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Progressive Plastics Inc: Straight-sided oval bottles

Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of straight-sided oval bottles. The line includes 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 16-oz sizes with neck finishes that range from standard 24-415 to high-profile 20-, 24- and 28-mm finishes.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case erector magazine

A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) models 330 and 550 case erectors now come with a new magazine that holds 300 cases and automatically feeds some of the cases when the immediate stack is depleted.
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Adtech Filling Systems, Inc: Twin-lane liquid filler

The Utila-Fil from Adtech (Hatboro, PA) is a twin-lane, high-output liquid filler for filling single or multiple compartment containers with one or more products.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Product-blending line

A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
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Fasttrack Systems: Void-fill system

The FastStuff(TM) Paper Packaging System from FastTrack Systems (Horsham, PA) automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper to use as void fill and/or cushioning to protect products during shipment.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Vial filling brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.
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Wire Belt Co. of Americ: Turning conveyor

The Series 300 conveyor from Wire Belt (Londonderry, NH) turns 90° angles with a 16" inside turning radius. In widths from 10" to 50", the belt's mesh construction offers a number of benefits: Debris falls through for easy clean-up; conveyed product is easily inspected by sight; and the conveyor is easily accessible for washing and quick draining.
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Ramsey: Weighbelt feeder brochure

Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a free color brochure on its new Series 90 Weighbelt Feeder Systems. Outlines the features and benefits of each Ramsey system and is available from the company's Web site at www.ramseytsr.com.
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Genesis Machinery Products, Inc: Handcrimper

The Fermpress® handcrimper from Genesis Machinery Products (Exton, PA) crimps aluminum caps on serum vials mainly for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Datamax: Label printer

The XL printer from Datamax (Orlando, FL) prints in direct thermal or thermal-transfer mode. Printing 6"/sec, the unit accepts roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-folded labels with a maximum roll dia of 8" and a maximum label width of 4.65".
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Filamatic, a division of National Instrument LLC: Capper for oddly-shaped containers

The Capamatic® RC-400 from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) handles a variety of oddly-shaped containers with 13-mm to 35-mm snap caps or 15-mm to 48-mm screw closures, at speeds to 120 cpm.
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Inserter

The PromoSerter(TM) from EPI (New Freedom, PA) inserts individually wrapped 2- and 3-dimensional promotional pieces into packages. Handles inserts 2"Lx1"W up to 43/4"Lx3"Wx1"D.
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REB, Inc: Volumetric filler

The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features a vibrating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
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Manta Ray, Inc: Case sealer

Manta Ray's (Menomonee Falls, WI) Table Top Taper(TM) can tape box widths of 3" to 2'. No outside power source is required for this taper, and it employs less than 15 moving parts.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Cup filler

Gold Cup's (Addison, IL) rotary and in-line cup fillers are suitable for dry, liquid, slurry and paste products. Cup capacities range from 1/2 oz to 5 lb, with fill speeds to 50 cpm.

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