Machinery

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PC bottle

Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has developed a unique 5-gal PC bottle for home water delivery. The stretch blow-molded bottle has no seams, resulting in less opportunities for leakage.
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Print/apply labeler

The APT-230 thermal/thermal-transfer print/ apply labeling system from Pro-Mark (Jacksonville, FL) can print up to 6"/sec on labels measuring 1.96" x 1.57" to 4.33" x 4.72".
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
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Shrink bundling system

The CM Series of high-speed, in-line shrink bundling systems from Packaging Machines (Elk Grove Village, IL) uses a continuous-motion seal system for high-volume shrink wrapping.
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Cylinder round

McKechnie Plastic Packaging's (Philmont, NY) 20-oz cylinder round is the latest addition to the MK Cylinder Round line of bottles. It's designed for promotions by health and beauty manufacturers who wish to market 16 oz of product with 4 oz free.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The new 1000 series vertical form/fill/seal machine from Matrix Packaging (Grafton, WI) consists of stainless steel that can handle any bag size from 21/2" up to 18" W.
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
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Ink-jet printer

The 6200 Series from Linx Printing Technologies (St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, U.K.) is an ink-jet printer that offers a touch-screen control for functions such as automatic cleaning and shut-down.
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Product removal system

Doboy (New Richmond, WI) will exhibit the Microtronic® horizontal wrapping machine (below) with the new Pulsar(TM) automated feeder and transfer product removal system.
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Case sealer

The SK-450 modular case sealer from Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is designed for runs of uniform case sizes, ranging from a minimum of 3.9" W x 3.25" H x 4.7" L to 21" x 21" x an unlimited length.
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Metal detector verifier

Ramsey Technology (Min-neapolis, MN) will introduce Icore's new Metal Scout IIe with the AuditCheck Automatic Performance Verification Sys-tem. This patented, self-operating device ensures that a metal detector is functioning to specifications.
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.
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Multibelt feeders

INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.
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Ink-jet printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Model I.V./700 is a single-line ink-jet printer that provides a good starting point for users switching from contact coding to automated case coding.
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Auger filler

Model SHA-400 single-head auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) can handle most types of containers, ranging from 1" to 7"in dia. It incorporates a Cerebus III computer controller, which allows the operator to set and main-tain target weights, minmizing overfills.

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