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Manta Ray, Inc: Case erector

The Box Wedge case erector from Manta Ray (Menomonee Falls, WI) assists the operator in setting up the case and holding it in place for loading. The steel wedge clamps easily onto packaging tables or directly to the taping machine.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Robotic palletizer

APS' (New Freedom, PA) robotic palletizing systems are designed for maximum production in minimal floor space. Articulated arm robots can accommodate multiple case sizes within a workcell and can create mixed pallet loads if necessary.
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Greydon Inc: Reciprocating intermittent-motion codes

Greydon Inc.'s (York, PA) GC-440 reciprocating ink printer has a 4" x 4" print area, which makes it possible to print an entire Nutrition Facts box on a package.
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision system

The Allen-Bradley Optix(TM) machine vision system from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) runs the vision program independently of the PC's processor, allowing operation of other pro-grams running concurrently on the computer.
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Laminations: Edge protectors

WrapBoard(TM) edge protectors from Laminations (Neenah, WI) are completely overwrapped with a layer of laminated paper for a more pleasing look. A water-resistant model protects pallet loads of products that are stored or shipped in damp or humid climates.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Vertical case packer

A stainless-steel vertical case packer from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) automatically runs 1/2-pt, 1-pt, 1-qt and 1/2-gal gabletop cartons at speeds to 15/min.
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Bottle labeler

Operating at 300 bpm, the System 1/M from Etipak (Cinisello, Balsamo, Italy) fulfills requirements of pharmaceutical package labeling. Electronic display keeps operator advised of status with regard to current project, manufacturing regulations and labeler's integration with other equipment.
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PAR Systems: Modular robot

PaR Systems (Shoreview, MN) will feature its 2- or 4-axis Modular Based Robot (MBR) for pick-and-place applications. Intended to be func-tional for as long as 20 years, the machine has payload capacity of up to 10ꯠ lb and runs at speeds as fast as 6'/sec.
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Airopak, a unit of PVC Container Corp.: Selection guide

A new selection guide from Airopak (Manchester, PA) outlines its selection of in-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and ultra-pure products.
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Sidel Inc: Sidel Inc: Side-load case packer

Model SB27 side-loading case packer from Cermex, Groupe Sidel (Norcross, GA) is designed for the strict hygienic requirements faced by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
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Allen Coding USA: Thermal-transfer coder

TT53CM thermal-transfer coder is for use on continuous flow wrappers and operates at line speeds to 36 m (118')/min. Prints bar codes, logos, graphics and real-time information on all materials used on packaging machines.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Security labeling

Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) new EAS-720 prints and applies labels with electronic article surveillance circuitry to various packages and cartons.
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James Alexander Corp.: Plastic ampule

James Alexander Corp. (Blairstown, NJ) has introduced plastiquéAmp, a new concept in ampule packaging molded entirely of PP. Precise, premeasured amounts of liquids, powders or pastes can be filled in the plastic ampule, which is then hermetically sealed.
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Sure Torque Inc: Cap tightener

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced new literature on its newest automatic on-line cap tightener, model STSHCT, with optional table-top conveyor and no manual hand tight-ening.
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RD Industries, Inc: Fill/dispense system

A new closed-loop liquid filling and dispensing system designed to eliminate leaks and their messes is available from RD Industries (Omaha, NE). The patented Vent-A-Cap bottle-plug system is recessed into the bottle throat.

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