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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
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Stock bottles

McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
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Food processor directory

The second edition of its directory on the food processing industry in Poland is now available from the Food Industries International Food Council (Alexandria, VA).
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Tilting tray/slat sorter

Mathews Conveyor's (Danville, KY) tilt tray can be configured as both a tilting tray sorter or a tilting slat sorter. As a tilting tray sorter, it uses trays from 18" to 48" on centers, tilting 33° on either side with an 80-lb live load per tray capacity.
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
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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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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Canmaker/trimmer

Rated at 450 can/min speeds, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering's (Norwalk, CT) 5500 combination can bodymaker/trimmer enables canmakers to operate at high speeds and improve downstream handling with cleaner trims.
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Clear PET cylinders

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 12-oz Walden container. Made of oriented PET, it has the clarity of glass combined with the malleability of plastic.
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Small-character printers

Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.
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Rotary vacuum single filer

Pi Manufacturing's (Sedona, AZ) Model 1060 Rotary Vacuum Single Filer can align small-diameter items like batteries, pens, lip balm, sample containers, etc., at speeds to 2ꯠ/min.
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Motion control catalog

Ormec (Rochester, NY) has released its Generation III product guide. It details the company's Model 20 and Model 40 motion controllers and accompanying products, in-cuding brushless servomotors and servodrives, terminals and keypads.
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Rotary filler/capper

Osgood Industries' (Booth #107) versatile Double Index Rotary Filler/Capper fills, seals and caps formed containers at speeds to 90 containers/min with a heat sealer; 120/min with preset product.
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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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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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Thermoplastics

A four-color brochure from Roechling Machined Plastics (Latrobe, PA) lists properties and benefits of a wide range of Polystone® thermoplastic materials.
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Traversing printhead system

Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a traversing printhead system for use with small-character ink-jet printers. It allows the printhead to pass across the product, coding in either direction, as opposed to the product moving past the printhead.
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Bag-in-box filler/capper

The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.

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