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Bottle capper

Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) offers a free-standing capper that applies a wide variety of caps on bottles at speeds to 400/min. Magnetic heads apply consistent torque.
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Volumetric filler

Universal Filling Machine (Kent, England) has introduced the Posimatic VH, an automatic filler designed for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
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Bar code printer

Sato America (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the CL-412, a high-resolution, competitively priced thermal-transfer bar code printer. It employs a replaceable plug-in interface module, which allows users to change interface types without having to upgrade the printer.
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In-line skin packager

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.
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Carton sealing machine

The CP-522 automatic uniform carton sealing machine from Central Products (Menasha, WI) can handle multiple lines of the same box at one time: speeds are determined by box length and speed of conveyor.
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Label printer

Weber's (Arlington Heights, IL) 94 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer can print labels and tags up to 7.2" x 25" at up to 203 dpi resolution.
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Carton sealers

Intertape (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) has introduced a new semi-automatic uniform case sealer. Model USA 3660-7 can seal cases ranging from 12" x 24" x 12" to 36" x 60" x an unlimited length.
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In-mold labeling

Cardinal Packaging (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced a new technology for applying a plastic label to an injection-molded container at the molding stage.
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Ink-jet printer

Freeform® HDIJ is a patented, high-definition ink-jet printing system from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL). Priced competitively with typical ink-jet products, it uses a single nozzle to provide a printout with a resolution of up to ten times that of similar products, says the company.
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Portable and tabletop mailing solutions

On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Belt inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a stainless steel belt inserter that inserts flat paper products such as coupons or flat fin-seal packs at speeds to 180 placements/min.
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Orienter/verifier

Owens Design's (Fremont, CA) bottle orientation/label verification system provides high-speed label inspection on pharmaceutical bottles. It orients bottles and presents label data to a vision system for verification while checking for cap skew and TE seals at speeds of more than 400 bottles/min.
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Surface marking technology

For use in detecting diversion and unauthorized distribution, Biocode(TM) is a covert surface marking technology from Biocode (Cambridge, MA). This patent-pending coding can be applied through on-line ink-jet printing systems to produce invisible codes on packaging, labels or bottles.

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