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Associated Bag Co.: Product catalog

Thousands of popular and hard-to-find packaging products and shipping supplies can be found in the new 150-page catalog from Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI).
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Controls Product Brief
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Newman Labeling Systems: Labeling system

Newman Machinery (Belle Mead, NJ) has introduced the 8FL p-s labeling system, which offers product tracking without the addition of a separate vision system.
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Smartscan Inc: Safety curtain

Smartscan's (Southfield, MI) 5000 series "L"- and "T"-shaped safety curtains are designed for end-of-line packaging and palletizing applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Capmatic Ltd.: Monoblocs brochure

The Alpha series of crimping and capping monoblocs is featured in a new color brochure from Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). The 8-page brochure lists specifications for each model and features numerous large photos.
Machine Product Brief
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Label applicator

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) Little David VersaLabel(TM) Apply Only System automatically or semi-automatically applies pre-printed labels to pallets, cases, cartons or products.
Controls Product Brief
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STA Packaging Tapes: Whiter sealing tape

STA Packaging Tape's (Garden Grove, CA) line of water-activated reinforced and paper gummed sealing tapes is now whiter and brighter. The whiter, STA-Force tapes are said to make white cartons look their best while retaining the benefits of strength, protection and security.
Controls Product Brief
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Parker Hannifin Cylinder Div.: Pneumatic cylinder

Parker Hannifin's Cylinder Div. (Des Plaines, IL) introduces the P1M series pneumatic cylinders, which feature bolted construction, transfer tubes, customized stroking and integral sensors.
Controls Product Brief
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Retorquer

The CR-60 screw-cap retorquer from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) can be wheeled up to an existing conveyor to tighten screw caps that may be loosened during induction sealing of safety seals or because of other processing on bottles and jars prior to final packaging.
Machine Product Brief
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Vf/f/s machine

Rovema Packaging Machine's (Lawrenceville, GA) VPK-260 vf/f/s machine offers continuous-motion operation at speeds to 180 bags/min. Suitable for handling fragile food products like candy, bakery goods and cereal, as well as frozen and pet foods.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Rotary sleeve labelers

Krones (Franklin, WI) has developed two new automatic rotary sleeve-labeling machines for speeds to 700 bottles/min. The Krones Stretchmatic handles stretchable sleeve films for the cylindrical or only slightly conical portions of the bottle.
Controls Product Brief
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H.B. Fuller : 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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Adidas runs with new printers

Unhappy with the speed of its previous shipping case printers, Portland, OR-based Adidas America replaced the equipment with 38 new 9840 printers from Monarch Marking Systems (Miamisburg, OH).
Machine Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Scallop feeder

The new and improved FS scallop centrifugal feeder from Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) is designed to feed and orient products that are tubular, rectangular, oval or square.
Machine Product Brief
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Fillers

MRM Elgin (Menomonie, WI) has released a color brochure highlighting its volumetric, fill-to-level and time/pressure fillers. Machines handle a broad array of products of various viscosities, as well as different-sized containers measuring from fractional oz to 5-gal units.
Controls Product Brief
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Cutler-Hammer: Cutler-Hammer: Interlock switches

Cutler-Hammer (Westerville, OH) has introduced the E48 safety guard interlock switches, which provide a safe way to lock machine guards in place and shut down a machine automatically when the guards are removed.

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