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Trident, An ITW Company: Ink-jet ink

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has introduced ScanTrue(TM) Ink. The proprietary formulation for this ink offers good optical density, minimizes ink bleed on porous surfaces and provides good IR readability and scanning read rates.
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Ilapak, Inc: Vertical f/f/s machine

The Vegatronic 400XL from Ilapak (Newton, PA) is an improved version of its standard vf/f/s machine. To facilitate settling of product in the bag, 5" have been added between the jaws and the forming tube.
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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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Palletizing robot

With a 360 range of motion, the SP100 palletizing robot from Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) can service multiple infeed conveyors or stations, handling as many as 2겨 pieces/hr.
Controls Product Brief
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum pumps

The new L-series pneumatically driven vacuum pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) provide 30% to 70% more vacuum flow than other models, says the manufacturer.
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Dissolvable label

The Kennedy Group (Eastlake, OH) has introduced the Quick Wash(TM) label. This 2-mil poly, p-s label is applied manually or automatically to reusable containers.
Controls Product Brief
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PBI-Dansensor Americ: MAP gas analyzer

PBI-Dansensor (Ringsted, Denmark) will introduce a state-of-the-art total gas control unit (TGC) for modified atmosphere packaging. With high accuracy, the TGC analyzes the O2 or O2/CO2 content, on-line and non-destructively.
Machine Product Brief
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Handling/labeling system

The customized Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) Model 3300 product-handling system has two 7"-wide stepper-driven 2115ST wipe-on applicators and two 20" powered unwinds for front/back labeling.
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GEI Intl. Inc: P-s labeler

The Model 160 economical labeler from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) applies a single spot, partial- or full-wrap p-s label to round containers at rates to 120/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Proximity switch

Thanks to an integral AS-i interface, efector's (Exton, PA)T-series IND sensor essentially is two inductive proximity switches in one unit, functioning as a replacement for a standard switchbox by accepting up to 31 valves in one AS-i system.
Controls Product Brief
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lpha gear drives, Inc: 'Zero'-backlash reducer

Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced the TP low-backlash planetary gear reducer for servo motors. Designed for applications that require extremely precise positioning at high speeds, the reducer features a minimum backlash of less than 1 arc/min, with "zero" backlash achieved through supplier's high-precision manufacturing, according to the company.
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Arrowhead Conveyor: Conveyor combiner

Arrowhead Conveyor (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced a zero-pressure combiner for handling of PET containers in food, beverage and other consumer goods packaging applications.
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Creative Automation Inc: 'Sideserter'

Operating at speeds to 65 bottles/min, the Model 600 'sideserter' from Creative Automation, (Passaic, NJ) hot-glues leaflet labels to the sides of square or rectangular bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum sealer

Two seal bars on each of two chambers mean the C450 vacuum sealer from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) can package one large product or several smaller products in each cycle.
Controls Product Brief
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Internet-based support

SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) has launched SIG Online, a service that permits SIG engineers to remotely troubleshoot packaging equipment via a factory network's Internet connection.

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