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Low-level palletizer

The Faiveley® low-level case palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) uses modular components to offer end users a wide variety of layout possibilities.
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Air bag packager

The SBP-SS-AA-16 Speedy Bag Packager is a pneumatically-operated system from All Packaging Machinery (Booth 346) that is USDA approved for poultry and meat.
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Factory management

Designed to accommodate factory auditing certification requirements is EnGage!(TM) software from Data-Myte Business Unit of Allen-Bradley (Minnetonka, MN).
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Design program

The Pro/Engineer® family of design software products from Parametric Technology (Waltham, MA) allows designers and engineers to create, visualize, analyze, and present product concepts prior to manufacturing.
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Coffee can with valve device

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
Machine Product Brief
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Monoblock machine

The K1W monoblock fill/plug/cap machine from Korab Eng. (Los Angeles, CA) is designed with modular components that can be easily removed for cleaning or changeover.
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Automatic feeder

The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
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Label design

GrafTek's (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) LabelView for Windows is a label design software package previously designed for use solely with DOS.
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Pallet standards

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated distribution

Boss 2 is a new generation of automated distribution software from Buschman (Cincinnati, OH) that allows retail distribution centers to reach maximum productivity.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal printer

Esselte Meto (Booth 3127) will introduce the Atlas Model AS40 thermal printer. This thermal bar code printer has HP Laserjet emulation and 300 dpi print resolution.
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Bar code system

The Pathfinder® Ultra(TM) RF printer from Monarch Marking (Booth 1519) is a portable bar code printing system that integrates bar code printing, laser bar code scanning and spread spectrum radio frequency data communications capabilities in a hand-held computing device.
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Components on the Internet

PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) now offers information on its automation components and accessories through the Internet. The latest information on the company's products, support software, CAD files delivery, special services and upcoming events are accessible.
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Design and distribution

Tops(TM) for Windows is a package design system from Tops Eng. (Plano, TX) that allows the packager to size a package, select materials for optimum cost and stacking strength, then determine shipping/distribution function.
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Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.
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Checkweigher

Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.

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