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Change Parts, Inc: Stars and guides

Kwik-Change stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs, which remain fixed to the machine. A simple quarter turn is all that is needed to release and replace each Kwik-Change star and centerguide with no tools.
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Newman Labeling Systems: Continuous label feeder

Newman Machinery’s (Belle Mead, NJ) Easisplice continuous label feeder provides an uninterrupted supply of label feedstock in virtually any web size and material.
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ARPAC LLC: Compact multipacker

Arpac’s (Schiller Park, IL) Brandpac® BPMP-50 is a compact bottom-overlap multipacker. Product sizes can range from 2 ?” to 4” in dia and up to 12” tall.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: PC-controlled cartoner

IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced PC-controlled cartoning machines that offer tool-less changeovers, positive carton erecting and a quick-change modular assembly for glue-to-tuck conversions.
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Econocorp Inc: Carton sealer

The Econoseal® Twinseal carton sealer from Econocorp (Randolph, MA) has been modified for quick and tool-less changeovers. Hand-crank knobs and square-up rails are now ratchet handles.
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MG America: Compact case packer

Quick changeover is easily accomplished with the Model B88 case packer from MG America (Fairfield, NJ). Compact machine can pack bottles, tubes, soaps or cans into cases measuring 180x100x120 mm (7”x3.9”x4.7”) to 500x320x350 mm (19.7”x12.6”x13.8”).
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Bilt-Rite Conveyors, Inc: Bed-belt conveyor

The versatile H-400 horizontal slider bed belt conveyor from Bilt-Rite (Springfield, NJ) starts at a standard length of 7’, offering 2’ incremental sections and 6’, 8’ and 10’ intermediate sections.
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Systronics, Inc: Inspection system

Systronics’ (Norcross, GA) SPI-1000 in-line inspection system uses a camera and PC-based processor to detect package defects, verify absence or presence of product and confirm accurate label placement.
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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Printable tape applicator

The 3M-Matic™ Print and Seal Applicator PS2000 from 3M (St. Paul, MN) combines sealing and labeling functions in one system. Uses a thermal printer to print custom text, logos, graphics and bar codes directly on PP sealing tape on boxes, eliminating the need for separate labels.
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Bagging system

Recommended for bagging tortillas of virtually any dia and stack height, the T-Pak 550 from O/K Intl. (Marlborough, MA) uses hot air, rather than a Teflon-coated band, to seal bags.
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Small palletizers

Top Tier’s (North Adams, MA) Tower model palletizer measures 36 sq’, while the End-of-Line model measures 60 sq’. Both models start at $50ꯠ, offer various configurations for infeed and outfeed, and have memory for 150 preprogrammed stacking patterns.
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Zebra Technologies: 'Smart label' printer

Operating on labels that have radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders embedded in them, Zebra’s (Vernon Hills, IL) R-140™ prints on the labels’ surface while simultaneously encoding the transponders.
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Kerr Group Inc: Child-resistant package

The Pharmaceutical Div. of Kerr Group (Lancaster, PA) has introduced Tab II, a child-resistant package that includes a 1-piece injection-molded PP cap and a 1-piece injection/stretch blow-molded PP bottle.
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Manta Ray, Inc: No-power case sealer

The Quick Loader top-and-bottom case sealer from Manta Ray (Menomonee Falls, WI) requires no power. The operator slides the case onto the wedge, which closes the bottom flaps.
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Clements Industries, Inc: Bag sealer

The Tach-It Model 3235 steel bag sealer from Clements Industries (South Hackensack, NJ) features an easy-opening, tamper-evident seal suitable for food, chemical and industrial bagging.

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