Controls

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Shipping program

Federal Express's (Memphis, TN) FedEx Ship(TM) is a Windows program developed for maintaining shipping information. Using a modem, the software links a user's computer directly to Federal Express.
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Conveyor cooling system

A complete in-line conveyor cooling system from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) effectively lowers molten product temperature after initial fill, while smoothly conveying containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Inventory management

PartsPro(TM) is a new Windows-based inventory management software program from A&D Weighing (Milpitas, CA). Its database allows flexible entry and reporting of parts, containers, multiple locations and inventory information.
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HDPE containers

Caliber Packaging (Cerritos, CA) has introduced the Havana line of elongated round containers. Made of HDPE, the line is available in 4-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes.
Controls Product Brief
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Erect/pack/seal system

Durable Packaging (Booth 3365) will introduce its Erect/Pack/Seal System with bag-in-box feature. Suitable for packaging of bulk, powdered and medical products.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling software

Map 80 (Wokingham, Berkshire, England) has introduced a new version of its PRISYM for Windows labeling software. This new version has a function called OLE2, that when used with a command file interpreter allows the software to accept commands from other computer systems and software to create a fully interactive program.
Machine Product Brief
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Bagging system

Allied Automation (Dallas, TX) has introduced its Titan(TM) Rollbag® fully automatic bag packaging system for filling bags supplied on rolls. It dispenses, opens and seals bags from 2" x 2" to 12" x 22" at speeds to 60 bags/min, depending on size.
Controls Product Brief
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Stand-up case packer

Designed for the potato processing industry, Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) VP/F stand-up case packer packs up to 60 flexible bags/min on a 1 x 6 pattern.
Controls Product Brief
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Laminated products

Laminations Corp. (Booth 1175) will introduce the PF Pallet Top(TM), a preformed laminated paperboard pallet top designed to replace conventional wooden pallet tops.
Controls Product Brief
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Package design

Artios (Ludlow, MA) has introduced QuickStep, Macintosh-based software designed to eliminate the need for step-and-repeat work. Existing carton profiles, layouts and other files can be imported from client's CAD system to a package designer's desktop computer system.
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Rotary liquid filler

The Electromatic rotary liquid filler from BWI KP Aerofill (Davenport, IA) uses a unique time-based flow concept to fill containers. This provides more accurate filling than level filling or piston displacement, says the company.
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Automatic palletizer

The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
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Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.
Controls Product Brief
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Pallet building

LoadBuilder(TM) from VantageWare (San Diego, CA) allows users to find more efficient ways to arrange mixed pallet loads. It consists of three modules: Pallet Load for arranging the same or multiple-sized boxes onto one or more pallets; Container Load for planning loads of multiple-sized boxes, unit loads and cylinders into containers or trucks; and Standard Pallet for designing full product pallet loads of single-sized pallets.
Controls Product Brief
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Stick deodorant package

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Status Stick, a PP swivel-stick deodorant package. It has propel/repel construction and both bottom- and top-fill configurations.
Machine Product Brief
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High-speed printer

Graphics Intl. (Booth 1188) will introduce the Novax M printer, which can print on both oval and cylindrical containers at speeds to 180 con-tainers/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar coding system

Imaging Technologies (Booth 865) will display its Marksman 4000 bar coding system. It includes a print head, which prints up to 250'/min, a controller and Windows®-based software.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.

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