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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Towelette container

A compact towelette container from Continental Glass & Plastic (Chicago, IL) is now available. The blow-molded, HDPE container with injection-molded cap is suitable for jewelry cleaners, insect repellents and skin cleansers.
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Hoffman: Digital AC servo drives

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces the next-generation Ecodrive-03 family of digital AC servo drives. These drive packages provide an attractive performance/cost ratio for a variety of packaging applications, including random infeeders, vf/f/s machines, horizontal wrappers, cartoners, case packers and palletizers.
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Monarch Plastics Inc: Fuel treatment bottle

Monarch Plastics (Kenosha, WI) has introduced a new HDPE fuel treatment bottle with a 28-400 neck finish. The 32-oz bottle is suitable for motor oils and is available in a variety of colors.
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Airopak, a unit of PVC Container Corp.: Selection guide

A new selection guide from Airopak (Manchester, PA) outlines its selection of in-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and ultra-pure products.
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Clamco Corporation: Shrink tunnels

Standard and optional features of the 854 Series of heat shrink tunnels are listed in a two-page brochure from Clamco (Cleveland, OH). Tunnels use variable-speed live/dead roller or coated fiberglass mesh conveyors.
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Scientific Technologies Inc: Profiling scanners

ValuScan line of profiling scanners from Scientific Technologies (Fremont, CA) are now enhanced for more accurate detecting and measuring of products.
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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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Prime Equipment, Inc: Hf/f/s

Prime Equipment's (Spokane, WA) PV-8500 horizontal form/fill/seal system for reclosable zipper pouches runs at speeds up to 22 cycles/min and accommodates flexible, semi-rigid and rigid materials.
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Vestil Manufacturing Co.: Stretch-wrap machine

The Vestil Mfg. Co. (Angola, IN) has introduced the SWA-48 semi-automatic stretch wrap machine. With a powered carousel and manual stretch-film wrap mast, the powered rotation of the turntable stretch wraps the palletized packages.
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RD Industries, Inc: Fill/dispense system

A new closed-loop liquid filling and dispensing system designed to eliminate leaks and their messes is available from RD Industries (Omaha, NE). The patented Vent-A-Cap bottle-plug system is recessed into the bottle throat.
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Ryson International, Inc: Spiral conveyor

Ryson's (Newport News, VA) space-saving vertical spiral conveyor offers low-grade incline, bi-directional operation, and a variety of models to handle a wide range of load sizes, from products smaller than a matchbook to pieces as large as 3"W x 6'L.

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