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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.
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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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Continuous weight indicator

Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Mini Model 11-100 digital continuous weight indicator for food, chemical, paper and plastic applications.
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Scoop and measures brochure

Measurex (Nazareth, PA) has introduced a brochure highlighting its line of plastic scoops and measures for food, beverage and chemical applications.
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Chain conveyor

A new chain roller conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) features tapered tread rollers to aid in alignment of packages through the curve area.
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Rotary unscrambling table

National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) has introduced the Model UTL-60 Rotary Unscrambling Table for small containers. Can unscramble 3-mL, 6-mL or 10-mL glass vials at speeds to 300 containers/min.
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Stepper-driven labeling head

The ModuLine p-s labeler from Quadrel (Eastlake, OH) is now available with microprocessor control and full variable-speed, stepper driven labeling heads as a standard feature.
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Child-resistant jigger

A new child-resistant jigger for mouthwash is now available from Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN). Based on SQUEEZE-LOK technology, lugs on both the bottle and cap secure the jigger on.
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Bar code systems

Monarch Marking (Dayton, OH) features its line of bar code systems in a new four-color brochure that also shows how to integrate the systems into a reliable auto ID arrangement.
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Large-character ink jet

The Series 1 large-character and bar code ink jet system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) can print at speeds to 650 feet/min and produces bar codes with a guaranteed 99.9% read rate.

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