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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.
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Two-station case packer

The two-station knock down case packer from Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN) combines case set-up, loading and tucking into one station for a footprint as small as 8' x 4'.
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Networking software

Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) has introduced SafeNet networking software, which allows full utilization of microprocessors in digital metal detectors through linking of PCs and metal detectors.
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Carton former/sealer

The Model PHS carton and tray forming and sealing machine from Peters Machinery (Chicago, IL) can form and heat-seal up to 80 cartons/min. A hot air system activates a coating on paperboard blanks to eliminate preparation time and wasted cartons.
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Static dwell checkweigher

The Icore Static Dwell Checkweigher from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN) provides the accuracy of a static weigh-ing scale while maintaining line-speed production.
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Marking products catalog

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced its 1995 marking products catalog, which overviews the firm's complete line of marking, coding and labeling products.
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Wide-mouth containers

The Decorator Series of wide-mouth PET containers from Star Container (Phoenix, AZ) currently includes a 48-oz size with a 110/400 finish and a 24-oz size with a 89/400 finish.
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Dual compartment f/f/s

To enable food processors to offer both wet and dry products in a single container, Hassia (Somerville, NJ) has developed a f/f/s machine for dual-compartment packages.
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Tamp printer/applicators

Models PA/4010 and PA/4015 in-line p-s tamp labelers from Diagraph (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) employ an Auto Retract feature to label a variety of products at variable distances from the application head.
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Easy-open tapes

Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced Open-Sesame®, an easy-open product display system for corrugated cases. Two Open-Sesame tapes are dispensed into the corrugated board during case-making.
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Split-reservoir coder

The Model 416 split-reservoir coding machine from Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) can mark two colors with a single piston stroke at speeds to 350 containers/min.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Prepress network

GravureLink(TM) is a high-speed prepress and RIP interface client/server network for control of rotogravure cylinder engraving devices that reduces page- or package-image processing time.
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Color brochure

"Understanding Color" is a 25-page brochure from 3M (St. Paul, MN) developed to simplify color science and provide an understanding of fundamental color principles.
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Produce packaging system

The Vertipack paperboard packaging system from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) uses multipacking concepts common in the beverage industry to create a produce packaging system that minimizes spoilage.
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Ionizing air blower

The NeutroAir ionizing air blower from Tantec (Schaumburg, IL) is a stand-alone static eliminator that uses a high-pressure fan to move high-velocity ionized air to neutralize a product's surface.
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Wraparound case packer

The Cetra® Presto 35 high-speed wraparound case packer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers continuous motion, integrated product handling, accessibility and washdown provisions.
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Bar code verifier

The Xaminer 6500LS bar code verifier from Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers an interchangeable laser gun in addition to a wand. The laser gun is suited for applications where noncontact scanning is preferred.

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