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Bulb bottle

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has introduced a custom PET bulb bottle for health and beauty applications. The bottle holds 6 oz and has a 28/400 finish. Available in clear or custom colors, the bottle can incorporate up to 100% post-consumer material.
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Ink jet printhead

The 192 Orifice Ink Jet Printhead from Imaging Technologies (Cookesville, TN) offers 43% more character height with a single printhead. Called the Six-Shooter(TM), it produces a 32 x 192 matrix with six orifices per channel.
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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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Adjusting drive hub

An economical device to change the phase relationship of drive components is the Phas-Lok Adjusting Hub from Zero-Max (Minneapolis, MN). It provides stepless adjustment with a 12° range to compensate for timing changes caused by chain or tooth wear.
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Stars and guides

Kwik Change interchangeable stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs on rotary style cleaning, filling or capping machines.
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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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Ionizing air blower

Model 930 Ionizing Air Blower from Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) uses a three-bar ionization head combined with high-output fans for faster, more powerful static neutralization.
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Stopper washing machine

A new brochure from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) highlights features and capabilities of the SW40 stopper washing machine. Discusses user-programmable wash cycles with coded access, sanitary plumbing, stainless steel exteriors.
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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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Potentiometric transducers

The PK Series of potentiometric transducers from Gefran (Newtown, PA) is designed for high-accuracy measurement of mechanical strokes up to 20'. An articulated joint assembly minimizes wear caused by vibration and misalignment.
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Conveyor brochure

A 16-page catalog from Flexible Material Handling (Cleveland, OH) describes seven new conveyor designs, plus options and accessories for packaging, distribution, and manufacturing operations.
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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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High-pressure blowers

The M Series and H Series high pressure regenerative blowers from Gast Manufacturing (Benton Harbor, MI) work well in pneumatic conveying and material handling applications.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
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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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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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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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Release and adhesion testing brochure

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a four-color brochure on its LabMaster(TM) Instrument Control System for release and adhesion testing. This system uses a PC with touch-screen simplicity to eliminate testing variables.

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