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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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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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Ramsey: Metal detector for vf/f/s

Ramsey/Icore (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the MetalScout IIe "VF" metal detection system. Designed for applications with limited space, the compact unit can be installed between a combination scale and bagger in vf/f/s applications.
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Willett America Inc: Label printer/applicator

The 2620 label printer/applicator from Willett Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) is designed as an economical, versatile system. Available in right- and left-handed versions, for tamp or air-jet label application, the 2620 can print up to 12"/sec and up to 6.6" W.
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Willett America Inc: Mini coder

The 460Mi Micro Coder from Willett (Ft. Worth, TX) can print a high-resolution code as small as 0.8 mm in single line mode. This continuous ink-jet printer is suitable for coding on pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical device products.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Machine vision system

Imaging Technology's (Bedford, MA) newest machine vision system inspects at speeds over 20ꯠ parts/min, without use of a processor. The Prophecy 550 system incorporates Intel MMX technology, Sherlock 32 software and the company's IC-PCI frame grabber for an easy-to-use and configure system, says the company.
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ARPAC LLC: Powered conveyor

For use in the high-volume printing and publishing industries, Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) has introduced the 90° Powered Conveyor. It's said to make efficient use of limited space and to be compatible with high-speed Arpac shrink bundlers.
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Automation Packaging Inc: F/f/s shrink wrapper

Automation Packaging Inc.'s (Tampa, FL) VersaJet LS 50 Series continuous-motion lap seal form/fill/seal shrink wrapper reaches speeds to 75 packages/min.
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Cartoner brochure

Roberts Systems (Charlotte, NC) has released a six-page brochure titled "The Total On-Demand Cartoning System." Described within is the Servostar intermittent- motion cartoner and the different types of packaging applications it handles.
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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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