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Willett America Inc: Continuous ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Bottle labeler

The Signa EPS labeler from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) applies labels to the body, shoulder, neck and back of glass bottles using cold glue.
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FANUC Robotics: Washdown robot

FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
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Federal Packaging Corp.: Easy-open can end

Federal Packaging (Tuckahoe, NY) has introduced the K-Safe® easy-open can end. Suitable for powders or snack foods, the 4"-diameter end features an aluminum foil membrane with a ring-pull tab heat-sealed to a steel template.
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Loma Systems: Metal detectors

Loma IQ metal detectors offer a 25% increase in sensitivity, says manufacturer Loma Intl. (Carol Stream, IL). These detectors incorporate a range of features as standard, including a contamination log, performance validation system and IQ sensitivity control.
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Serac Inc: Volumetric piston filler

Serac's (Carol Stream, IL) new liquid volumetric piston filler can fill viscous food products such as ketchup, cream cheese and mayonnaise, as well as pharmaceuticals, personal care and lube oil products at speeds to 560 containers/min.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Leaflet placing system

A new tip-on system from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses standard and advancing-cam rotary placers to place leaflets onto a conveyor, glue an item to the leaflet and then fold the leaflet.
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BWI Inex: Vial inspection system

BWI Inex's (Clearwater, FL) PharmaVision vial inspection system uses sophisticated lighting and optics to detect glass particles as small as 0.2 mm.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Video inspection system

Videomat IV is Siemens' (Alpharetta, GA) new compact, modular vision inspection system. Primarily used for optical quality control or as a flexible system for parts identification, it uses a 32-bit image computer to inspect up to 72ꯠ parts/hr.
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Pharmagraphics: I.V. 'sling' labels

Pharmagraphics' (Greensboro, NC) newly patented Pharma-Sling p-s I.V. sling labels are available in roll form for pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Inst.: Revised training courses

PMMI (Arlington, VA) has released updated and revised self-instructional packaging machinery training courses. These courses include: "Selection, Care and Use of Mechanics' Tools;" "Form-Fill-Sealing;" "Palletizing and Depalletizing;" and "Trouble-shooting Industrial Machinery."
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

The ST 1250 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) is "IQuipped(TM)" with an integrated on-board controller that allows maximum flexibility and integration ease.
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Markem-Imaje: Case coder

The 5000 Series case coder from Markem (Keene, NH) is a large-character ink-jet system that prints high-resolution images and bar codes directly onto cases, eliminating the need for preprinted inventory or labels.
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FOX IV Technologies: Label and ribbon issues

"Eight Supply Problems When Using Label Printer Applicators" from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) details the types of label and ribbon issues that may be encountered when using label printer applicators.
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Gantry robot

Stork BP&L's (Gainesville, GA) new gantry robot is a versatile system that combines depalletizing, palletizing and pallet handling, eliminating the need to buy separate destacking and transporting machinery.

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