Controls

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PET bottles, jars

Stewart/Walker (LaPalma, CA) has introduced its new line of PET water bottles and square jars. Available in 0.5-, 1- and 1.5-L sizes with a 28-mm finish, water bottles are available with a larger support ring for better stability during filling.
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DIN process controller

The REX-D100 1/16 DIN process controller from Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) features a NEMA 4X front panel for applications requiring machine hose-down, including those in the packaging, dairy, food processing and beverage industries.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Mini proximity sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced NAiS miniature UZP inductive proximity sensors for applications where oil mist and grime threaten automated tool and ma-chine operation.
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Pallet programs

CAPE® Systems (Plano, TX) has introduced two new Windows-based programs designed to assist manufacturers and retailers establish logistical standards for packaging, shipping and marketing multiple products.
Machine Product Brief
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Horizontal cartoner

The semi-automatic Model 100 horizontal cartoner from Superior Packaging Equipment (Carlstadt, NJ) has an open frame construction for complete accessibility and ease of maintenance.
Machine Product Brief
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Two-panel box labeler

Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.
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Print and apply

Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.
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Plastic pallet

Green-Tek (Booth 526) will exhibit a medium-duty plastic pallet. Used for a variety of food applications, this lightweight, nestable pallet measures 40" x 48" and is 4-way accessible.
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Multi-lane weighers

WeighPack Systems (Booth 2185) will introduce a new line of weighing machines equipped with single- to triple-lane flow. These machines can be used for weigh-filling of bags, boxes, jars, cartons or trays.
Machine Product Brief
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Product transfer system

Rexnord's (Booth 883) DynamicTransfer System will be displayed at WestPack. This system eliminates dead plates on a conveyor by creating a cantilever-designed transfer area, allowing products to move easily with no impact on other products.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.
Feature Article
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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.
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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
Machine Product Brief
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Flow wrapper

The new Pack 30-CA high-speed flow wrapper from Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Booth 2326-2440) individually flow wraps hard boiled candy, lozenges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
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Automated distribution

Boss 2 is a new generation of automated distribution software from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) that allows retail distribution centers to reach maximum productivity.

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