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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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Shrink film bundler

API's (Booth #1117) new APB 2700 CM (continuous motion) in-line shrink film bundler has a stepper motor driven reciprocating seal bar system, enhancing reliability in high-speed applications.
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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Color adjustment system

The CCI-2D automatic color adjustment system helps prevent paper waste in packaging and label printing. MAN Roland's (Westmont, IL) system permits X and Y axis density measurements.
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Print-apply labeling

Designed for pharmaceutical applications, the Model 2960 print-and-apply labeling system from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) applies bar coded labels to the end of a box at speeds to 60 boxes/min.
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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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Case packer

The Econoline MGC-E case packer from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA) packs 1-oz to 10-lb bags into cases at speeds to 90/min. Designed for short production runs, changeovers take only two min.
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Wide web printer

The CL-608 wide web industrial printer from Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) prints labels and tags as small as 0.78" x 1.96" W to as large as 7" x 14".
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In-line capper

Kiss Packaging Systems (La Porte, IN) has designed an in-line capper with a "micro knob" adjustment to increase or decrease torque while the machine is running.
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Labeling video

Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) new video shows its range of label applicators and printer applicators, including blow-on, tamp and synchronous applicators.
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Proximity laser scanner

PLS Proximity Laser Scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) is said to be the first programmable scanner for stationary and mobile, as well as safety and area scanning applications.
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Heat-transfer labels

New Clear ADvantage(TM) heat transfer labels from Avery Dennison, Decorating Technology Div., (Booth #1011) combine high-quality graphics with a "no-label" look to provide high point of purchase impact for high-volume applications in the food, beverage, and health and beauty aids markets.
Supplier News
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Plastic pallet brochure

A new brochure from Pallet Pallet (Beachwood, OH) describes the company's selection of pallets, including a new open-deck pallet that weighs only 15 lb.
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Industrial products catalog

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has released the Winter/Spring 1995 edition of its industrial products catalog. Contains information on traditional stenciling, hand marking and shipping products, as well as equipment and supplies for automated labeling and coding systems.
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Blow mold tooling

Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH) has developed an improved ovalized tooling design for HDPE extrusion blow molding machines that have 2 3/4" and 2 7/8" dia extrusion dies.
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Product damage reduction

"Pallets Move the World...With Your Help" is a 10-minute video from the Natl. Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) designed to help pallet users reduce product damage due to improper material handling practices.
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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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