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Stretch-sleeve labeler

The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.
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Digital torque tester

The Model STB digital bottlecap torque tester from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) can measure torque tool calibration, break-away fastener, motor stall, and valve operating torque, as well as standard torque removal.
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Seal integrity tester

A data sheet on the Integra 800 seal integrity tester from Accu-Pak (Carrollton, TX) describes leak detection on both flexible and semi-rigid packages.
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Foam-in-place system

Sealed Air's (Danbury, CT) Instapak 812® Foam-In-Place packaging system is specifically designed for packing and shipping of large items. Produces up to 60% more foam per minute than the previous model.
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Dual-head filler

The Model A-500 dual-head automatic auger filler can fill any rigid container at speeds to 120/min. Suitable for powders, creams, pastes and liquids.
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Student career hotline

Women in Packaging (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a new job resource guide geared to students. The "Student Career Hotline" targets entry-level and internship positions, as well as resource information.
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Bottle unscrambler

The Eco Model Bottle Unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) is designed exclusively for medium-sized beverage or juice bottles. Features a bowl diameter of 1 m to handle 2-L bottles at 8ꯠ bottles/hr, or 1.3-L bottles at 17ꯠ/hr.
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Tube filling machinery

IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
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Free tooling program

A six-page brochure from the Soabar Systems division of Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) shows how the company's new Standard Sizes program can cut tag and label costs and speed delivery, while allowing customers a wide range of tag and label choices.
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Continuous motion filler

The A-700-12, a 12-station continuous-motion rotary filler from AMS (Malvern, PA), fills at an accuracy of ±0.5% at speeds to 190 containers/min.
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Twin-pack carriers

The Slim-line of colored twin-pack carriers from International Omni-pac (Walnut, CA) are designed for easier application and greater holding power. Mainly used for dairy products, they are available in 1/2- and 1-gal sizes.
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Fiber optic sensor

Color discrimination, mark sensing and fine parts detection are possible with the FX7 fiber optic beam sensor from Ramco Electric (West DesMoines, IA).
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Print/apply systems

Weber Marking's (Arlington Heights, IL) complete line of print/apply systems are now available for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in the food industry.
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Paper industry catalog

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) has introduced a new 152-page catalog detailing its products for the pulp, paper, packaging, plastics, rubber and printing industries.
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Stepper applicators

Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) has introduced two new stepper-driven label applicators that use photelectric label sensors. The Model 2110 reaches speeds of 300"/min; the Model 2112 reaches 600"/min.
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Sprocket-driven belts

Intralox (New Orleans, LA) offers two new sprocket-driven modular plastic conveyor belts for horizontal incline/decline or radius applications. These belts offer low maintenance and improved tracking.
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Publications list

Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD) now offers a list of its publications. Includes the State Recycling Laws Update quarterly and the year-end editions.
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Laser scanning sensor

A new version of the Lasernet® scanning laser sensor from Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) employs a solid-state laser diode light source instead of helium-neon laser tubes.

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