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Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.
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EPS collection map

The Association of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) has designed a four-color map highlighting 185 collection locations for EPS peanuts and packaging.
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Temperature controller

The 2500 Series temperature controller from Love Controls (Wheeling, IL) controls temperature in plastic packaging, and food processing applications.
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High-lifting pallet

The Thork-Lift from Interthor (Broadview, IL) is a low-profile, straddle type, high lifting pallet truck designed to lift and move standard 48" x 40" pallets to convenient work heights.
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Robotic product line

The Maestro System 4(TM) Robot product line from ABB Robotics (New Berlin, WI) includes a variety of products operating under the System 4 controller.
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Checkweigher catalog

International Automation (Oakland, NJ) now offers a free catalog describing Boekels' checkweighers. For use with bottles, cartons, bags and other packages from 1 g to 50 kg in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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Multifunction controller

The Model OI100 from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) combines a PLC, programmable limit switch, data entry keyboard and message center into one controller.
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Case- and traypacker

The Meurer CM/TP wraparound case- and traypacker from Piepenbrock (Englishtown, NJ) forms and fills low or product-high trays, side load cases and wraparound cases at speeds to 24 cases or trays/min.
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Horizontal wrapper

The Sierra horizontal wrapper from PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) uses rotary end crimp jaws to wrap at speeds to 140 packages/min.
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Signal conditioner

Sensotec's (Columbus, OH) Model SC Signal Conditioner has an improved amplifier board which allows it to self-calibrate using almost any transducer.
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Photoelectric and proximity sensors

Photoelectric and proximity sensors from Boston Gear (Quincy, MA) can be used as system status indicators, providing input to PLCs. Available in infrared, visible-beam, polarized-light and fiber-optic models.
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Industrial software

VantageWare (San Diego, CA) has released a 3.0 version of its Load Builder industrial software package. Allows existing data to be loaded more quickly and simply than previous versions.
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Booklet labels

The SGI Division of Engraph (Memphis, TN) has introduced multi-page booklet labels designed for the pharmaceutical, health care and personal care products industries.
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Unit dose sample

Ivers-Lee (West Caldwell, NJ) has introduced a two-component, single-use dispensing package for physician samples, clinical trials, hospital use or travel.
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Carton filler

The Pure-Pak® S90 dual-line carton filler from Elopak (New Hudson, MI) can fill four preset carton sizes at speeds to 150 cartons/min. Preset sizes can be set between 8 and 32 oz, or from 250 mL to 1.0 L.
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Compliance label inspection

The Autocol p-s labeler from Krones (Franklin, WI) can achieve 100% compliance with GMP pharmaceutical labeling regulations. Inspects for codes, label presence or skew.
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Rotary chuck capper

Klockner KHS (Waukesha, WI) in cooperation with White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the Model R-20 rotary chuck capper for threaded and multi-lug bottles.
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Supplier news: International agreements

AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie (Frankfurt, Germany) and Group Schneider (Paris, France) announced their automation controller venture, AEG Schneider Automation.

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