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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Custom window-caps

Colt's Plastics Co. (Dayville, CT) has introduced customized, decorative window-caps for cosmetics packaging. The window-caps can be molded in the shape of stars, company logos and other designs in transparent, translucent or opaque styles that are suitable for lipstick, blush or pressed powder.
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Allen Coding USA: Thermal-transfer coder

TT53CM thermal-transfer coder is for use on continuous flow wrappers and operates at line speeds to 36 m (118')/min. Prints bar codes, logos, graphics and real-time information on all materials used on packaging machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc: Container style catalog

Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA) and Van Waters & Rogers (Kent, WA) have published a guide that allows end users to select the container that best matches their production requirements and application needs.
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Feature Article
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
Machine Product Brief
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CCL Container: Caulking cartridge

CCL Container's Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div., (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) offers a new brochure describing its aluminum barrier caulking cartridge.
Machine Product Brief
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Sure Torque Inc: Cap tightener

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced new literature on its newest automatic on-line cap tightener, model STSHCT, with optional table-top conveyor and no manual hand tight-ening.
Controls Product Brief
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McBrady Eng., Inc: Bottle rinser

Glass bottles and jars are cleaned and sterilized in 3 to 5 seconds with the ORBIT steam rinser from McBrady Eng. (Joliet, IL). An optional water rinse followed by a steam rinse and sterile air rinse leaves 2-oz to 1-gal bottles contamination-free, at speeds to 250 bpm.
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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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Intellution Incorporated: SCADA software

Intellution's (Norwood, MA) FIX Paradym-31 supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) software is now available in version 4.1. This new release is aimed at significantly reducing plant floor programming and debugging time while providing a more robust solution for PC-based control.

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