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Large-center cartoner

The Centurion(TM) is a flexible large-center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) that can be configured for single or multiple bag-in-box or cracker slug configurations.
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Labeling machines

Literature on two new automatic sleeve labeling machines is now available from SleeveTech (Raleigh, NC). The Model SL-1800 can label plastic bottles from 8 oz to 21/2 gal at speeds to 30 bottles/min.
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Horizontal cartoner

The Clybourn Ranger Series of horizontal cartoners from Sasib Packaging North America (Skokie, IL) are said to combine high performance output and versatility with economic pricing.
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Hologram induction seals

Integrasafe is a hologrammed induction heat-sealable membrane for PE containers from Sonoco Capseals (Slough, Berks, England). Because exact reproduction of the holograms would be difficult, these membranes offer a high degree of tamper-evidence without changing existing packaging designs.
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Decorating capabilities

Transparent Container (Chicago, IL) offers decorating options for transparent packages. Printing capabilities include four-color process, line art and half-tone printing.
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P-s labeler

Model STP 1 is a new stepper-driven pressure-sensitive labeler from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN). Micro processor-controlled, it delivers speeds to 200 containers/ min with ±1/32" accuracy.
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Vinyl compound

Occidental Chemical (Dallas, TX) has developed a new chemical-resistant vinyl bottle compound for packaging aggressive chemical products, such as pine- or limonene-based cleaners.
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Digital video camera

The Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera from Olympus America (Melville, NY) is designed for motion analysis of high-speed packaging equipment.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Vertek vf/f/s system from WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is compact, requiring only 2' x 4' of floorspace. This mid-range machine is designed to produce 40 to 70 fin-seal packages/min, in sizes from 2" x 2" to 7.65" x 12".
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Volumetric cup filler

The Series 500 volumetric cup filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) can reach speeds to 120 containers/min and fill volumes of up to 98 cu". Typical applications include dry products such as rice, beans, nuts, candy, popcorn, pet food and frozen vegetables, as well as nonfood products such as silica or potpourri.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) printer/ applicator applies labels to tops, bottoms, sides and corners of products at speeds to 100 products/min. The integrated thermal/ thermal-transfer print engine prints product-specific bar codes and other information on demand.
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Case packer

The Minatus case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) is capable of handling round and non-round containers, as well as containers with handles and pump triggers, and 2- and 3-piece cans.
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Conveyor belt

The Series 1400 Flat Top conveyor belt from Intralox (Harahan, LA) is suitable for soft drink and brewery applications. This heavy-duty belt is designed for harsh, mass-handling applications.
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Labeling software

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released Legi for Windows 2.1.1, the latest version of the company's Windows(TM)-based labeling design software package.
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Print/apply labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) Model 150 print/apply labeler is suitable for one-up or next-label-out applications, and can be configured in either a tamp-on or blow-on version.

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