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Thermal-transfer ribbons

IIMAK(Amherst, NY) has added DuraCoat(TM) thermal-transfer color ribbons to its product line. Available in more than 15 colors, ribbons may be used for color tags, packaging labels and form/ fill/seal applications in the snack food, bakery and pharmaceutical industries.
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Time printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has introduced the Series 7000 time printer for imprinting time and date coding onto most flat surfaces. This conveyor-mounted printer prints codes, long messages and logos.
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Digital video camera

Olympus America (Melville, NY) released a brochure on its Encore(TM) high-speed digital video camera. The four-page color brochure covers some of the main functions of the Encore system-locating problems, evaluating new designs, increasing productivity and reducing maintenance costs.
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
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Indexing lipstick labeler

Model 9900 is a new indexing lipstick labeler from Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ). It uses an intermittent-motion product handling system, along with a product positioning system at the point of labeling, to ensure accurate results.
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Rotary filler control

MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) rotary piston filler now offers touch screen electronic control for easy monitoring and adjustment of volume, speed and container heights.
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Aluminum container

Advanced Monobloc (Chappaqua, NY) introduced The Monopac package, consisting of two impact-extruded aluminum cylinders that are joined together in a force-fit.
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Pressure-sensitive labelers

The PPM pressure-sensitive labelers from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) are suitable for spot, multi-panel, full wrap and top labeling, and they can be supplied with up to five label heads/application.
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Manual carton former

Adco's (Sanger, CA) 1HCF manual carton former is designed to allow an operator to form lock-style, top-load trays and tri-seal cartons for test market samples or for testing new carton designs.
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Hand-held carton sealer

The Safe T. Seal(TM) line of hand-held carton sealers is from Sunbelt Sales (Atlanta, GA). They're designed with patented retractable blades that protrude to cut tape only when pressure is applied.
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Labeler

Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.
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Monoblock filler

The Filamatic® Model MNB/S is a new semi-automatic monoblock filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). It fills water-thin to viscous liquids into containers, and caps them at speeds to 30 containers/min with an accuracy of ±1/2%.
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Label inspection system

An on-line bar-code verification and label-presence detector from DT Kalish (Montreal, Que-bec, Canada) reads most popular symbologies at rates to 500 scans/sec, depending on scan head, size and legibility, enabling each bar code to be read up to eight times before a "good read" is confirmed.
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Sanitary conveyor

GEBO (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a sanitary-style conveyor designed for use in the beverage bottling and food industries. The SaniTrans(TM) series employs a matte chain that rides on raised wear strips for easier cleaning and complete washdown.
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Portable sealer

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) will debut a semi-automatic portable induction sealer at the show. The sealer is designed to cycle when a bottle is placed into it, and automatically shuts off once the sealing cycle is completed.

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