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Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Markem-Imaje: Thermal-transfer ribbon

Markem (Keene, NH) has introduced its 3710 Series black thermal-transfer ribbon for use with its Smart Date product line. It’s said to provide improved print quality when printing on rough substrates such as frozen foods and pharmaceutical applications.
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MG America: Top-loading case packer

The Model B88V top-loading case packer from MG America (Fairfield, NJ) keeps products in an upright orientation through the packing process. By simultaneously filling 1 case and erecting another, the machine achieves speeds to 22 cases/min.
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Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Pechiney Plastic Packaging: PP container

Pechiney Plastic (Chicago, IL) has developed Polyplus™, a 3 or 4 layer, coextrusion blow-molded PP container technology for food and juice products.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Partition inserter

The automatic Model 70 partition opener/inserter from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) operates at speeds to 35 cases/min, inserting 6-, 12-, 24- or 48-celled chipboard partitions into RSC, HSC and tablock-style cases.
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Squid Ink: Ink jet fluids

Squid Ink’s (Spring Lake Park, MN) catalog details its line of ink jet fluids and printing systems. Includes information on HR70, a hi-resolution ink used to print small characters, logos and bar codes.
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Collet system on overcapper

Quick Disconnect Collet System on overcapper from Haumiller (Elgin, IL) is designed to reduce parts changeover time by 90%. No tools needed. Said to be user-friendly, system allows customers to change different size and shape cap tooling easily and quickly.
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System brochure

AGR Intl.’s (Butler, PA) new brochure describes its Integrated ID System, the latest addition to its line of inspection and verification devices for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Programmable printing

$vF$?LMarking Systems’ (Downers Grove, IL) thermal-transfer printers are suitable for printing variable information on demand. The J27i2’s compact print unit and separate controller allow mounting on labeling and packaging machinery where space is limited.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag turner for palletizers

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) now offers for its bag palletizers a device that lies flush with conveyor rollers, then pops up underneath heavy, industrial, bagged products to lift and turn them 90°, 180° or 270°.
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Mateer Burt (Pneumatic Scale): Wraparound labeler

Operating at speeds to 800 containers/min, the Burt Mark V model 408 horizontal wraparound labeler from Mateer Burt (Exton, PA) applies full-wrap labels to round containers made of glass, metal or fiber.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV-301 machine vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) detects true RGB color after the desired color is calibrated using a hand-held controller.
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Small container capper

Capping containers as small as 1” in dia or width, the MTC capper from Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) uses magnetic torque control, eliminating moving parts that wear or possibly scuff containers.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case taper

The Little David® Legend Series™ Uniform Case Sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) tapes the top and bottom of cases. This semi-automatic unit tapes cases ranging from 2” to 24” in height, 4½” to 22” in width and 3” to infinite lengths.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Cappers and crimpers

Capmatic (Montreal-Nord, Quebec, Canada) offers a brochure describing the Jolly series, a multifaceted line of cappers and crimpers. The Jolly series is easily integrated with other Capmatic filling systems and can cap products with standard or unusually shaped caps or bottles at speeds to 60 bpm.
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive pattern controller

Nordson’s (Duluth, GA) Tempus™ pattern-control system regulates adhesive application in case erection, case sealing, tray making and pallet stabilization operations.

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