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BST PRO MARK: Scanner

The Super Handyscan 2000 from BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) includes new camera technology that delivers more than 450 lines of picture resolution. The operator can program the number of pictures taken as the camera scans a printed film web laterally, linearly or diagonally.
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Listeria warnings?

A warning label on packaged deli meats and hot dogs indicating the products could contain the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria might be evaluated by the federal government.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

HealthStar, Inc. (Randolph, MA) and Sasib Labeling Machinery Sp.A. (Mantova, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement that makes HealthStar the exclusive distributor of Sasib labeling equipment and after-market products in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
L ogic instructions can be easily entered on the keypad and LCD display of the universal logic module. To the left and below is
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Paint pouch packing is under control

Testor packages modelers' paints in a flexible pouch on a hf/f/s machine modified for the purpose. A PLS, a PLC and a complementary logic module contribute greatly.
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector/sealer

A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Pro Forma 550 continuous-motion case erector and bottom sealer has been enhanced to achieve speeds to 60 cases/min. A-B-C's machine control is a PLC with an encoder that uses closed-loop position feedback to ensure precise sychronization of all the components.
Controls Product Brief
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Willett America Inc: Label applicator

The Labeljet 210 from Willett America (Fort Worth, TX) is a microprocessor-controlled label applicator. Its integral stepper motor drives the label web at up to 1겨"/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Roberts PolyPro, Inc. (Charlotte, NC): Richard Shumate, sr. specialist for pkg. and converting solutions, Northeast; Craig Jasper, sr. specialist for pkg.
The motion controlller (above, left) is actually a PC with seven dedicated plug-in cards for high-speed control
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Collating candy at 3,000/min (sidebar)

How digital motion control works
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Testor blazes a new trail in paint packs (sidebar)

Pouches reach U.S. in Visions line
Materials Product Brief
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Brampton Engineering, Inc: Extrusion die

The ISO-therm(TM) streamlined coextrusion die permits individual materials to be processed at their own ideal temperatures with as much as 150°C difference between adjacent layers.
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Plastic beer bottles: coating or multilayer?

From Carlton and United Breweries of Melbourne, Australia, Lite Ice beer joins Carlton Cold in a plastic bottle. (See Packaging World, December '98, p.
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Putting 'smart systems' to work (sidebar)

Why SCADA?
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Pouch versatility stands out

A canteen-like pouch for liquids or powders, a mouthwash sample pouch distributed inside newspapers, and resealable stand-up pouches for an insecticide and plant food all earn recognition from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum products CD-ROM

PIAB's (Rockland, MA) new CD-ROM presents the company's complete range of vacuum products, highlighting its conveyors. Said to be ideal for food handling, pharmaceutical and chemical applications, the stainless-steel conveyors transport up to 10 tons/hr safely and quietly.
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New pack saves money for Oral-B

Gary Bentrim, manufacturing engineer for Oral-B's Iowa City, IA, manufacturing plant, disclosed that its new clamshell pack for the CrossAction(TM) toothbrush is more than a technological marvel (see Packaging World, Feb.
Bella Vista has been successful with its organic jams through gourmet food stores, but new filling capacity on the firm?s auto
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New equipment helps jam maker go mainstream

A Michigan manufacturer of organic jams extends product sales beyond gourmet stores and into the supermarket aisles since installing a complete filling line late last year.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Corner labeler

The Corner Wrap applicator from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) is suitable for labeling products, cartons, cases and pallets at 15/min. The applicator detects the product or package as it moves along a conveyor, causing a p-s label to be printed and dispensed onto a 90 vacuum grid positioned in the path of the pro-duct.

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