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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray food inspection

Smiths Heimann Corp. (Alcoa, TN) has released a ?white paper?-style book explaining X-ray inspection of food. The ?Gray Book?
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Multifeeder Technologies: Feed-and-glue system

Multifeeder’s (White Bear Lake, MN) feeding and gluing system uses a friction feeder to dispense flat products onto a conveyer. The next station applies a glue pattern to that product, and a second feeder places another product on top of the first.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Labeling equipment

Universal Labeling Systems (St. Petersburg, FL) has released a tri-fold brochure that details the company’s complete line of p-s labeling equipment. The catalog-style brochure includes descriptions of semi-automatic and automatic labeling machines, as well as print-and-apply units.
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CTM Labeling Systems, Inc: Label applicator

CTM Integration’s (Salem, OH) 360 Series label applicator dispenses up to 1귔 p-s labels/min through merge, blow or tamp application methods.
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Bekum America Corp.: Blow molders

Bekum America (Williamston, MI) introduces its BA-34.2 machine that produces “technical parts” and canisters up to 30 L in volume with calibrated necks in a continuous extrusion process.
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Jomar Corp.: Handleware molders

Jomar (Pleasantville, NJ) will exhibit for the first time its new double-station blow-molding machine. The EBM 6.0-D can process HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, HMWPE, PC and PETG.
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R&B Machine Tool, a Unova Co.: Rotary blow molder

The Rotary 8, eight-station rotary continuous-extrusion blow-molding machine combines a wheel machine with a shuttle machine’s ability to produce a calibrated neck for HDPE bottles.
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S.M. Graphics Intl. Ltd.: S.M. Graphics Intl. Ltd.: Container printing

The OMSO Imprex modular screen printer, available in increments of 2 colors up to 6, decorates containers at up to 70/min. It is said by the supplier, S.M.
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NPES: The dawn of digital

Digital technology will have a major impact on prepress markets, according to a market research study by NPES, the Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.
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Labeling Systems : Corner wrap labeler for cartons

Using a 300 dpi thermal-transfer printer, the Model 2998 intermittent-motion corner wrap printer/applicator from LSI (Oakland, NJ) prints on any size p-s labels before tamping them onto leading or trailing sides of folding cartons at speeds to 30/min.
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Fasback Corp.: Case sealer

Fasback’s (Monterey, CA) semi-automatic Little Boxer™ Workstation uses hot melt adhesive to seal up to 10 boxes/min. The portable machine can also erect boxes and is suitable for use with coated or uncoated RSC and HSC corrugated cases.
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Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee (Sturtevant, WI) has upgraded its Spee-Dee-Matic volumetric cup filler to include a 10’ conveyor with delay/dwell settings for each filling station.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV-500 machine vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) features an integral monitor and controller. Set-up is accomplished via 1-touch selection from pull-down menus.
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Checkweighers

Alpha’s (Exton, PA) HP Series of checkweighers is recommended for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food packaging applications. The various models offer weighing capacity of 1 kg to 150 kg and speeds from 150 to 400 containers/min.
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ID Technology: Printer/applicator

The 262 thermal-transfer label printer/applicator from ID Technologies (Fort Worth, TX) can be integrated directly into production lines and can be oriented to apply labels to the tops, bottoms or sides of passing packages.

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