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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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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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Spout brochure

The Liquid Packaging Div. of International Paper (Memphis, TN) has published a brochure on its Spout-Pak® juice and dairy packaging system. "Inside Out Spout" includes an actual spout and 3-D screw-on cap, and discusses IP's specially designed Evergreen Applicator, which fills Spout-Pak cartons at up to 120 cartons/min when used with a corresponding filler.
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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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Laser scanning sensor

A new version of the Lasernet® scanning laser sensor from Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) employs a solid-state laser diode light source instead of helium-neon laser tubes.
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Hot stamp ribbons

Norwood Marking's (Downers Grove, IL) hot stamp ribbons are made with protection of the environment in mind. They are formulated to be well below the CONEG proposed maximum limit of 100 ppm.
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Delabeler

The ASR-550 container delabeler from Automated Label (Twins-burg, OH) uses a high-pressure jet of water that acts like a knife to remove stretch-sleeve labels from used containers without damage to the container.
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Channelizer

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Microplan Channelizer provides up to four channel separations on urethane conveyors with variable speed drives to 200 ft/min.
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Container unscrambler

The Model JH container unscrambler from Omega Design (Lionville, PA) handles a variety of shapes and sizes at speeds to 150 containers/min. Normally requires only 10- to 15-min changeover time.
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Stepper applicators

Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) has introduced two new stepper-driven label applicators that use photelectric label sensors. The Model 2110 reaches speeds of 300"/min; the Model 2112 reaches 600"/min.
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Free tooling program

A six-page brochure from the Soabar Systems division of Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) shows how the company's new Standard Sizes program can cut tag and label costs and speed delivery, while allowing customers a wide range of tag and label choices.
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In-house case blank production flies at Boeing

Corrugated processing machine cuts and scores multiple case styles and sizes. It enables Boeing to produce cases on a J-I-T basis and frees up space once allocated to lot quantities of premade case blanks.
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Flexible bag case packer

In a marketing/development agreement, Harwood Machinery Systems (Tualatin, OR) and Excel Packaging (Pasco, WA) have introduced the TD 2000 flexible bag case packer.
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Sprocket-driven belts

Intralox (New Orleans, LA) offers two new sprocket-driven modular plastic conveyor belts for horizontal incline/decline or radius applications. These belts offer low maintenance and improved tracking.
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Fiber optic sensor

Color discrimination, mark sensing and fine parts detection are possible with the FX7 fiber optic beam sensor from Ramco Electric (West DesMoines, IA).
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Semi-automatic shrink bundler

Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a shrink bundling system that can wrap round, rectangular and oblong shapes, with or without a tray.
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Leak tester

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the latest version of the Wilco RS-4 leak tester for plastic bottles. Detects leaks and defects at up to 120 bottles/min, in sizes from 1-oz bottles to 1-gal containers.
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Print/apply systems

Weber Marking's (Arlington Heights, IL) complete line of print/apply systems are now available for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in the food industry.

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