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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Key Technology: Vibratory-scale feed conveyor

Iso-flo® Smooth-Cycle(TM) vibratory-scale feed conveyor from Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) reduces product damage by eliminating mechanical start/stop transients.
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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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Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc : Conveyor

Hytrol's (Jonesboro, AR) EZ-Logic conveyor does not require sensing rollers or minimum weights to accumulate product. Several models offer various speeds, depending on application.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label printers

The Zebra Performance Line XiII Series of direct thermal and thermal-transfer printers from Diagraph (St. Louis/Earth City, MO) includes three models.
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Tantec Inc: Static eliminator

Tantec's (Schaumburg, IL) new ME-Series metal static eliminator bar neutralizes static in webs. The bar features an open channel for easy cleaning, expandability without intermediate holders, integral grounding, retrofitting ability and Fast-On holders for easy mounting.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
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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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Honeywell Sensing and Control: Machine safety products

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has released "Complete machine safety prod-ucts from a name you trust." The brochure focuses on advanced sensing technology, particularly in the area of industrial machine safety.
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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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