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Sleeve cartoner

Adco Manufacturing's (Sanger, CA) new 6BC-400 high-speed, horizontal sleeve cartoner allows automatic indexing and loads cartons of one-piece trayed or bagged products at a maximum speed of 400 cartons/min.
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Static-resistant conveyor links

Intrinsically Static Dissipative (ISD(TM)) links from Flexlink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) are used with conveyor systems to provide virtually static-free conveyor operation, says the company.
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Self-torquing capper

A new rotary-type, continuous-motion capper from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves rates up to 100 containers/min, using six torquing stations.
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Microprocessor control system

Labeling Systems (Oakland, NJ) has introduced its newest microprocessor control system for the Model 3000 labeling head. Its exclusive 32-bit RISC microprocessor provides complete control and monitoring of labeler functions.
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Checkweighing system

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will introduce the new Smartweigh checkweighing system. It's economically priced for low- and mid-speed checkweighing.
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Laser markers

Lumonics Corp. (Oxnard, CA) has introduced a new full-color, 6-page brochure that profiles the CO2 laser-equipped LaserMark® systems for on-line laser coding applications in the packaging and beverage industries.
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Wide web label printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) LPT/1080 thermal/thermal-transfer label printer handles wide web labels, with a print width of 8.5" and a media width of 9".
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Robotic cell

IASE (Branchburg, NJ) will introduce the new MPT400 robotic cell. It loads trays, cartons, cases or wrapper infeeds at speeds up to 500 pieces/min.
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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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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
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Hugger belt labeling

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2172 dual hugger belt labeling system is capable of labeling two sizes of computer data tape cartridges at speeds to 60 products/ min with ±1/32" accuracy.

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