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Though Y2K bugs are rare, say packagers, anything with a microprocessor?including motion controllers, touchscreen operator inter
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Packagers prepare for Y2K

Most manufacturers Packaging World contacted have found only minor potential Y2K problems on their packaging lines. Still, bugs can be elusive, especially for more automated plants.
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Cartoning system

The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.
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Packaging adhesive

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) has introduced Advantra LT(TM) low-application temperature packaging adhesives for case and carton sealing, tray forming and other packaging applications.
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Electro Cam Corporation: Geared resolvers

An expanded line of geared resolvers is available from Electro Cam Corp. (Roscoe, IL) in ratios from 2:1 to 36:1. Geared resolvers can eliminate the need for external gear reducers in many applica-tions where outputs are tracked over multiple revolutions.
At Upsher-Smith Laboratories in Minneapolis, a camera (far left) takes an image of a pharmaceutical label to verify date and lot
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Strong gains projected for machine vision in packaging

The pharmaceutical and food industries are expected to report 10%-plus gains annually in use of machine vision systems, says this report from a prominent trade group.
Ford Xtreme gum is packaged in blister packs that retain freshness, while graphics denote it as a ?functional? gum.
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Taking gum to the 'Xtreme'

A blister pack with foil lidding keeps this cavity-fighting gum fresh, while graphics promote the gum's significant health benefits.
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Steady growth seen for food packaging machinery sales

A market intelligence report reveals a positive outlook for U.S. food packaging equipment through 2003.
Materials Product Brief
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Econocorp Inc: Carton sealer

Econocorp's (Randolph, MA) Twinseal carton sealer has simple operation and few moving parts. Depending on the application, hot melt, cold-glue or hot-air sealing methods can be used.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Food packaging machinery

MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) has released a booklet addressing the food industry and the MGS packaging equipment used for many food applications. Machinery is divided into cartoning/case packing and feeding categories.
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Easy-opening tape

The Zipper, made by Soco System (Waukesha, WI), is a small triangular piece of paper applied by a special unit on a carton sealer to the trailing end of the tape.

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