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Ball Corp.: Fill/plug/cap system

Model RFPC Dual-Index rotary monoblock machine is a fill/plug/cap system from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ). Suitable for nail polish, it's designed with an overhead ball dropper station that inserts two balls into each container.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Continuous-motion cartoner

Minnesota Automation's (Crosby, MN) new continuous-motion cartoner can run cartons from 11/2" x 3/4" x 4" to 7" x 3" x 7" at speeds to 250/min.
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has developed the XXTREME thermal-transfer printer for blister cards and strip and fanfold labels. Suitable for most materials, in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
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Imaging Technology Inc: Machine vision software

The latest version of Sherlock32 machine vision software is available free of charge from Imaging Technology (Bedford, MA). The 32-bit software is Windows 95- or NT-based.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Quick-change valve

Fogg Fillers' (Holland, MI) Quick-Change Valve is designed to solve labor-intensive removal and cleaning of valves in gravity liquid fillers. The patent-pending system uses external clips that easily disconnect from outside of the bowl, eliminating the need to reach inside the filler bowl and re-sanitize it.
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Hot-stamp foil

Foilmark (Newburyport, MA) announces a new holographic and diffractive hot-stamp foil. It has a broad temperature-release range. That allows for application flexibility and is said to be less demanding on converting equipment.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Digital printing

A six-page, four-color brochure from QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes the company's new digital color label printers. Close-up photos of labels produced on the QLS Series of printers are included.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/5000 label printer/applicator system is a heavy-duty, high-speed, print-and-apply system built for continuous-duty operation.
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Southcorp Packaging USA: Single-piece container

A single-piece, blow-molded HDPE container is available from Southcorp Packaging (Atlanta, GA). The 10-L "tight-head" container has a recessed molded-in pinch handle and bottom sump for pump dispensing and is designed for use without an overpack.
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NJM Packaging : Printer/applicator

NJM/CLI Packaging Systems (Lebanon, NH) has introduced the Model 400 Final Touch print-and-apply labeler. It uses an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix Series 1000 PLC and has a 6.25" tamp-pad range.
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Progressive Plastics Inc: Trigger sprayer bottle

A new 17-oz HDPE trigger sprayer bottle is available from Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH). It's supplied with a 28/400 finish in either ratchet or torque-ramp style designed to prevent trigger sprayer back-off during distribution.
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Bar-code printer

Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA) offers the Solus® desktop bar-code label printer in direct-thermal or thermal-transfer models. Solus printers can print bar codes, labels and tags at 3"/sec, at a 203-dpi resolution.
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BluePrint Automation: Gravity case packer

Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) MGC Series gravity case packers use a unique "bomb-bay" collating device to collate bags and insert them into cases at speeds to 200 bags/min.
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Wrap labelers

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) TL5 semi-automatic tabletop wrap labeler is designed specifically to apply p-s labels to glass, plastic or metal cylindrical containers ranging from 2" to 6" dia.
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AMBEC: Air conveyor

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD) has developed the AirFlow(TM) air conveyor. It uses a dual-pressure system with sequencing dampers to produce faster speeds, and reduce jams and bottle damage.

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