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Ball Corp.: Fill/plug/cap system

Model RFPC Dual-Index rotary monoblock machine is a fill/plug/cap system from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ). Suitable for nail polish, it's designed with an overhead ball dropper station that inserts two balls into each container.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Continuous-motion cartoner

Minnesota Automation's (Crosby, MN) new continuous-motion cartoner can run cartons from 11/2" x 3/4" x 4" to 7" x 3" x 7" at speeds to 250/min.
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has developed the XXTREME thermal-transfer printer for blister cards and strip and fanfold labels. Suitable for most materials, in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
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Imaging Technology Inc: Machine vision software

The latest version of Sherlock32 machine vision software is available free of charge from Imaging Technology (Bedford, MA). The 32-bit software is Windows 95- or NT-based.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Quick-change valve

Fogg Fillers' (Holland, MI) Quick-Change Valve is designed to solve labor-intensive removal and cleaning of valves in gravity liquid fillers. The patent-pending system uses external clips that easily disconnect from outside of the bowl, eliminating the need to reach inside the filler bowl and re-sanitize it.
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Hot-stamp foil

Foilmark (Newburyport, MA) announces a new holographic and diffractive hot-stamp foil. It has a broad temperature-release range. That allows for application flexibility and is said to be less demanding on converting equipment.
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Huhtamaki: Stretch sleeve labeler

Designed for the dairy industry, the SR-05 PE stretch sleeve labeler from Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS) applies sleeve labels to containers at speeds to 90/min.
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Testing Machines Inc: Bond testing

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) is offering a four-page brochure introducing its new Automatic Internal Bond Prep Station and Monitor/Internal Bond(TM) Tester.
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FOX IV Technologies: FOX IV Technologies: Label printer/applicator

The 8031 label printer from Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) uses a Datamax MAX print engine to print text, bar codes and graphics at speeds to 10"/sec, and 203 dpi.
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Gilbreth: Gilbreth: Timing screws on TE banding machine

Manufacturer CMS Gilbreth (Bensalem, PA) says installing new timing screws on the TRA line of TE banding equipment can increase throughput by 25%. CMS' tests indicate that 50 to 100 more containers/min can be banded when the new plastic screws are added, depending on lid or cap size.
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All-Fill Inc: Automatic auger filler

Model THAA-400 three-head automatic auger filler from All-Fill (Exton, PA) uses three independently operating filler stations and one common conveyor for continuous filling and container transport.
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CD/cassette labeler

Labeling Systems' (Oakland, NJ) new CD/cassette labeler applies p-s labels to CD jewel boxes or cassette cases at speeds to 100/min. It incorporates an air cylinder tamp-type applicator for positive control.
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Fernqvist Labeling Solutions: Thermal printer

The FLS 6200 thermal printer from Fernqvist Labeling Solutions (Mountain View, CA) prints labels in widths up to 6" at a rate of 6"/sec, at a print resolution of 203 dpi.
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Stone Container Corp: Square-bottom bag

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced a square-bottom, pinch-top bag for packaging powders and other dry materials such as foods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals requiring a sanitary primary container.
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Handbook on paper processes

From AB Lorentzen & Wettre (Kista, Sweden) comes the L & W Handbook to provide tips on simple ways to reduce the costs of paper-making. Suggestions include on-line strength testing and monitoring the condition of felts to reduce unplanned stoppages.

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