Controls

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Irradiation report

Rubbright-Brody (Eagan, MN) has published a new report asserting that irradiation technology can eliminate E. coli from fresh meats while extending shelf life.
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Controls Product Brief
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Magnetic particle controls

Sofstep® magnetic particle clutches and brakes from Magnetic Power Systems, Inc. (Fenton, MO) provide smooth, controllable torque for power transmission and tension control applications.
Feature Article
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Nimble, facile, flexible:How packaging survives

Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes its new one-pass, 4-color thermal transfer label printer in an 8-page, illustrated brochure. The Sun-dance printer is designed for high-volume operations in rough factory environments, as well as for office use.
Controls Product Brief
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Lineshaft conveyor

The LS-500 high-speed conveyor from Interlake Matl. Handling Div. (Lisle, IL) reaches speeds of up to 500'/min. It uses zones of rollers instead of drive bands or individual rollers for direct power from the shaft through drive modules.
Controls Product Brief
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ECR information

A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
Feature Article
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New pack lets Wigwam slip into future (sidebar)

Getting computers to communicate
Controls Product Brief
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Roller conveyor

Hytrol's (Jonesboro, AR) Model 190-SPA horizontal live-roller conveyor is designed for "zero-pressure." Accumulates light loads as small as 1 lb/ft without line pressure.
Controls Product Brief
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Barrier film

Bicor® 60MAC film from the Films Div. of Mobil Chemical (Pittsford, NY) unites two Mobil technologies to provide oxygen, moisture, flavor and aroma barrier properties.
Controls Product Brief
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Colorants brochure

Carolina Color (Salisbury, NC) has introduced a brochure describing the company's color capabilities for the thermo-plastic industry. UL-ap-proved, custom-blended colorants in standard pellets, dry and liquid colorants are available.
Machine Product Brief
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Printer brochure

A new brochure from Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) discusses benefits of the Monarch® Rogue(TM) printer. This low-cost printer is suited for low-volume applications including shipping and routing labels, shelf/bin labeling and specimen marking.
Controls Product Brief
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F/f/s machine

Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

The Triangle/Yeaman vertical cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has a positive in-line drive chain protected by torque-guard clutches, a rotary drive carton feed and quick-change pockets.
Controls Product Brief
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Label design software

Graphics for Printware® from Wallace (Hillside, IL) is an add-on package for use with Printware for Windows(TM). By itself, Printware can be used to create, edit and print a variety of labels and bar codes.
Machine Product Brief
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Case erector brochure

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced a brochure on its Pro-Forma 135 high-volume case erector. It erects and bottom seals RSC, RSC-tab-lock, CSSC and HSC cases.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeler specification sheets

New Jersey Machine (Lebanon, NH) has in-troduced specification sheets for its Scout 100 series of p-s labelers, available in round bottle and front and back labeler configurations.
Controls Product Brief
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Computer-based training

Working with Metsys En-gineering (Eden Prairie, MN), Newtec (St. Louis, MO) has developed Computer Based Training (CBT), an electronic manual providing one-on-one training for Newtec machine operators and maintenance personnel.
Controls Product Brief
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Smooth-necked can

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.

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