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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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Machine Product Brief
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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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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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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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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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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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Gravimetric drum fillers

The Model DN gravimetric drum fillers from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) are designed to fill 15- to 55-gal drums with liquid and semi-liquid products in a range of viscosities.
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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