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Contact suppressor

The S-9 contact suppressor module from Lutze (Charlotte, NC) guards against PLC burn out, noise and other equipment malfunctions. It dissipates and eliminates power surges or spikes before they interfere with control operation.
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Case sealer

A new case sealing machine using p-s tape is available from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL). Featuring exterior-mounted tape rolls, it reduces downtime between rolls from 4 min to under 30 sec, says the company.
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F/f/s fact sheet

A new fact sheet from Cryovac (Duncan, SC) describes the Model 2002A, a f/f/s machine for hot and cold pumpable foods. Next generation machine incorporates faster sealing technology with servo-driven film for faster film advance, says the company.
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.
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Two-station heat seal machine

Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal machine offers a high level of operator safety with high production rates. Its large seal area, measuring 14" x 28", is designed for "multiple up" tray sealing.
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Puck tote system

A new puck tote system from Modular king Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) can fill odd-shaped packages at high speeds and assure container stability. Flat-bottomed, reusable plastic pucks convey nonstandard containers through all filling, labeling, capping and coding stations before unseating.
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DIN process controller

The REX-D100 1/16 DIN process controller from Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) features a NEMA 4X front panel for applications requiring machine hose-down, including those in the packaging, dairy, food processing and beverage industries.
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Chlorine dioxide generating system

Fresh-Pak(TM) is a patent-pending chlorine dioxide generating system from CH2O Intl. (Olympia, WA) for fruit and vegetable packaging operations. Fresh-Pak's generators maintain precise chlorine dioxide levels in water in flumes and spray bars that sanitize and clean fruits and vegetables.
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Bag gusset reformer

O/K Intl.'s (Sudbury, MA) SK 2000 bag gusset reformer allows bags to be regusseted and fed into a pinch bottom sealer, a stitcher or a hot air bag sealer at speeds to 2 bags/min.
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Tamp labeler

BC Engineering's (Big Bear City, CA) Model 1810S-TIL ultra precision tamp labeling system is a vacuum-tamp style label applicator offered as a stand-alone unit.
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Servo-driven vf/f/s machine

UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Butler(TM) 3 vertical form/fill/seal machine that uses servo motors, an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller 503 and a touch screen for production information and fault display.
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Large turntable RF system

Callanan (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced its 7-f' 12.5KW four-position RF turntable indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
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Oil and grease repellent

Ciba-Geigy (Greensboro, NC) has introduced an FDA-approved oil and grease repellent for paper and paperboard used in food packaging. Lodyne® P-208E is water-based, nonflammable and nonfoaming for easy handling.
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Tablet filler

Merrill-Lakso's (Leominster, MA) Model 35 "New Wave" Electronic filler is for counting and filling tablets, capsules and any other solid dose pharmaceutical products.
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Food labeling brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a six-page color brochure discussing specific needs of the food industry, with special focus on new FDA and USDA regulations.
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
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Bag-opening system

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) has developed an innovative bag opening system for use with its GT-4 Bagging System for bakery products.

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