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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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Steel container safety

A brochure from the American Iron and Steel Institute (Washington, D.C.) discusses the fire safety and recycling advantages of packaging flammable or combustible liquids in steel containers.
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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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Foam-in-place system

Sealed Air's (Danbury, CT) Instapak 812® Foam-In-Place packaging system is specifically designed for packing and shipping of large items. Produces up to 60% more foam per minute than the previous model.
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Dual-head filler

The Model A-500 dual-head automatic auger filler can fill any rigid container at speeds to 120/min. Suitable for powders, creams, pastes and liquids.
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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Bottle unscrambler

The Kalisort 150 quick-change bottle unscrambler from H.G. Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can handle a wide variety of bottles with a changeover time of under two minutes.
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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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Recycling baler

The Model 9020 is a large-quantity multi-bin recycling baler from Orwak (Bloomington, MD) designed for post-industrial recyclable material. Multiple bins allow solid waste to be separated by material and stored until enough accumulates to make a complete bale.
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Aseptic filler

With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
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Database resource guide

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) Database Resource Guide 1995 lists over 2괌 books, studies and reports published on the food industry, as well as where to find them.
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Pneumatic bagger

Don Williams Packaging's (Belmont, CA) Model A-10 pneumatic bagging machine automatically opens and positions bags for both vertical filling applications-including salad, nuts and hardware-as well as horizontal filling of difficult-to-package products such as tortillas or paper goods.
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Pad transfer printer

The Model UP 505 pad transfer printer from United Silicone (Lancaster, NY) offers a sealed ink reservoir to keep ink levels constant through elimination of solvent evaporation.
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Magnetic cable conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a high-speed magnetic cable conveyor for use with empty or full steel cans in conjunction with spray machines and drying ovens.
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Cap sealer

The Red-e-System from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) is an economical heat sealing system for caps. Available with 1 or 2 kW power. Power supply and water recirculator are prewired and self-contained.
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Compliance label inspection

The Autocol p-s labeler from Krones (Franklin, WI) can achieve 100% compliance with GMP pharmaceutical labeling regulations. Inspects for codes, label presence or skew.
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Hazardous materials guide

Allflex Hazardous Material Packaging (Ambler, PA) has designed a one-page guide to help determine packaging needs of hazardous materials. Includes a ten-question checklist and a flow chart to help determine particular requirements such as adsorbers or pressure-capable receptacles.
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Elder-friendly vial

The Uni Vial from Shellvick Industries (Leawood, KS) is an elder-friendly, child-resistant, one-piece prescription vial that relies on cognitive skills for opening.

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