Machinery

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Progressive Plastics Inc: Trigger sprayer bottle

A new 17-oz HDPE trigger sprayer bottle is available from Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH). It's supplied with a 28/400 finish in either ratchet or torque-ramp style designed to prevent trigger sprayer back-off during distribution.
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Bar-code printer

Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA) offers the Solus® desktop bar-code label printer in direct-thermal or thermal-transfer models. Solus printers can print bar codes, labels and tags at 3"/sec, at a 203-dpi resolution.
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BluePrint Automation: Gravity case packer

Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) MGC Series gravity case packers use a unique "bomb-bay" collating device to collate bags and insert them into cases at speeds to 200 bags/min.
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Wrap labelers

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) TL5 semi-automatic tabletop wrap labeler is designed specifically to apply p-s labels to glass, plastic or metal cylindrical containers ranging from 2" to 6" dia.
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AMBEC: Air conveyor

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD) has developed the AirFlow(TM) air conveyor. It uses a dual-pressure system with sequencing dampers to produce faster speeds, and reduce jams and bottle damage.
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ID Technology: Ink-jet system with reject station

I.D. Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has designed a custom high-resolution ink-jet coding system that prints, scans and verifies bar codes on two sides of a case or carton.
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Off-line case feeder

The TR-1000 off-line case feeder from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use in conjunction with ink-jet printers, labelers, print/apply systems and verification equipment.
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Spray-cap applicator for vials

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) FS Series filling and stoppering machine is now capable of applying a flanged nasal atomizing spray pump cap assembly at speeds to 60 vials/min, without activating the spray pump in the process.
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Fernqvist Labeling Solutions: Thermal printer

The FLS 6200 thermal printer from Fernqvist Labeling Solutions (Mountain View, CA) prints labels in widths up to 6" at a rate of 6"/sec, at a print resolution of 203 dpi.
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Stone Container Corp: Square-bottom bag

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced a square-bottom, pinch-top bag for packaging powders and other dry materials such as foods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals requiring a sanitary primary container.
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Handbook on paper processes

From AB Lorentzen & Wettre (Kista, Sweden) comes the L & W Handbook to provide tips on simple ways to reduce the costs of paper-making. Suggestions include on-line strength testing and monitoring the condition of felts to reduce unplanned stoppages.
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NJM Packaging : Compliance labeling book

A handbook designed for those considering implementing a compliance labeling project for their company has been released by the Distributor Products Div.
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Optima Control Systems: Checkweigher

Optima Control Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced the Checkweigher EC-S. This high-performance system can accomplish up to 200 weighments/min. Weighments can range up to 60 kg (132 lb) with an accuracy of 25 mg and up.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Rotary filler

Cartpac's (Carol Stream, IL) new Gold Cup rotary filler can fill a range of product types, including slurries, pastes, liquids and dry products, at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) has introduced a large-frame case erector/bottom sealer that automatically erects and seals up to six cases/min.

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