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ARPAC LLC: Tray packer for PET bottles

Operating at speeds to 350 bottles/min, Arpac’s (Schiller Park, IL) Tray Star 25® intermittent-motion tray packer loads ½-L, 1-L and 1 ½-L PET bottles into corrugated trays in either a 4- or 6-across pattern.
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Krones, Inc: Sterile bottle filler

Krones’ (Franklin, WI) PET-Asept system is suitable for bottling either microbiologically sensitive beverages in an aseptic mode or beverages like carbonated soft drinks in a nonaseptic mode.
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Monarch Marking Systems: Promotional labeler

Two new hand-held promotional labelers from Monarch Marking (Miamisburg, OH) are ideal for distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Durable units are made of ABS and come with a 1-year warranty.
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Easybag Packaging Systems: Vf/f/s machine

The Mini2000 vf/f/s machine from Easybag (Schaumburg, IL) produces, fills and seals PE, PP or laminate bags measuring 4 ¼” to 10”W and 3” to 12”L.
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Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Co.: One-piece induction seals

From Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) comes a new family of high-performance, 1-piece induction seals that can be used on bottles made of CPET, PP, other polyolefins and glass.
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Omega Design Corp.: Unscrambler catalog

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released its revised 4-page color catalog describing the Omega RP Unscramblers. High-speed rotary-pocket unscramblers gently pick up and cradle each plastic container and set them precisely in line.
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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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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case sealer

Tape roll changes require minimal downtime on A-B-C’s (Tarpon Springs, FL) new case sealer with dual, external tape-drum holders. When the first roll is running out, the machine sounds an alarm or flashes a light to alert the operator, who then attaches the end of the first tape roll to the leader from the full roll.
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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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