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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection

Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Labeler

Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
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HDPE bullet rounds

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced 16-oz and 32-oz extrusion blow-molded bullet rounds for the personal care and cosmetics industries. The 16-oz bullet is available with an SPI 24/415 neck finish, and the 32-oz bullet has an SPI 23/425 neck finish.
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Cartoning system

The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.
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Diverter

Schmidt-Transpo's (Stuttgart, Germany) classifier/diverter gently steers containers or products in a desired direction using plastic guides on a coated aluminum cog belt.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Labeling system

The Quadrel (Mentor, OH) ModuLine® automatic labeling system can be configured for front/back, wrap or custom applications at speeds to 175 packages/min.
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Plastic Bottle Corporation: HDPE celebrity round

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced the 8-oz extrusion blow-molded HDPE celebrity round container. The 28-400 neck finish will accommodate standard continuous-thread or push-pull and most trigger sprayers.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Pallet labeler

The Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) PLU2C Pallet Labeler is a print/apply system that can label 2 adjacent sides of a pallet at a rate of 3 pallets/min.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Kiwi Coders Corp.: Imprinters

Kiwi's (Wheeling, IL) Series M imprinters mark labels, small pouches, envelopes, blister cards and other small flat products up to 2 mm thick.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Infeed system for case sealer

The continuous-motion infeed system on A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 36 case sealer regulates the speed of the cases as they approach the sealing station, even if they are spaced irregularly upstream.
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Jetstream Systems, Inc: Air conveyor for cartons

Jetstream's (Denver, CO) carton air conveyor uses forced air to lift cartons slightly above the conveyor bed. Louvers on the air holes direct the air forward to index cartons forward as well.
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Internal-thread bottle

PPC Group (London, England) has introduced a PET bottle with an internal thread and a cap to fit. The cap and bottle are injection/stretch blow-molded and aresuitable for beverages as well as pharmaceutical products.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Bottom-load case packer

Rockford Midland's (Rockford, IL) Casestar(TM) bottom-load case packer packs heavy products such as milk cartons or lightweight products like trays of snack-food packs in RSC, HSC or display cases.
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Willett America Inc: UV-readable ink

A new ink introduced by Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is barely readable to the naked eye on dark surfaces but is clearly visible when exposed to a UV light source.

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