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Aseptic filler

With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
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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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Database resource guide

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) Database Resource Guide 1995 lists over 2괌 books, studies and reports published on the food industry, as well as where to find them.
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Pneumatic bagger

Don Williams Packaging's (Belmont, CA) Model A-10 pneumatic bagging machine automatically opens and positions bags for both vertical filling applications-including salad, nuts and hardware-as well as horizontal filling of difficult-to-package products such as tortillas or paper goods.
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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.
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Pad transfer printer

The Model UP 505 pad transfer printer from United Silicone (Lancaster, NY) offers a sealed ink reservoir to keep ink levels constant through elimination of solvent evaporation.
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Magnetic cable conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a high-speed magnetic cable conveyor for use with empty or full steel cans in conjunction with spray machines and drying ovens.
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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