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Lotion bottle

A new oval lotion bottle is now available from Berman Brothers (Chicago, IL). Made of HDPE, it's available in 18-oz sizes, has a 24/ 410 finish, and comes in a variety of colors.
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New pack lets Wigwam slip into future (sidebar)

Getting computers to communicate
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Photoelectric sensor

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a slim profile, compact limit switch-style photoelectric sensor for general purpose sensing applications.
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ECR information

A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink wrappers

Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) has introduced the CMSS Side Seal continuous motion shrink wrapper. Uses a "hot knife," quick-release cross seal bar and a durable plasma-coated seal wheel that requires no hot wire for sealing.
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Nimble, facile, flexible:How packaging survives

Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
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Proximity sensor

The 976 two-wire, stainless-steel proximity sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) is suitable for sensing needs in harsh environments, including factory automation, machine tools, transfer lines, food processing equipment, parts positioning and presence/absence.
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
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Magnetic particle controls

Sofstep® magnetic particle clutches and brakes from Magnetic Power Systems, Inc. (Fenton, MO) provide smooth, controllable torque for power transmission and tension control applications.
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On-line verifier

Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced a new on-line verifier to be used with the Accumark 9500 and SPX-390 tag and label printers.
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Long-range proxi sensor

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has announced the Focused Field Flatpak(TM) extended-range proximity sensor. It has a 40-mm (1.57") range to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Product line catalog

Marsh (Belleville, IL) has introduced a full-color catalog describing its full line of general marking and carton closing products. Color-coded by sections for easy reference, sections cover stencil machines, gummed tape dispensers, coders and markers.
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Inspection equipment

Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) has developed a six-page, full color brochure describing its line of packaging and production line equipment, in-cluding metal de-tectors and checkweighers.
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Disconnect switch

Hubbell's (Bridgeport, CT) new Circuit-Lock(TM) disconnect switch has been expanded from 30A to include 60A and 100A ratings, 120 to 600 VAC, single- and three-phase applications.
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Packaging solutions

A new brochure describes how packaging systems and materials from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) can improve customer satisfaction and increase productivity.
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Gabletop side panels

"Eco Amigos(TM)" from International Paper (Purchase, NY) is a series of side panels found on 1/2-gal paperboard gabletop cartons designed to increase environmental awareness.
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Bagger brochure

A free brochure highlighting the Formost GT4 high-speed horizontal bag filling machine is now available from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA).
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Portable printer

The PrintRunner is a portable, battery-operated printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL). Fastens to a belt or shoulder strap for convenient labeling on a shop floor, shipping dock or in the warehouse.

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