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Speedways Conveyors, Inc: Conveyor for tight corners and merges

Integrated with a lineshaft conveyor, the C-Square conveyor from Speedways (Lancaster, PA) can move product through a 90° or 180° turn, accommodating tight spaces and merges.
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Labeling Systems : Vial labeler

Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
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Hoffman: Motion controller

Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
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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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DT Industries: DT Industries: Modular conveyor

The Pharmaveyor from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a modular conveyor designed for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The system can be integrated into any existing packaging line and is purchased in kit form.
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REB, Inc: Volumetric filler

The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features an agitating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
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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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