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Topac Inc: Headspace analyzer

The Checkmate series of automatic O2 and CO2 analyzers for use in modified atmosphere packaging is available from Topac (Hingham, MA). Because of its proprietary fast-warming zirconium oxygen detector, the tool is ready to use in less than 10 minutes after a cold start.
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Hassia USA Inc: Hot-fill poucher

The FlexiBag® 40/26 from Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) is a vf/f/s machine that produces pouch sizes from 1 to 6 L. Handles liquids and particulates at temperatures to 200°F.
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) Clysar® ABL shrink film is a clear, biaxially oriented, heat-shrinkable, linear low/ultra low-density polyolefin film.
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Allen FMC: Allen FMC: Carton coder

Allen Coding's (Elmhurst, IL) free-standing Vacuum Transfer Machine prints on flat cartons at speeds to 180 cpm. Using either hot-foil or thermal-transfer coding, the unit accommodates cartons from 10 mm x 50 mm to 300 mm x 400 mm.
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Stanley-Bostitch: Pneumatic stapler

Stanley-Bostitch® (New Britain, CT) has introduced two improved pneumatic staplers designed for industrial and commercial use. The new 650S4-1 and 650S5-1 staplers are powerful yet lightweight staplers that feature an anti-jam magazine, a comfortable rubber grip, a long, narrow nose for stapling corners and an adjustable tip to control staple depth.
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Klockner Bartelt: Push-button changeover poucher

Said to be the first horizontal poucher with push-button changeover and wash-down capability, the Fusion(TM) from Klckner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) employs 20 multi-axis servos.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.: Sanitary conveyor

The 6100 Series conveyors from Dorner Mfg. Co. (Hartland, WI) are low-profile sanitary conveyors for materials handling in industries such as food, pharmaceutical and confectionary.
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Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Ergonomic lifter

The Lift-O-Flex® 17000 and 19000 Series Ergonomic Lifter lines are available through RonI, LLC (Charlotte, NC). These mobile, light-weight, electrically operated, aluminum-frame lifters can lift, manipulate and transport loads up to 700 lb.
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Samuel Strapping Systems: Strapping tool

The P320 is a manual plastic strapping tool from Samuel (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) that is suitable for a wide range of vertical and horizontal strapping applications in all industrial sectors.
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Efector, Inc: Flow switch

The microprocessor-based SI flow switch from efector (Exton, PA) incorporates a "learn" function. It permits the operator to quickly program the high and low flow rates, then position the setpoint alarm at any value from 1% to 99% of the flow rate.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Laning system

The Multiple Product Laning system from APS (New Freedom, PA) gently orders unstable, top-heavy or non-round containers into single-file rows. Rollers of the low-pressure conveyor can be sized to meet the requirements of the product and containers.
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Vestil Manufacturing Co.: Box stacker

The Adjustable Box Stacker from Vestil Mfg. (Angola, IN) transports, stacks and lifts plastic containers to heights up to 471/4". Available in six different models with capacities of 330 lb.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.
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Amoco Chemicals: TE flat cap

Pacific Cap Co. (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) has introduced a 28-mm TE flat cap, made by Taiwan Hon Chaun of Taiwan, China, for PET bottles.
Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.

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