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Two-panel box labeler

Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.
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Print and apply

Codewriter Industries (Booth 1520) will introduce its 5106PA print and apply system for high-speed in-line automated box and package labeling. Labels can be applied to sides or corners of packages with air-jet application.
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Plastic pallet

Green-Tek (Booth 526) will exhibit a medium-duty plastic pallet. Used for a variety of food applications, this lightweight, nestable pallet measures 40" x 48" and is 4-way accessible.
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Multi-lane weighers

WeighPack Systems (Booth 2185) will introduce a new line of weighing machines equipped with single- to triple-lane flow. These machines can be used for weigh-filling of bags, boxes, jars, cartons or trays.
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Product transfer system

Rexnord's (Booth 883) DynamicTransfer System will be displayed at WestPack. This system eliminates dead plates on a conveyor by creating a cantilever-designed transfer area, allowing products to move easily with no impact on other products.
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Checkweigher

Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.
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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
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Flow wrapper

The new Pack 30-CA high-speed flow wrapper from Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Booth 2326-2440) individually flow wraps hard boiled candy, lozenges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
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Automated distribution

Boss 2 is a new generation of automated distribution software from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) that allows retail distribution centers to reach maximum productivity.
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Pallet standards

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
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Stand-up case packer

Designed for the potato processing industry, Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) VP/F stand-up case packer packs up to 60 flexible bags/min on a 1 x 6 pattern.
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Hot stamp imprinter

The Model K-15 hot stamp imprinter from Norwood Marking (Downers Grove, IL) is now available with larger rolls of ribbon to reduce downtime and increase production.
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Screen printer

Dependable Machine (Booth 1448) will display its Model RP-12 UV Automatic Screen Printer. It can automatically pre-treat, print and UV-cure round bottles up to 4" dia at speeds to 4겨 parts/hr.
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Case packer

The Model 820 case packer from McDowell (Booth 3580) packs glass or plastic bottles at speeds to 10 cases/min. Works with round or nonround bottles.
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
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Coffee can with valve device

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
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Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.

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