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P-s labeler

The UNI-510 p-s labeler from Charles LaPierre (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada) labels pharmaceutical, food and personal care containers at speeds to 300/min.
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Case histories

Design Technology (Billerica, MA) now offers free capsule case histories highlighting solutions to packaging and automation problems, including custom-designed and built packaging, assembly and processing systems for the food, medical, personal care, pharmaceutical, apparel, paper, and other industries.
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Pickup head

Pacific Products (San Diego, CA) has introduced a pickup head for palletizing heavy shrink wrap loads, bags, bales or cases. Can reach speeds to 30 bundles/min using the PR-Series palletizing robots.
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Film labeler

The Model 3200ST p-s film labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now has an "air fill" feature that pressurizes the bottle internally to stabilize sidewalls during labeling.
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Case sealer

Wilton Packaging (Palatine, IL) has introduced the Model SD20FCSS automatic case sealer, which handles cartons from 6" x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" to an unlimited length x 20" x 20".
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Liquid fillers

Packaging Dynamics' (Ron-konkoma, NY) line of liquid fillers is available in a variety of designs, including gravity/pressure, volumetric, and time/pressure.
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Tag cutter/stacker

Designed to accommodate the maximum production speed of Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) Soabar® SPX-390 thermal transfer printer, the high-speed tag cutter/stacker comes with a center pusher assembly, which permits stacking of tags printed three-up for triple throughput.
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Label printer/applicator

Benefits and specifications of the Model 8221 mini label printer are described in a four-color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA). The 8221 prints and applies labels at up to 65 labels/min with a placement accuracy of ±1/16" and features an LCD display for simple set up, operation and maintenance.
Cases of aerosol products are conveyed to the labeler (top) where bar-coded labels are printed then applied using the tamp-blow
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Is bar-coding a valuable customer service?

When customers asked for bar codes to help control inventory,Sherwin-Williams got the message. It implemented a custom print/apply bar code labeling system.
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Tapered rubber stoppers

Tapered rubber stoppers from AME (Towaco, NJ) feature 60-durometer silicone rubber and are ideal for high-temperature applications up to 500° F. Masks and plugs for painting and plating applications are also available.
Semi-automated shell-handling system greatly reduces the repetitive motion involved in feeding shells to the line
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Pepsi line has future in mind

Fast changeover and overall versatility were foremost in mind when Pepsi designed its high-speed line for hard-to-handle one-piece PET bottles in four different sizes. Machine redundancy, computerization, and modular construction all contribute significantly.
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Bench top coder

Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) has developed a portable code-marking system for printing date, lot or product codes on flat surfaces. The Model 884 Bench Top Coding System can be used with any standard Sprinter code-marking machine for a variety of code message sizes and types.
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Conveying capabilities

Dorner (Hartland, WI) has released a free, six-min-ute video outlining the cap-abilities of its conveyor systems, including design, component integration and in-plant set-up and testing, as well as service and support.
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DOS-based catalog

Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) has introduced a DOS-based interactive catalog that installs directly onto a standard hard drive. Displays component parts with engineering specifications and recommendations so that material handling, packaging, de-sign and maintenance engineers can select the proper components.
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In-line time printer

The patented HDT Series 4000 heavy-duty in-line time printer from Dalemark (Lakewood, NJ) imprints the hour and minute on products as they go through the production line.
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PET jars

Berman Brothers (Chicago, IL) has introduced a new line of PET jars, available in 9-, 20.5-, 24- and 32-oz stock sizes. They can be used for a variety of food and other products.
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Adjustable AC drives

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced its four-color brochure highlighting technical features, applications and specifications of the 1336 PLUS adjustable frequency AC drive.
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Conveying systems brochure

An eight-page brochure from Fleetwood Systems (Countryside, IL) provides an overview of conveyor systems for package making and filling based on magnetic, mechanical, air, and vacuum technologies.

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