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Flexible food can

Hoogoven Packaging Steel (Ijmuiden, the Netherlands), with Stork Food and Dairy Systems, has developed a concept for a flexible food can. Called Le Carr/, the 3-pc tinplate can has a square shape, stiff ribs and a thin body to make the can flexible.
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Evergreen Packaging: Gabletop carton filler

Evergreen's (Cedar Rapids, IA) Model N-8 fills gabletop cartons with 4 to 10 oz of dairy or juice beverages at speeds to 340 cpm. The improved speed (from the company's initial 320/min rating) translates into the ability to fill an additional 10ꯠ containers in each 8-hr shift.
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REB, Inc: Volumetric filler

The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features a vibrating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
Controls Product Brief
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Total Control Products: PC control/HMI

FactoryClient 2000 is a Windows® CE-based PC control and human-machine interface from Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL). It includes a 6" touchscreen display, an Ethernet port and industrial I/O interfaces.
Controls Product Brief
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Summit Training Source, Inc: Training programs catalog

A new 64-page catalog of industrial safety and hygiene training programs is available from Summit Training Source (Grand Rap-ids, MI). Contains descriptions of 250 training products in video, interactive CD-ROM, Digital Safety Video(TM) and on-line formats.
Machine Product Brief
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Inserter

The PromoSerter(TM) from EPI (New Freedom, PA) inserts individually wrapped 2- and 3-dimensional promotional pieces into packages. Handles inserts 2"Lx1"W up to 43/4"Lx3"Wx1"D.
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Product-blending line

A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
Controls Product Brief
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EFD Valve Systems Group: Low-volume dispensing

The 725HF-SS dispensing system from EFD (East Providence, RI) dispenses up to 12 oz of lotions, creams and other medium- to high-viscosity materials without overfill-ing, underfilling or waste.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
Feature Article
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
Controls Product Brief
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Heat-sealing machine

A new tabletop heat-sealing machine from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has a pneumatic sliding table and is designed for trays and cups as tall as 150 mm (5.9").
Machine Product Brief
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Capmatic Ltd.: Vial filling brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.
Controls Product Brief
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Daubert Cromwell: Vapor wrapper

Nox-Rust® Vapor Wrapper® from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL) helps keep ferrous metal parts corrosion-free when stored or shipped in the wrapper.
Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.
Controls Product Brief
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Soft touch foam

Alternatives to cross-linked foams, Synergy(TM) Soft Touch Foams from Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) are produced using Index(TM) interpolymers, a unique thermoplastic polymer family from Dow based on the copolymerization of ethylene and styrene.
Machine Product Brief
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Ramsey: Weighbelt feeder brochure

Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a free color brochure on its new Series 90 Weighbelt Feeder Systems. Outlines the features and benefits of each Ramsey system and is available from the company's Web site at www.ramseytsr.com.

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