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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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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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Corner-wrap labeler

The Soabar® D-900 corner-wrap labeler from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), can print and apply bar-coded labels on two sides of most cartons with right-angle corners.
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Three-part capper

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
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Quick-change labeler

The Trine Quick Change(TM) 4500 labeler from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies labels to cylindrical containers at speeds to 300 labels/min. Can run multiple product sizes and labels.
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Machine vision systems

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced two high-performance machine vision systems. The Checkpoint 800 is an easy-to-use box level or VMEbus-based system.
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Hot stamp imprinter

The new version of the Model K-15 hot stamp imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) uses larger rolls of ribbon to reduce downtime and increase production per run.
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Tray denesting machine

The Model ITD-100 tray denesting machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds trays up to 100/min out of a single magazine. The machine positively separates and pulls trays from the magazine using a combination of vacuum, pneumatic and mechanical principles.
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SPC seminar

Kline and Co. (Littleton, MA) is conducting a three-day seminar on training principles and techniques of statistical process control. TQM/SPC Train-the-Trainer seminar will be held in Boston, MA, on June 14-16.
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Automatic work positioner

The Pentaloader from Pentalift Equipment (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is an automatic work positioner designed to ease pallet loading and unloading. Auto- matically adjusts the height of a pallet as weight is added or removed, thus reducing the need for workers to bend over repeatedly.
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Ink jet printing table

Dorner (Hartland, WI) has introduced a standard conveyorized table for ink-jet printing. Speeds range from 10' to 200'/min. Adaptable to most manufacturer's printheads, the table allows printing on tops, bottoms and sides of products requiring coding or identification.
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IoPP books

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has announced two new packaging books. Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging is based on presentations from a recent MAP-related conference.
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Color matching brochure

The ProPalette(TM) brochure from Macbeth® (New Windsor, NY) describes the company's color matching service. It combines color matching software with precise measurement in-tegrity for fast, accurate and cost-effective color matching, batch correction and color quality control.
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Window stripe jugs

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced two F-style HDPE jugs, available with or without a window stripe. For household chemical, automotive, sanitary maintenance, pet products and marine products, the window stripe allows consumers to see the level of liquid and measure by using engraved gradations.
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CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has introduced an electronic catalog for the motors and drives industry. Uses a unique interactive format to provide information on over 4ꯠ Baldor motors and drives.
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Forklift truck brochure

A four-page brochure from Nissan Forklift (Marengo, IL) offers a comprehensive overview of the company's entire line of counterbalanced 2ꯠ-lb to 15귔-lb capacity forklift trucks.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic bagger

The 6CM automatic bagger from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) has a continuous rotary filling system to fill up to 32 bags/min. Can be used for a wide range of products, including rice, seed, grain, chemicals and pet foods.

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