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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
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Graphic Controls Corp.: Ink-jet marking

The 1881 high-resolution ink for porous substrates is available from Graphic Controls (Buffalo, NY). The black ink comes in 500-mL direct replacement bottles.
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Metal detector

The Powerphase metal detector from Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) uses a detection coil design and a signal processing pack to provide high sensitivity.
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Case packer

Climax Packaging (Hamilton, OH) will unveil an automatic wraparound case packer that packs up to 15 cases/min, then seals them with tape. Its small footprint measures 9' x 9'.
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Print/apply labeler

The Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) Model 2177 print/apply labeler is designed for thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing. It uses a SATO Model M-8485S printer, which allows labels with dimensions up to 51/4" W.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer/unpacker

Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.
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Rotary labelers

Horix (McKees Rock, PA) now offers a rotary labeler, cold or hot glue style, that places labels at speeds to 40ꯠ containers/hr. It can be tailored to accommodate body, back, neck, wraparound, shoulder and TE-style labels.
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Thermal-transfer imprinter

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
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Indexing lipstick labeler

Model 9900 is a new indexing lipstick labeler from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ). It uses an intermittent-motion product handling system, along with a product positioning system at the point of labeling, to ensure accurate results.
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Rotary filler control

MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) rotary piston filler now offers touch screen electronic control for easy monitoring and adjustment of volume, speed and container heights.
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Aluminum container

Advanced Monobloc (Chappaqua, NY) introduced The Monopac package, consisting of two impact-extruded aluminum cylinders that are joined together in a force-fit.
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Pressure-sensitive labelers

The PPM pressure-sensitive labelers from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) are suitable for spot, multi-panel, full wrap and top labeling, and they can be supplied with up to five label heads/application.
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Manual carton former

Adco's (Sanger, CA) 1HCF manual carton former is designed to allow an operator to form lock-style, top-load trays and tri-seal cartons for test market samples or for testing new carton designs.
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Hand-held carton sealer

The Safe T. Seal(TM) line of hand-held carton sealers is from Sunbelt Sales (Atlanta, GA). They're designed with patented retractable blades that protrude to cut tape only when pressure is applied.

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