Machinery

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Materials testing software

Chatillon (Greensboro, NC) has added a new program to its Material Witness(TM) software family: Data Analysis for Windows®. Stores up to 32ꯠ load and extension points per test for highly detailed analysis and graphic representation.
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Aseptic vial filler

The MAFS(TM) (mini aseptic filling system) from TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) handles vials from 2 ml to 500 ml at speeds to 750/min with a 24-pump system.
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Vial labeling system

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Customized Model 2120 vial labeling system is capable of labeling seven different sizes of vials at speeds to 120/min, with an accuracy of ±1/32".
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Digital flexo proof

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) "Cyrel" digital proof system offers converters an accurate tool to control and predict flexo color early in the prepress process.
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Short-run flexo press

Soloflex® 8, a central impression flexographic printing press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI), is designed to optimize short runs using materials up to 24.5" W.
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Green glass

Anchor Glass (Tampa, FL) has introduced new Estate Green glass for wine bottles. Equivalent to a European color called Antique Green, it is intended for use primarily for premium wines.
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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.
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Diskette bagger/collator interface

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced a new diskette bagger/collator interface that works with the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel(TM) auto-matic packaging system to collate and bag sets of hard-shell micro floppy discs at speeds to 1귔/ hr.
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Rewinding/finishing station

CenTek Intl.'s (Bowling Green, OH), ReFlex(TM) CT100 re-winding/finishing station for label converting applications includes a 7.5" web and permits easy side-web loading.
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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Puck tote system

A new puck tote system from Modular king Packaging (Pine Brook, NJ) can fill odd-shaped packages at high speeds and assure container stability. Flat-bottomed, reusable plastic pucks convey nonstandard containers through all filling, labeling, capping and coding stations before unseating.
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Metal detectors

Zero Metal-Free Zone metal detectors from Safeline (Tampa, FL) are available in nine different models with various aperture sizes and both ferrous and nonferrous metal sensitivity levels.

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