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Malcom Co.: Shrink tunnel systems

Malcom Co. (Andover, MA) now offers hot-air shrink tunnels as a complete system, electronically adjustable from ambient temps to 1걄° F. With list prices from $1걄 to $4겨, these self-contained systems can be supplied with a bracket, tunnel and conveyor that runs up to 60'/min.
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Enercon Industries Corp.: Air-cooled sealer

The air-cooled Super Seal(TM)50 from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) operates without water-cooling on packaging lines in the pharmaceutical, nutrition supplement, and health and beauty aids industries.
Controls Product Brief
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American Fuji Seal Inc: Shrink-sleeve applicator

The Model 3300 Intersleeve will be displayed by American Fuji Seal (Bardstown, KY). Handles unfilled PET, HDPE and glass containers. Applies shrink-sleeve labels at speeds to 400 cpm.
Controls Product Brief
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GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: Fire-safe pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding (Latham, NY) and GE Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) have developed AdvantEDGE(TM), said to be the first pallet to meet the new National Fire Protection Assn.'s standards for industrial fire safety.
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Spacing device

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) All-Shapes Spacing Device provides consistent and accurate spacing of rigid containers, cartons, boxes and trays on a conveyor line.
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Garvey Corporation: Automatic tray loader

Garvey's (Blue Anchor, NJ) automatic tray loader can receive vials of any size from a Garvey Bi-Flo® accumulator and automatically develop the proper nested pattern for the tray.
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Vibrac Corp.: Induction cap sealer

Vibrac Corp. (Amherst, NH) has added induction cap sealers to its family of production packaging equipment. These solid- state induction generators with self-containing cooling can operate at rates to 600 bottles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Siko Products, Inc: Position indicator

The DE09 digital electronic position indicator from Siko (Dexter, MI) captures and reports the displacement of machine spindles and the current spindle position at applications up to 1귔 rpm with resolution of 1갰 counts/revolution.
Controls Product Brief
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Form Plastics Co.: Tape IDs pack's date

Form Plastics' (St. Charles, IL) Date-A-Meal tape is said to help foodservice providers identify the date a meal was packed to help assure freshness and safety.
Machine Product Brief
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

APS' (New Freedom, PA) robotic palletizing systems are designed for maximum production in minimal floor space. Articulated arm robots can accommodate multiple case sizes within a workcell and can create mixed pallet loads if necessary.
Controls Product Brief
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Pliant Corporation: Pliant Corporation: Molded-in hinge

Hettinga Technologies (Des Moines, IA) has developed the Molded-In Lamina Hinge as a solution to problems associated with metal and one-piece plastic hinge assemblies.
Machine Product Brief
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Elf Machinery: Bottle unscrambler

The M 1500 Unscrambler from ELF Machinery (La Porte, IN) accommodates bottle heights up to 11.8" and diameters to 3.9" with no-tool changeover.
Controls Product Brief
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The Staplex Co.: Electric stapler

The Model SU-100 Ultra Heavy Capacity Electric Stapler from The Staplex Co. (Brooklyn, NY) staples up to 100 sheets of 20-lb paper or materials of equivalent thickness.
Controls Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection software

Upgraded SafeNet Plus software from Safeline (Tampa, FL) permits up to 50 metal detectors to be linked to one PC. The enhanced software reports on time-and-date-stamped rejection incidents, real-time status of each detector on the network, historical data on testing and shift reports.
Controls Product Brief
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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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