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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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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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Fernqvist Labeling Solutions: Label printer

Printing labels from an 8"-dia roll at speeds to 6"/sec, the XL direct-thermal or thermal-transfer printer from Fernqvist (Mountain View, CA) is appropriate for mid-range applications.
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Cozzoli Machine Co.: Aseptic filling/stoppering

The Model VR2S-6 combination aseptic liquid filling and stoppering equipment from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) operates at speeds to 300 containers/min. Can accommodate a wide range of liquids from heavy oils to aqueous products.
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B&H Labeling Systems: Roll-fed labeler

B&H (Ceres, CA) introduces the Model 1600 roll-fed labeler for 8-oz to 1.5-L bottles and 1.5"- to 5"-dia containers. Works at speeds to 300 cpm. No tools are needed for container or label changeovers, which take less than 10 min.

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