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Squid Ink: Ink jet fluids

Squid Ink’s (Spring Lake Park, MN) catalog details its line of ink jet fluids and printing systems. Includes information on HR70, a hi-resolution ink used to print small characters, logos and bar codes.
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Collet system on overcapper

Quick Disconnect Collet System on overcapper from Haumiller (Elgin, IL) is designed to reduce parts changeover time by 90%. No tools needed. Said to be user-friendly, system allows customers to change different size and shape cap tooling easily and quickly.
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System brochure

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) new brochure describes its Integrated ID System, the latest addition to its line of inspection and verification devices for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Programmable printing

$vF$?LMarking Systems’ (Downers Grove, IL) thermal-transfer printers are suitable for printing variable information on demand. The J27i2’s compact print unit and separate controller allow mounting on labeling and packaging machinery where space is limited.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag turner for palletizers

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) now offers for its bag palletizers a device that lies flush with conveyor rollers, then pops up underneath heavy, industrial, bagged products to lift and turn them 90°, 180° or 270°.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Wraparound labeler

Operating at speeds to 800 containers/min, the Burt Mark V model 408 horizontal wraparound labeler from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) applies full-wrap labels to round containers made of glass, metal or fiber.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV-301 machine vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) detects true RGB color after the desired color is calibrated using a hand-held controller.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Small container capper

Capping containers as small as 1” in dia or width, the MTC capper from Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) uses magnetic torque control, eliminating moving parts that wear or possibly scuff containers.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case taper

The Little David® Legend Series™ Uniform Case Sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) tapes the top and bottom of cases. This semi-automatic unit tapes cases ranging from 2” to 24” in height, 4½” to 22” in width and 3” to infinite lengths.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Cappers and crimpers

Capmatic (Montreal-Nord, Quebec, Canada) offers a brochure describing the Jolly series, a multifaceted line of cappers and crimpers. The Jolly series is easily integrated with other Capmatic filling systems and can cap products with standard or unusually shaped caps or bottles at speeds to 60 bpm.
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive pattern controller

Nordson’s (Duluth, GA) Tempus™ pattern-control system regulates adhesive application in case erection, case sealing, tray making and pallet stabilization operations.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Weigher/cartoner for pasta

Integrating its Selectacom combination scale with its ProLine vertical cartoner, Triangle (Chicago, IL) has created a line that weighs and packages 8 oz to 32 oz of pasta at speeds to 160 cartons/min.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Rotary cup filler

Operating at speeds to 50 containers/min, Gold Cup’s (Addison, IL) rotary cup filler offers fill heads for low-viscosity liquid, slurry or dry, free-flowing products.
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Cermex Inc: Shrink wrapper

In a typical application, the TA 800 shrink wrapper from Cermex (Norcross, GA) is using 2 lanes to stretch band six 330-mL bottles of shampoo at speeds to 216 bottles/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case sealer

Tape roll changes require minimal downtime on A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) new case sealer with dual, external tape-drum holders. When the first roll is running out, the machine sounds an alarm or flashes a light to alert the operator, who then attaches the end of the first tape roll to the leader from the full roll.

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