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Color brochure

"Understanding Color" is a 25-page brochure from 3M (St. Paul, MN) developed to simplify color science and provide an understanding of fundamental color principles.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Ionizing air blower

The NeutroAir ionizing air blower from Tantec (Schaumburg, IL) is a stand-alone static eliminator that uses a high-pressure fan to move high-velocity ionized air to neutralize a product's surface.
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Produce packaging system

The Vertipack paperboard packaging system from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) uses multipacking concepts common in the beverage industry to create a produce packaging system that minimizes spoilage.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elwood Industries, Inc. (Chicago, IL): Ronald Ochwat, vp & controller.
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Bar code verifier

The Xaminer 6500LS bar code verifier from Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers an interchangeable laser gun in addition to a wand. The laser gun is suited for applications where noncontact scanning is preferred.
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Wraparound case packer

The Cetra® Presto 35 high-speed wraparound case packer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers continuous motion, integrated product handling, accessibility and washdown provisions.
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Label making

True Color label-making processes from Topflight (York, PA) permit the combination of such desirable effects as hot stamping, four-color reproduction, gradations of multi-color vignettes, deep opaque color coverage, reflectivity, and other effects all produced in one operation.
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F/f/s machine

The Model 48LCF automatic f/f/s machine from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX) produces liquid filled bags for use in portioning dispensers in sizes to 1/2 gal.
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Slat lane divider

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced a slat lane dividing system designed to eliminate container breakage and jams associated with conventional multiple-gate dividing systems.
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PE trays

Molded Fiber Glass Tray (Linesville, PA) offers a variety of shallow trays and boxes made for material handling applications. These Toteline® containers are made of a composite polyester.
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Hot-stamp controller

The DSP Controller from United Silicone (Lancaster, NY) is now available as a standard feature on the company's Model US 10 one-ton Vertical Hot Stamping Machine.
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Label design software

GrafTek (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has introduced LabelView for Windows, a label design software package. It can import PCX-compatible logos, symbols, artwork and bar codes.
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Printer/applicator

The Model 2176 printer/applicator from Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) combines a thermal/ thermal-transfer printer and an automatic label applicator for in-line use on long or short runs.
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Horizontal wrappers

A new brochure is now available on the SIG HS Series high-speed, horizontal finseal wrappers from Raymond Auto-mation (Norwalk, CT). Describes how its modular attachments can be used to create custom machinery for a range of products.
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Label printer/applicator

The 2600 Series3 thermal transfer label printer and applicator from Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) prints and applies labels at speeds to 10"/sec and up to 5" wide.
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Lineshaft conveyor

The LS-500 high-speed conveyor from Interlake Matl. Handling Div. (Lisle, IL) reaches speeds of up to 500'/min. It uses zones of rollers instead of drive bands or individual rollers for direct power from the shaft through drive modules.
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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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