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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection system

The Axis inspection system from Loma (Carol Stream, IL) detects metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber, ceramic and other dense contaminants in packages without being affected by aluminum or metallized packaging materials.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Cartoner

The Dimension Industries Div. (Maple Grove, MN) of Douglas introduces its Dimension Model 675 Servo-Smart® top-load cartoner, which packs 100 pouches/min.
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Meto, Inc: Print/apply system

The on-demand On-Line Series automatic print-and-apply labeling system from Meto (Morris Plains, NJ) incorporates a thermal printer with tamp-on, blow-on or roll-on application methods.
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FANUC Robotics: Vision system

The PC-based Vision Integrator Package (VIP) from Fanuc (Rochester Hills, MI) supplies all the parts for an integrator to assemble a custom robotic vision system.
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Tetra Pak: Gabletop carton filler

The TR/18 ESL system from Tetra Rex (Buffalo Grove, IL) features a 3-point sterilization system, a sterile air system, aseptic diaphragm valves and automatic cleaning to provide a clean-room environment for filling gabletop cartons with dairy and juice products at speeds to 235/min.
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Wepackit, Inc: Case packer

Wepackit's (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada) MPE300 case packer operates at 20 cases/min in loading 1-oz to 21/2-gal bottles or tubs into corrugated or dairy cases.
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Advanced Detection: Metal detector

Advanced Detection's (Milwaukee, WI) Defender 40 metal detector uses a 40-bit digital signal processor for fast data processing. The unit is controlled via touchpad, offers 2 levels of password security and has a modular electronic design that eases routine service.
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Testing Machines Inc: Test instruments catalog

A new color catalog from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) details the company's line of testing instruments for pulp, paper, packaging, plastics, printing, rubber and many other industries.
A new cartoning machine erects multipack carton blanks (above), pairs six 4-oz cups of yogurt (right) onto the blank, then wraps
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New filler, cartoner, help 'moo-ve' multipacks

Renovation reaps rewards for yogurt maker (sidebar)
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Label printer/applicator

A new color data sheet describ-ing the ALX 720 label printer/applicator is available from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Designed for batch-labeling applications on conveyor lines, the ALX 720 produces bar codes and human-readable data.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Candy filler

Designed to fill flowable wrapped or unwrapped hard candy directly into cartons, the ProLine series of vertical cartoners from Triangle (Chicago, IL) operates at a maximum speed of 1ꯠ pieces/min by using as many as 24 filler cups.
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Pinch-grip PET

A new family of pinch-grip hot-fillable PET containers has been launched by Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA (Manchester, MI). The injection/stretch blow-molded bottles are available in 48-, 64- and 96-oz sizes with a 43-mm neck finish.
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Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: Plastic tall round bottle

Lerman Container (Naugatuck, CT), a div. of Custom Bottle, has expanded its M&H Plastics' Tall Round line with the addition of a new 200-mL (6.7-oz) bottle in PVC or PETG.
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Associated Bag Co.: Plastic edge protectors

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.
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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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