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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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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
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Flow wrapper

The new Pack 30-CA high-speed flow wrapper from Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Booth 2326-2440) individually flow wraps hard boiled candy, lozenges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
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Automated distribution

Boss 2 is a new generation of automated distribution software from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) that allows retail distribution centers to reach maximum productivity.
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Automatic bag palletizer

SDP Series 2000 automatic bag palletizer from Slidell (Owatonna, MN) has a unitized design to help reduce installation time. It's shipped intact and ready for installation.
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Mini proximity sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced NAiS miniature UZP inductive proximity sensors for applications where oil mist and grime threaten automated tool and ma-chine operation.
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Hot stamp imprinter

The Model K-15 hot stamp imprinter from Norwood Marking (Downers Grove, IL) is now available with larger rolls of ribbon to reduce downtime and increase production.
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Screen printer

Dependable Machine (Booth 1448) will display its Model RP-12 UV Automatic Screen Printer. It can automatically pre-treat, print and UV-cure round bottles up to 4" dia at speeds to 4겨 parts/hr.
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Case packer

The Model 820 case packer from McDowell (Booth 3580) packs glass or plastic bottles at speeds to 10 cases/min. Works with round or nonround bottles.
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
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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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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
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Noncontact date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 962 Touch Dry® coder has a new print head capable of printing up to 8 lines of legend in a 1" H area at speeds to 700'/min.
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Bar code system

The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
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Thermal printer

Esselte Meto (Booth 3127) will introduce the Atlas Model AS40 thermal printer. This thermal bar code printer has HP Laserjet emulation and 300 dpi print resolution.
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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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UPC coupon coding

The Uniform Code Council's UPC Coupon Code Specification calls for UCC/EAN-128 extended codes to incorporate offers, expiration dates and other information onto current UPC coupon codes.

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