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Aligning conveyor

Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
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Domino: Security coding ink

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced a new security coding ink, part #214CL, that is invisible under room light and daylight. The codes become clearly legible under UV lamps, glowing bright blue.
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Crown Roll Leaf, Inc: Design consultation

Crown Roll Leaf (Paterson, NJ) offers graphic designers and packaging designers free consultation. Crown Roll will help designers evaluate the latest holographic materials.
Controls Product Brief
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Sensor

Tri-Tronics (Tampa, FL) has added a white LED light source to its line of Colormark II Smarteye(TM) registration mark sensors. The new model CMSWL can detect difficult color combinations like dark-colored marks on a dark-colored background.
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Vf/f/s machine

The improved Eagle Phaser vf/f/s machine from SIG Pack Eagle (Oakland, CA) now features a Koyo PLC that allows for the inclusion of features such as memory for 20 different set-ups and a single point of control for auger and bagger.
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PET bottles

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced a new frosted finish for its line of injection/stretch blow-molded PET bottles. The finish is in-mold frosted and is more economical than the application of a secondary frosted finish.
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Markem-Imaje: Pallet labeler

Markem's (Keene, NH) Cimpak 300 pallet labeler applies thermal-printed labels to as many as three sides of a pallet load without requiring a turntable.
Controls Product Brief
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CTC Parker Automation: Control software

CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) has introduced its PC-based control package called Machine Logic(TM), which will be a part of CTC's new Machine Shop Suite of software for factory floor automation.
Controls Product Brief
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Sunx Sensors: Hot melt glue detector

Sunx Sensors' (West Des Moines, IA) TH11 series sensor detects the presence of hot glue melt as small as 3 mm dia with a response time of less than 1 millisecond.
Controls Product Brief
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Retorquer

The CR-60 screw-cap retorquer from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) can be wheeled up to an existing conveyor to tighten screw caps that may be loosened during induction sealing of safety seals or because of other processing on bottles and jars prior to final packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Exair Corporation: Cabinet cooler

Exair's (Cincinnati, OH) new micro NEMA 4/4X Cabinet Cooler purges and cools overheated electrical control panels. Its 5" height allows it to be mounted in small enclosures and confined areas.
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High-speed labeler

Collamat Stralfors AG (Aesch, Switzerland) offers a high-speed version of the C9100 labeling system. Suited for multilayer informational and promotional labeling, the C9100i is capable of speeds to 250 m/min (820'/min).
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Eastman Chemical Company: Foam packaging

Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has introduced Eastalite(TM) foam technology for food packaging. When used with Eastapack CPET, the new technology results in food containers that can withstand temperatures from
Controls Product Brief
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IMI Norgren, Inc: Air cylinders

Norgren (Littleton, CO) has introduced Roundline non-repairable, stainless-steel body compressed-air cylinders. Bore sizes range from 7/16" to 21/2".
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Smartscan Inc: Safety curtain

Smartscan's (Southfield, MI) 5000 series "L"- and "T"-shaped safety curtains are designed for end-of-line packaging and palletizing applications.

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