from the Natl. Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) designed to help pallet users reduce product damage due to improper material handling practices.
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Labeler for bakery

The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
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P-s heat sealing tape

The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
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Corner-wrap labeling

Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), offers a brochure describing the benefits of the Soabar® corner-wrap carton labeling system.
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Heat-transfer labels

New Clear ADvantage(TM) heat transfer labels from Avery Dennison, Decorating Technology Div., (Booth #1011) combine high-quality graphics with a "no-label" look to provide high point of purchase impact for high-volume applications in the food, beverage, and health and beauty aids markets.
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Horizontal f/f/s

The new Model 8000 Series horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Mahaffy & Harder Eng. (Booth #1508) accommodates a broad range of flexible and semi-rigid materials.
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Rotary heat sealer

Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.
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Compression-testing system

Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL) has introduced the Dynacomp compression testing system for evaluating transit or warehouse compressive load forces. Avail-able in either a 2000- or 5000- lb capacity with either a fixed or floating upper platen.

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