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HDPE bullet rounds

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced 16-oz and 32-oz extrusion blow-molded bullet rounds for the personal care and cosmetics industries. The 16-oz bullet is available with an SPI 24/415 neck finish, and the 32-oz bullet has an SPI 23/425 neck finish.
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Cartoning system

The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.
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Diverter

Schmidt-Transpo's (Stuttgart, Germany) classifier/diverter gently steers containers or products in a desired direction using plastic guides on a coated aluminum cog belt.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Labeling system

The Quadrel (Mentor, OH) ModuLine® automatic labeling system can be configured for front/back, wrap or custom applications at speeds to 175 packages/min.
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Plastic Bottle Corporation: HDPE celebrity round

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced the 8-oz extrusion blow-molded HDPE celebrity round container. The 28-400 neck finish will accommodate standard continuous-thread or push-pull and most trigger sprayers.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Pallet labeler

The Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) PLU2C Pallet Labeler is a print/apply system that can label 2 adjacent sides of a pallet at a rate of 3 pallets/min.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Kiwi Coders Corp.: Imprinters

Kiwi's (Wheeling, IL) Series M imprinters mark labels, small pouches, envelopes, blister cards and other small flat products up to 2 mm thick.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Infeed system for case sealer

The continuous-motion infeed system on A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 36 case sealer regulates the speed of the cases as they approach the sealing station, even if they are spaced irregularly upstream.
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Jetstream Systems, Inc: Air conveyor for cartons

Jetstream's (Denver, CO) carton air conveyor uses forced air to lift cartons slightly above the conveyor bed. Louvers on the air holes direct the air forward to index cartons forward as well.
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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Mini case sealer

Ez-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the Mini-Taper model MT-2, suitable for taping miniature boxes. The Mini-Taper will apply tape to tops and bottoms of boxes as small as 4"x2"x2".
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American Society for Testing Materials: ISO 14000 training

The American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) is offering 2 training courses on the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards.
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Greydon Inc: Ink-jet system literature

Literature is available from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) describing its GB-602 and GB-642 traversing ink-jet systems for multilane applications. Systems print on almost any substrate and retrofit to all f/f/s packaging machines.
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MMI Automated Systems: Label printer/applicator

Easy webbing and maintenance is fostered by the swing-away tamp accessory on MMI's (Savanna, IL) Label Mill® 3600 label printer/applicator. Depending on the print engine, the printer runs at speeds of 10"/sec to 12"/sec.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection system

The Eagle Pack(TM) from Smiths Heimann (Maryville, TN) is targeted to the packaged food industry for X-ray inspection of frozen entrees, snack foods, cookies, crackers, grains and dairy products.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: No-impact conveyor

Delivering speed control, accumulation and minimal impact, the Gravitrol conveyor from Mathews (Danville, KY) transports cases, drums and pallets through a combination of gravity and air valve-controlled brakes.

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