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A new breed of capacitive sensor on this pressure-sensitive labeling head lets Pro-Motion Industries run a wide variety of label
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Quick-change equipment shines

From contract packaging to pharmaceuticals to frozen veggies, packaging operations depend heavily on the ease with which they can be changed over.
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Q&A: Dealings with vendors

Kenton L. Jorgenson is plant operations manager at Baldwin Filters in Kearney, NE, a leading maker of filters for cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Here he talks about relationships with packaging vendors.
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive melters

DuraBlue adhesive melters from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) use new technology that helps simplify installation, operation, and routine maintenance.
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Better Packages: Semi-automatic case sealer

Model 3000CS Case Sealer is a semi-automatic machine that dispenses water-activated tape for a fast and efficient seal. Patented E-Z Pull Tab™ feature allows use of BP E-Z Pull Tab™ tape.
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Semi-automatic case packer

Econopacker is a cost-effective and simple semi-automatic case-packing machine that controls the flow and grouping of product automatically, eliminating miscounts due to human error.
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Bett Sistemi Srl: Linked carriage positioner

Bett Sistemi (Correggio, Italy) introduces its Robolift line of linked carriage positioners for simplifying container infeed alignment in bundling, multipacking, cartoning, or tray-packing machines.
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Semi-automatic case sealer

Model 3000CS Case Sealer is a semi-automatic machine that dispenses water-activated tape for a fast and efficient seal. Patented E-Z Pull Tab™ feature allows use of BP E-Z Pull Tab™ tape.
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Rock-Tenn Company: Semi-automatic multipacker

Rock-Tenn (Norcross, GA) has introduced the EagleWrap™, a semi-automatic multipacker for small-run applications including variety and promotional packs.
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Loading and filling module

Universal Loading and Filling Module ULF features both top- and side-loading of pillow-style bags into RSCs. Suitable for companies requiring different case packing styles and configurations.
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Label applicator

The 3M-Matic Side/Top Label Applicator SA2000 prints crisp images with variable information using Scotch® Printable Label Tape, then accurately applies it to the side or top of a shipping carton.
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Internet Packaging Products & Systems: Case tapers

Internet Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has improved its Champion series of case tapers to include stainless steel rollers with precision bearings and tape heads with ¼” steel face plates.
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Plug-and-pack a reality (sidebar)

Advances in network, software standards
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Quick-change overwrapper

Digital Media Automation (Poway, CA) introduces its Super Overwrapper with electronic microprocessor timing and control, versus mechanically driven cams, levers, and linkages.
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High-speed case/tray packer

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