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Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
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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.
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Cap sealer

The Red-e-System from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) is an economical heat sealing system for caps. Available with 1 or 2 kW power. Power supply and water recirculator are prewired and self-contained.
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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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Hazardous materials guide

Allflex Hazardous Material Packaging (Ambler, PA) has designed a one-page guide to help determine packaging needs of hazardous materials. Includes a ten-question checklist and a flow chart to help determine particular requirements such as adsorbers or pressure-capable receptacles.
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Elder-friendly vial

The Uni Vial from Shellvick Industries (Leawood, KS) is an elder-friendly, child-resistant, one-piece prescription vial that relies on cognitive skills for opening.
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Spout brochure

The Liquid Packaging Div. of International Paper (Memphis, TN) has published a brochure on its Spout-Pak® juice and dairy packaging system. "Inside Out Spout" includes an actual spout and 3-D screw-on cap, and discusses IP's specially designed Evergreen Applicator, which fills Spout-Pak cartons at up to 120 cartons/min when used with a corresponding filler.
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Printer applicator

The Model 2138-HS printer applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) combines thermal/thermal-transfer printing with high-speed application capabilities to reach speeds to 120 labels/min.
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Line balancing system

The One-Pass(TM) can line balancing system from Goldco (Love-land, CO) uses strategically placed accumulator belts parallel to can flow so that cans make only one pass onto and then off the pallet.
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Hard-to-mark bar coding

Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers a variety of labeling solutions through its Label Div. for hard-to-mark products. Jewelry, lumber, small hardware, and applications requiring extra strength labels, which can withstand heat, cold, abrasions, acids and solvents, can all be handled.
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Labeling software

The Label MAX(TM) line of labeling software from Advanced Labeling Systems (Southbridge, MA) uses a quality control process that allows only correct labels to be printed, even from a remote site.
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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.
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Bucket labeler

Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced the Univer-sal(TM) Bucket Labeling System. This machine applies die-cut, p-s labels to 2-, 3 1/2- and 5-gal buckets and 1-cu-ft boxes with labels up to 6" x 10".
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Digital torque tester

The Model STB digital bottlecap torque tester from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) can measure torque tool calibration, break-away fastener, motor stall, and valve operating torque, as well as standard torque removal.
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Valve applicator

Marble Manor's (Corbett, OR) VA100 series valve applicator for vacuum-packed coffee uses a heat-sealing process to apply a variety of valves to coffee bags, allowing gases from beans to escape quickly.
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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.
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Automatic bag palletizer

SDP Series 2000 automatic bag palletizer from Slidell (Owatonna, MN) has a unitized design to reduce installation time. It is shipped intact and ready for installation.
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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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Spiral elevator

Millard's (Omaha, NE) patented spiral elevator is a space-saving way to raise or lower containers moving at high speeds. Comes completely assembled for easy installation.

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