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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Continuous tray loading

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) introduces its latest high-speed continuous tray-loading units, designated series ATL-120S. The units handle a wide range of glass and plastic containers.
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Inspection system

The CI-170 X-ray inspection system from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) mounts over a production line or in a case packer to check filled cases for missing, broken, underfilled or leaking containers.
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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: F/f/s machine

The SIGRV (shown with the SIGKG3 cartoner) from SIG Pack (Raleigh, NC) produces 4-edged single pouches, as well as twin pouches or strip multiples, and fills them with granules or powders at speeds to 640 pouches/min.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

The Model 72B automatic low-level palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) features a pop-up mechanism that lifts and rotates filled bags 90°, 180° or 270° so that bags may be positioned with printed panel facing out.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detection

Safeline (Tampa, FL) offers its newest metal-detection publication, the "Pharmaceutical Metal Detection Guide and Validation Protocol," or "Blue Guide." The free book discusses the latest developments in metal-detection technology and provides a step-by-step guide for understanding metal detection and its role in the manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules and powders.
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Priority One Packaging Machinery: Labeler

Priority One (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Langguth E98 semi-automatic labeler. Applying 1 or 2 paper labels at speeds to 30 containers/min, the machine uses cold glue to adhere labels to glass, metal or other cylindrical containers with 1.5" to 4" dia.
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Posimat, Inc: Bottle unscrambler

Erecting and single-filing plastic bottles at speeds to 500 bpm, the Posiflex bottle unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) offers 1-min no-tool changeover by turning 3 small handwheels.
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DT Industries: DT Industries: Modular conveyor

The Pharmaveyor from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a modular conveyor designed for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The system can be integrated into any existing packaging line and is purchased in kit form.
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REB, Inc: Volumetric filler

The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features an agitating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Kiwi Coders Corp.: Imprinters

Kiwi's (Wheeling, IL) Series M imprinters mark labels, small pouches, envelopes, blister cards and other small flat products up to 2 mm thick.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Infeed system for case sealer

The continuous-motion infeed system on A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 36 case sealer regulates the speed of the cases as they approach the sealing station, even if they are spaced irregularly upstream.
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Jetstream Systems, Inc: Air conveyor for cartons

Jetstream's (Denver, CO) carton air conveyor uses forced air to lift cartons slightly above the conveyor bed. Louvers on the air holes direct the air forward to index cartons forward as well.
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Internal-thread bottle

PPC Group (London, England) has introduced a PET bottle with an internal thread and a cap to fit. The cap and bottle are injection/stretch blow-molded and aresuitable for beverages as well as pharmaceutical products.
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Rockford Midland Corp: Bottom-load case packer

Rockford Midland's (Rockford, IL) Casestar(TM) bottom-load case packer packs heavy products such as milk cartons or lightweight products like trays of snack-food packs in RSC, HSC or display cases.
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Willett America Inc: UV-readable ink

A new ink introduced by Willett (Fort Worth, TX) is barely readable to the naked eye on dark surfaces but is clearly visible when exposed to a UV light source.

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