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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.
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Print and apply

Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
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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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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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Water bottle filler

Model EFG-100 Series water bottle filler from Adtech(TM) (Hatboro, PA) is equipped with Adtech's patented steam-in-place sterilization system to minimize the risk of contamination by bacteria.
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Warehouse distribution

Warehouse Rx(TM) 3.0 is a system for managing resources, information and activities of warehouse and distribution operations. Designed by Auto-Soft (Bountiful, UT) and distributed through Eskay (Bountiful, UT), the system offers real-time information on directing and managing labor, maximizing equipment use, and tracking and controlling inventory for conventional warehouses.
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Bagging system

Allied Automation (Dallas, TX) has introduced its Titan(TM) Rollbag® fully automatic bag packaging system for filling bags supplied on rolls. It dispenses, opens and seals bags from 2" x 2" to 12" x 22" at speeds to 60 bags/min, depending on size.
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Ink-jet printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced a new line of high-resolution ink-jet printers equipped with a quick-change ink system, allowing changeover in less than five minutes.
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Product transfer system

Rexnord's (Booth 883) DynamicTransfer System will be displayed at WestPack. This system eliminates dead plates on a conveyor by creating a cantilever-designed transfer area, allowing products to move easily with no impact on other products.
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Multi-lane weighers

WeighPack Systems (Booth 2185) will introduce a new line of weighing machines equipped with single- to triple-lane flow. These machines can be used for weigh-filling of bags, boxes, jars, cartons or trays.
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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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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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Conveyor cooling system

A complete in-line conveyor cooling system from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) effectively lowers molten product temperature after initial fill, while smoothly conveying containers.
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Horizontal cartoner

Tecnomeccanica's The Boxer Model HCM is a horizontal cartoner available from Inland Trade (Miami, FL). Fully-adjustable machine is designed for cartoning flow-wrapped products.
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Two-panel box labeler

Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.
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Palletizing robots

The newest model in the PR-Series of palletizing robots from Pacific Robotics (San Diego, CA) palletizes four different products from four infeed lines at the same time.
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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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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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