Machinery

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Continuous-motion cartoner

Formula 150 is a new medium-speed continuous-motion horizontal cartoner from Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL). Operates at speeds to 150 cartons/min.
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Bag heat sealer

The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
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Powder filling system

A new powder filling system from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) is designed to yield accurate fills as small as 2 g, using Digitronic Augers in conjunction with checkweighing technology.
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Polyester strapping

Signode's (Glenview, IL) high-strength Tenax(TM) polyester strapping combines the properties of steel and the performance advantages of plastic. Has the ability to elongate and recover in a way that steel strapping and wire do not.
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Cold-seal OPP

APCO, from Borden Packaging and Industrial Products (North Andover, MA), is a new OPP that uses Borden's cold seal release chemistry. It's designed for single-web, reverse-printed cold seal overwrap of multi-packaged products such as candy bars, single-sliced cheese, snack products and baked goods.
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Torque tester

The ST-94 electronic torque tester from Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) uses load cell technology to provide an accuracy of ±0.1 in-lbs. Applications include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer products.
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Bar code reference book

Imaging Technologies, Inc. (Cookeville, TN) has published a bar code reference book entitled Industrial Bar Code Printing Using Ink Jet Technology.
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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MAP system

Jescorp's (Elk Grove Village, IL) Model JGS-1040 Controlled Atmosphere Packaging System provides capabilities for a variety of gas flushing environments, including nitrogen, CO2 and various inert gas blends, with high purity CAP/MAP performance.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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Updated liquid fillers for cartons

Elopak's (New Hudson, MI) Pure-Pak® S90UC and Pure-Pak® H90 dual-line carton fillers adapt the company's S90 technology for use in ultra-clean and 1/2-gal applications.
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Conveyor belt flights

Series 400 flights from Intralox (Harahan, LA) are used with the Series 400 flat top belts for elevating products on a conveyor. These flights require no vulcanizing or fastening.
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Wrap and top label printer/applicator

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now offers a printer/applicator combination with capabilities for both top and side labeling at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Vertical conveyor

Mass-Tier® is a vertical conveying system from I.J. White (Farming-dale, NY) capable of processing up to 3ꯠ containers/min. Can handle five lines simultaneously, each with a dedicated discharge, eliminating the need for single line entry, combiners, singulators and accessory equipment.
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Chemical container labeling

LMX3100 laser printer, dedicated software and weather-resistant labels make up a new chemical container labeling system from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products Div.

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