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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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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
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P-s release liner

A unique pressure-sensitive release liner from Thilmany (Kaukauna, WI) provides edge curl control during high-speed labeling, coating and converting applications.
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Label printing, supplies

A 28-page color catalog from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) covers its complete line of label printing equipment and supplies. A variety of marking and labeling methods; blank and preprinted labels; ribbons for dot matrix printers; supplies for proper maintenance; and advancements in Weber's label design software are featured.
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Pick-and-place robot

Rodico's (Upper Saddle River, NJ) SNC F4 pick-and-place robot has an integrated vision system that can recognize defective products and eliminate them from the line.
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Horizontal cartoner

Adco's (Sanger, CA) 11EHL-40 is a manual-loading, continuous-motion, horizontal cartoning machine. It's designed for operations requiring a smaller machine size with full-size capabilities.
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Tape cartridge

The Easy-Taper side-load tape cartridge from EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) is for use with 2"- and 3"-W p-s tape. It's supplied in new Easy-Taper case sealers and can be retrofitted into most manufacturers' case sealers, says the company.

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