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Graham Packaging: Blow-molding guide

Graham Eng. (York, PA) has released a brochure of its indexing and continuous rotary systems for blow molding of bottles and containers in various sizes.
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FoxJet, An ITW Company: Print engine

FXTechnology(TM) from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) is a patent-pending print engine that produces high-resolution alphanumeric characters, graphics and bar codes in dark dotless print.
Controls Product Brief
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Mectrol: Timing belts

USDA/FDA-approved urethane timing belts are available from Mectrol (Salem, NH). Available in any length and up to 18" wide, the belts are lightweight but are reinforced with Kevlar to ensure strength without stretching.
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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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Cortec Corp.: Packing paper

Designed for packing ferrous or nonferrous metal parts with oil coating, drawing fluids or cutting lubricants, VCI-148 paper from Cortec (St. Paul, MN) emits vapor corrosion inhibitors to protect metal as well as prevent oil from seeping.
Machine Product Brief
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Reject mechanism

Packaging Systems Automation (Plymouth, MN) is introducing its Sanitary Retracting Reject mechanism for handling difficult packages. Suit-able for washdown applications.
Controls Product Brief
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UPS e-Logistics: UPS e-Logistics: Shipping/tracking software

New software from the United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) called UPS OnLineEnvoy helps customers outside the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico ship and track packages more efficiently.
Controls Product Brief
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Miniature sensors

A variety of features means users can virtually customize Tri-Tronics' (Tampa, FL) line of miniature Opti-Eye(TM) photoelectric sensors. Nine optical blocks allow users to quickly change among proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fiber-optic sensing modes.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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Slip sheets

Ropak (Georgetown, KY) has introduced slip sheets, attached with pop rivets, for use with its 32"x30", 40"x48" and 45"x48" reusable, plastic collapsible containers.
Machine Product Brief
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IASE Co., Inc: Robotic handling system

Designed to handle bags, flow-wrapped product, cartons and bottles, the CP-30 Series robotic packaging system from IASE (Branchburg, NJ) delivers top loading of product, motion flexibility and automatic placement of layer boards, leaflets and partitions.
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizer for heavy cases

The Model 72A semi-automatic case palletiz-er from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a roller infeed and staging table that allow the operator to move and position weighty cases with ease.
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Expal: Anti-skid paperboard

Expal Packaging (Granby, Quebec, Canada) will introduce a new anti-skid paperboard slip sheet. Suitable for stabilizing loads and pallets, the company says the sheet can help manufacturers ship goods more safely.

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