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Fru-Con Eng. (St. Louis, MO): John G. Aliberti, vp; Richard T. Meyer, vp and controller/treasurer; Ann P.
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Proximity laser scanner

PLS Proximity Laser Scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) is said to be the first programmable scanner for stationary and mobile, as well as safety and area scanning applications.
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Parison controlling

The latest generation of parison control systems from Moog (East Aurora, NY), the Bloc 64 PRG enables the operator to "double" the profile control capability, from 64 to 128 points, to meet a job requiring more than 64 control points.
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Thermal/thermal transfer printer

New HERCULES 600 thermal/thermal transfer label printer from Tharo Systems (Booth #364) features a laser quality print resolution of 300 dots per inch, and prints at speeds up to 8"/sec.
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Printer/applicator

The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.
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Print-apply labeling

Designed for pharmaceutical applications, the Model 2960 print-and-apply labeling system from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) applies bar coded labels to the end of a box at speeds to 60 boxes/min.
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Slaking a thirst for real-time data

Ocean Spray's new Nevada plant just outside Las Vegas boasts the latest in on-line data acquisition and communications systems. Can/glass line is a good example.
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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Product damage reduction

"Pallets Move the World...With Your Help" is a 10-minute video from the Natl. Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) designed to help pallet users reduce product damage due to improper material handling practices.
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Labeler for bakery

The Mini-Pro BL-100 labeler from Elmark (West Chester, PA) is designed specifically for the bakery industry. A unique tamp/wipe label system positively places labels on tops, ends or shoulders of bagged breads or rolls.
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P-s heat sealing tape

The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
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Corner-wrap labeling

Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), offers a brochure describing the benefits of the Soabar® corner-wrap carton labeling system.
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P-s labeler

New Auto-Colt II® automatic pressure-sensitive labeling machine from New Jersey Machine (Booth #601) for the pharmaceutical and food industries applies labels to containers ranging in size from 1-oz to 1-gal at speeds to 200 labels/min with stepper drive.
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Heat-transfer labels

New Clear ADvantage(TM) heat transfer labels from Avery Dennison, Decorating Technology Div., (Booth #1011) combine high-quality graphics with a "no-label" look to provide high point of purchase impact for high-volume applications in the food, beverage, and health and beauty aids markets.
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Horizontal f/f/s

The new Model 8000 Series horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Mahaffy & Harder Eng. (Booth #1508) accommodates a broad range of flexible and semi-rigid materials.
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Rotary heat sealer

Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.
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Compression-testing system

Gaynes Eng. (Franklin Park, IL) has introduced the Dynacomp compression testing system for evaluating transit or warehouse compressive load forces. Avail-able in either a 2000- or 5000- lb capacity with either a fixed or floating upper platen.
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Auger filler

Mateer-Burt's (Booth #1605) new Neotron Series 1800 servo-driven auger filler provides accurate filling within ±.45% of targeted weight. It's for use with free-flowing or non-free-flowing liquids and powders, as well as liquids, creams, pastes, viscous liquids and slurries.

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