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Tray unloader

The Model ATU-200 automatic tray unloader from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) transfers plastic, glass and metal containers to a rotary or bi-flow uncrambler on demand at rates exceeding 300 containers/min.
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Quarterly magazine

MAN Roland's (Westmont, IL) quarterly news magazine for the printing industry, "Revue," features the latest in industry ideas, equipment and processes.
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High speed liquid filling/stoppering

The Filamatic® V-LD-4 high-speed liquid filling machine and the DLS-1 stoppering machine from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) can fit under many laminar flow hoods.
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Bliss former bulletin

Moen (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a new bulletin describing the redesigned PF106-BIFQV internal flange bliss former. The upgrade features an efficient end panel vacuum assist feed system as standard equipment.
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Case palletizer

Machines in the 880 series of case palletizers from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) employ shaft-mounted drives to reduce the number of sprockets, chains, belts and takeups for such primary devices as the row pusher, apron and hoist.
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Bag palletizer

The Faiveley® Series 1000-2500 bag palletizer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers precise 90° positioning through a system of turning crosses and belt conveyors for palletizing at up to 500 bags/min.
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Microwave container

James River, Packaging Business Div. (Milford, OH), has introduced Qwik Balance(TM) to its Qwik Wave(TM) family of microwave packaging. Qwik Balance allows uniform heating of food without rotating or stirring the product, while reducing cooking time.
Schering-Plough got into pressure-sensitive labeling in a big way when it brought suncare product labeling in-house. Rotary p-s
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Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.
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Video motion analysis

Redlake Camera (Morgan Hill, CA) has introduced MotionScope®, a high-speed, digital video motion analysis system for use on assembly lines and production plant floors.
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Supplier news: International agreements

AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie (Frankfurt, Germany) and Group Schneider (Paris, France) announced their automation controller venture, AEG Schneider Automation.
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Adjustable case packer

The Auto Adjust Case Packer from Brenton Engineering (Alexandria, MN) accommodates both stable and unstable shapes and sizes. Product can be packed in a tray or wraparound case.
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Dispensing jars

The Lageen Dispensing Jar from W. Braun (Chicago, IL) uses an internal dispensing device to meter the amount of viscous product released. After removing the cap, the jar is twisted and an internal PP ring device with a disc on top extrudes a controlled amount of product.
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Quick-change bottle feeder

The FL-200 linear bottle feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) can handle large bottles up to 2L. Takes bottles from an elevating supply hopper and unscrambles them for downstream filling, capping and labeling.
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Recycled PET sheets

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent environmental claims auditing firm, has verified that Wellman Extrusion's (Ripon, WI) recycled PET sheet is made from post-consumer PET material.
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Medical heat sealers

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced a two-station medical packaging machine and all board blister machine. The two-station machine runs up to eight cycles/min for single- or multi-sided operation.
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Ice cream containers

Fabri-Kal (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a series of rectangular ice cream containers made of HDPE. Available in a new 3-pt size as well as 1-qt and 1/2-gal sizes.
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Liquid filling systems

Oden's (Buffalo, NY) new line of PRO/FILL GEN3 liquid filling systems handle a variety of liquids ranging in consistency from water to syrups, in volumes from .5 mL to 1 gal.
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Fast-change case packer

The Model 486 fully automatic case packer from Focke (Whitsett, NC) uses hand spindles instead of tools for changeovers. Each spindle is equipped with digital indicators for repeatable positive changover.

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