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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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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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Noncontact date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 962 Touch Dry® coder has a new print head capable of printing up to 8 lines of legend in a 1" H area at speeds to 700'/min.
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Bar code system

The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
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Thermal printer

Esselte Meto (Booth 3127) will introduce the Atlas Model AS40 thermal printer. This thermal bar code printer has HP Laserjet emulation and 300 dpi print resolution.
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UPC coding

Symbology (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced SKU Manager(TM), a desktop application designed for the assignment, administration and management of UPC numbers for medium to large product manufacturers.
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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
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Water bottle filler

Model EFG-100 Series water bottle filler from Adtech(TM) (Hatboro, PA) is equipped with Adtech's patented steam-in-place sterilization system to minimize the risk of contamination by bacteria.
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Automatic feeder

The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
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Monoblock machine

The K1W monoblock fill/plug/cap machine from Korab Eng. (Los Angeles, CA) is designed with modular components that can be easily removed for cleaning or changeover.
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Shrink sealer

PDC's (S. Norwalk, CT) 40P-M Shrink sealer applies TE bands to a variety of containers at speeds to 100 bands/min. Though designed to run at more moderate line speeds, the machine has the same quality engineering as PDCs high-speed units, says the manufacturer.
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UPC coupon coding

The Uniform Code Council's UPC Coupon Code Specification calls for UCC/EAN-128 extended codes to incorporate offers, expiration dates and other information onto current UPC coupon codes.
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Tool care system

CarnaudMetalBox (Wantage, Oxon, England) has introduced the Tool Care System, a PC-based software program that allows canmakers to control and forecast tooling requirements.
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Air bag packager

The SBP-SS-AA-16 Speedy Bag Packager is a pneumatically-operated system from All Packaging Machinery (Booth 346) that is USDA approved for poultry and meat.
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Horizontal flow wrapper

Klockner Ho/oonsel Tevopharm's (Sarasota, FL) new high-speed horizontal flow wrapper was designed specifically for hard-boiled candy, medicinal loz-enges, chewing gum and other solid, regularly shaped products.
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Vertical sealing system

All Packaging Machinery (Ron-konkoma, NY) has introduced a heavy-duty, variable speed, continuous band sealer that can seal up to 45'/min. It can seal and trim Tyvek, polyester, nylon, poly-coated paper, foil, coextrusions and poly-laminatied materials, as well as unsupported films such as PE and PP.

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