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Monarch Plastics Inc: Fuel treatment bottle

Monarch Plastics (Kenosha, WI) has introduced a new HDPE fuel treatment bottle with a 28-400 neck finish. The 32-oz bottle is suitable for motor oils and is available in a variety of colors.
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Spacing device

The All-Shapes Spacing Device, AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) latest addition to its line of container package spacing devices, is featured in a full-color brochure.
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James Alexander Corp.: Plastic ampule

James Alexander Corp. (Blairstown, NJ) has introduced plastiquéAmp, a new concept in ampule packaging molded entirely of PP. Precise, premeasured amounts of liquids, powders or pastes can be filled in the plastic ampule, which is then hermetically sealed.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filler

The GEN3 PRO/MATIC liquid filler from Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) fills free-flowing to highly viscous liquids in volumes from 1/2 oz to 21/2 gal at speeds to 100 containers/min.
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Creative Compression Packaging: T-shirt postcards

Creative Compression Packaging (Pismo Beach, CA) has introduced the T-shirt Postcard(TM). The company compresses full-size, preprinted 100%-cotton T-shirts into 1/2" thick mailable postcards of various shapes.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
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T & S Equipment Co.: Drum gripper

T&S Equipment (Angola, IN) introduces the Drum Gripper, attachable to forklifts via a safety chain that's included. Once secured to the forklift, the Gripper's curved arms fit tightly under the drum rib, ready to lift either 30- or 55-gal steel drums weighing up to 1귔 lb.
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
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Vestil Manufacturing Co.: Stretch-wrap machine

The Vestil Mfg. Co. (Angola, IN) has introduced the SWA-48 semi-automatic stretch wrap machine. With a powered carousel and manual stretch-film wrap mast, the powered rotation of the turntable stretch wraps the palletized packages.
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Chain washer

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) Clean-In-Place Chain Washer cleans plastic conveyor chains using high-powered water jets to wash and air jets to dry. The washer's stainless-steel housing is built around a section of the conveyor's return chain.
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Currie Machinery Company: Low-level palletizer

From Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA), the low-level palletizer Model LLP-10 was recently introduced to accommodate moderate production speeds where a floor-level approach is preferred.
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Wilkinson Industries, Inc: Cake container

Wilkinson Mfg. Co. (Fort Calhoun, NE) has re-engineered its OPS DisplayCake® line for maximum strength and application use. Recent material specification changes now provide stronger low-end temperature resistance.
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Coding Products: Hot-stamp ribbons

SafeMark(TM) hot-stamp printing ribbons from Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) are suitable for printing on both PVC and non-PVC medical products. SafeMark ribbons are said to produce good image quality on a wide variety of substrate materials, including thermoplastic elastomers.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Luminescence sensor

The LRT 440 series sensor from Leuze Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) detects luminescence in glue marks, labels, plastics, inks, etc. at a range of 50 mm (1.97").

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