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Plastic padded mailer

AirJacket(TM) is an all-plastic padded mailer from PAC National (Redmond, WA). Made of a durable, moisture-resistant, multi-layered PE film laminated to an interior bubble-type lining for cushioning protection.
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Associated Bag Co.: Products catalog

Associated Bag's (Milwaukee, WI) 1999 General Catalog, Volume 1, provides 132 color pages describing the company's products. Included are 400 new items, which are highlighted in the front of the catalog.
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Induction sealing control system

The Assists 2000 is a new, PLC-based induction sealing control system from Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI). The system's capabilities provide four operating and control modes, hold five preset product menus (including set power level, coil height, eject delay, eject time and stalled bottle delay), provide a critical fault monitor and a series of help menus.
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IPL Material Handling: Metric-size returnable produce containers

IPL Inc. (Northboro, MA) is developing a line of metric-sized returnable produce containers (RPCs). They are designed to transport fruits and vegetables from the field to point of purchase.
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Ilapak, Inc: Vertical f/f/s machine

The Vegatronic 400XL from Ilapak (Newton, PA) is an improved version of its standard vf/f/s machine. To facilitate settling of product in the bag, 5" have been added between the jaws and the forming tube.
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High-gloss label stock

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has introduced a C1S facing paper for p-s labels that offers a high-gloss "wet look." AquaGloss(TM) is a 60-lb paper for flexo and gravure printing.
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Upper Limits Engineering Co.: Bagger/sealer for free-flowing products

Upper Limits' (Livermore, CA) WicketWonder M2000 bags free-flowing product at speeds to 30/min. After filling bags, which can be as large as 24"Wx32"L, the automatic machine uses a rotary band to seal them.
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Photoelectric sensors

By combining long-range sensing with automatic dynamic calibration and a damage-resistant mounting option, new OL photoelectric sensors from efector (Exton, PA) are said to solve many of the problems typical in conveyor applications.
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Carton coder

A new series of portable automatic coders from Open Date (London, England) offers overprinting on a variety of cartons, blister cards, sleeves and film.
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

McBrady's (Joliet, IL) HS-600 gripper belt-type bottle rinser is available in 10'-, 20'- or 30'-L models that offer speeds up to 700 bpm.
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Insight Control Systems Intl., Inc: Closure inspection system

The Insight 100 from Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) is a turnkey, high-speed, product side inspection system designed for the closure industry.
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Picker lines with scanner

The robotic pickers from Schubert (Dallas, TX) now are controlled by a scanner that provides a cost-effective solution compared to cameras, says the maker.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizer

Crown Simplimatic's (Forest Lake, MN) EZY palletizer does not require an operator. With a payload capacity of 200 lb, the machine lifts cases as small as 4"Hx6"Wx6"L and as large as 24"Hx24"Wx48"L.
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United Parcel Service: New shipping rates

United Parcel Service's (Atlanta, GA) 1999 rates show the smallest rate increase in 11 years, while U.S. origin international services will have no increase for the second consecutive year.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Compact code reader

The Model BCL 21/22 bar-code reader from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs a mere 180 g. Sensor reliably scans minimal bar widths of 0.15 mm with optimum depth of focus.

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