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Training program

Metsys Engineering (Eden Prairie, MN) now offers a training program specifically for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The "Train-The-Service-Technician" program provides service technicians with the skills needed to prepare and present technical machine information to their audience.
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Robotic palletizer

Soco System (Waukesha, WI) presents a new generation of high-performance IPC robotic palletizers, equipped with modern IPC control. Four-color touchscreen permits easy operation and simple in-plant programming.
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Associated Bag Co.: Products catalog

Associated Bag's (Milwaukee, WI) 1999 General Catalog, Volume 1, provides 132 color pages describing the company's products. Included are 400 new items, which are highlighted in the front of the catalog.
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Insight Control Systems Intl., Inc: Closure inspection system

The Insight 100 from Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) is a turnkey, high-speed, product side inspection system designed for the closure industry.
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Innovative Packaging Machinery: Bottle filling system

Innovative Packaging Machinery's (Westminster, MD) new Model ILSD-150 in-line servo drive bottle filling system runs at speeds to 300/min and provides a filling range from 1 to 1겨 mL (0.0338 oz to 40.58 oz) with accuracy to ±1/4%.
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IPL Material Handling: Metric-size returnable produce containers

IPL Inc. (Northboro, MA) is developing a line of metric-sized returnable produce containers (RPCs). They are designed to transport fruits and vegetables from the field to point of purchase.
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Improved f/f/s machine

The Diamant packaging system from Windmoeller and Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has been totally reconstructed. Designed for efficient bagging of free-flowing bulk products such as plastic resins, fertilizer and salt.
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High-gloss label stock

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has introduced a C1S facing paper for p-s labels that offers a high-gloss "wet look." AquaGloss(TM) is a 60-lb paper for flexo and gravure printing.
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Bagger/sealer for free-flowing products

Upper Limits' (Livermore, CA) WicketWonder M2000 bags free-flowing product at speeds to 30/min. After filling bags, which can be as large as 24"Wx32"L, the automatic machine uses a rotary band to seal them.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Form/fill/seal machine

With its SVE 2510 A model, Robert Bosch (Bridgman, MI) has engineered an easy-to-operate f/f/s machine based on servo engineering and control electronics.
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Bottom-up powder filler

The modified Chronos PBS 1200 powder filler from Chronos Richardson (Fairfield, NJ) provides high output, accuracy, hygiene and safety. Is designed to fill milk powder, milk substitutes, minerals and emulsifiers.
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Carton coder

A new series of portable automatic coders from Open Date (London, England) offers overprinting on a variety of cartons, blister cards, sleeves and film.
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

McBrady's (Joliet, IL) HS-600 gripper belt-type bottle rinser is available in 10'-, 20'- or 30'-L models that offer speeds up to 700 bpm.
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Kisters Kayat, Inc: Layer multipacker

Kisters (Erlanger, KY) will present its layer pattern packing system called PackRouter. Capable of arranging multipacks in layers, the system is said to eliminate the need for additional transit packing.
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The Food Institute: Food safety newsletter

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) has launched Food Safety Issues, an eight-page newsletter authored by experts in the regulatory arena. It's available to all Food Institute members each month.

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