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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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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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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Bag-in-box cartoners

Triangle’s (Chicago, IL) USDA-approved ProLine horizontal bag-in-box line is made for cartoning poultry and meat at speeds to 120 cartons/min. The hf/f/s machine bags product in zippered pouches then uses a pick-and-place mechanism to put pouches into gable-top cartons.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) has released a brochure describing its D900 checkweigher. Machine incorporates a 32-bit processor system and integral PC micro-controller to handle all weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds to 700 packages/min.
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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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