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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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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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Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee (Sturtevant, WI) has upgraded its Spee-Dee-Matic volumetric cup filler to include a 10’ conveyor with delay/dwell settings for each filling station.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV-500 machine vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) features an integral monitor and controller. Set-up is accomplished via 1-touch selection from pull-down menus.
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Checkweighers

Alpha’s (Exton, PA) HP Series of checkweighers is recommended for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food packaging applications. The various models offer weighing capacity of 1 kg to 150 kg and speeds from 150 to 400 containers/min.

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