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GSMA-Parish: Label inspection

The RoboSpect(TM) PSL from GSMA-Parish (Palm Bay, FL) is an automated, two-axis robotic vision inspection system designed for automating inspection of incoming roll-fed labels.
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Krones, Inc: Information sheets

Krones' (Franklin, WI) lifeLINE folder contains eight information sheets describing Krones' ability to customize packaging solutions to fit a customer's needs and to provide adaptation for the life of the customer's line.
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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
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Markem-Imaje: FDA-compliant blue ink

Imaje (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a blue ink compliant with FDA regulations for direct contact with food. In addition to the safeness of the ink, the color provides better contrast, enabling higher legibili-ty of the code.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Millenium 800 Auger Filling System has servo-driven dispensing control, acceleration/deceleration patterns, multiple speed selection, direct motion control and no coast/no maintenance operation.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Controls Product Brief
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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute: Employment opportunities

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released a brochure detailing its scholarship and internship program for qualified college juniors and seniors.
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Autoprod Inc: Filling/closing system

The Fast-Pack filling/closing system from Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) is a double-indexing, 12-lane machine with microprocessor-controlled filling stations, SpeedLoader(TM) quick-change foil lid magazines and servo-driven heat-seal stations.
Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum handbook

PIAB (Rockland, MA) offers a 60-page reference guide to industrial vacuums. The 5" x 7" handbook includes a section on designing efficient vacuum systems, as well as descriptions of products used in vacuum applications, a guide to industry terminology and a glossary.
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Profile Packaging, Inc: F/f/s with servo motors

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) now employs ServoSmart(TM) technology that uses servo motors to increase efficiency on Laudenberg FBM stand-up pouch machines, both in simplex and duplex models.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
Machine Product Brief
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Stone Container Corp: Multiwall paper bag

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced Square Sak(TM) to package powders and other dry materials targeted for the chemical, food products, building materials and minerals industries.
Controls Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Auger filler

The servo-driven 1100DAB auger filler from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) uses a bulk-and-trim filling method to hold fill weights to within ±0.25% of the target.
Controls Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

Soco System's (Waukesha, WI) Pallet Robot has a manifold design that eliminates fragile tubes and fittings. The plate on which the head's vacuum pads are mounted is made as a "sandwich" construction where air is in the plate.

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