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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.
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Vial and ampule labeler

The PL60 pharmaceutical vial and ampule labeler from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) applies labels to small-diameter ampules, vials, syringes or other cylindrical containers at speeds to 400 vials/min.
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Conveyor catalog

A new System Catalog is now available from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR). This 12-page catalog looks at numerous Hytrol systems, with in-depth descriptions and full-color photographs.
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Thermal/thermal-transfer printer

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its new wide-web 96 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer. It produces high-density bar codes, text and graphics on p-s labels and tags up to 8.8" W.
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PC bottle

Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has developed a unique 5-gal PC bottle for home water delivery. The stretch blow-molded bottle has no seams, resulting in less opportunities for leakage.
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Print/apply labeler

The APT-230 thermal/thermal-transfer print/ apply labeling system from Pro-Mark (Jacksonville, FL) can print up to 6"/sec on labels measuring 1.96" x 1.57" to 4.33" x 4.72".
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
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Shrink bundling system

The CM Series of high-speed, in-line shrink bundling systems from Packaging Machines (Elk Grove Village, IL) uses a continuous-motion seal system for high-volume shrink wrapping.
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Cylinder round

McKechnie Plastic Packaging's (Philmont, NY) 20-oz cylinder round is the latest addition to the MK Cylinder Round line of bottles. It's designed for promotions by health and beauty manufacturers who wish to market 16 oz of product with 4 oz free.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The new 1000 series vertical form/fill/seal machine from Matrix Packaging (Grafton, WI) consists of stainless steel that can handle any bag size from 21/2" up to 18" W.
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Label inspection upgrade

For use in can labeling applications, the OP231 label inspection station from Optel Technologies (St. Foy, Quebec, Canada) can be fitted to Ace-type mechanical can ejector systems to verify labels, bar codes and proper label placement.
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Prefeeder

Model AFTTP-.5 is a tabletop prefeeder by Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) designed to eliminate overhead loading by an operator. This elevating prefeeder is designed to meter small parts into vibratory or centrifugal feeders.
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Horizontal wrapper brochure

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) offers a four-page brochure on the Fuji-Formost FW-3400 Alpha III form/fill/seal system. Includes specifications for six models, as well as typical display screens and machine dimensional drawings.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
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Vision system for beverages

Cap application and beverage fill defects can be detected using the 51R41 vision system from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL). Unlike conventional systems that visually inspect with mechanical "squeeze methods," the 51R41 uses a PC-controlled video camera to check bottles for defects at a 4/1000" resolution.

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