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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Corner wrap labeler

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will feature its corner-wrap label applicator applying a single label on two sides of a box. Provides a low-cost method of applying large shipping labels such as UCC 128, AIAG and other compliance label formats.
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Serac Inc: Angle-neck bottle filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) rotary bottle filler fills angle-neck bottles, such as those used to package toilet-bowl cleaners and automotive fluids.
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Interroll Corp.: Rollers

A 12-page brochure describes Interroll's (Wilmington, NC) line of Driveroll® rollers, including the most recently introduced Brushless DC rollers.
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Steinmetz: Inspector

Designed to inspect packages after caps and labels are in place, Steinmetz's (Stamford, CT) Unispect performs full external inspection of pharmaceutical packages at speeds to 360/min.
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PAR Systems: Modular robot

PaR Systems (Shoreview, MN) will feature its 2- or 4-axis Modular Based Robot (MBR) for pick-and-place applications. Intended to be func-tional for as long as 20 years, the machine has payload capacity of up to 10ꯠ lb and runs at speeds as fast as 6'/sec.
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Marprint, Inc: Dual-tamp applicator

Marprint's (White Bear Lake, MN) Paragon(TM) Dual-Tamp applicator applies preprinted or blank labels to pallets, cases and cartons at speeds to 20/min.
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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Custom window-caps

Colt's Plastics Co. (Dayville, CT) has introduced customized, decorative window-caps for cosmetics packaging. The window-caps can be molded in the shape of stars, company logos and other designs in transparent, translucent or opaque styles that are suitable for lipstick, blush or pressed powder.
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Allen Coding USA: Thermal-transfer coder

TT53CM thermal-transfer coder is for use on continuous flow wrappers and operates at line speeds to 36 m (118')/min. Prints bar codes, logos, graphics and real-time information on all materials used on packaging machines.
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Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Container style catalog

Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA) and Van Waters & Rogers (Kent, WA) have published a guide that allows end users to select the container that best matches their production requirements and application needs.
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CCL Container: Caulking cartridge

CCL Container's Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div., (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) offers a new brochure describing its aluminum barrier caulking cartridge.
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Sure Torque Inc: Cap tightener

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced new literature on its newest automatic on-line cap tightener, model STSHCT, with optional table-top conveyor and no manual hand tight-ening.
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

Glass bottles and jars are cleaned and sterilized in 3 to 5 seconds with the ORBIT steam rinser from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL). An optional water rinse followed by a steam rinse and sterile air rinse leaves 2-oz to 1-gal bottles contamination-free, at speeds to 250 bpm.
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Baldor Electric Company: Programming language

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) offers MINT, a new motion control programming language for use with Baldor's vector drive, servo and linear motion products.
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Transfers

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) 6-Roller Powered Transfer can handle square or round parts as small as 33.53mm (1.32") across. For safety and easy maintenance, the transfer's bridge pops out if a product jams or conveyor contamination occurs.

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