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Lane dividers

Lynch Machinery's (Booth #403) Miller Hydro Smart Selector(TM) Type SLS-1 operates with automatic case packers to solve lane dividing problems quickly and effectively.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fru-Con Eng. (St. Louis, MO): John G. Aliberti, vp; Richard T. Meyer, vp and controller/treasurer; Ann P.
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P-s labeler

New Auto-Colt II® automatic pressure-sensitive labeling machine from New Jersey Machine (Booth #601) for the pharmaceutical and food industries applies labels to containers ranging in size from 1-oz to 1-gal at speeds to 200 labels/min with stepper drive.
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Automatic bottle labeler

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) has introduced an automatic bottle labeling system for full or partial wrap bottle labeling. Application, bottle turning, imprinting and conveying modules are mounted on a heavy-duty base with casters for this self-contained, portable unit.
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Collapsible bottle

E'Compact is an economical, collapsible, lightweight bottle from Filpac (Chestnut Hill, MA). It consists of a smooth PE bottle with lugs on the side that fit into slots on a paperboard sleeve.
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Strapping tensioner

The Model MUL-4 combination sealless steel strapping tensioner from Teknika USA (Cupertino, CA) interlocks and cuts straps at any tension. Uses standard grade steel straps in widths from 5/8" to 3/4" in thicknesses to .020" to .023".
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
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Extended-height collapsible containers

Collapsible, returnable containers from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) are now available in larger sizes. Models with a 45" x 48" footprint are now available with sidewall height options of 42" and 50"; footprints of 64.5" x 48" and 70" x 48" now have 34" or 50" sidewall height options.
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Slaking a thirst for real-time data

Ocean Spray's new Nevada plant just outside Las Vegas boasts the latest in on-line data acquisition and communications systems. Can/glass line is a good example.
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Tensiometer system

The Pressductor Radial Tensiometer System (PRT), from ABB Industrial Systems' Weighing & Force Measurement Div. (Brewster, NY), incorporates a radial load cell that makes it resilient to vibration, overloads, shockloads and electrical interference in monitoring light to moderate web tensions in continuous-web operations.
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Container packer/unpacker

Campac is a new machine from Krones (Franklin, WI) that packs or unpacks bottles or other rigid containers of unique sizes and shapes. A cam-controlled motion ensures smooth handling to eliminate container damage.
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Heavy-wall PET jars

Nadel Industries (Port Chester, NY) has introduced a complete line of heavy-wall PET jars in sizes ranging from 5 mL to 3 oz. Available in clear, transparent, opaque, or frosted colors.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Bag machine

The Model 2030 30" wicketing bag machine from Rapidac Machine (Rochester, NY) uses a programmable servo drive system and vacuum web tension control designed for operational ease.
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Tray unloading system

Literature is now available on Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model ATU-200 auto-matic tray un-loader. The system allows one operator to unload plas-tic, glass or metal containers at speeds to 300/min.
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Robotic part handling

Mitchell's (Elkhart, IN) Model 215 part trimmer trims and deflashes plastic, rubber and other materials in cycle times as little as 4 seconds.
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Ink-jet printer

Like its predecessor, Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Jet Pen II portable ink-jet printer never needs cleaning. It also offers two-line printing in any direction.

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