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Key Technology: Vibrating conveyor control

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) offers Forte, a new control for its shakers and distribution systems for food processors. Forte is said to eliminate the need to contract with a third-party controls integrator to tie Key equipment into a control system.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Labeler

The fully automatic Labelstar System 2/2T from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) has 2 labeling heads so it can simultaneously apply front and back p-s labels to square, rectangular, oval or flat products.
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Loma Systems: Checkweigher

Loma (Carol Stream, IL) has added to its range of checkweighers with its AS1200 unit. Designed for use in weighing packs of dry foods such as cereals, sugar and spices, the unit weighs 187 packs/min with accuracy of ±0.2 g.
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Longford International LTD: Batch-count feeder

The model B850RT batch-count feeder from Longford Equipment (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is suitable for items such as greeting cards, envelopes, paper sheets and stamps.
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Cognex Corporation: Vision software

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced VisionLinx(TM), a communications software package for connecting Cognex Checkpoint® 900 Series machine vision systems to Rockwell's Allen-Bradley control products.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Liquid fillers

With up to 91 fill heads, Fogg's (Holland, MI) F9 Series machines fill 4"- to 13"-high containers with free-flowing, non-carbonated liquids at speeds to 900 cpm.
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Nigrelli Systems Inc: Crate denester

Changeover of crates that hold 12-oz to 3-L PET bottles can be accomplished without tools in less than 5 minutes on Nigrelli's (Kiel, WI) plastic tray automatic denesting system.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Thermal-transfer printer

The Apollo 3 stand-alone thermal-transfer label printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) obtains information from data systems and merges it into the desired label format.
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Accraply, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Label station

An integral splicing mechan-ism makes for fast roll changes on Accraply's (Plymouth, MN) automatic Model 920 label supply station that feeds virtually any automatic labeling machine.
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Progressive Plastics Inc: Straight-sided oval bottles

Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of straight-sided oval bottles. The line includes 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 16-oz sizes with neck finishes that range from standard 24-415 to high-profile 20-, 24- and 28-mm finishes.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector magazine

A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) models 330 and 550 case erectors now come with a new magazine that holds 300 cases and automatically feeds some of the cases when the immediate stack is depleted.
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Adtech Filling Systems, Inc: Twin-lane liquid filler

The Utila-Fil from Adtech (Hatboro, PA) is a twin-lane, high-output liquid filler for filling single or multiple compartment containers with one or more products.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Product-blending line

A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
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Fasttrack Systems: Void-fill system

The FastStuff(TM) Paper Packaging System from FastTrack Systems (Horsham, PA) automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper to use as void fill and/or cushioning to protect products during shipment.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Vial filling brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.

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