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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
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End-load cartoner

The Hoypack FP 200 from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end loading a variety of food or nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons at speeds to 300 cartons/min.
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Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.
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Thermal printer

The LPT/1060 thermal/thermal transfer printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints bar codes, text and graphics on tags and labels of most materials at 8"/sec with 300 dpi reproduction.
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Inverter/positioner

The BMH inverter and rotational positioner from Carleton (New Britain, PA) uses a helical cavity engineering concept to invert and position metal, glass or fiber containers.
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Corner-wrap labeler

The Soabar® D-900 corner-wrap labeler from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), can print and apply bar-coded labels on two sides of most cartons with right-angle corners.
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Three-part capper

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
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Quick-change labeler

The Trine Quick Change(TM) 4500 labeler from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies labels to cylindrical containers at speeds to 300 labels/min. Can run multiple product sizes and labels.
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Machine vision systems

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced two high-performance machine vision systems. The Checkpoint 800 is an easy-to-use box level or VMEbus-based system.
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Hot stamp imprinter

The new version of the Model K-15 hot stamp imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) uses larger rolls of ribbon to reduce downtime and increase production per run.
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Tray denesting machine

The Model ITD-100 tray denesting machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds trays up to 100/min out of a single magazine. The machine positively separates and pulls trays from the magazine using a combination of vacuum, pneumatic and mechanical principles.
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SPC seminar

Kline and Co. (Littleton, MA) is conducting a three-day seminar on training principles and techniques of statistical process control. TQM/SPC Train-the-Trainer seminar will be held in Boston, MA, on June 14-16.
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CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has introduced an electronic catalog for the motors and drives industry. Uses a unique interactive format to provide information on over 4ꯠ Baldor motors and drives.
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Automatic work positioner

The Pentaloader from Pentalift Equipment (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is an automatic work positioner designed to ease pallet loading and unloading. Auto- matically adjusts the height of a pallet as weight is added or removed, thus reducing the need for workers to bend over repeatedly.
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Ink jet printing table

Dorner (Hartland, WI) has introduced a standard conveyorized table for ink-jet printing. Speeds range from 10' to 200'/min. Adaptable to most manufacturer's printheads, the table allows printing on tops, bottoms and sides of products requiring coding or identification.
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IoPP books

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has announced two new packaging books. Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging is based on presentations from a recent MAP-related conference.
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Servo-driven cartoner

Formula IMC/S multi-packing cartoner from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is the first intermittent-motion, multi-axis cartoner to have independent servo drives performing all major functions, says the manufacturer.
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Color matching brochure

The ProPalette(TM) brochure from Macbeth® (New Windsor, NY) describes the company's color matching service. It combines color matching software with precise measurement in-tegrity for fast, accurate and cost-effective color matching, batch correction and color quality control.

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