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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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Internal-thread bottle

PPC Group (London, England) has introduced a PET bottle with an internal thread and a cap to fit. The cap and bottle are injection/stretch blow-molded and aresuitable for beverages as well as pharmaceutical products.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Bottom-load case packer

Rockford Midland's (Rockford, IL) Casestar(TM) bottom-load case packer packs heavy products such as milk cartons or lightweight products like trays of snack-food packs in RSC, HSC or display cases.
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Willett America Inc: UV-readable ink

A new ink introduced by Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is barely readable to the naked eye on dark surfaces but is clearly visible when exposed to a UV light source.
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Silgan Plastics Corporation: Silgan Plastics Corporation: PET bottles

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) a division of Silgan Plastics, has introduced a new injection/ stretch blow-molded PET bottle called the Naples.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Label applicator

Universal's (St. Petersburg, FL) SL1000 automatic label applicator is stepper-driven and applies p-s labels up to 6" W at speeds to 1겨"/min with accuracy of ±1/32".
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QuickLabel Systems: Thermal-transfer printer

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has released a 6-page color brochure describing its full-color digital thermal-transfer label printer. Called the QLS-4000, the printer features rugged design, tight registration and powerful electronics.
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Whallon Machinery, Inc: Automatic depalletizer

Whallon's (Royal Center, IN) automatic continuous-flow depalletizer moves cans to conveyors at speeds of more than 8 layers/min. Instead of the magnet head lowering to the pallet, the pallet load is lifted to a rubber belt conveyor that covers the magnet head.
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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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