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Automatic palletizer

The Columbia FL100 is a new economical automatic palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA). Designed with employee ergonomics in mind, it reduces labor costs and increases production capacity, says the comp-any.
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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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Low-level palletizer

The Faiveley® low-level case palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) uses modular components to offer end users a wide variety of layout possibilities.
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Line shaft conveyor

Using only a single drive, a new line shaft conveyor from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) uses a special live roller conveyor to power elaborate configurations of straight line shaft conveyor sections, curves and other modular auxiliary units.
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Pallet building

LoadBuilder(TM) from VantageWare (San Diego, CA) allows users to find more efficient ways to arrange mixed pallet loads. It consists of three modules: Pallet Load for arranging the same or multiple-sized boxes onto one or more pallets; Container Load for planning loads of multiple-sized boxes, unit loads and cylinders into containers or trucks; and Standard Pallet for designing full product pallet loads of single-sized pallets.
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Stick deodorant package

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Status Stick, a PP swivel-stick deodorant package. It has propel/repel construction and both bottom- and top-fill configurations.
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High-speed printer

Graphics Intl. (Booth 1188) will introduce the Novax M printer, which can print on both oval and cylindrical containers at speeds to 180 con-tainers/min.
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Bar coding system

Imaging Technologies (Booth 865) will display its Marksman 4000 bar coding system. It includes a print head, which prints up to 250'/min, a controller and Windows®-based software.
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Strip form oxygen absorbers

FreshPax(TM) oxygen absorbing packets from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) are now available in strip form. They are designed for use on the company's dispensing systems, which dispense single or mul-tiple pac-kets at speeds to 400/min.
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Color adjustment system

The CCI-2D automatic color adjustment system helps prevent paper waste in packaging and label printing. MAN Roland's (Westmont, IL) system permits X and Y axis density measurements.
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Monoblock filling system

The Model FSAS-12H monoblock system is a low-speed, combination liquid filling, stoppering, and aluminum sealing system especially designed for applications in pharmaceutical, biological, and diagnostic facilities.
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Labeling video

Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) new video shows its range of label applicators and printer applicators, including blow-on, tamp and synchronous applicators.
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Lane dividers

Lynch Machinery's (Booth #403) Miller Hydro Smart Selector(TM) Type SLS-1 operates with automatic case packers to solve lane dividing problems quickly and effectively.
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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Collapsible bottle

E'Compact is an economical, collapsible, lightweight bottle from Filpac (Chestnut Hill, MA). It consists of a smooth PE bottle with lugs on the side that fit into slots on a paperboard sleeve.
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Strapping tensioner

The Model MUL-4 combination sealless steel strapping tensioner from Teknika USA (Cupertino, CA) interlocks and cuts straps at any tension. Uses standard grade steel straps in widths from 5/8" to 3/4" in thicknesses to .020" to .023".
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
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Extended-height collapsible containers

Collapsible, returnable containers from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) are now available in larger sizes. Models with a 45" x 48" footprint are now available with sidewall height options of 42" and 50"; footprints of 64.5" x 48" and 70" x 48" now have 34" or 50" sidewall height options.

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