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Bringin' 'em back for more

Engineers from two packaged goods manufacturers, one based in Illinois and one in North Carolina, found more than enough at Pack Expo 2000 to bring them back in 2002.
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Alcoa began development of Fridge Pack

The newest innovation in canned beverage multipacks, the 12-count Fridge Pack from Coca-Cola bottlers traces its origins to aluminum can producer Alcoa.
The thermal ink-jet cartridge is quickly removed and replaced when it's empty.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Caraustar moves to thermal ink-jet coding

Contract pharmaceutical packager Caraustar finds thermal ink-jet coding simple to operate and easy to maintain. The water-based inks are also appealing.
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Videojet Technologies Inc: Large-character ink-jet printer

High-resolution printing and an advanced user interface make message creation easy on new Marsh Encore™ large-character ink-jet printer from Videojet Technologies (Wood Dale, IL).
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Pillar Technologies - An ITW Company: Manual induction sealer

The UniFoiler-H waterless, hand-held induction sealer is equipped with maximum power for short manual runs, yet it can also be converted to conveyor use in moderate speed applications.
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Heat and Control, Inc: Diverting gate

The Revolution™ Proportional Gate on Heat and Control’s (Hayward, CA) FastBack™ conveyors control product distribution?
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ID Technology: Clamshell labeler

Label clamshell packages off-line, on-line or semi-automatically with systems from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX). Systems use an infeed hopper to hold and dispense empty clamshells onto a conveyor for label application.
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FP International: Void-fill machine

The compact FastTrack Benchmate paper machine from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is available mounted on a sturdy worktable or a steel-frame stand. Machine can be used on high-speed conveyor pack lines or in off-line packaging operations to crumple and cut kraft paper at speeds to 270’/min for void fill.
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FOX IV Technologies: Packing slip system

The patent-pending in-line Packing Slip System from Fox IV Technologies (Export, PA) enables distribution and fulfillment centers and manufacturers doing on-demand shipping to print and adhere a discrete packing slip directly to the shipping container.
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Free conveyor catalog

A new free 154-page catalog from Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) contains all the latest updates on its entire line of conveyors, including the 3200 and Modular Plastic Belt (MPB) Series, both of which debuted this spring.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Filling system

Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) introduces the Fill-Pro 5000 Series filling system for the liquid bottling and packaging market. Machine is available for gravity or pressure gravity filling, or it can be specified with flow meters for non-contact, metered filling.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Automated bagging system

Emplex (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Emplex Bag Station automated bagging system. Machinery is built for the automated filling and sealing of any style wicketed bag.
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ID Technology: Corner label options

ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) offers a heavy-duty option for application of a label to a case corner. Attachment can be integrated with label printer/applicators as well as decorative label applicators.
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Columbia Machine: Conveyor infeed system

Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) introduces a heavy-duty conveyor infeed system designed to palletize bulky shrink-wrapped phone books. The floor-level configuration replaces manual stacking lines in publishing plants where heavy books can cause muscle strain and repetitive motion injuries.
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Robotic palletizer at North Side

Editor’s Note: This article is a sidebar to the feature story North Side super-sizes packaging value that ran in the July issue of Packaging World, p.

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