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Willett America Inc: Ink-jet coder

Willett’s (Fort Worth, TX) 370 ink-jet coder can control up to 8 printheads to work in any combination on 2 production lines. A choice of printheads means the system can print 2 lines of low-resolution text at speeds to 400’/min on nonporous substrates or 4 lines of high-resolution text, logos and bar codes at up to 1ꯠ’/min on porous surfaces.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Label-design software

Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced EasyLabel® 32, the company’s newest bar-code labeling and product-identification software. The 32-bit package features a new user interface, advanced database functions and support for ActiveX controls for greater functionality and flexibility.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Pallet-labeler brochure

The PLU-2C pallet labeler is highlighted in a 4-page color brochure from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Includes components information, as well as photos and technical specifications on the machine, which prints and applies labels to 2 adjacent sides of a stationary pallet.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

A variable-speed chain conveyor indexes containers under the fill head and on to the next station on All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) SHAA-400 auger filler. Containers up to 7”W and of varying heights are accommodated through adjustable guide rails and a jack that raises or lowers the 16-gal hopper.
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M&H Plastics: M&H Plastics: Personal care bottle

M&H Plastics’ Glacier bottle from Lerman Container (Naugatuck, CT) is extrusion blow-molded and available in PVC and Eastman’s (Kingsport, TN) Eastar™ PETG copolyester.
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Davis Engineering, a div. of Douglas: Multipacker for cans

Davis’ (Deerwood, MN) Model 4/6/8 multipacker packs 4 or 6 cans—minimum of 2”dia—in paperboard cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ cans/min. A configuration that packs 8 cans is optional.
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Batching Systems: Vibratory feeder

The SKAKO FV vibratory feeder from BSI (Owings, MD) features an electromagnetic vibrator that helps to untangle metal parts that might lock together as they’re conveyed.
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MRM/Elgin Corp.: Capper options

The Versa Cap III from MRM/Elgin (Menomonie, WI) features spring-loaded discs that extend the contact time with the cap during tightening and minimize variations in torque.
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Datamax: Software accessories

Datamax (Orlando, FL) now ships its bar-code printers bundled with a free package of software accessories that allow users to create labels and signage within minutes.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Machinery brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has created a brochure describing the RoadRunner, a continuous-motion rotary capping and plugging machine designed for accurate high speed capping or plugging of plastic, glass or metal bottles.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Case packer for stand-up pouches

Designed to load stand-up pouches, the VPL-500 from Fallas Automation (Waco, TX) is robotically controlled and air bladders can grip any number of pouches, placing them securely into display trays or cases.
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Label-Aire: Tamp/blow labeling system

Label-Aire’s (Fullerton, CA) custom-designed turnkey system includes a Model 2138 machine, which prints and applies up to 90 bar-code labels/min using an inverted tamp/blow mechanism.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor

Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron Co., has released a brochure on its D400 checkweigher. Machine incorporates the latest technology in microprocessor-based electronics and software.

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