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High speed bottle fillers

Krones (Franklin, WI) VP electro-pneumatic bottle fillers accurately fill plastic or glass bottles within ±2 mm fill-height accuracy, and at speeds to 1겨/min, depending on model and bottle size.
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Inspection controller

The Plato-0100 is an inspection controller for laser bar-code readers from Entry Technology (Cream Ridge, NJ). It can monitor packages at speeds beyond 500/min.
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Tray packer

Designed for short production runs, M&O Perry Industries' (Corona, CA) Model P1500-SP is a filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical and laboratory applications.
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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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Monoblock filler

Korab Engineering (Los Angeles, CA) offers a full-color brochure on the Monoblock filler for precision liquid filling, inserting, and capping. Described is the construction, electronics, controls, filling, guards, and capping functions of the machine.
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Tray packer

Designed for the beverage industry, the Meurer-CM/CT tray packer from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) can handle soft packs in-cluding brick and pure packs at speeds to 24 packs/min, depending on product.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
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Volumetric liquid filler

The Posifiller-2 positive displacement volumetric liquid filler from LaubHunt reaches speeds to 140 containers/min with a fill accuracy of ±1/4%.
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Integrated circuit shippers

ITW Camtex (Arlington, TX) has introduced new CamGrip MiniTrays for storage and shipping of small quantities of integrated circuit de-vices. Cam-Grip Twist-Locks lock trays together, eliminating the need for strapping.
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Corner wrap labeler

The Model 2196 Corner Wrap print/apply labeler from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) can apply corner labels up to 14" long at speeds to 40/min, depending on label length.

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