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Serac Inc: Volumetric piston filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) new liquid volumetric piston filler can fill viscous food products such as ketchup, cream cheese and mayonnaise, as well as pharmaceuticals, personal care and lube oil products at speeds to 560 containers/min.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Leaflet placing system

A new tip-on system from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses standard and advancing-cam rotary placers to place leaflets onto a conveyor, glue an item to the leaflet and then fold the leaflet.
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BWI Inex: Vial inspection system

BWI Inex's (Clearwater, FL) PharmaVision vial inspection system uses sophisticated lighting and optics to detect glass particles as small as 0.2 mm.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Video inspection system

Videomat IV is Siemens' (Alpharetta, GA) new compact, modular vision inspection system. Primarily used for optical quality control or as a flexible system for parts identification, it uses a 32-bit image computer to inspect up to 72ꯠ parts/hr.
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Pharmagraphics: I.V. 'sling' labels

Pharmagraphics' (Greensboro, NC) newly patented Pharma-Sling p-s I.V. sling labels are available in roll form for pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Air conveyor

The Isometric air conveyor from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) combines upstream and downstream pressure to create a precisely controlled air pattern that protects empty cans moving on high-speed filling and manufacturing lines.
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

The ST 1250 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) is "IQuipped(TM)" with an integrated on-board controller that allows maximum flexibility and integration ease.
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Markem-Imaje: Case coder

The 5000 Series case coder from Markem (Keene, NH) is a large-character ink-jet system that prints high-resolution images and bar codes directly onto cases, eliminating the need for preprinted inventory or labels.
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FOX IV Technologies: Label and ribbon issues

"Eight Supply Problems When Using Label Printer Applicators" from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) details the types of label and ribbon issues that may be encountered when using label printer applicators.
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Gantry robot

Stork BP&L's (Gainesville, GA) new gantry robot is a versatile system that combines depalletizing, palletizing and pallet handling, eliminating the need to buy separate destacking and transporting machinery.
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Astrophysics Inc: X-ray inspection system

EG&G Astrophysics (Long Beach, CA) has introduced UltraScan 40, a food x-ray inspection system designed especially for the detection of bone or contaminants in raw or cooked meat or poultry, including formed chicken patties and nuggets.
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Carton printing

The Autoprint® system from AT Information Systems (Mahwah, NJ) offers a unique combination of ink-jet and thermal-transfer printing. It transports, prints, bar codes and counts cartons for a range of products at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
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Ramsey: Labeling software

From Bergen Computer (Ramsey, NJ) comes Label Wizard, a new "print only" labeling software utility designed to help manufacturers, warehouse operators and distributors produce labels, tickets and tags.
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Tray packer

The high-speed TP-50 tray packer from Kayat Eng. (Edgewater, FL) collates and packs bottles, jars, cans and tapered tubs at speeds to 65 trays/min.
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Busse: Can palletizer

Palletizing up to 4ꯠ cans/min, manufacturer Busse (Randolph, WI) is calling The Viper 4004 the fastest can palletizer in the world. It uses the air-assisted Pattern Rite(TM) bed system, which combines air-jet technology with multiple infeed belts to lift and guide containers through lanes and into position for palletizing.

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