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Labeling software

The Label MAX(TM) line of labeling software from Advanced Labeling Systems (Southbridge, MA) uses a quality control process that allows only correct labels to be printed, even from a remote site.
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Horizontal cartoner

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) has introduced the new Bradlok SL 302 high speed cartoner. The machine offers a wide size range and can be linked to collating and loading systems.
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Bucket labeler

Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced the Univer-sal(TM) Bucket Labeling System. This machine applies die-cut, p-s labels to 2-, 3 1/2- and 5-gal buckets and 1-cu-ft boxes with labels up to 6" x 10".
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Robot system

CRS Robotics (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) offers its class of gantry robots for high-precision applications. Employs calibrated welded-frame structures, precision ball screw drives, and digital optical encoders to achieve accuracies of at least 0.005" and repeatability up to 0.001" over a 20ꯠ-cubic-inch working area, or 36" x 42" x 12".
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Valve applicator

Marble Manor's (Corbett, OR) VA100 series valve applicator for vacuum-packed coffee uses a heat-sealing process to apply a variety of valves to coffee bags, allowing gases from beans to escape quickly.
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Label manual

A 12-page manual from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA) helps readers choose efffective tags, labels, printers, software and ribbons for compliance marking, product ID, bar coding and other labeling requirements.
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Automatic bag palletizer

SDP Series 2000 automatic bag palletizer from Slidell (Owatonna, MN) has a unitized design to reduce installation time. It is shipped intact and ready for installation.
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Spiral elevator

Millard's (Omaha, NE) patented spiral elevator is a space-saving way to raise or lower containers moving at high speeds. Comes completely assembled for easy installation.
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Gravimetric drum fillers

The Model DN gravimetric drum fillers from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) are designed to fill 15- to 55-gal drums with liquid and semi-liquid products in a range of viscosities.
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Converter adds third wicketer for PE bags

Sengewald USA's 140ꯠ-sq-ft Marengo, IL, converting facility has added a third bag wicketer to produce 2- to 4-mil polyethylene bags at rates to 175/min, for food, nonfood and medical packaging applications.
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Wide-web printer

The CL-608 high-speed industrial wide-web thermal transfer printer from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) can handle webs to 7" wide and can print up to 6" wide to meet compliance labeling requirements without having to rotate the label format.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) and Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (Hauppauge, NY) will merge to create a new manufacturer of machine vision systems.
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Self-locking tray former

Loveshaw's (Ronkonkoma, NY) Model TF-HL-1 automatically forms self-locking trays at speeds to 20 trays/min, depending on the complexity of the folds.
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P-S labeler control

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) M2 microprocessor control for p-s labelers works with a variety of labelers, including wraparound and front/back. Stores up to 50 label presets and accommodates five fault conditions, including low label supply and missing labels.
Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
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Pouch production soars at Goya division

A continuous-motion pouch-packaging operation at Packaging Ltd. is nearly 200% faster and 70% more accurate than the intermittent-motion system it replaced.
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UPS return service

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) announced several enhancements to its Authorized Return Service, or ARS. Customers now have the option of Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air or 3 Day Select.
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Recycling law newsletter

Called the first recycling legislation newsletter geared to North American exporters, "Recycling Laws International" is a bi-monthly publication from Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD).
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Seal integrity tester

A data sheet on the Integra 800 seal integrity tester from Accu-Pak (Carrollton, TX) describes leak detection on both flexible and semi-rigid packages.

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