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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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Laser coding system

The new Xymark laser coding system from Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) combines the speed of CO2 laser technology with the flexibility of dot mat-rix imaging.
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PVC, PET bottles

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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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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Some like it hot

Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.
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Off-line analyzers

Mocon's (Minneapolis, MN) new Pac Check(TM) Models 600 and 650 combination off-line analyzers measure oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace in rigid and flexible packages.
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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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Label presence brochure

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) new brochure highlights the benefits, features and specifications of its Label Presence Inspection System. The system inspects for label presence and tamper-evident banding on various-sized containers.
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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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Drawroll bag maker

FMC's Packaging and Material Handling Div. (Green Bay, WI) introduced the SR-1400 Servo Draw® bag machine. The 56"-W split-roll bag machine permits a choice of side-weld or bottom-seal/twin-seal production.
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Green glass

Anchor Glass (Tampa, FL) has introduced new Estate Green glass for wine bottles. Equivalent to a European color called Antique Green, it is intended for use primarily for premium wines.
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Robotic case packer

Designed to replace customized equipment, the Model SPP Servo Robotic Place Packer from Combi America (Canton, OH) comes with one of four E-series case erectors.
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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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Diskette bagger/collator interface

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced a new diskette bagger/collator interface that works with the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel(TM) auto-matic packaging system to collate and bag sets of hard-shell micro floppy discs at speeds to 1귔/ hr.
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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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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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Contract manufacturing

A new four-color brochure from CCL Custom Manufacturing (Rosemont, IL) discusses the company's wide range of contract manufacturing ca-pabilities including compounding, mixing, filling and packaging.

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