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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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Bosch Packaging - Pharma: Liquid filler

Bosch-TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the FWR 4080 liquid filling machine for the pharmaceutical industry. The company claims it's the only liquid filler with a range of 1 mL to 500 mL at speeds to 600 vials/min.
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European Packaging Machinery, Inc: Inspection system

The FCH-150 HF fill-level inspection system from European Packaging Machinery (Tennent, NJ) uses 27-MHz scanning to check fluid levels in clear or opaque glass, plastic or ceramic containers.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: PET liquor bottles

CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced 13/4-L and 1-L liquor bottles injection/stretchblow molded of PET. CNC uses a 33-mm Kerr and a 28-mm SP400 neck finish on the 13/4-L and 1-L bottles respectively.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Food packaging machinery

MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) has released a booklet addressing the food industry and the MGS packaging equipment used for many food applications. Machinery is divided into cartoning/case packing and feeding categories.
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BluePrint Automation: Auto-changeover case erector

BluePrint Automation's (Colonial Heights, VA) remote case erector offers no-tool changeover, which is accomplished by selecting one of up to 25 preprogrammed case specifications via a touch-screen.

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