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Synthetic cork

A new version of Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) Cellukork® is 35% easier to extract than the original version, says the company. The diameter was reduced from 22.3 mm to 21.5 mm (0.85") while resilience was increased by 10%.
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Hazardous materials

A series of questions and answers asked of experts in hazardous materials packaging is the focus of a new brochure from The Intl. Safe Transit Assn. (Chicago, IL).
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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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Bag labeler

Labelette's (Forest Park, IL) new bag labeling systems are built for in-line applications. Can reduce floorspace requirements and can be customized to meet those requirements should they change.
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Carousel systems

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
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Digital servo amplifier

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) has introduced a Smart Drive digital brushless servo amplifier that is said to improve machine productivity.
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HDPE pallet

Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
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PTFE-coated foils

Insul-Tab (Woburn, MA) has developed custom-fabricated release liners made of foil coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as Teflon®.
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F/f/s machine

Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.
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Disconnect switch

Hubbell's (Bridgeport, CT) new Circuit-Lock(TM) disconnect switch has been expanded from 30A to include 60A and 100A ratings, 120 to 600 VAC, single- and three-phase applications.

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