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Puck tote system

A new puck tote system from Modular king Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) can fill odd-shaped packages at high speeds and assure container stability. Flat-bottomed, reusable plastic pucks convey nonstandard containers through all filling, labeling, capping and coding stations before unseating.
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Cap sealer

The WC600 sealing machine for steel caps from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) can seal up to 900 containers/min. It accommodates a wide range of cap sizes.
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Rollstock transport device

The Kaddie from Packline (Naperville, IL) is a wheeled device for lifting, transporting and loading rollstock and related equipment weighing up to 350 lb.
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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Packaging tape

Tara Tape (Bensalem, PA) has introduced the Com-Pack(TM) packaging tape system, which uses smaller diameter cores and increases the amount of tape per roll for less waste and increased efficiency.
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Food labeling brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a six-page color brochure discussing specific needs of the food industry, with special focus on new FDA and USDA regulations.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Door lock switches

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced two new safety door lock switches with special operation keys that assure positive break in contacts to increase safety and re-duce liability.
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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.
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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.
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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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F/f/s fact sheet

A new fact sheet from Cryovac (Duncan, SC) describes the Model 2002A, a f/f/s machine for hot and cold pumpable foods. Next generation machine incorporates faster sealing technology with servo-driven film for faster film advance, says the company.
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Bag-opening system

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) has developed an innovative bag opening system for use with its GT-4 Bagging System for bakery products.
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Motor controller

The SMC Dialog Plus(TM) controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has a built-in programmable motor overload to save both money and panel space. It includes over/under current and voltage, jam, stall, phase reversal and phase unbalance detection.
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Plastic pallet

The Retailer(TM) is a nestable, nine-legged plastic pallet from Cadillac Products (Troy, MI). Originally designed for the grocery industry, its lightweight design supports loads of over 3ꯠ lb and can complete more than 200 trips.
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.

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