Machinery

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Laser coding system

Lasertechnics Marking (Albuquerque, NM) has redesigned its BlazerJet(TM) dot matrix laser coder so that it is 33% more compact and can be easily transported between packaging lines.
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High-speed printer/applicator

The Label-Aire Model 2138-Series D high-speed printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) produces p-s labels ranging in size from 0.75" x 0.5" to 4.65" x 10" at a rate of 10"/sec.
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Case packer

Developed in response to demand for faster automatic case packing, the Direct Loader from SWF Dyna-Pak (Sanger, CA) packs flexible bags, trays and cartons into cases, with or without built-in dividers, at speeds to 200 bags/min.
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Empty bottle inspector

The Omnivision D-1200 is an all-surface empty bottle inspector from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA). Its dual-line inspection capabilities minimize downtime, bringing production speeds up to 1군 bottles/min, and eliminate the need to run two separate systems in tandem.
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Air conveyor

The Surge Controlled conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a balanced air stream delivery to direct air flow equally on both sides of the bottle.
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
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Ink-jet printers

Matthews Intl.'s (Pittsburgh, PA) Jet-A-Mark® CIJ-6700 ink-jet printer prints small characters onto most packages. A removable hand terminal allows message programming and editing, while daily functions are controlled with a built-in interface.
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Honeycomb can

A new steel can with a honeycomb wall structure has been introduced by Schmalbach-Lubeca (Ratingen, Germany). This structure allows substantial material savings, says the company.
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Semi-automatic case sealers

Intertape Polymer Group (Danville, VA) offers uniform semi-automatic case sealers for RSCs ranging in size from 4" W x 6" L x 41/2" H to 20" W x 24" H and unlimited length.
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F/f/s for screw-cap bags

General Packaging Equipment's (Houston, TX) line of automatic liquid vertical form/fill/seal machines can now produce bags with screw caps. Bags must be made of a heat-sealable material, and can be as large as 14" x 22".
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Metal detector

The DSP 2 waterproof metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) works in washdown environments. Is designed to detect metal in conductive foods such as meat, bread and cheese.
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Soft-shoulder bottle

Fenton Weber & Jones (Tonawanda, NY) has added an 8-oz soft-shoulder oval bottle to its line. Made of PET, decorating options include hot stamping, p-s labeling or screen printing.
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Vitamin E antioxidant

Ronotec® Dry 17 Vitamin E antioxidant from Hoffman-LaRoche (Paramus, NJ) is available in a dry solid form. It's low-dusting, has good flow characteristics and disperses easily.
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Cap tightener/re-torquer

The SureKap SK600 applies torque to manually placed trigger sprayers or finger pumps, or it can provide additional torque to caps with liners that have been induction sealed.
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Printer/applicator

The 2600DMX printer/applicator from Labeljet (Ft. Worth, TX) is suited for high-volume labeling of cartons, unit packs or products on manufacturing lines, in warehouses or in distribution centers.

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