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Associated Bag Co.: Plastic edge protectors

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced molded PE plastic edge protectors for stabilizing pallet loads and guarding against crushed edges. Available in black or white, the protectors feature a ribbed channel to keep strapping centered and prevent strap slippage.
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Speedways Conveyors, Inc: Conveyor for tight corners and merges

Integrated with a lineshaft conveyor, the C-Square conveyor from Speedways (Lancaster, PA) can move product through a 90° or 180° turn, accommodating tight spaces and merges.
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Labeling Systems : Vial labeler

Labeling System's (Oakland, NJ) Model 1500 labeler automatically applies p-s labels to vials at speeds to 60/min with accuracy of ±1/32". One labeling head applies labels to the tops of vials, and a second applies full- or partial-wrap labels to their sides.
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Hoffman: Motion controller

Rexroth Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) introduces new control products, including the PPC motion controller for multi-axis machines. The PPC features 4 MB of RAM, flash memory and expansion slots for bus connectivity.
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Label printers

The Eltron® 2722 and 2742 desktop printers from Zebra (Vernon Hills, IL) use thermal-transfer or direct-thermal technology to print text and bar codes on labels with 2"- to 4"-W print areas.
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Inside Packaging: Inside Packaging: Inside Packaging: Contaminant detector

The CDX Plus from Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron co., is a fully automatic X-ray machine that detects contaminants inside packaging, including metal pieces inside metal containers.
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Loma Systems: X-ray inspection system

The Axis inspection system from Loma (Carol Stream, IL) detects metal, glass, stone, bone, plastic, rubber, ceramic and other dense contaminants in packages without being affected by aluminum or metallized packaging materials.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Cartoner

The Dimension Industries Div. (Maple Grove, MN) of Douglas introduces its Dimension Model 675 Servo-Smart® top-load cartoner, which packs 100 pouches/min.
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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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Omron Electronics LLC: Color vision system

Omron Electronics' (Schaumburg, IL) new F400 color machine vision system can detect for correct color, surface defects and pattern matching of different objects with different colors.
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: Labeler

Custom-configured to label products on the front and back, top, bottom or in some combination, Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) microprocessor-controlled VersaLine® offers 50-label preset capability, touchscreen interface and speeds to 300 packages/min.
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Conveyor guiderail bracket

The push-button-activated Accu-Adjust(TM) conveyor guiderail bracket from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) makes incremental adjustments to the width of guiderails, eliminating exterior spacers, pucks and exposed spring geometry.
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: Flocked chain conveyor

FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) offers its XL and XM chain conveyor links covered with a flocked material to protect against scratches, scars and blemishes on sensitive products and packages.
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High-speed laner

The Series C9000 air laner/accumulator from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) uses pressurized air to gently move empty PET bottles with neck rings into as many as 18 lanes toward the accumulation station.

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