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Photoelectric sensors

Banner (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the patent-pending Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors, which do not re-quire users to choose a fieldbus system in advance.
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Graph and analysis

PPT Vision's (Minneapolis, MN) QuickChart is Windows-based software that offers real-time analysis and on-line graphical charting of inspection data while an inspection run is in progress.
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Handled oval PVC

Vanguard Plastics (Paterson, NJ) has developed a 32-oz PVC handled oval bottle, offering a full grip handle and recessed label area. Suitable for household chemicals, automotive chemicals, maintenance supplies, or professional hair care products.
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Warehouse management

MasterMove version 3.0 from Vantageware (San Diego, CA) is software designed for distribution center management. It reduces distribution costs while enabling greater flexibility in distribution center operations.
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Engineering design

Engineer's Aide(TM) version 3.2 from Epcon Intl. (Woodsfield, OH) is a process system design software that provides comprehensive equipment sizing and fluid flow simulation capabilities.
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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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Horizontal flow wrapper

Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm's (Sarasota, FL) new high-speed horizontal flow wrapper was designed specifically for hard-boiled candy, medicinal loz-enges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

The SK-300BD semi-automatic case sealer is new from Sekisui TA (Booth 3228). Designed for use in cold and wet environments, it's suited for frozen foods, meat and poultry.
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Factory management

Designed to accommodate factory auditing certification requirements is EnGage!(TM) software from Data-Myte Business Unit of Allen-Bradley (Minnetonka, MN).
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Design program

The Pro/Engineer® family of design software products from Parametric Technology (Waltham, MA) allows designers and engineers to create, visualize, analyze, and present product concepts prior to manufacturing.
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UPC coding

Symbology (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced SKU Manager(TM), a desktop application designed for the assignment, administration and management of UPC numbers for medium to large product manufacturers.
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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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Air bag packager

The SBP-SS-AA-16 Speedy Bag Packager is a pneumatically-operated system from All Packaging Machinery (Booth 346) that is USDA approved for poultry and meat.
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Label design

GrafTek's (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) LabelView for Windows is a label design software package previously designed for use solely with DOS.
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Pallet standards

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
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Coffee can with valve device

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
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Monoblock machine

The K1W monoblock fill/plug/cap machine from Korab Eng. (Los Angeles, CA) is designed with modular components that can be easily removed for cleaning or changeover.
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Automatic feeder

The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.

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