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Puck tote system

A new puck tote system from Modular king Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) can fill odd-shaped packages at high speeds and assure container stability. Flat-bottomed, reusable plastic pucks convey nonstandard containers through all filling, labeling, capping and coding stations before unseating.
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Programmable limit switch

The new PLS 800 programmable limit switch from Candy Controls (Niles, IL) offers eight-function output, programmable zero offset, absolute on/off, start/stop or dwell anywhere from 0 to 359° in a machine cycle, and a programmable production rate indicator.
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Cap sealer

The WC600 sealing machine for steel caps from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can seal up to 900 containers/min. It accommodates a wide range of cap sizes.
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Rollstock transport device

The Kaddie from Packline (Naperville, IL) is a wheeled device for lifting, transporting and loading rollstock and related equipment weighing up to 350 lb.
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Front/back/wrap labeler

Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) has introduced the Model 6800 high-speed front/back/ wrap labeler. It has a dual-belt infeed system that eliminates change parts and ensures proper spacing.
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Packaging tape

Tara Tape (Bensalem, PA) has introduced the Com-Pack(TM) packaging tape system, which uses smaller diameter cores and increases the amount of tape per roll for less waste and increased efficiency.
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Food labeling brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a six-page color brochure discussing specific needs of the food industry, with special focus on new FDA and USDA regulations.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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PET bottles, jars

Stewart/Walker (LaPalma, CA) has introduced its new line of PET water bottles and square jars. Available in 0.5-, 1- and 1.5-L sizes with a 28-mm finish, water bottles are available with a larger support ring for better stability during filling.
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DIN process controller

The REX-D100 1/16 DIN process controller from Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) features a NEMA 4X front panel for applications requiring machine hose-down, including those in the packaging, dairy, food processing and beverage industries.
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Contact suppressor

The S-9 contact suppressor module from Lutze (Charlotte, NC) guards against PLC burn out, noise and other equipment malfunctions. It dissipates and eliminates power surges or spikes before they interfere with control operation.
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Plastic pallet

The Retailer(TM) is a nestable, nine-legged plastic pallet from Cadillac Products (Troy, MI). Originally designed for the grocery industry, its lightweight design supports loads of over 3ꯠ lb and can complete more than 200 trips.
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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EMC compliance for PICs

Effective January 1, 1996, machines installed in the European Community will be required to carry the Community European (CE) Mark. Giddings & Lewis (Fond du Lac, WI) has announced that its full line of Programmable Industrial Controllers (PICs) will be EMC (electomagnetic compatibility) compliant as of October 15, 1995.

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