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Ink-jet printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced a new line of high-resolution ink-jet printers equipped with a quick-change ink system, allowing changeover in less than five minutes.
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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.
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Product metering device

Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) now offers its patented Sequential Transfer(TM) servo-controlled product metering device for use in the pharmaceutical or medical industries.
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Pallet programs

CAPE® Systems (Plano, TX) has introduced two new Windows-based programs designed to assist manufacturers and retailers establish logistical standards for packaging, shipping and marketing multiple products.
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Horizontal cartoner

The semi-automatic Model 100 horizontal cartoner from Superior Packaging Equipment (Carlstadt, NJ) has an open frame construction for complete accessibility and ease of maintenance.
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Two-panel box labeler

Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.
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Print and apply

Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
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Low-level palletizer

The Faiveley® low-level case palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) uses modular components to offer end users a wide variety of layout possibilities.
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Line shaft conveyor

Using only a single drive, a new line shaft conveyor from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) uses a special live roller conveyor to power elaborate configurations of straight line shaft conveyor sections, curves and other modular auxiliary units.
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Plastic pallet

Green-Tek (Booth 526) will exhibit a medium-duty plastic pallet. Used for a variety of food applications, this lightweight, nestable pallet measures 40" x 48" and is 4-way accessible.
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Multi-lane weighers

WeighPack Systems (Booth 2185) will introduce a new line of weighing machines equipped with single- to triple-lane flow. These machines can be used for weigh-filling of bags, boxes, jars, cartons or trays.
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Product transfer system

Rexnord's (Booth 883) DynamicTransfer System will be displayed at WestPack. This system eliminates dead plates on a conveyor by creating a cantilever-designed transfer area, allowing products to move easily with no impact on other products.
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Checkweigher

Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.
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Strip form oxygen absorbers

FreshPax(TM) oxygen absorbing packets from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) are now available in strip form. They are designed for use on the company's dispensing systems, which dispense single or mul-tiple pac-kets at speeds to 400/min.
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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
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Flow wrapper

The new Pack 30-CA high-speed flow wrapper from Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Booth 2326-2440) individually flow wraps hard boiled candy, lozenges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
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Automated distribution

Boss 2 is a new generation of automated distribution software from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) that allows retail distribution centers to reach maximum productivity.

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