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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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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Labeler

Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
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Posimat, Inc: Bottle unscrambler

Erecting and single-filing plastic bottles at speeds to 500 bpm, the Posiflex bottle unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) offers 1-min no-tool changeover by turning 3 small handwheels.
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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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