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Stock bottles

McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
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Food processor directory

The second edition of its directory on the food processing industry in Poland is now available from the Food Industries International Food Council (Alexandria, VA).
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Tilting tray/slat sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Canmaker/trimmer

Rated at 450 can/min speeds, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering's (Norwalk, CT) 5500 combination can bodymaker/trimmer enables canmakers to operate at high speeds and improve downstream handling with cleaner trims.
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Clear PET cylinders

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 12-oz Walden container. Made of oriented PET, it has the clarity of glass combined with the malleability of plastic.
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Small-character printers

Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.
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Machine vision catalog

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) has published its 1995 reference catalog, "Machine Vision for Quality Assurance." In addition to de-scribing the company's machine vision systems, the catalog presents a series of articles on core technologies used in building the systems, as well as case history stories describing companies that have implemented them.
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Label making

True Color label-making processes from Topflight (York, PA) permit the combination of such desirable effects as hot stamping, four-color reproduction, gradations of multi-color vignettes, deep opaque color coverage, reflectivity, and other effects all produced in one operation.
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F/f/s machine

The Model 48LCF automatic f/f/s machine from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX) produces liquid filled bags for use in portioning dispensers in sizes to 1/2 gal.
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Slat lane divider

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced a slat lane dividing system designed to eliminate container breakage and jams associated with conventional multiple-gate dividing systems.
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PE trays

Molded Fiber Glass Tray (Linesville, PA) offers a variety of shallow trays and boxes made for material handling applications. These Toteline® containers are made of a composite polyester.
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Hot-stamp controller

The DSP Controller from United Silicone (Lancaster, NY) is now available as a standard feature on the company's Model US 10 one-ton Vertical Hot Stamping Machine.
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Label design software

GrafTek (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has introduced LabelView for Windows, a label design software package. It can import PCX-compatible logos, symbols, artwork and bar codes.
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Printer/applicator

The Model 2176 printer/applicator from Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) combines a thermal/ thermal-transfer printer and an automatic label applicator for in-line use on long or short runs.
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Horizontal wrappers

A new brochure is now available on the SIG HS Series high-speed, horizontal finseal wrappers from Raymond Auto-mation (Norwalk, CT). Describes how its modular attachments can be used to create custom machinery for a range of products.
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Label printer/applicator

The 2600 Series3 thermal transfer label printer and applicator from Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) prints and applies labels at speeds to 10"/sec and up to 5" wide.

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