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Intermittent-motion cartoner

Thiele Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced its Series 50 intermittent-motion cartoner. With a footprint of 8' x 4', the company claims it is the industry's smallest intermittent-motion cartoner.
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Stock bottles

McKechnie Plastic Packaging (Philmont, NY) offers a range of stock or custom bottles in 2- to 32-oz sizes. These bottles are extrusion-blown and are available in virgin PE, PCR blends or coextruded tri-layer PE.
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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Liquid filling machine

ELF Machines' (Booth #317) Tri-Filler sanitary liquid packaging machine combines three aspects of liquid filling: gravity for thin foamy products, pressure/gravity for viscous materials, and positive displacement for oils or inconsistent viscosities.
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Bag-in-box filler/capper

The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
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Large turntable indexing system

Callanan (Booth #816) will introduce its 7-foot 12.5KW four-position RF Turntable Indexing system. It uses low-frequency radio waves to create a transparent TE seal on packages at speeds to 50 products/min.
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Cup reformer for canmaking

Sequa Can Machinery (East Rutherford, NJ) and Can Industry Products (Canton, OH), in a joint venture, introduce the CRM-500 Cup Reformer. The unit accommodates canmaker efforts to produce smaller dome base diameters and lighter steel gauges.
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
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Metal detectors

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
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Rotary filler/capper

Osgood Industries' (Booth #107) versatile Double Index Rotary Filler/Capper fills, seals and caps formed containers at speeds to 90 containers/min with a heat sealer; 120/min with preset product.
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Horizontal f/f/s

The new Model 8000 Series horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Mahaffy & Harder Eng. (Booth #1508) accommodates a broad range of flexible and semi-rigid materials.
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Injection molding machines

Boy Machines (Exton, PA) introduces two 28-ton injection molding machines for the manufacture of small precision parts, with seven shot capacities ranging from 14 to 64 g.
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Extended-height collapsible containers

Collapsible, returnable containers from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) are now available in larger sizes. Models with a 45" x 48" footprint are now available with sidewall height options of 42" and 50"; footprints of 64.5" x 48" and 70" x 48" now have 34" or 50" sidewall height options.
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Auger filler

Mateer-Burt's (Booth #1605) new Neotron Series 1800 servo-driven auger filler provides accurate filling within ±.45% of targeted weight. It's for use with free-flowing or non-free-flowing liquids and powders, as well as liquids, creams, pastes, viscous liquids and slurries.
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Clear PET cylinders

W. Braun (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 12-oz Walden container. Made of oriented PET, it has the clarity of glass combined with the malleability of plastic.
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Labeler for bakery

The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.

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