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Printer/applicator

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) new Q30 thermal transfer printer/applicator applies up to 80 labels/min with a resolution of 203 dpi. The printer allows label placement on any plane.
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Case packer

The Model 4500 Flex Packer case packer from Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems (Clear-water, FL) can run multiple products and case sizes with minimal changeover time.
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Bar code system

Bar Code Sys-tems (Atlanta, GA) is now the master distributor of TEC America's B-Series bar code printers, which allows Bar Code Systems to offer a "total bar code printing solution." This package includes the B-Series bar code printer, an Xaminer verifier, label printing software and printer supplies.
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Case erector/bottom taper

The Model 2-EZ case erector/bottom taper from Combi America (Canton, OH) accommodates cases from 9" x 5" x 5" to 19" x 15" x 16". Employs a pusher bar case feed system, walk-in magazine, self-cleaning vacuum system and PLC controls.
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Leaflet inserter

IWK Packaging's (Fairfield, NJ) leaflet inserter folds and places oversized, multi-fold leaflets into small cartons. L-shaped leaflets up to 12" x 16" are folded for packaging with vials as small as 16 mm (.63") in diameter x 38 mm (1.5") long using a two-phase fold design.
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P-s labeler

The Neptune(TM) p-s labeler from Engraph Machine Systems (Delran, NJ) can apply labels from 10 mm x 10 mm to 6" x 14" on most semi-rigid or rigid packages.
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Plastic bottle unscrambler

New Necosort plastic bottle unscramblers from John R. Nalbach (Cicero, IL) accommodates most containers, including tapered and hourglass ovals, rectangulars and straight-sided rounds.
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Net weight filling brochure

Weigh Right Automatic Scale's (Joliet, IL) new brochure highlights its electronic net weight filling systems. In-cludes weigh count fillers designed for small parts and hardware, vibratory feed fillers and gravity flow weighers for free-flowing and semi-free-flowing materials, as well as fully automatic weighers for rigid container filling.
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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
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End-load cartoner

The Hoypack FP 200 from Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Albion, MI) is designed for end loading a variety of food or nonfood products into single- or multi-pack cartons at speeds to 300 cartons/min.
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Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.
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Thermal printer

The LPT/1060 thermal/thermal transfer printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints bar codes, text and graphics on tags and labels of most materials at 8"/sec with 300 dpi reproduction.
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Inverter/positioner

The BMH inverter and rotational positioner from Carleton (New Britain, PA) uses a helical cavity engineering concept to invert and position metal, glass or fiber containers.
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Corner-wrap labeler

The Soabar® D-900 corner-wrap labeler from Avery Dennison, Soabar Systems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), can print and apply bar-coded labels on two sides of most cartons with right-angle corners.
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Three-part capper

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
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Quick-change labeler

The Trine Quick Change(TM) 4500 labeler from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies labels to cylindrical containers at speeds to 300 labels/min. Can run multiple product sizes and labels.
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Machine vision systems

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced two high-performance machine vision systems. The Checkpoint 800 is an easy-to-use box level or VMEbus-based system.
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Hot stamp imprinter

The new version of the Model K-15 hot stamp imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) uses larger rolls of ribbon to reduce downtime and increase production per run.

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