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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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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Mini case sealer

Ez-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the Mini-Taper model MT-2, suitable for taping miniature boxes. The Mini-Taper will apply tape to tops and bottoms of boxes as small as 4"x2"x2".
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American Society for Testing Materials: ISO 14000 training

The American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) is offering 2 training courses on the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards.
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Greydon Inc: Ink-jet system literature

Literature is available from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) describing its GB-602 and GB-642 traversing ink-jet systems for multilane applications. Systems print on almost any substrate and retrofit to all f/f/s packaging machines.
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MMI Automated Systems: Label printer/applicator

Easy webbing and maintenance is fostered by the swing-away tamp accessory on MMI's (Savanna, IL) Label Mill® 3600 label printer/applicator. Depending on the print engine, the printer runs at speeds of 10"/sec to 12"/sec.
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection system

The Eagle Pack(TM) from Smiths Heimann (Maryville, TN) is targeted to the packaged food industry for X-ray inspection of frozen entrees, snack foods, cookies, crackers, grains and dairy products.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: No-impact conveyor

Delivering speed control, accumulation and minimal impact, the Gravitrol conveyor from Mathews (Danville, KY) transports cases, drums and pallets through a combination of gravity and air valve-controlled brakes.
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Wintriss Eng. Corp.: Vision system

Wintriss' (San Diego, Calif.) OPSIS 1300 AS smart camera verifies expiration dates and lot codes on pharmaceutical containers and, with Vision-Blox(TM) software, processes image data, provides feedback signals for control purposes, activates alarm lights and generates statistical logs.
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Setra Systems, Inc: Label printer

Designed to simplify parts counting, Setra's (Boxborough, MA) CoStar SETRA 250 LabelWriter is a direct-thermal printer that produces plain text and bar-code labels indicating the average weight of a given sample of parts.
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Thermoformer

Operating at speeds to 600 blisters/min, the UPS 1070 from Uhlmann (Towaco, NJ) uses lasers and servo mechanisms to automatically monitor and adjust the index while the machine is running.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Tray sealer for MAP applications

The KATS(TM) 1500 MAP tray sealer from Koch Equipment Div. (Kansas City, MO) features vacuum/gas-flush controls for modified-atmosphere packaging and quick-change tooling for up to 4 trays/cycle and up to 1귔 cycles/hr when working without vacuum/gas.

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