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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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Pneumatic slide catalog

A 24-page catalog from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) describes the Series SG line of pneumatic slides. Designed for one billion inches of travel when used with catalog-rated loads.
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Carousel systems

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
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HDPE pallet

Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
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PTFE-coated foils

Insul-Tab (Woburn, MA) has developed custom-fabricated release liners made of foil coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as Teflon®.
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Video cassette production rolls at Sony U.K.

Internally powered roller conveyors link labeling, wrapping and packing functions on three identical video cassette lines at Sony.
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'Intelligent' machine vision

Mentorvision(TM) from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) is the first automated inspection system to use the company's "Intelligent Vision" technology.
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PET trigger spray bottle

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a new stock bottle to its line of PET containers. The trigger sprayer is available in a 20-oz stock size, with a 28/400 finish.
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Labeler specification sheets

New Jersey Machine (Lebanon, NH) has in-troduced specification sheets for its Scout 100 series of p-s labelers, available in round bottle and front and back labeler configurations.
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New pack lets Wigwam slip into future (sidebar)

Getting computers to communicate
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Smooth-necked can

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
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Label printer brochure

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes its new one-pass, 4-color thermal transfer label printer in an 8-page, illustrated brochure. The Sun-dance printer is designed for high-volume operations in rough factory environments, as well as for office use.
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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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Label design software

Graphics for Printware® from Wallace (Hillside, IL) is an add-on package for use with Printware for Windows(TM). By itself, Printware can be used to create, edit and print a variety of labels and bar codes.
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Hanging IV labels

Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) and Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) have introduced the Inverted Vertical Hanging Label (IVHL(TM)) for intravenous use.
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Colorants brochure

Carolina Color (Salisbury, NC) has introduced a brochure describing the company's color capabilities for the thermo-plastic industry. UL-ap-proved, custom-blended colorants in standard pellets, dry and liquid colorants are available.
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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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