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Leak tester

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the latest version of the Wilco RS-4 leak tester for plastic bottles. Detects leaks and defects at up to 120 bottles/min, in sizes from 1-oz bottles to 1-gal containers.
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Tube filling machinery

IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
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Nestable components

The 4840 system from LEWISystems (Watertown, WI) is an integrated system of reusable stack-and-nest pallets, containers and other equipment that will cube a 48" x 40" pallet.
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Container unscrambler

The Model JH container unscrambler from Omega Design (Lionville, PA) handles a variety of shapes and sizes at speeds to 150 containers/min. Normally requires only 10- to 15-min changeover time.
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Twin-pack carriers

The Slim-line of colored twin-pack carriers from International Omni-pac (Walnut, CA) are designed for easier application and greater holding power. Mainly used for dairy products, they are available in 1/2- and 1-gal sizes.
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Container dumper

Universal Dynamics (Woodbridge, VA) has introduced the Model CDH container dumper for industrial use. It unloads containers of various sizes, weights, and materials.
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Hot stamp ribbons

Norwood Marking's (Downers Grove, IL) hot stamp ribbons are made with protection of the environment in mind. They are formulated to be well below the CONEG proposed maximum limit of 100 ppm.
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Student career hotline

Women in Packaging (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a new job resource guide geared to students. The "Student Career Hotline" targets entry-level and internship positions, as well as resource information.
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Bottle unscrambler

The Eco Model Bottle Unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) is designed exclusively for medium-sized beverage or juice bottles. Features a bowl diameter of 1 m to handle 2-L bottles at 8ꯠ bottles/hr, or 1.3-L bottles at 17ꯠ/hr.
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In-house case blank production flies at Boeing

Corrugated processing machine cuts and scores multiple case styles and sizes. It enables Boeing to produce cases on a J-I-T basis and frees up space once allocated to lot quantities of premade case blanks.
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Semi-automatic shrink bundler

Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a shrink bundling system that can wrap round, rectangular and oblong shapes, with or without a tray.
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Mini photoelectric sensors

New mini photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs (Twinsburg, OH) are available as retro-reflective or diffused beam models. Compact design allows implementation in small areas.
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Cylinder position sensors

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Low Profile Rotatable Cylindicator® sensors for applications requiring end-of-stroke indication on hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
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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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Metric right angle drives

Andantex's (Wanamassa, NJ) ANGLgear® right angle gear drives are now available with metric specifications. Completely en-closed for a wide range of applications.
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Additions to I/O system

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has added four input and output modules, two terminal bases and a communication adapter to its Flex(TM) I/O system, which is a combination I/O and terminal strip unit to save cost and space.
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Packaging newsletter

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.
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Electric conveyor roller

The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.

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