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Spacing device

The All-Shapes Spacing Device, AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) latest addition to its line of container package spacing devices, is featured in a full-color brochure.
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James Alexander Corp.: Plastic ampule

James Alexander Corp. (Blairstown, NJ) has introduced plastiquéAmp, a new concept in ampule packaging molded entirely of PP. Precise, premeasured amounts of liquids, powders or pastes can be filled in the plastic ampule, which is then hermetically sealed.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filler

The GEN3 PRO/MATIC liquid filler from Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY) fills free-flowing to highly viscous liquids in volumes from 1/2 oz to 21/2 gal at speeds to 100 containers/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Creative Compression Packaging: T-shirt postcards

Creative Compression Packaging (Pismo Beach, CA) has introduced the T-shirt Postcard(TM). The company compresses full-size, preprinted 100%-cotton T-shirts into 1/2" thick mailable postcards of various shapes.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Labeler

Newman's (Belle Mead, NJ) NV-II HS automatic p-s labeler requires minimal change parts to accommodate cylindrical, flat, square or oval plastic or glass containers with dia from 10 to 150 mm.
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Chain washer

Span Tech's (Glasgow, KY) Clean-In-Place Chain Washer cleans plastic conveyor chains using high-powered water jets to wash and air jets to dry. The washer's stainless-steel housing is built around a section of the conveyor's return chain.
Machine Product Brief
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Currie Machinery Company: Low-level palletizer

From Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA), the low-level palletizer Model LLP-10 was recently introduced to accommodate moderate production speeds where a floor-level approach is preferred.
Controls Product Brief
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Wilkinson Industries, Inc: Cake container

Wilkinson Mfg. Co. (Fort Calhoun, NE) has re-engineered its OPS DisplayCake® line for maximum strength and application use. Recent material specification changes now provide stronger low-end temperature resistance.
Controls Product Brief
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Coding Products: Hot-stamp ribbons

SafeMark(TM) hot-stamp printing ribbons from Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) are suitable for printing on both PVC and non-PVC medical products. SafeMark ribbons are said to produce good image quality on a wide variety of substrate materials, including thermoplastic elastomers.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Powell Systems Inc: Net weight scale

Designed with bulk produce packagers in mind, Powell Systems' (Youngstown, OH) AWC-HD linear automatic net- weight scale can make weighments as large as 60 lb, operating at a rate of 17 weighments/min or faster for loads of 20 lb or less.
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Bottle labeler

Operating at 300 bpm, the System 1/M from Etipak (Cinisello, Balsamo, Italy) fulfills requirements of pharmaceutical package labeling. Electronic display keeps operator advised of status with regard to current project, manufacturing regulations and labeler's integration with other equipment.

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