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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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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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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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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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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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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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Horizontal wrapper

The New Super Mustang horizontal wrapper from Doboy (New Richmond, WI) has electronic controls and is built to international standards. A new frame design allows operators easy access.
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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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Spindle capper

The ACT-800 automatic spindle capper from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) has four stations to increase speeds up to 300 caps/min. Tightens screw caps from 10 mm to 110 mm.
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TE label

The Amertrax® tamper-evident label from American Label (East Hanover, NJ) displays a custom-printed message after opening, clearly indicating to consumers that the product has been opened.
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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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Portable bag closer

The NP-7A portable bag closer with steel cam from American-Newlong (Warsaw, IN) is a single-thread chain-stitch system that reaches speeds to 12 bags/min.
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Recycled polypropylene

Planet Polymer Technologies (San Diego, CA) has developed EnviroPlasticTM-RCF, a recycled fiber-filled PP. Physical properties are as good as virgin PP or ABS, says the company.
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Regulatory databases

RegScan(TM) is a series of electronic databases listing government regulations published by Regulation Scanning Technology (Williams-port, PA). Updates to the Federal Register are input on the date a regulatory change is announced instead of on the effective date of change.
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Labeling system

The Cornerwrap Labeling System from Avery Dennison (Phil- adelphia, PA) can print and apply bar-coded labels to two sides of cartons with a right-angle corner.
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Worldwide packaging

The World Packaging Organization (Paris, France) has published the 1995 World Packaging Directory, listing worldwide members in over 51 countries.

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