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Tharo Systems, Inc: Label printer

The Apollo 1 small label printer from Tharo (Brunswick, OH) prints an area up to 4.2" W at speeds to 8"/sec, with 300-dpi print resolution.
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Turnkey bagging systems

WeighPack Systems' (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) new automatic bagging systems integrate weigh-filling, bagging and conveying of many types of fresh and frozen foods plus several other consumer and OEM products.
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Sensormatic: Sensormatic: EAS dual labeler

The Avery Dennison Printer Systems' (Philadelphia, PA) Datapply EAS Dual Labeler automatically applies roll-fed Electronic Article Surveillance tags to packages during the converting stage at speeds to 300 labels/min.
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Adept Technology, Inc: Simulation software

An enhanced version of Adept RAPID, a factory automation simulation software focused on discrete assembly, handling and packaging, is available from Adept Technology (San Jose, CA).
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Datamax: Datamax: Printer/applicator

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) has introduced the CPA-350, a thermal-transfer printer/ applicator that uses the Datamax PE42/43 print engine to reach speeds up to 10"/sec.
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV Series compact vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) offers four image processing modes: area detection, pattern matching, absolute position detection and relative position detection.
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Horix Manufacturing Co.: Palletizer/depalletizer

Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) has introduced a new line of palletizer/ depalletizers that are modular in construction and can be tailored to meet exact customer container requirements.
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Imtec, Inc: Printer/applicator

ValuePro(TM) is a printer/applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) that applies labels to the top, bottom, front, or sides of cartons or cases.
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Precision Microcontrol Corp.: Application notes

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) is offering free application notes on three packaging applications: horizontal f/f/s, vertical f/f/s, and synchronizing multiple conveyors.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer

The 22 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) offers 300-dpi printing for applications such as automotive and retail compliance labeling.
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Wide-mouth jars

Robb Container (Naperville, IL) has introduced two sizes to its line of wide-mouth HDPE jars. The 16-oz and 32-oz sizes are available with an 89/400 or 83/400 finish.
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Machine Systems Inc: Tamp label applicator

The TAL-3000 tabletop tamp label applicator from Machine Systems (Grand Rapids, MI) is compact, lightweight and portable. Works with most label stocks, says the company, in sizes ranging from 1/2" x 1/2" to 4" x 4".
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Electronic tablet counter

Modular king's (Fairfield, NJ) TB4 electronic tablet counter provides continuous filling for most shapes and sizes of compressed tablets and hard and soft gelatin capsules.
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Packaging Aids Corporation: Vertical f/f/s system

The VMP 170 is one of the smallest controlled vertical form/fill/seal machines, says manufacturer Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA). It's targeted as an alternative for pre-made bag operations where higher production and cost savings are desired.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The Format® is a PC-controlled continuous-motion horizontal form/fill/seal system from Cavanna (Sparta, NJ) suitable for forming either cold- or heat-seal material into pillow-packs.

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