Machinery

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Label Printers: Printer/applicator

Impact Automation (Lewisville, TX) has introduced the PA450 Series of printer/applicators. Robotic articulating arm can place single or multiple labels anywhere within a flat plane on the product or package, in varying orentations.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Hand-held terminal

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced the LegiLink hand-held terminal. It permits multiple label formats and databases to be downloaded from a PC and transferred to one or more stand-alone label printers or automatic printer/applicators.
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White Cap Inc: Tamper-evident closure

The 48-mm Plasti-Twist® Plus closure from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) offers tamper evidence through a patented drop-down band. The closure is available with the E-Z Torque liner, a non-PVC thermoplastic elastomer liner that is molded into the cap.
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Rotary fill/plug/cap system

Cozzoli's (Plainfield, NJ) new REFPC rotary liquid filler fills, plugs and caps at speeds to 200 containers/min. Touchscreen automation allows a no-tool changeover within seconds, says the company.
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Vertical f/f/s

The VPP 450 vertical form/fill/seal Wolf Packaging Machine from Inland Trade (Miami, FL) is designed for large, heavy bags with a maximum 5.3-gal capacity.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vertical cartoners

The VCL Series of ProLine vertical cartoners from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) is aimed at private-label manufacturers and contract packagers who require application flexibility.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Continuous rotary band sealers

The patented MPS 6000 Series of continuous rotary band sealers is new from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada). Add-on options include front-end trimmers, printers and embossers.
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MarCode, Inc: Ink-jet system

The flexible InkLine high-definition printing system from MarCode (Golden Valley, MN) is capable of handling up to 16 printheads per control console.
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Empty bottle inspector

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

The Quantum II Model B-250 is an economical auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA). It dispenses most product types, including powders, granulars, creams, pastes or liquids, in applications including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemicals.
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Dimension Industries, LLC: Small-center cartoner

Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
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Oval deodorant container

An airtight oval deodorant container that allows fragrance-based formulas to have an increased shelf life is available from LIR-USA (Yaphank, NY). Airtightness is achieved with a valve seal, and a propel-repel mechanism and two-piece threaded cap further secure an airtight package.
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ID Technology: Printing conveyor

ID Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) offers a conveyor system that permits four high-resolution ink-jet coding printheads to be mounted to a conveyor, two on each side.
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MOCON, Inc: Gas stream analyzer

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) has released a four-page brochure on its GSA Series of on-line gas stream analyzers for testing gas-flushed packages. The GSA Series consists of six models that can measure oxygen, carbon dioxide or both, continuously or intermittently.
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Case-coding printhead extends over conveyor

Marsh's (Belleville, IL) new BC-256 high-resolution printhead uses a special print engine design to enable the unit to extend over a conveyor to print a UCC/EAN SCC-14 bar code, without modifying the conveyor.

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