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Intermittent-motion cartoner

IWK (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced a horizontal intermittent-motion cartoner capable of handling up to 80 cartons/min, using a rotary style carton opening system.
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
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Assembly line automation

"Assembly Conveyor Technical Manual" is a free, 88-page book from Industrial Conveyor (Memphis, TN) that highlights the Industraline® building block approach to assembly line automation.
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Robotic cartoner

Dimension Industries' (Maple Grove, MN) Model 625R Robotic Top Load Intermittent-Motion Cartoning System incorporates a complete product unscrambling, feeding, collating and orienting system for irregularly shaped cylindrical products.
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
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High-definition ink-jet printing

FreeForm® high-definition ink-jet (HDIJ) printing from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) is a single-nozzle continuous ink-jet system. It deploys faster sweep rates to provide printout with a resolution of up to 10 times that of current products, says the company.
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Induction sealing on untreated glass

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has developed new waxless foils that enable untreated glass jars to be induction sealed at high speeds. Previously, glass containers had to be treated in order to accept a foil inner seal.
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Coding system

Smart Date direct thermal traversing coding system from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) was designed to replace conventional hot stamp coders on form/fill/ seal machines, baggers and labelers.
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Case depalletizer/feeder

The Model Q2060 case depalletizer/hopper feeder from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) is a ruggedly designed fully-automatic machine that eliminates the need for operators to monitor and manually load cases into a hopper from pallet stacks.
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Bagging system

The Pack-Star bagger from I.D. Images (Strongsville, OH) fills a range of products into flexible bags at speeds to 50/min. Minimum bag size is 2" x 2"; maximum size is 9" x 12".
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Label printer

With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
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Mini aluminum cans

Advanced Monobloc's (Chappaqua, NY) line of miniature aluminum cans is suited for trial- or travel-size products. They are impact extruded to provide a seamless can.
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Vertical sachet packager

The LA-160 is a compact, low-cost vertical sachet packager from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's suited for a range of healthcare products including liquids, creams, powders, granules and tissues.
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Label printer

The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.

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