Controls

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Case palletizer

Machines in the 880 series of case palletizers from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) employ shaft-mounted drives to reduce the number of sprockets, chains, belts and takeups for such primary devices as the row pusher, apron and hoist.
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Release and adhesion testing brochure

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.
Machine Product Brief
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Container spacing device

The Container Spacing Device (CSD) from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides consistent and accurate spacing of round or nonround containers on a conveyor.
Machine Product Brief
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Multipacker for beverages

Riverwood's (Atlanta, GA) Quikflex(TM) BP packaging machine for fully-enclosed multipacks fills up to 150 partitioned or 180 nonpartitioned packs/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Chain conveyor

A new chain roller conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) features tapered tread rollers to aid in alignment of packages through the curve area.
Controls Product Brief
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Child-resistant jigger

A new child-resistant jigger for mouthwash is now available from Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN). Based on SQUEEZE-LOK technology, lugs on both the bottle and cap secure the jigger on.
Machine Product Brief
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PET jars

Berman Brothers (Chicago, IL) has introduced a new line of PET jars, available in 9-, 20.5-, 24- and 32-oz stock sizes. They can be used for a variety of food and other products.
Machine Product Brief
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Continuous weight indicator

Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Mini Model 11-100 digital continuous weight indicator for food, chemical, paper and plastic applications.
Cases of aerosol products are conveyed to the labeler (top) where bar-coded labels are printed then applied using the tamp-blow
Feature Article
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Is bar-coding a valuable customer service?

When customers asked for bar codes to help control inventory,Sherwin-Williams got the message. It implemented a custom print/apply bar code labeling system.
Controls Product Brief
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Film labeler

The Model 3200ST p-s film labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now has an "air fill" feature that pressurizes the bottle internally to stabilize sidewalls during labeling.
Controls Product Brief
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P-s labeler

The UNI-510 p-s labeler from Charles LaPierre (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada) labels pharmaceutical, food and personal care containers at speeds to 300/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal transfer label printer

The Magic 300 large-capacity thermal/thermal transfer label and tray printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) uses a microprocessor to reach speeds to 6"/sec with 300 dpi.
Machine Product Brief
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Conveying capabilities

Dorner (Hartland, WI) has released a free, six-min-ute video outlining the cap-abilities of its conveyor systems, including design, component integration and in-plant set-up and testing, as well as service and support.
Controls Product Brief
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Stripe metallizing

Stripe metallizing for thin and extensible materials from Union Industries (Providence, RI) increases design options while offering source reduction and cost savings.
Controls Product Brief
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Tapered rubber stoppers

Tapered rubber stoppers from AME (Towaco, NJ) feature 60-durometer silicone rubber and are ideal for high-temperature applications up to 500° F. Masks and plugs for painting and plating applications are also available.
Controls Product Brief
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Conveying systems brochure

An eight-page brochure from Fleetwood Systems (Countryside, IL) provides an overview of conveyor systems for package making and filling based on magnetic, mechanical, air, and vacuum technologies.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

Benefits and specifications of the Model 8221 mini label printer are described in a four-color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA). The 8221 prints and applies labels at up to 65 labels/min with a placement accuracy of ±1/16" and features an LCD display for simple set up, operation and maintenance.
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Tag cutter/stacker

Designed to accommodate the maximum production speed of Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) Soabar® SPX-390 thermal transfer printer, the high-speed tag cutter/stacker comes with a center pusher assembly, which permits stacking of tags printed three-up for triple throughput.

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