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Omron Electronics LLC: Color vision system

Omron Electronics' (Schaumburg, IL) new F400 color machine vision system can detect for correct color, surface defects and pattern matching of different objects with different colors.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Labeler

Custom-configured to label products on the front and back, top, bottom or in some combination, Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) microprocessor-controlled VersaLine® offers 50-label preset capability, touchscreen interface and speeds to 300 packages/min.
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Conveyor guiderail bracket

The push-button-activated Accu-Adjust(TM) conveyor guiderail bracket from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) makes incremental adjustments to the width of guiderails, eliminating exterior spacers, pucks and exposed spring geometry.
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: Flocked chain conveyor

FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) offers its XL and XM chain conveyor links covered with a flocked material to protect against scratches, scars and blemishes on sensitive products and packages.
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High-speed laner

The Series C9000 air laner/accumulator from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) uses pressurized air to gently move empty PET bottles with neck rings into as many as 18 lanes toward the accumulation station.
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Poly-Clip System Corp.: Info tag applicator

The EZ Tag feeding system from Poly-Clip System Corp. (Mundelein, IL) is a new system for applying informational tags such as product identification, shelf life and sell-by date to bagged or netted products.
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Valu Guide, Div. of Valu Eng.: Stainless-steel post brackets

The Valu Guide® Div. of Valu Eng. (Irvine, CA) has introduced a new line of conveyor guiderail brackets. The stainless-steel post brackets will retrofit onto conveyor lines using angle brackets or can be used together with Valu Guide's line of stainless-steel or reinforced nylon angle brackets.
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Krones, Inc: Palletizer for empty bottles

Kettner GmbH (Neutraubling, Germany), a subsidiary of Krones (Franklin, WI), has developed the Robot 1 N for palletizing freshly blow-molded polyester bottles intended for intermediate storage.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Print-and-apply labeler

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) Little David VersaLabel print-and-apply thermal-transfer labeler prints at 10"/sec and applies labels automatically or semi-automatically to product or carton.
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ID Technology: ID Technology: Small-carton printer/application

A new thermal-transfer label printer/applicator from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) prints bar codes on labels and applies them to small, flat knockdown cartons.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Continuous tray loading

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) introduces its latest high-speed continuous tray-loading units, designated series ATL-120S. The units handle a wide range of glass and plastic containers.
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Inspection system

The CI-170 X-ray inspection system from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) mounts over a production line or in a case packer to check filled cases for missing, broken, underfilled or leaking containers.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: F/f/s machine

The SIGRV (shown with the SIGKG3 cartoner) from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) produces 4-edged single pouches, as well as twin pouches or strip multiples, and fills them with granules or powders at speeds to 640 pouches/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection

Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.

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