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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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Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/150-8485S label printer/applicator is a next-label-out system that integrates a tamp-on or blow-on automatic label applicator with a Sato 8485S print engine.
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Stats package for auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) has introduced the first "Statistics" package available for an auger filler. Used in conjunction with any system providing a package weight--in-line checkweighing, off-line checkweighing, or net weigh fill--it provides the quality control manager with a real-time, on-screen method of monitoring filling operations.
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Conveyor system

Flexlink's (Bethlehem, PA) XK conveyor system is designed for heavy-duty applications, especially in wet or oily environments. Operates at rates ranging from 15' to 165'/min over runs as long as 130'.
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Shipper for cheese

An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.
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H-divider/tray packer

A packaging alternative for retail displays can be found in Brenton Eng.'s (Alexandria, MN) new Integrated H-divider/tray packaging system. It accommodates round or oval PET or glass bottles at speeds to 25 trays/min.
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Case taper

Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) PST-505 automatic top and bottom p-s taper can seal random-sized cases at speeds to 10/min. It provides continuous, high-speed operation, closing all top four flaps as a single strip of tape is applied simultaneously to the top and bottom of each case.
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Thermal transfer ribbon

Dynell Inc. (Danielson, CT) discusses its wide range of labels, bar code ribbons, tabletop design-and-print systems, and print-and-apply systems for labeling applications in its new full-color brochure.
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Checkweighing system

The TouchControl "Checkster" checkweighing system from All-Fill (Exton, PA) is designed for smaller boxes, bottles, cans, or cartons used in prepared and packaged foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical products.
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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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