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UPS return service

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) announced several enhancements to its Authorized Return Service, or ARS. Customers now have the option of Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air or 3 Day Select.
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Dual-head filler

The Model A-500 dual-head automatic auger filler can fill any rigid container at speeds to 120/min. Suitable for powders, creams, pastes and liquids.
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Self-locking tray former

Loveshaw's (Ronkonkoma, NY) Model TF-HL-1 automatically forms self-locking trays at speeds to 20 trays/min, depending on the complexity of the folds.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) and Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (Hauppauge, NY) will merge to create a new manufacturer of machine vision systems.
Controls Product Brief
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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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Converter adds third wicketer for PE bags

Sengewald USA's 140ꯠ-sq-ft Marengo, IL, converting facility has added a third bag wicketer to produce 2- to 4-mil polyethylene bags at rates to 175/min, for food, nonfood and medical packaging applications.
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Stretch-sleeve labeler

The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.
Machine Product Brief
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Label manual

A 12-page manual from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA) helps readers choose efffective tags, labels, printers, software and ribbons for compliance marking, product ID, bar coding and other labeling requirements.
Machine Product Brief
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Recycling law newsletter

Called the first recycling legislation newsletter geared to North American exporters, "Recycling Laws International" is a bi-monthly publication from Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD).
Machine Product Brief
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Horizontal cartoner

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) has introduced the new Bradlok SL 302 high speed cartoner. The machine offers a wide size range and can be linked to collating and loading systems.
Machine Product Brief
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P-S labeler control

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) M2 microprocessor control for p-s labelers works with a variety of labelers, including wraparound and front/back. Stores up to 50 label presets and accommodates five fault conditions, including low label supply and missing labels.
Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
Feature Article
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Pouch production soars at Goya division

A continuous-motion pouch-packaging operation at Packaging Ltd. is nearly 200% faster and 70% more accurate than the intermittent-motion system it replaced.
Machine Product Brief
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Wide-web printer

The CL-608 high-speed industrial wide-web thermal transfer printer from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) can handle webs to 7" wide and can print up to 6" wide to meet compliance labeling requirements without having to rotate the label format.
Controls Product Brief
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Seal integrity tester

A data sheet on the Integra 800 seal integrity tester from Accu-Pak (Carrollton, TX) describes leak detection on both flexible and semi-rigid packages.
Controls Product Brief
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Gravimetric drum fillers

The Model DN gravimetric drum fillers from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) are designed to fill 15- to 55-gal drums with liquid and semi-liquid products in a range of viscosities.
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Publications list

Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD) now offers a list of its publications. Includes the State Recycling Laws Update quarterly and the year-end editions.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Blow-on labeler

The Model 2111ST stepper-driven blow-on labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is microprocessor-controlled and uses a stepper drive with an advanced design for added durability and versatility.

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