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Packaging Software

United CAD/CAM Systems (Maple Grove, MN) has unveiled its new packaging software, Packaging Assistant. The software is avail-able in three modules- 2D, 3D and Product Data Manager-to meet the various needs of all packaging engineers.
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Tear tape

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.
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Hot melt feed

Nordson's (Duluth, GA) vacuum feed system maintains a preset adhesive level in Nordson's hot melt applicators to save operator time while ensuring continuous hot melt application.
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Digital servo drive

Indramat (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the DKR digital AC servo drive for multi-axis converting applications that require both high power and high accuracy, such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic printing.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Omega Design's (Exton, PA) Omega-Sort plastic bottle unscrambler handles from 25 to 500 pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty product bottles/min, depending on size.
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Sensory testing

21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
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Vertical bagger

The Model V-250 vertical f/f/s bagger from Rovema (Lawrence-ville, GA) packs most free-flowing products, including granulates and powders, at speeds to 80 bpm.
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Integrated circuit shippers

ITW Camtex (Arlington, TX) has introduced new CamGrip MiniTrays for storage and shipping of small quantities of integrated circuit de-vices. Cam-Grip Twist-Locks lock trays together, eliminating the need for strapping.
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Cosmetics bottles

Ambo Intl. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced the Cosmetica line of PET containers. Bottles are available in 4-, 7- and 9-oz sizes; a 3-oz jar is also offered.
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Automatic weigher

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has introduced its Batchmaster® Fast Automatic Weigher. Unique to this system is a feeder bowl and patent-pending accumulator system that allows constant feeding of product.
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Corner wrap labeler

The Model 2196 Corner Wrap print/apply labeler from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) can apply corner labels up to 14" long at speeds to 40/min, depending on label length.
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Dual-infeed palletizer

The Model HSP-6DI is a dual-infeed automatic case palletizer from Currie Machinery Co. (Santa Clara, CA). Developed for high-speed production lines, it can accommodate speeds to 140 cases/min, depending on case and pattern specifications.
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CR, adult friendly closures

To comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recent decision to make current CR closures more senior-friendly, Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN) has de-veloped sev-eral new closure systems that pass the proposed older-adult "Senior Protocol" test.
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Laser codable label

Engraph Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) Code-a-Label(TM) is a laser-codable polyolefin label that does not use ink blocks or PVC. When exposed to laser beams, it provides a dark, consistent code that on-line verification systems can monitor.
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Volumetric liquid filler

The Posifiller-2 positive displacement volumetric liquid filler from LaubHunt reaches speeds to 140 containers/min with a fill accuracy of ±1/4%.
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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Powder/granular filler

The Necoflo G5.5 Filler Series of powder/granular fillers from John R. Nalbach Eng. (Cicero, IL) offer automatic weight control. Especially designed for fast, accurate filling of expensive powders or granules such as instant coffee, into most kinds of rigid containers.
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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.

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