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Liquid filling systems

ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) releases a new color brochure that describes the company's services and its line of packaging equipment. Included is a description of its fillers, cappers, labelers, conveyors, turntables, rinsers, and other specialty machinery.
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Customizable printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) LPT/1050 Series thermal/thermal-transfer printer can be customized for users' specific needs. Model LPT/1053 prints at 300 dpi and Model LPT/1050 prints at 203 dpi.
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Laser coding system

Lasertechnics Marking (Albuquerque, NM) has redesigned its BlazerJet(TM) dot matrix laser coder so that it is 33% more compact and can be easily transported between packaging lines.
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Machine vision system

High-speed additions have been made to the Powervision® family of machine vision products from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH). Powervision 900 and 920 use a proprietary technology called Power Pipeline Board, which allows one image to be processed as another is being acquired.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Milford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.
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Blow molding

RBU/RBS reheat machines for stretch/blow molding of PET and PP containers are available from Bekum (Williamston, MI). RBU 225 and 445 use technology that stretch/blow molds preforms into clear, glass-like containers for juice, water and milk products.
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Bottle labelers

P.E. (Mantova, Italy) offers a range of labelers for bottles. The Taxa 6/6 applies U- or L-shaped tax stamps to bottles using hot or cold glue at speeds to 15ꯠ bottles/hr.
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Top-and-bottom labeler

Suited for trayed or boxed products, Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has introduced a high-speed labeler that simultaneously applies labels to tops and bottoms of filled packages.
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Can end washer/dryer

Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) washer and dryer assembly is available for 202 cans, as well as other sizes. It removes metal particles, dirt, soap and contaminated water residue from cans.
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Combination weigher

SASIB Packaging's (Skokie, IL) Weighstar(TM) combination net weigher offers up to 110 weighments/min. This computerized weigher includes a unique built-in infeed conveyor with adjustable height above the dispersion cone for gentle product distribution to feed trays.
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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
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Carton feeding

The new 3622 Uni-Feeder from Multifold Intl. (Mulford, OH) feeds folding carton blanks to folder/gluer hoppers. Ratchet-style handles permit fast set-up without tools.
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Container pressure tester

AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) has introduced the Plastic Pressure Tester (PPT), a microprocessor-based pressure-driven tester for a variety of plastic containers, including bottles up to 3 L.
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Printer/applicator

Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
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Conveyor accessories

Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.

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