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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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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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Carton sealing program

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has been able to shorten order receipt-to-shipment time to as little as 14 days on new orders of printed water-activated (gummed paper and reinforced) carton sealing tapes.
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Ultrasonic sensors

Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced opposed-mode ultrasonic sensors, which can indicate the strength of the sensor's signal. The EZ-Beam ultrasonic sensors use a built-in microprocessor to analyze the signal and control an LED indicator on the back of the readout.
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ESD shipper

Designed for electronic, computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and medical/diagnostic items of 10 lb or less, Xpander Pak's (Glen Ellen, GA) electrostatic dissipative shipper is a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to corrugated containers, wrap and filler materials.
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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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Square-bottom bag machine

Hanson Holdings (Plainview, NY) has developed a patented machine that produces square bottom bags in thicknesses up to 6 mil and 60" W. Produces heavier-weight bags for pet food and industrial products, lighter-weight bags for grocery use.
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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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Wireless bar code scanning

The RF Lite(TM) system from Hand Held Products (Charlotte, NC) is a wireless bar code scanner. It consists of a portable RF MicroWand(TM) or LaserWand(TM) bar code scanner and a compact command base transceiver with cables that connect to a Windows(TM)-based PC.
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Locations guide

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers a new guide to its more than 125 manufacturing and sales/service locations in 36 countries.
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Folding hang tabs

The Easy Place Fold Up Hang Tab from Do-It (South Haven, MI) is placed on a web so that the orientation of packages does not have to be changed prior to hang tab application.
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Case palletizer brochure

Alvey (St. Louis, MO) has released a four-color, eight-page brochure de-scribing its new Model 880 mid-speed case palletizer. This com-prehensive bro-chure lists construction highlights and option-al features for adapting the machine to specific applications.
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Polymer foam brochure

BASF Corp.'s Expanded Polypropy-lene Group (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced a new brochure highlighting Neopolen® P expanded PP beads for packaging applications.
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
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Double clipper

The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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PVC, PET bottles

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.

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