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Tamper-evident bands

Tamper-evident bands made of heat-shrinkable PVC are available from Pro-Tek Packaging Group (Hauppauge, NY). They can be custom designed to fit most glass container sizes.
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Brushless resolvers

Low profile Smartsyn brushless resolvers from Automation Control Technologies (Princeton, NJ) provide speed, rotation direction and position feedback of a shaft, or servo-control of a motor.
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Sprocket, gear and pulley line

Solidur Pacific (Portland, OR) has introduced the Solid Torque(TM) line of sprockets, gears and pulleys. It offers improvements in the load- bearing characteristics over standard nonmetallic components.
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End-load cartoner

The new Hoypack FP200 end-load cartoner from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end-loading a variety of food and nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons.
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Shrink wrappers

Models APSS 1800 and APS 2700 intermittent-motion side-seal shrink wrappers from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) are suited for applications where a range of sizes need to be wrapped.
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Software control system

Alfa Laval Automation (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unveiled a DCS/PLC system running under Windows NT(TM). The system consists of a number of workstations and control systems all communicating on a local Ethernet network.
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
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Applicator package

Willcox Intl. (Costa Mesa, CA) has developed the Will-Flo(TM) applicator package, a patented device for unit-of-use delivery of fluids, gels and flowable substances onto a target surface.
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Resource kit

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced a regulatory resouce kit tailored to meet the needs of package design professionals.
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Extruded plastic profiles

Tri-Seal International (Blauvelt, NY) introduces a new full-color brochure that highlights the company's capabilities in the manufacture of extruded plastic custom profiles and specialty tubing.
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Packaging inspection

SYSTECH Solutions, Inc. (Cran-bury, NJ) introduces TIPS(TM), a fully-integrated packaging inspection system that makes it easier to set up, perform and monitor inspection stations on a packaging line.
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Case tapers

Two semi-automatic case tapers from Central Products (Menasha, WI) are suited for oversized packages of unlimited length. The CP-633 seals packages 30" x 30" in height and width, and the CP-644 seals packages 40" x 40".
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Tray lidder

Oliver Products (Grand Rapids, MI) has introduced a self-actuating tray lidder designed for use with heat-seal coated, printed or unprinted, plastic or paperboard tray materials.
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Small-character ink-jet coder

The Marsh Co. (Belleville, IL) has developed an im-proved version of its Mini-Mark small-character ink-jet printer. Its rede-signed printhead uses a smaller nose-piece for print in very small areas.
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Medical tray sealers

Synergy II medical tray sealers from EMD Products (Libertyville, IL) offer GMP-compliant construction, maximum operator safety and superior process control with particulate-free operation required for clean room environments.
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Vial tray and tote loader

The Model TL100 from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL) is an automatic vial and ampule loader for tray and tote boxes. Vials and ampules can be fed directly from the filling line or from McBrady's #40 Outside Vial washer/dryer.
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.

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