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TriEnda Corp.: Returnable shipping system

The Tote Pak, a returnable shipping system from TriEnda Corp. (Portage, WI), cost-effectively increases assembly line and shipping efficiency. The system consists of identical top and bottom HDPE pallets and injection-molded HDPE totes that come in a variety of sizes depending on customer needs.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensors

Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced new Mini-Beam® and Q45 Universal Voltage photoelectric sensors. Operating at 24 to 250V ac, 50/60 Hz or 12 to 250V dc, these sensors are designed for applications such as palletizers, conveyors, packaging machines, feeder bowls and material hoppers.
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Ionized air rinser

Arrowhead Conveyor's (Oshkosh, WI) Ionized Air Rinser cleans empty glass, PET or composite containers prior to filling, using ionized air instead of water.
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Rockwell Automation: Sensor publication

Sensors Today, a new publication from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), features the latest developments in Allen-Bradley presence-sensing technology.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: CD on metal detection

A free demonstration CD-ROM of Safenet Plus, a software program that aids in ensuring full compliance with HAACP and Vendor Certification programs, is available from Safeline (Tampa, FL).
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Container versatility

Four height options (25", 29", 34", 39") and the availability of hinged drop doors in one or both of the 48" sides make Ropak's (Georgetown, KY) 40"x48" container versatile.
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: High-speed labeler

Labeling round, square or multi-panel packages, the standard Langguth E 62 wraparound labeler from Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) accommodates containers up to 4" in dia at speeds to 600/min.
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Tablet counter

For both tablets and capsules, Model CF1220 from Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V. (Lisse, Holland) is said to exceed CGMP standards. Will fill 100 tablets into a bottle at speeds to 60 bpm.
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Innovative Packaging Machinery: Bottle filling system

Innovative Packaging Machinery's (Westminster, MD) new Model ILSD-150 in-line servo drive bottle filling system runs at speeds to 300/min and provides a filling range from 1 to 1겨 mL (0.0338 oz to 40.58 oz) with accuracy to ±1/4%.
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Training program

Metsys Engineering (Eden Prairie, MN) now offers a training program specifically for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The "Train-The-Service-Technician" program provides service technicians with the skills needed to prepare and present technical machine information to their audience.
Controls Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Improved f/f/s machine

The Diamant packaging system from Windmoeller and Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has been totally reconstructed. Designed for efficient bagging of free-flowing bulk products such as plastic resins, fertilizer and salt.
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Associated Bag Co.: Products catalog

Associated Bag's (Milwaukee, WI) 1999 General Catalog, Volume 1, provides 132 color pages describing the company's products. Included are 400 new items, which are highlighted in the front of the catalog.
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Kisters Kayat, Inc: Layer multipacker

Kisters (Erlanger, KY) will present its layer pattern packing system called PackRouter. Capable of arranging multipacks in layers, the system is said to eliminate the need for additional transit packing.
Machine Product Brief
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ABM Marking Ltd.: High-resolution printer

Printing at 200 dpi, ABM's (Belleville, IL) Piezo 2000 produces bar codes, logos and alphanumeric text at speeds to 125'/min. The printer operates on absorbent or non-absorbent substrates in horizontal or vertical positions.
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IPL Material Handling: Metric-size returnable produce containers

IPL Inc. (Northboro, MA) is developing a line of metric-sized returnable produce containers (RPCs). They are designed to transport fruits and vegetables from the field to point of purchase.

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