Machinery

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Improved palletizer

Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a rotating power roller bed feature for the company's Model LSP-8 and HSP-6 palletizers. This feature allows pallets or loads to be properly oriented for maximum load stability and palletizing speeds before palletizing begins.
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Label printer/applicator

The PA/4000 series fan-fold label printer/applicator system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) uses a direct-thermal printer and is designed for continuous operation.
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Standards availability

American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) standards can now be delivered within 10 minutes to any fax machine, anytime, says the organization.
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Case erector

The AMT CE 12 case erector from Automated Machine Technology (Nelson, MN) is designed for intermediate and low-speed use. It operates at speeds to 15 cases/min and can accommodate a range of case sizes.
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Volumetric piston filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model 305 single-head volumetric piston filler is suitable for a wide range of liquids, creams, pastes and other viscous products.
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Large-center cartoner

The Centurion(TM) is a flexible large-center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) that can be configured for single or multiple bag-in-box or cracker slug configurations.
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Labeling machines

Literature on two new automatic sleeve labeling machines is now available from SleeveTech (Raleigh, NC). The Model SL-1800 can label plastic bottles from 8 oz to 21/2 gal at speeds to 30 bottles/min.
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Horizontal cartoner

The Clybourn Ranger Series of horizontal cartoners from Sasib Packaging North America (Skokie, IL) are said to combine high performance output and versatility with economic pricing.
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Hologram induction seals

Integrasafe is a hologrammed induction heat-sealable membrane for PE containers from Sonoco Capseals (Slough, Berks, England). Because exact reproduction of the holograms would be difficult, these membranes offer a high degree of tamper-evidence without changing existing packaging designs.
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Decorating capabilities

Transparent Container (Chicago, IL) offers decorating options for transparent packages. Printing capabilities include four-color process, line art and half-tone printing.
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P-s labeler

Model STP 1 is a new stepper-driven pressure-sensitive labeler from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN). Micro processor-controlled, it delivers speeds to 200 containers/ min with ±1/32" accuracy.
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Machinery brochure

Salwasser's (Reedley, CA) new brochure contains a brief history and profile of the company, photographs of various Salwasser machines and the manufacturing facilities.
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Tamp labeler

Model 3200 is an operator-driven, semi-automatic tamp labeler from Machine Systems (Grand Rapids, MI) used to apply pressure-sensitive labels to bottles, boxes or other products.
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Overwrapper improvements

Scandia's (Clifton, NJ) Model 626 overwrapper now features an elevator infeed conveyor to increase speeds to 120 parts/min. Though used primarily for CD and CD Rom packaging, the unit can accept most packages ranging from 5/16" H x 31/4" W x 2" L to 2" H x 8" W x 67/8" L.
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Label materials guide

Over 95 label materials are listed in Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) Label Material Selection Guide. The guide contains nine categories of labeling applications such as shipping, abrasion resistant, security, laminated and high-temperature resistant.

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